Cam'ron with Darling Bonnie. 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Mezzanine. $22-$45; mezzaninesf.com.
Cam'ron closed out last year by allegedly stiffing fans at a New Year's Eve warehouse party in Brooklyn, but the former Dipset figurehead started 2013 by dropping the slinky and well-received new track "You Know This." At his most persuasive, the iconic Harlem rapper fuses coke raps with a series of quirky non-sequiturs, and his 15-year discography includes such crowd-pleasers as "Oh Boy," "Hey Ma," and the Kanye West-crafted "Down and Out." Bonus eye candy alert: In the past, Cam has been known to turn up to shows sporting a range of lavish pink furs and matching headgear. Original swagger!