I will now speak as a b-boy. The greatness of the classic The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill is that it opens by paying dues to hardcore hiphop. Which b-boy and b-girl could complain or deny the Hill after being directly hit with the raw boom-bap cuts and licks of "Lost Ones"? The hardest track on the album is not in the back or the middle; it's right up front. The album has other great tracks, but they are much softer and closer to the neo-soul of that moment. "Lost Ones" says this: "There, I did it, I can throw down as hard as any spitter out there, now leave me be, you b-boys and b-girls." And we let her be. (Showbox Sodo, 1700 First Ave S, 652-0444, 7 pm, $65, all ages)