Location: 701 First Avenue N, Minneapolis When: Thursday, September 18th @ 8:00PM
The homies Glow Mechanics will be holding the release show for their upcoming project the Factored In EP at 7th Street on the 18th. After dropping the video for “I Know People” a couple of days ago, the anticipation continues to build for their latest release. While Glow Mechanics are definitely the stars of the night, Spanish-rapping duo Dansvidios will also be performing along with Blue Green and Moses (Milwaukee). MADE will be hosting the night, providing merch and 50 copies of All City Vol. 2 for free, tickets are only $5 and with that, you’ll receive a copy of Glow Mechanics’ Factored In EP as well. A good deal to say the least and a great night in the making. Doors are at 8PM the show is 18+, keep an eye out for more as we get closer to the event.
Spazz and Reelo just dropped a new track via Twitter entitled “This My Shit”. With a feature from Pivot Gang’s MFnMelo, the constant piano heavy instrumental allows for each artists to showcase themselves individually. Spazz jumps right in on the Danny Jamz produced beat, with a nice variety of flows and Reelo infuses some nice punchlines. Melo’s voice comes as a surprise at first, but he quickly makes himself home on the track with his own unique style. A dope collab from ASA & Pivot Gang’s MFnMelo, peep “This My Shit” below and keep it locked for more.
About a week ago, Alabama rapper Impish Kameron linked up with Devon Reason on “Sunset Tunes” for that South meets North. Produced by the man Travis Gorman, the instrumental sets the tone immediately with a smooth ass opening before the drop. Once the record hits, you’ll be lost in the groove. Impish flashes his abilities throughout the track with a cool hook and a pair of nice verses. Devon jumps in with his near trademarked flow, the kid spits tenaciously on each track. Definitely a cool track to blaze one to on a long ride home, check out “Sunset Tunes” below and keep an eye out for more.
This last Friday we popped into 7th Street Entry to support the homies Beasthead – and they certainly didn’t disappoint. Throughout their set, Beasthead played a solid mix of new music and some older music from Tallest Trees. The performance was definitely a good one, and if you have yet to catch them live, make sure you do so. Thumb through the pics and stay tuned for more shows from the Minneapolis based group.
Tucked in the corner on one of Dinkytown’s busiest intersections, above the Kitty Kat Klub; lies one of Minneapolis’ best burger spots. At night the old school signs reading “Annie’s” in bright lights can’t be missed. Up the stairs and through the old parlor door, Annie’s interior looks as if it has never seen a makeover (in a good way). They have a decent variety of sandwiches, including a pretty good BLT; but everyone knows the burgers are the only way to go. No frills, no special sauces; just straight up hand/homemade burgers with lots and lots of cheese. Annie’s is a true parlor, they serve some of the city’s best malts and milkshakes to accompany any of the tasty burgers you decide to try. Overall this place is definitely the best spot for a classic “no nonsense” burger, the price is right and the service is fast; if you’re ever on campus make sure to stop in for a bite. You won’t regret it.
Location: 708 S Goodwin Avenue, Urbana (IL) When: Thursday, September 11th @ 10PM
The school year is back upon us and with that, you can bet on a bunch of show announcements in your nearest college town. For kids fortunate enough to attend the University of Illinois, the Canopy Club will kick things off right with a show featuring Saba, Frank Leone & Hurt Everybody. Each of these guys have been doing their thing in their own rights, so you can plan on this being a great show. U of I is always a good time, especially when you start the night off with a show. The event is 18+ and tickets are only $7, mark your calenders and keep an eye out for more.
Nike has been making moves across a variety of their models including the foams. This time around, they’ve began teasing the above pair of “Wheat” Foamposites that take inspiration from Timberland’s classic boot. I’m personally not a huge fan of the foams, but these are pretty damn clean. They were originally given a September 6th release date, but that has since been changed. No clear date on deck yet, make sure to stay tuned for the date as we get closer to September.
The homie Finding Novyon took to Twitter earlier to drop some newness for the final stretch of Summer. Produced by Travis Gorman, “Pre-Heat” bangs hard and comes equipped with that bounce potential. Novy provides a pair of hot verses complimenting the instrumental with a plethora of flows. We’ve seen this one live and it sets the party off, Novyon continues to do his thing as he keeps the momentum going. An early offering from his upcoming project The Food Network, “Pre-Heat” should tide the masses over as we wait for the next wave (get it….tide…wave…yea…) Check out “Pre-Heat” above and stay tuned for more from Finding Novyon.
Amati and 1990 recently collabed on a new instrumental and it’s pretty dope. The BLVCK SPVCE producers flex their versatility with a track that comes off a lot more laid back than a lot of their previous releases. These two are definitely on the come up, whether it’s production for SPVCE, Rapper Hooks or themselves, they consistently drop heat. Check out “Deep” below and be on the look out for more.
A couple of days ago, Why Khaliq dropped a track entitled “City of Thirst” for all of our listening pleasure. Produced by Trey3ightSpecial and featuring Metasota, the record holds a magnetic instrumental allowing both artists to do their thing. Khaliq is quickly rising through the ranks in the Twin Cities with quality drop after drop. Meta of course does what he does best on the track showing off his quick witted word play that has established him as one of Minneapolis’ top bar for bar MCs. A nice track for sure, check out “City of Thirst” below and stay tuned for more.