If you wanna grok the local hip-hop scene in all its blingy, bright and bemused brilliance, then enter or invoke your personal transport device, activate the damn thing and arrive at Launchpad (618 Central SW) in time to get a load of the whole enchilada on Saturday, April 8, for the Def-i album release party. Hosted by Wake Self and additionally featuring just about everyone who is anyone in the Burque version of hip-hop nation—e.g. Soul Soup, Raashan Ahmad, Akword Actwrite, Dirt Villins, Soy the Organic Hispanic and Joe BZ—this may very well be the definitive gathering of practitioners of the art and their acolytes that Burqueños waited for through the long winter to materialize. And man, will it become rock solid. Def-i has a style that incorporates the dude’s background as a spoken word artist with his keen knowledge of recorded music (important for building tuneage from tasty samples) and rhythmic wisdom to create a sound that ably transgresses aural boundaries. This 21+ gig goes off at 9pm and will cost entrants $5 in advance and $10 at the door. See you there, honeybear.