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The steady stream of new rap has combined with almost three-year absences from recording to make De La Soul and the Jungle Brothers, once regarded as genre vanguards for their abstract musical approaches and clichéless rhyming, seem like relics from back in the day. Which is why it’s fitting that the 9:30 Club would mark the final rap concert in its original venue (aaah, the memories—Public Enemy, Boogie Down Productions, A Tribe Called Quest, and Ice Cube—for a while the club was the only major outlet for live rap) with an opportunity to revisit the acerbic wit and nimble tongues of rap’s original natives. Three Steps From Nowhere open at 8:45 p.m. at the 9:30 Club, 930 F St. NW. $20. (202) 393-0930. (Bobby Hill)