The South side of Minneapolis has always had a rich hip hop culture including artists like Atmosphere, Eyedea, P.O.S, and more recent mainstays (by comparison) like Greg Grease & Metasota. Known for it’s lyrical prowess and social commentary, the South side has long been underrated in it’s efforts to legitimize Minneapolis as a true hot bed for dope hip hop. This ongoing struggle may be coming to an end sooner than we think, as 2016 looms ahead there is a whole cast of young up and comers who are ready to inject more diversity into the South side’s ever growing landscape. At 21 KAS is one of those artists, a triple threat of sorts; the kid produces, raps/writes, and sings. Over the last 6 months or so KAS has quickly amassed a following with a steady stream of dope singles on his soundcloud. After absolutely shutting down the Red Sea & Weird High 2 (same night) last weekend, it is now clear that he’s someone to keep an eye on. On our radar no doubt, check out a few of his tracks below and stay tuned for more.
It’s here ladies and gentlemen. The kid Finding Novyon recently released his new project #TheFoodNetwork for all of our listening pleasure. With a deafening buzz that has him facing a sold out show at the Hollywood Palladium alongside Big Sean and Mick Jenkins, Finding Novyon continues to ride the wave. Novy brings the energy right from the start on #TheFoodNetwork with Travis Gorman’s production at peak performance. With features from Allan Kingdom, Metasota, dylAn, Devon Reason, Dwynell Roland and a whole cast of co-productions; #TheFoodNetwork is a family affair. In my opinion this is Finding Novyon’s best work to date, he continues to progress with each new release and this time he’s really set himself apart from the pack. Peep #TheFoodNetwork below and make sure to check out the official music video for “Lots.”
Location: 2109 S State Street, Chicago When: Friday, November 27th @ 8PM 18+
Hustle Simmons has been putting together some really good shows for quite sometime and doesn’t plan to slow down anytime soon. Tonight, Simmons will take care of hosting duties while Martin $ky headlines Reggie’s Rock Club on the south side. Martin $ky’s spacey-trap infused production is sure to have the crowd going wild, if that wasn’t enough; Tre Capital, Logan, and Mike Melinoe will round out the lineup. A solid show especially for the friendly price of $10, if you want to go the extra mile you can grab “Meet & Greet VIP” tickets for $20. Click the link below to buy tickets and be on the look out for more info.
So we go to a ton of shows and parties and shit, over the years we’ve compiled massive amounts of photographs with a lot of them left to collect dust in our vaults. We’ve decided to start sharing more and more of these photographs via a new series titled “FACES.” These albums will mostly feature behind the scenes photos of artists, but it will by NO means be limited to that, literally unfiltered scenes. Since we just finished up a string of shows last week we thought why not kick things off now? Check out a quick preview of “FACES” above and keep an eye out for more.
A new boxing drama titled Creed is opening in theaters today, just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. Writer/director Ryan Coogler (The Sculptor, Fruitvale Station) pitched the script to Sylvester Stallone (Rambo, The Expendables) about a semi-sequel in the Rocky film series that finds former Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa mentoring the son of his old friend and rival Apollo Creed. Stallone will be reprising the role of Balboa alongside lead actor Michael B. Jordan (Chronicle, Fantastic Four) as Adonis Creed, with actors Tesse Thompson (When A Stranger Calls, Selma), Phylicia Rashad (The Cosby Show, Just Wright), and Ritchie Coster (American Gangster, The Dark Knight) appearing in the supporting cast. This will be the first time Stallone has reprised his Oscar-nominated role since 2006’s Rocky Balboa. Continue reading →
This past week has been a busy week yet again for Minneapolis. To kick off our week, we made our way into 7th street Entry for a solid night of music. Joined by a near sold out crowd, the Entry was set for another successful evening. With performances by: Pseudoubt, Spencer Joles x Nazeem and Otis Apollo – the night was set for hip-hop and good vibes. We made sure to capture some of the nights performers below. Make sure to stay tuned for part II and browse the artists links above.
Location: 701 1st Avenue N, Minneapolis When: Saturday, November 28th @ 10PM
The homie DJ Low will finally have My Parent’s Bassment back up and running later this week. Since First Avenue’s roof collapse the bi-weekly dance party has suffered numerous cancellations but it looks like that’ll all change soon. This one will be held at 7th Street Entry and will feature Mike The Martyr & DJ Low spinning heat rocks all damn night. As always you’ll see a few special guest performances throughout the night as well as a few free giveaways for those who come early. This event is 18+ and tickets are available for only $5, click the link below to grab yours now.
A new music-documentary from director Amy Berg (West of Memphis, An Open Secret) titled Janis: Little Girl Blue is opening in theaters this Friday, November 27th. The last we heard news of this project was back in October, when it was to be headlined (among other contenders like Trumbo, Black Mass, and Spotlight) at the Toronto International Film Festival, where it was an Offical Selection winner. The film also received Official Selection at this years Festival de Rio and BFI London Film Festival. Featuring Cat Power (V for Vendetta, Boyhood) as the narrator, the film takes a close look at the life of blues/rock-n-roll star Janis Joplin and her roll as a woman and key figure in the Rock-n-Roll movement through personal letters she wrote to friends, family, and fellow musicians. Continue reading →