On the track “Moment of Clarity,” Jay-Z, the richest rapper in the universe, claims, “If skills sold, truth be told, I’d probably be, lyrically, Talib Kweli.” Jay-Z is right that skills do not sell. But he’s dead wrong in thinking that lyrically he could be an equal to Kweli. Jay-Z simply does not have the brainpower and education to match Kweli, one of the founders of NYC’s underground and a collaborator on the hiphop classic Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star. Kweli not only has skills but also intellectual substance—he consistently raps about the real world, global and local issues, and the political concerns of those who have to struggle to make ends meet. Jay-Z has nothing on Kweli. (Crocodile, 2200 Second Ave, www.thecrocodile.com, 8 pm, $25, all ages)