Friday's Talib Kweli show should be significant to the Columbus audience for several reasons, least of which is the storied emcee in the headlining slot.

Friday's Talib Kweli show should be significant to the Columbus audience for several reasons, least of which is the storied emcee in the headlining slot.

For one thing it's the local installment of the Ohio Takeover Tour, featuring Buckeye State hip-hop heavyweights J. Rawls, Illogic, Ill Poetic and L.e for the Uncool. Friday's show is also a preliminary round of Power 107.5's Are You Radio Ready contest, which pits local rappers in a battle to get their singles on the air.