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Enjoy an evening of hometown hip hop at Live Wire Friday, where a cast of up-and-coming locals will make their case for Athens as a resurgent rap hotbed. As the event’s title suggests, featured artists draw stylistically from an earlier era; rather than board the trap train, parroting Atlanta MCs like Gucci Mane or Future, this generation of Classic City musicians throws back to the propulsive, organic sound of the mid-’90s underground. Son1, Scott Sutton and DJ Luke Highwalker; Lingua Franca; Blacknerdninja; Last Trip; and Emissary89 will perform. We say it often, but again: If you’re not up on the local hip hop scene, you’re missing out.