Location: 701 1st Avenue N, Minneapolis When: Wednesday, January 3rd @ 8PM
Tomorrow, GainesFM will kick the year off with a headlining show at First Avenue’s 7th Street Entry. The event features a lineup packed with heavy hitters including UJU, Baby Shel, Velvo, and Pilot Jonny; rounding out what should be a great night. This show will also serve a good cause, as every penny of the proceeds will be donated to a friend of FreeMinds ENT who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. This show is 18+ and tickets are still available for only $8, click the link below to buy yours now.
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: 501 Cedar Avenue S, Minneapolis When: Saturday, April 1st @ 9PM
Baby Shel will be in town this weekend for a headlining show at the Nomad. The night will also feature performances from Dot Ducati, Spiffy Wilds, and Juice Lord, along with a few special guests. This show is 21+ and the door is $10, the Nomad is always a good time so make sure to come stop by.
Location: 701 1st Avenue N, Minneapolis When: Friday, March 10th @ 8PM
GO95 & Stophouse have put together an awesome lineup at 7th Street tonight. Local MC J. Plaza has hit his stride as of late and will headline the evening. Baby Shel, Cashinova, and Sieed Brown will provide support along with DJ sets from Rich Lee & Nug Mama. This one is 18+ and advance tickets are available for only $5 ($7 @ door), click the link below to buy yours now.
Location: 701 N 1st Avenue, Minneapolis When: Sunday, January 15th @ 8PM
Pine City MC Sake Red will make his Minneapolis debut this next Sunday and the bill looks impressive. The event will celebrate the release of his latest project, W.A.N.T.S, with performances slated from J. Plaza, Baby Shel, Nate Millyunz, Kashy, and Tae Supreme among others. DJ Quincy will hold down the 1s & 2s, while Lyric Marid handles the hosting duties. If you like good, no bullshit hip hop, this is the show for you. This one is 18+ and there are a limited amount of pre-sale tickets for $10, click the link below to purchase yours.
Location: 205 E Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis When: Thursday, March 10th @ 10PM
Tonight, Baby Shel will be holding the official release party for his most recent release, Baby Shel’s World. The Red Lake MC has made leaps through Minnesota’s hip hop scene garnering national attention as of late. Baby Shel’s World doesn’t disappoint, the 7 track mixtape breezes by but it feels well crafted throughout. The event will feature performances from Finding Novyon, J. Plaza, Sake Red and Shel himself; a solid lineup for the low price of $7. This one is 21+, click the link below for more info.
Mike The Martyr has been dropping loosies as of late, one of which features Metasota and Baby Shel. The laid back instrumental fits each artist well, Martyr goes in first with a punch line heavy verse leading into Baby Shel on the hook. Metasota shows off his lyrical prowess attacking the beat with a flow unmatched by many in Minnesota. A quick record for those patiently awaiting projects from Mike The Martyr and Metasota, check out “Eggs” above and stay tuned for more.
Baby Shel took to Twitter last night to release his new mixtape dubbed, Baby Shel’s World. Each track on the 7 piece EP holds a distinct quality within it, one look at the credits and you’ll understand that Shel is in good hands. Shel has always been ahead of the pack with his rhyme schemes and delivery, but now he moves like a complete package. From solid hooks to bangin instrumentals to powerful verses, Baby Shel is clearly raising the stakes. A nice glimpse at what’s to come, check out Baby Shel’s World above and be on the look out for more from Baby Shel.
Baby Shel had a hell of a year in 2015 and continues to ride that wave into 2016. The MC out of Red Lake has made leaps and bounds in the scene, most recently he played First Avenue’s main room for 2015’s Best New Bands concert. Just ahead of his upcoming EP Baby Shel’s World, Shel proceeds the hype by offering the first taste of what’s to come. Produced by KrissiO, the gritty, bass heavy instrumental is tailored for Baby Shel’s quick and relentless flow. The record really opens up during the hook drawing the listener in while simultaneously building anticipation for the next verse. If you aren’t familiar yet you should start paying attention now, check out “Baby Shel’s World” above and be on the look out for his upcoming EP.
Location: 701 N First Avenue, Minneapolis When: Friday, January 15th @ 7PM
It’s that time of year again ladies and gentleman. That’s right, First Avenue will once again host it’s annual “Best New Bands” and 2015’s event looks like a promising one. In conjunction with City Pages and Radio K, the event will feature performances from Aero Flynn, Baby Shel, Bruise Violet, Lexii Alijai, Murder Shoes, Eric Mayson, and Perfume Monster; an eclectic group that should provide a great night of local music. We’re not usually into “Best of” shows, but this lineup actually stands firm apart from years past. This show is 18+ and advance tickets are still available for only $7 ($10 @ door), click the link below to buy yours now.