Allan Kingdom’s debut album, Lines, released earlier this year to wide spread acclaim. The young, St. Paul based artist has grown into one of the state’s most impressive musical exports. One of the standout songs on the album featured his long time collaborator, Denzel Curry. Dubbed “The Fusion,” the visual sees AK as a mad scientist of sorts confined to a lab full of beakers. Allan’s features felt very deliberate on Lines, Denzel Curry puts forth a great verse capping off a song that should definitely see some radio time. Check out the video for “The Fusion” above and keep an eye out for more from Allan Kingdom.
Location: 3090 Southlawn Dr, Maplewood
When: Monday, June 19th @ 7PM
The kid XXXTentacion has been popping up all over the place as of late, starting with his claim that Drake bit his flow for one of his upcoming singles. Over the last few weeks he’s gone back and forth with San Diego rapper, Rob $tone, all of which culminated in $tone being taken off of Miami’s Rolling Loud Festival lineup. The ultra hype artist will be live at MYTH this June while he crosses the nation on his “Revenge” tour. He’ll be joined by Ski Mask The Slump God and Craig Xen, two artists who are beginning to make names for themselves as well. This show is all ages and general admission tickets are currently available for $27, VIP tickets are also available ranging from $63-$111; click the link below to buy yours now.
Location: 205 E Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis
When: Tuesday, June 6th @ 9:30PM
Ackronem will hold down Honey for the entire month of June, bringing his “Summer School” residency to Northeast. The first of 4 will feature performances from Lyric Marid, Sieed Brown, Juice Lord, and Omie Tha Homie. Rich Lee will provide the sounds for the night and a special guest will handle the hosting duties. These will be 18+ and the door is only $3 before 10PM ($5 after), click the link below for more information regarding the residency’s entire schedule.
Our “All City” series is a collection of some of our current favorites from the Twin Cities. The series is meant to introduce music from the Twin Cities’ scene to wider national/international audiences. This installment features the likes of Allan Kingdom, Drelli, Finding Novyon, K. Raydio, Greg Grease and Dwynell Roland among others. We hope you enjoy All City Vol. 5 as much as we do, check it out below and stay tuned for volume 6.
Location: 917 Cedar Avenue S, Minneapolis
When: Tuesday, May 16th @ 7PM
TDE’s been having a strong year, Schoolboy Q continues to be a fan favorite and Kendrick Lamar recently dropped what might turn out to be the best album of 2017. Ab’s most recent album, Do What Thou Wilt. was well received across media outlets, it also solidified him as an artist to be reckoned with. His “YMF” tour will make a stop at The Cabooze tomorrow for what should be a good show. The event will also feature Little Simz, but don’t be surprised if local wordsmith Metasota is spotted either. General admission tickets are still available for $24, if you want to go the extra mile you can buy the meet & greet package for $64. This one is 18+, click the link below to grab tickets.
Finding Novyon re-emerged last week with the lead single off of his upcoming album, That’s My Dawg. Titled “Never Too High,” the Girard Hennepin produced record comes in smooth at the beginning but drops hard at the :35 second mark. Novyon attacks the record with vengeance giving fans insight into his remarkable journey. Known for his high energy records, Novy channels that same energy into this introspective banger. P.O.S bridges the transitions with a barrage of heavy bars, his latest album Chill, Dummy is quite possibly his best, and he has continued to feature on tracks with a variety of artists. Finding Novyon sounds locked in, “Never Too High” is a track that sets him apart from his peers, check it out above and be on the look out for That’s My Dawg.
About a week after the release of his track “Feel Like,” Drelli is back with yet another solid record. Titled “Oasis,” the song is short and sweet, so much so that it leaves the listener wanting more. DannyTV and Drelli seem like their 100% locked in, we imagine that “Oasis” barely scratches the surface of their vault. At this point one can only imagine that Drelli is preparing to surprise us with a project, until then you can check out “Oasis” above.
Capital Ode has always dropped quality music on a consistent basis, his first release of 2017, Dollar Menu, continues that trend. Ode dedicates the EP to a Wendy’s employee who once clowned him for paying for his order with change, a nod to every kid who has done the same. The 4 track project is entirely produced by Drum Fu, his jazzy production laying the foundation for Capital Ode’s refined lyricism. Flashes of next level artistry abound, Capital Ode continues to progress with each new release. Check out Dollar Menu above an be on the look out for more from Capital Ode.
Location: 917 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis
When: Friday, May 5th @ 8PM
Chicago artist G-Herbo will be in the Twin Cities for Cinco de Mayo weekend. The young MC has maintained his wave even with the “drill” rap scene waning, he has always set himself apart with crafty lyricism and poignant stories of street life. The event will also feature SKNY, Sweetz P, and DJ Tiiiiiiiiiip, you already know this one’s going to be lit. The door is 18+ and general admission tickets are currently available for $22 ($45 for VIP), click the link below to buy yours before they sell out.
After a long hiatus, Playboi Carti has re-emerged over the last month with 3 bangers. His latest, “Magnolia,” is a track that first blew up as a snippet over a year ago, fans rejoiced when the full length record showed up on his Soundcloud page a couple of weeks ago. A purveyor of swag, Carti is in rare form on “Magnolia,” the tailor made instrumental will surely have parties jumpin’ this summer. Not sure when the tape is going to drop, but Carti’s definitely been teasing the masses via Twitter. Peep “Magnolia” below and keep an eye out for more from Playboi Carti.