Location: 6 W 6th Street, St. Paul When: Friday, April 21st @ 8PM
Red Bull’s Sound Select division has been blessing the Twin Cities with great acts in 2017. Most recently, Francis and The Lights headlined Icehouse for one of the best shows so far this year. On the anniversary of Prince’s death, Bobby Raps will headline Amsterdam Bar & Hall, he’ll be joined by Izell Pyramid and Houston’s own Maxo Kream. As always Sound Select shows are only $5 w/ RSVP ($15 w/o), make sure to get there early because your RSVP does not guarantee entry. Click the link below for more information.
With the release of his new project, mark, around the corner, Bobby Raps has dropped yet another track. Titled “Had 2,” the self produced banger sees Bobby in his more conventional style rapping bar after bar over the trap heavy beat. Although many people dispute the lyrical substance of “trap” rap, Bobby shows on “Had 2” that you can indeed spit fire bars over trap production. Lil Bae provides a short verse towards the end, rounding out another solid release, check out “Had 2” below.
Bobby Raps has been heating up as of late, the Twin Cities artist took to Worldstar HipHop yesterday to premiere the video for his latest track “Purgatory.” Directed by Stephen Maturen, the visual compliments the song very well. Dark and gritty, Bobby gets personal on this record exploring his inner depths; a powerful practice of introspection. Check out the video for “Purgatory” above and peep the fire snippet towards the end.
Bobby Raps took to Twitter earlier today to release a new record dubbed “Purgatory.” Produced by the man himself, Bobby’s mastery of his own style is impressive. Dark and contemplative, “Purgatory” transitions from a somber tune into a full on banger. A record that serves as a sneak peek into his upcoming album Mark, “Purgatory” showcases Bobby’s unmatched versatility. Check it out for yourself below and make sure to keep an eye out for Mark.
Bobby Raps hasn’t given us much by way of singles as of late, but the kid has been ALL over the place including a credit for co-writing/producing The Weeknd’s chart topping single “Starboy.” Raps recently took to Twitter releasing a new, self produced track titled “Desensitized.” On this one it’s business as usual, Raps’ growth into a professional is apparent on all levels. Some heat to get you through these final cold months, check out “Desensitized” above and keep an eye out for Mark.
Of all the hilarious April Fools Day jokes that were pulled this year, General Mills might have the best one. After linking up with Toki Wright via the McNally Smith College of Music, the idea for Watch The Stove was born. Lead by Bobby Raps & Tiiiiiiiiiip’s banger “Feed The Streets,” Watch The Stove might be one of the best parodies ever. Check it out for yourself above and be on the look out for more as Minneapolis’ music scene continues to heat up.
Location: 917 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis When: Friday, April 8th @ 8PM
Atlanta artist, Father, will be in town next week for a show curated by Greenroom Magazine. In conjunction with Red Bull’s Sound Select series, the event will also feature performances from Bobby Raps and Martin $ky. A killer lineup that’s bound to have The Cabooze jumpin, this event is 18+ and tickets are available for only $3 with an RSVP. Mark your calendars and click the link below to RSVP now.
GoMedia’s new modern hip hop station Go95.3 has had a great start with a ton of cameos and appearances during it’s first week. Driven by longtime DJ and radio personality, Mr. Peter Parker, Go95.3 promises relevant/trending hip hop music from artists on national and regional levels; certainly something Twin Cities hip hop lovers will greatly appreciate. Yesterday, Saint Paul’s own Bobby Raps stopped in to play a few records and talk Minnesota hip hop among other things. We’re super excited for this new station and all of the good things it’s sure to bring, check out Parker’s interview with Bobby Raps above and be on the look out for more.
Minneapolis’ current scene is a melting pot of talent, 2015 proved that when well established local artists began to break national boundaries. 1/4 of thestand4rd, Bobby Raps is no stranger to the road and continues to garner praise from across nation. His most recent collaboration comes in the form of a feature on Key!’s new track “Say No Mo,” an autotune heavy ballad about those who think the game has changed them. The GNealz produced beat rumbles along as both artists put forth fitting verses, check out “Say No Mo” below and keep an eye out for more from Bobby Raps & Key!.
As we get into the full swing of fall it’s officially time for the annual Zombie Pub Crawl. After establishing itself last year as the world’s largest zombie gathering, this year’s event looks to take things to an entirely new level. No strangers to sprinkling vintage artists into the lineup, this year’s crawl will feature performances from Girl Talk, Sum 41, Soulja Boy, Hurt Everybody, Father, Bobby Raps, Mickey Avalon, Tickle Torture and Seven Lions among others. These are always a good time and have been known to get pretty wild in the past, the fact that it’s 21+ really sets it apart from similar events. General admission tickets are still available for $36.66 or you can go big and grab VIP passes for $76.66; click the link below to grab yours now.