Location: 701 1st Avenue N, Minneapolis When: Monday, December 18th @ 6:30PM
Miami’s own Lil Pump will be live at First Avenue next Monday. The young artist is one of hip hop’s more controversial in recent years, the youth touts him as a new age star; while older generations regard him as a detriment to the culture as a whole. No matter your opinion on the subject, Pump has arguably one of the hottest songs of the year in “Gucci Gang,” and he continues to thrive as an independent artist. The Twin Cities’ own Devon Reason will open up the night, rounding out what should be a fun show. Tickets for this show are already SOLD OUT, so if you’re dying to go you’ll have to surf social media, try craigslist, or deal with scalpers. Good luck.
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: 701 1st Avenue N, Minneapolis When: Thursday, April 27th @ 9PM
Dwynell Roland came into 2017 as one of Minneapolis’ hottest up and coming MCs, long slept on, he’s finally getting some well deserved recognition. Just off of tour supporting P.O.S, Roland will headline the 7th Street Entry tonight. Powered by Go95, the event will also include performances from RP Hooks, co-Rotation members Devon Reason & Travis Gorman, Juice Lord, and DJ Fundo; a solid lineup for the price of $8. This one is 18+, click the link below to buy your tickets now before they sell out.
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.
Location: 205 E Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis When: Tuesday, March 14th @ 9PM
The kid Pilot Jonny has orchestrated a pretty dope show at Honey tonight. The event features a STACKED lineup with performances from V.I.C.E Boys, Devon Reason, Mac Drakula and Sole Guy among others. This one is 18+ and tickets are currently available for $8 ($10 @ door), click the link below to purchase yours now.
The homie Devon Reason recently released some newness in the form of a project titled Reazoliini. At only 5 tracks the record breezes by, but not without making it’s presence known. Entirely produced by Reason’s longtime collaborator, Travis Gorman, Reazoliini is a concrete improvement from any of his previous work. Tracks like “50 in a 30” provide a club rocking euphoria while tracks like “Brabs in a Bucket” have a much more conscious tone. A solo effort for the most part, Muja Messiah registers the only feature besides Dwynell Roland’s back vocals on “Nukin Futz.” Check out Reazoliini for yourself above and be on the look out for more from Devon Reason.
This past Wednesday night, we kept things moving with a hip-hop showcase. The night featured: Manny Phesto, John Shrimpnose & Prophetta, Devon Reason, Mac Drakula, Nathan Ejuwa, Adriatic, DJ Travis Gorman and DJ Low. This is a small sample size of the artists that performed, as we have more photos to come. For want ended up being another successful night of music in Minneapolis, we are excited to help cover what’s next to come. Stay locked for more and make sure to continue to support local artists.
Minnesota just might have the hottest hip hop scene in the country right now, above all; what sets us apart is our strong collaborative community. Earlier this summer a healthy cast of MN artists including Finding Novyon, Manny Phesto, Baby Shel, Devon Reason, Dwynell Roland, Left Field, Frank Castle, and Travis Gorman; joined forces to tour the nation under the moniker “The High Minds.” That moment is proving to be more of a spark than a flicker as the group now stands 2 nights from their collective show at 7th Street Entry. Reminiscent of squad records from Dipset, G-Unit, Ruff Ryders etc.., The High Minds convene on a new song titled “Don’t Play;” I can’t remember the last time I heard a DOPE record with this many people on it. A variety of different styles shine through as each artist makes their mark allowing the track to take on a cypher like feel. Peep “Don’t Play” above and keep an eye out for more from The High Minds.
-Rich Garvey– Finding Novyon, Rich Garvey and Devon Reason-Chantz Erolin -Write Groove-Sayth & North House-Killstreak
This past Sunday night, MADE helped sponsor a night of strictly hip-hop music. The featured all of the artists listed above, with some special guests thrown in as well. With new and upcoming artists, and already established artists in the MPLS scene – we had one hell of an evening planned.
If you are just now hearing of some of these names, go do what you do and make sure to take a listen. As Minneapolis continues to climb the ranks and gather national attention in the music industry, it is important not to miss a beat (no pun intended). Take a glance at the pics above and stay tuned for the full album to be posted tomorrow.