Location: 205 E Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis When: Wednesday, December 20th @ 8PM
Dwynell Roland and Corleone Banks are now on their 4th year giving back to kids in need during the holidays. Their Toys For Tots events at Honey have not only brought in the toys for those who are less fortunately, it’s also brought together some very solid lineups over the years. This year, the event will feature performances from Student 1, Corleone Banks, Poncho, Sake Red, and Lian; Travis Gorman will also be on hand to hold down the 1s & 2s. This one is 18+ and the door is only $8, if you bring a toy to donate you will get in FREE. Click the link below for more info.
Dwynell Roland broke out big in 2016 after the release of his project, The Popular Nobody. He kept the momentum going into 2017 supporting P.O.S on the western leg of his national tour, an opportunity that proved the valuable for the young artist. He recently did an in-studio performance of his song, “Whirlwind,” with The Current. Joined only by producer Travis Gorman, Dwynell’s vocals sound remarkably identical to the actual recording. Check out the performance for yourself above and keep an eye out for more from Dwynell Roland.
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.
Just over a week removed from a nearly sold out show at 7th Street Entry, Dwynell Roland is back with a new visual for his track “Word.” Shot by Morningside Films, the video uses Minneapolis’ night skyline as the backdrop, providing an awesome display of lights. Dwynell sounds right at home over the Jake Knight produced record, the MPLS artist continues to make strides every time we see him. No bars wasted on this track, Dwynell keeps the heat going with each line, throw in a hook that sticks like glue and you’ve got a dope record. Check out the video for “Word” above and be on the look out for more from Dwynell Roland.
Location: 205 E Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis When: Tuesday, December 22nd @ 8PM
As Christmas approaches, millions of families across the United States are struggling to put together a nice holiday. That’s where Exclusive Murray, Dwynell Roland, and Toys For Tots come in. The event will seek to bring the community together for a fun night while raising donations for less fortunate families. This year’s show will feature performances from Dwynell Roland, Exclusive Murray, MaLLy, J. Plaza, AP Lifted, and C-4; while the duo Softporecorn will hold down the turntables. The door is 18+ and tickets are only $5, if you bring a toy you’ll get FREE admission. If you don’t have anything going on you should definitely stop by and check it out.
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.
Some of Minneapolis’ (Red Lake) hottest up and comers have joined forces forming their own tour throughout much of the Midwest. The “High Minds” tour will feature Manny Phesto, Baby Shel, and The Rotation (Finding Novyon, Devon Reason, Dwynell Roland, Travis Gorman) while stretching five states including Minnesota, North Dakota, Colorado, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. DJs Cold Sweat, Frank Castle and Quincy James will hold down the 1s and 2s at various events with the next one being the Motherland Block Party up in Red Lake (7/30). The tour also includes the Summerset Music Festival (8/16), with a couple dates still to be announced; click the link below for the tour website.
Dwynell Roland (The Rotation) took to Twitter last night to drop a track titled “Snipes.” After throwing down at this year’s SXSW, one can only wonder what’s next for Dwynell and The Rotation. Produced by Travis Gorman, “Snipes” finds Roland well within his comfort zone, the instrumental fitting his style well. With the summer sitting right around the corner, you can expect a lot more from Dwynell Roland and The Rotation; consider “Snipes” as something to hold you over. Peep the song below and be on the look out for more.
The kid Dwynell Roland took to Twitter earlier today to release a new video titled, “Snipes.” Produced by Travis Gorman and filmed by Neo Film Movement, the video embodies those cold nights in the city of Minneapolis. Dwynell’s flow feels comfortable over Gorman’s relaxing production, with each release he continues to impress. Simple, but effective, “Snipes” is another step in the right direction. Check out the video above and keep an eye out for more from Dwynell Roland.