Devon Reason is a “rapper’s favorite rapper,” easily possessing one of the most lyrically proficient and concise flows in the region, he has continued to progress over the years. His latest track,”Long Gone” is a rush of energy from the moment that the bass drops. His ability to stay sharp is on full display, we just hope your system can handle the production. We hope this is just the tip of the iceberg, peep “Long Gone” above and keep an eye out for more from Devon Reason.
Went to high school with this kid. He was always bad ass behind the lens, check out his latest work above.
Skaters: Brady Albright, Grady Moquin, Blake Vang, Joe Hall, Stephen, Pestalozzi, Nathan Cameron, Trinity Alexander
The kid KAS has been low key as of late, but that all changed today with the release of a new track titled “Arizona.” The budding southside artist is known for his smooth, tropical sound and “Arizona” fits that mold to a T. Produced by the man himself, this record once again shows off KAS’ duel threat ability, which might be turning into a triple threat if he continues to produce like this. Right on time for the sunny days ahead, “Arizona” should get plenty of air-time in the coming months, check out the song above and keep an eye out for more from KAS.
Location: 2411 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis
When: Saturday, April 22nd // 9AM-7PM
This weekend is looking like a glorious one for anyone in the Twin Cities. Not only will we celebrate the life of the late great Prince, Record Store Day festivities will also be plentiful across the metro. One of the more notable RSD events is Fifth Element/Rhymesayer’s annual sale at their headquarters in Uptown. This year they’ll be offering 20% of select vinyls and up to 50% off select CDs, they will also have a boat load of merch and used vinyl to dig through. If that wasn’t enough, there will also be live sets from DJ Keezy, Destiny Roberts, Nazeem & Spencer Joles, and DJ Just Nine. This event is free and open to all ages, make sure to come early if you’re serious about scoring some of the hotter deals.
Location: 3820 E Lake Street, Minneapolis
When: Saturday, April 22nd // 11AM-8PM
That’s right, the weather is getting nice and everyone’s just about ready to start taking advantage of these sunny days. Record Store Day marks the official beginning of Minneapolis’ block party season, year by year Hymie’s brings in spring on a high note. This time around the event will start early with a deep lineup consisting of local favorites, some of which include: Charlie Parr, The Blind Shake, and Black Market Brass to name a few. There will be 2 stages, food trucks and fun stuff to check out for all ages. This one is FREE, make sure to stop by if you’re looking for something to do.
The Timberwolves may have missed the playoffs for a league worst 13 times in a row, but they ended the year with a bang revealing a new logo. The new look is a little more colorful and continues to pay homage to the Timberwolves’ original logo. No word on what the uniforms will look like, but the overall colorway is pretty cool, check out this amazingly dope trailer below.
Location: 205 E Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis
When: Monday, April 17th @ 9PM
Next week, we’ll be apart of a dope show at Honey dubbed, Phase I. The event features a healthy lineup of producers, DJs, and artists a like including Prolly Tri$, Osho Pikaso, Lux and Longley, DJ Yashmeenah, Rowsheen, Nug Mama, and Baby Ghost. The event will also showcase clothing from local brands The Hesh and Pacify. Not bad for the price of $5, this one is 21+, click the link below to RSVP.
Allan Kingdom is indeed on top of his game. The Twin Cities artist recently released his latest album, Lines, and it doesn’t disappoint. The Northern Gentleman has built up an impressive catalog so far, Lines feels like the embodiment of everything he has given us thus far. Experimental yet calculated, the album is injected with a variety of sounds, at times it feels a little disjointed, but each song shows just how versatile Allan has grown to be. Some of our personal favorites include Leaders, Know About It, Feeling Magnetic, and Fuck My Enemies (ft. Kevin Abstract), all of which carry different sounds. Another solid project from Allan Kingdom, check out Lines below and stay tuned for more.
When: Friday, April 7th @ 10PM
Allan Kingdom recently garnered another Grammy nomination all while maintaining a strong presence in his home base of Minnesota. The So Cold Records front-man is preparing to release his newest project, Lines, which is also arguably his most highly anticipated. His new single “Know About It” has made ALL of the rounds as of late, lets just hope that it’s just the tip of the iceberg. Allan K sounds like the next big thing, he’s definitely put in the work. Even with the recent leak you can expect a fun night, this event is 18+ RSVP tickets are still available for $10 ($15 @ door), click the link below to buy yours now.
Location: 2528 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis
When: Friday, April 7th @ 9:30PM
CMND + CTRL will keep things moving this Friday with Medium Zach at Icehouse. These events have been eclectic to say the least and 008 should be no different. This one will also feature performances from Javi Santiago and Micahphones, as well as DJs Babyghost & YonLGND. The door for this show is 21+ and only $5, click the link below for more information.