Devon Reason Has released 3 new songs over the last month, his latest featuring Baby Shel. Produced by Travis Gorman, the bass rolls along luring the listener into a hypnotic nod. Devon Reason has always been known for his firey delivery reminding you why on “No Reply.” 2 of the Twin Cities’ sharpest lyricists, Baby Shel and Reason go back and forth, bar after bar. A track that’s bound to have a few venues rocking this summer, check out “No Reply” above.
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.
The homies from Beasthead recently re-released the visual for their track “Sticker Your Brain.” A collaborative effort with fellow Minnesotans, Fort Wilson Riot, “Sticker Your Brain” is a record that lulls the listener, it’s multi-layered vocals all engulfing. The visual is equally gorgeous, filmed in Stillwater the picturesque streets make for a great backdrop. Check out the video for “Sticker Your Brain” above and keep an eye out for Beasthead’s new EP, I Owe You For This.
Location: Starts at 25th St E & Bloomington Ave S // End at Powderhorn Park (3400 15th Ave S)
When: Sunday, May 7th // Noon-7PM
As spring gets into full swing, In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre, is preparing to throw their annual MayDay Parade, Ceremony & Festival. The event is meant to celebrate the upcoming summer months, as well as to shed light on issues that effect the mainly working class Powderhorn community. The oft-slept on Powderhorn Park will host a variety of food vendors along with 5 separate areas of entertainment, including 4 stages. If you’re feeling adventurous you can even grab a canoe ride in Powderhorn’s fairly large lake. The MayDay Festival is FREE and an all ages event, so make sure to be mindful of the young ones. Click the link below for a full run down of this year’s musical guests and check out a few photos from prior years.
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.
Location: 917 Cedar Avenue S, Minneapolis
When: Thursday, April 27th @ 8:30PM
MMG’s own Stalley and the Broad Street Bully, Beanie Sigel, will be live at The Cabooze tonight. It’s been quite some time since we’ve seen Beans in the Twin Cities, so you can expect a healthy amount of hip hop heads in the building. The event will also feature opener GainesFM, as well as GO95’s DJ D-Mil. The door for this one is 18+ and tickets are still available for $20, click the link below to buy yours now.
If you don’t know about Greg Grease, we don’t know where the fuck you’ve been over the last few years. A member of the critically acclaimed group, Zuluzuluu, Greg Grease continues to push the boundaries of his sound. With his latest offering he’s back to his roots with a track dubbed “Migraine.” A collaborative effort, Psymun, Greg Grease, and Trelly Mo all contributed to the production. That formula turned into a beautiful beat for Greg Grease to bring us closer to his thoughts. An artist that has never taken a step back, Greg Grease demonstrates exactly why he is one of the most highly regarded creatives in the Twin Cities. We’re very excited to see what’s next from Grease, peep “Migraine” above and stay tuned for more.