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 south side’s own Metasota is currently on his first headlining tour! A busy 1st half of the year no doubt, he wrapped up another tour with Prof, Finding Novyon and Willie Wonka earlier this year. The “Black Excellence” tour will also feature local heavy weights Greg Grease and The Lioness, a formidable squad for any stage. Mark your calendars and make sure to keep out for more info regarding tour dates.
If you don’t know about Greg Grease, we don’t know where the fuck you’ve been over the last few years. A member of the critically acclaimed group, Zuluzuluu, Greg Grease continues to push the boundaries of his sound. With his latest offering he’s back to his roots with a track dubbed “Migraine.” A collaborative effort, Psymun, Greg Grease, and Trelly Mo all contributed to the production. That formula turned into a beautiful beat for Greg Grease to bring us closer to his thoughts. An artist that has never taken a step back, Greg Grease demonstrates exactly why he is one of the most highly regarded creatives in the Twin Cities. We’re very excited to see what’s next from Grease, peep “Migraine” above and stay tuned for more.
CMND + CTRL is easily one of the more innovative event series’ in the Twin Cities. Each month they feature a new slate of artists across a variety of mediums, they also feature 2 of the coolest hosts in town. This time around the event will focus on a jam session that will feature an impressive list of producers including Greg Grease, MMYYKK, RP Hooks, Blamsiss, DJ Just Nine, and SU NA among others. Micamaryjane & Mica May & P Murda will handle the hosting duties rounding out what should be a good night. This one is 21+ and the door is only $7, click the link below to purchase your tickets.
December has been jam packed with a lengthy list of top notch shows to choose from. This Friday, Chance York & Big Cats will takeover the Icehouse for their album release party. Dubbed Highest Self, Chance and Cats are sure to bring some thought provoking material to the table. The night will also feature performances from Greg Grease & DJ Just Nine, as well as a few special guests. This one is 21+ and tickets will be available for only $8 in advance ($10 @ door), click the link below to buy yours now.
ZuluZuluu took to the web today to release their highly anticipated project, What’s The Price. A collective that is only beginning to show what they’re capable of bringing to the scene, ZuluZuluu’s sound is as unique as they come. Drawing inspiration from African traditions, jazz, R&B, electronic music, funk and rock & roll among other genres, Zuluzuluu is a true musical medley. The somber “Black Maybe” opens the project, but you should be dancing by the time you get to the SUPER funky “Fall Behind.” At only 7 tracks, What’s The Price breezes by in about 25 mins, while listening one gets the feeling that not a second is wasted. Check out What’s The Price below and click the link to purchase the album.
ZuluZuluu took to Twitter a couple of weeks back to drop a new single via Sound Verite Records. The band is formed by an eclectic group of collaborators including Greg Grease, Myke Shevy, DJ Just Nine, and Adept among others. The new track, “Black Maybe,” is as spacey as can be with dream like vocals spread across a futuristic soundscape, the drop towards the end of the record really takes things to the next level. We can’t wait to catch these guys live again, until then, check out “Black Maybe” below and stay tuned for more from ZuluZuluu.
Greg Grease recently joined Mr. Peter Parker on Go 95.3 to talk about upcoming shows and Minnesota’s current hip hop climate. The south side vet finished 2016 with his Motif ii EP, we wouldn’t be surprised if he doesn’t have a few more up his sleeve. During the interview Grease speaks on how he got his name and artists he’s listening to outside of Minnesota. Check out the clip above and keep it locked for the next one.
Greg Grease recently released a new video for his track “Killer Love” from his earlier project Born to Lurk, Forced to Work. The album continues to resonate and this record is one of our favorites from the EP. Greazy goes in with his signature quick witted word play, while I.B.E provides a hook as smooth as ice. No stranger to interesting use of visual effects to enhance his videos, Grease manages to make dope videos time and time again without the extra frills so common in today’s game. A solid visual for a great track, check out the video for “Killer Love” above and stay tuned for more from Greg Grease.
The South side’s own Greg Grease recently dropped a new EP for all of our listening pleasure. Titled Motif ii, the 3 track EP is an exercise in introspection mixed with stark social commentary. Grease continues to drop quality over quantity, a true wordsmith in a world where that word is used way too much. Motif ii breezes by in under 10 minutes, the replay value on this one is through the roof. Hopefully this is just a glimpse at what’s to come in the near future, until then, check out Greg Grease’s Motif ii EP above.