Easter weekend beats, rhymes & dancefloors

Touring rappers, hometown record release parties and DJ nights to check out.

shineThe extra-long weekend is here and with it, as always, comes a plethora of beats, rhymes and danceable floor situations. Let’s get right to the bunny-hop.

Friday: Nothing says “crucifixion” like a Wu-Tang party. Ghostface Killah, GZA, Cappadonna and Killah Priest crack a few eggs ‘n’ ting at the Telus Theatre. 1280 St-Denis, 9 p.m., $46 advance/$57.50/$86.25 (includes meet ‘n’ greet)

$ucka Free brings a G.O.O.D. Friday jam to Blue Dog Motel with Nicky Raisinz paying tribute to Yeezus’s label roster. 3958 St-Laurent, 10:30 p.m.

And moderate Thugs II matches 10kilos WCT DJ crew with Son Raw and Blasé for a secret location party in the Masson/Bordeaux hood. Check the event for further details on this all-nighter. 11 p.m., $5 before midnight/ $10 12-2 a.m./ $15 after 2 a.m.

Saturday: Hotboi of the hour Travis Scott (see: G.O.O.D. Music) brings the muscle to Petit Olympia with a midnight set. RYAN Playground opens it up. 1282 Amherst, 10 p.m., $35

I still haven’t been to new SJU-run venue Newspeak (formerly Cabaret Underworld) but I’ll change that up in boogie-down fashion with Ninja Tune’s Lorn and Lee Bannon, who share the stage with Dolor and Sibian & Faun. 1403 Ste-Elisabeth, 10 p.m., $17.50

Big, big things at le Belmont, too, as Shash’u releases his second Fool’s Gold EP,PWRFNK. Label co-founder Nick Catchdubs guests as well as Toast Dawg, Ephiks, DJ Jerms, Frshmkrs, Rymz and host Illa J. 4483 St-Laurent, 10 p.m., $10/$15

Sunday: Keep the party rockin’ at le Belmont with up-and-coming U.K. electro-rapper Little Simz, with openers Young Paris and Junia-T, RYAN Playground and J.u.D. support on the 1s and 2s. 4483 St-Laurent, 10 p.m., $18/$15 students

You may also elect to sweat out the chocolate at Mme.Lee’s for Keep It 100 Easter Edition, with Truspin, Pat Boogie and Sagewondah. 151 Ontario E., 8 p.m.

Need more in that basket? Back to Newspeak, then, for Easter Sundae with Pomo, Potatohead People, Amaris Daniel and Charles Cozy. 1403 Ste-Elisabeth, 10 p.m., free before midnight/$5
Follow The Shine on Twitter @ShineCultMTL, and join the Facebook community for more goodies