I love puns with an all-consuming passion. So even though I delight in "The Pursuit of Nappyness," I would understand if Nappy Roots' latest album title made you say "Aw naw hell naw!"

I love puns with an all-consuming passion. So even though I delight in "The Pursuit of Nappyness," I would understand if Nappy Roots' latest album title made you say "Aw naw hell naw!"

Thankfully for you humorless naysayers, the music therein isn't so corny. It does, however, sound like a relic from the days when Southern rap was still a burgeoning movement and not a long-established industry.

Stretch Lefty opens tonight's gig.