At this point it’s no secret to Minnesotans that J Kelr & Finding Novyon dropped one of the most highly totted albums of 2016. Since then Finding Novyon has made the move to L.A. amidst what almost feels like an exodus of talent from the Twin Cities region. A few weeks back the duo dropped the instrumental version of their album, but also released a record that may not have made the initial cut. “Hennepin Ave” is a smooth ride down memory lane, Novyon attacks the MC friendly production with the precision of a boxer preparing for the next big match. Bars overflowing with honesty offer a rare glimpse into the downside of the “come up,” check out “Hennepin Ave” below and stay tuned for more from Finding Novyon.
Location: 913 Cedar Avenue S, Minneapolis When: Saturday, September 9th @ 4PM
Over the last few years PROF Outdoors has ended the summer season of block parties with a bang and this year looks no different. The event will be headlined by SHREDDERS, an off-shoot project of the Doomtree camp consisting of local legends P.O.S, Sims, Lazerbeak, and Paper Tiger. Brooklyn’s own Underachievers will also take the stage as well as Mac Lethal, Finding Novyon, Cashinova, and DJ Fundo. These guys always have a few tricks up their sleeves, so don’t be surprised if you see a few special guests throughout the day. This one is all ages and tickets are still available for $25 ($30 @ door), click the link below to buy yours now.
Our “All City” series is a collection of some of our current favorites from the Twin Cities. The series is meant to introduce music from the Twin Cities’ scene to wider national/international audiences. This installment features the likes of Allan Kingdom, Drelli, Finding Novyon, K. Raydio, Greg Grease and Dwynell Roland among others. We hope you enjoy All City Vol. 5 as much as we do, check it out below and stay tuned for volume 6.
The homie Finding Novyon took to Twitter last week to release his debut album, That’s My Dawg. The budding Minneapolis artist has continued to be a fixture within the Twin Cities hip hop scene, 1 part of the newly formed So Cold Records, he looks to ride the momentum into 2018. From someone who has seen Novyon work from a relatively unknown artist, into one that is leading his peers; That’s My Dawg feels like the culmination of all that hard work. Everything learned along the way, all of the progress and preparation seems locked into this body of work, a testament to just how far the kid has come. Tracks like “Kiss The Sky” and “Get Involved” further illustrate his aforementioned work ethic, while records like the Allan Kingdom assisted “Tall Hills” take the listener for a carefree journey. The few features on the album are deliberate and well placed, another sign that That’s My Dawg is a cut above your average release. Although there is no doubting that Finding Novyon has a lot more room for growth and a lot more hard work ahead, That’s My Dawg stands out among his projects as defined, something that signals his upward trajectory. Peep That’s My Dawg above and make sure to stay tuned for more from Finding Novyon.
Location: 318 1st Avenue N, Minneapolis When: Sunday, July 30th // 3PM-11PM
Ever since coming onto the local hip hop scene, Go95 has provided the Twin Cities with a stable platform and a healthy amount of shows to match. This year they’ll takeover the Fine Line’s out door area for the first “Big Fancy GO Show,” headlined by the properly stoned Wiz Khalifa. Openers will include Vince Staples, Finding Novyon, Bobby Raps, Mac Irv and another guest who is yet to be announced. This one is all ages and general admission tickets are still available for $50, if you want to go all out you can cop VIP passes for $95. Click the link below for more information regarding the VIP package and availability.
The So Cold Records crew has been firing from all sides this year. With the release of his debut album, That’s My Dawg, slated this Friday (June 9th), Finding Novyon took to Twitter earlier today to release another single. Titled “Tall Hills,” the record features fellow So Cold member Allan Kingdom; the two are arguably the hottest one two punch in the Twin Cities. A summer anthem that should see PLENTY of spins at parties and lakes, “Tall Hills” is a banger that simply makes you feel good. Check it out above and be on the look out for That’s My Dawg this Friday.
Earlier this year Prof took fellow Minnesotans Finding Novyon, Metasota, and Willie Wonka along for his “Time Bomb Tour.” The tour had a slew of dates bringing the artists all the way up the west coast, before hitting British Columbia and swinging back to Minneapolis. Minor set backs aside, the tour looks like it was a ton of fun, check out the recap for yourself above.
Drelli and the So Cold team have been heating up lately with all of the members recently firing off new music. With Allan currently traversing Europe for his “Lines” tour and Finding Novyon preparing to release his debut album, That’s My Dawg, Drelli is making waves of his own with a new record titled “White T.” His 3rd release in a month, Drelli’s sound appears to be growing with each new release. Allan Kingdom & Finding Novyon provide melodic support creating a vibe that sucks the listener right in. Ephemeral in nature, “White T” will have you pressing replay as soon as it ends, check it out above and stay tuned for more from Drelli.
Location: 501 Cedar Avenue S, Minneapolis When: Thursday, May 18th @ 9PM
GainesFM, KT, and the entire Free Minds family have put in A TON of work over the years, but over the last year they have begun to build a certified empire. They’ll celebrate their birthday’s tonight at the Nomad, the event will feature sets from Finding Novyon, Chance York, Lyric Marid, Travis Gorman, DJ Smoove, and Baby Ghost. A solid lineup for the price of $10, this one is 21+ and tickets can be purchased at the door.
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.