The advanced wordplay of rap takes all the fun of literature classes but leaves behind the hassle of writing book reports in a strict ABAB rhyme scheme. Enjoy the pleasures of verbal dexterity with today's GrouponLive deal: for $21, you get one ticket for a general-admission loge-level seat at Summer Explosion 2011, featuring Soulja Boy, at the Los Angeles Sports Arena on Saturday, August 20, at 5 p.m. (a $30 value before fees, or up to a $42.55 value online, including all Ticketmaster fees).
Summer Explosion 2011, hosted by Terrence J and Rocsi from BET's 106 & Park, bends the dog-ears of summer in a roof-raising night packed with eight dynamo hip-hop MCs. Headlining the night of lyrical funambulism and gelatin-rumbling bass, Soulja Boy, author of the imperative smash hit "Crank Dat," salutes his army of fans in a set soaked with swagger, exuding crafty tracks that turn the air into ringtones. In support of his latest album, The DeAndre Way, Soulja Boy struts and huffs and puffs, blowing audiences away as if they were springtime dandelions. Backing up the star-studded show, Baby Bash makes audiences sweat out bathwater, Travis Porter raconteurs from the red-light district with rat-a-tat raps, Audio Push cuckolds woofers from their tweeters with seductive rhymes, and Georgia rapper Yc Racks rhythmically rattles off diary pages from his days at Hard Knocks High.