Location: 3090 Southlawn Dr, St. Paul When: Thursday, March 16th @ 8:30PM
Juicy J is now entering the final week of his “Rubba Band Business” tour with the remaining stops being St. Paul, Chicago, and Milwaukee. Myth nightclub is a favorite of Juicy’s, so it’s no surprise that the Memphis artist will once again play the suburban venue. Palestinian-Canadian MC, Belly, will open up the night rounding out what should be a good time. This show is 18+ and general admission tickets are still available for $32, you can also grab VIP meet & greet passes for $115, click the link below to buy yours now.
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.
Location: 6 W 6th Street, St. Paul When: Wednesday, March 15th @ 7:30PM
Legendary NYC MC, Rakim, will be live at the Amsterdam Bar & Hall tomorrow. A man who needs no introduction, Rakim announced back in October that he’ll be reuniting with Eric B after a nearly 25 year dispute. No word on whether Eric B will be on stage, but the news is welcoming to all hip hop fans alike. This show will also feature performances from Farr Well, Truth Maze, and a set by DJ Francisco. Unfortunately for the youngins this one is 21+, but everyone else will be glad to know that tickets are still available for $25. Click the link below to buy yours now before they sell out.
The Cool Kids are heating up as of late with recent news breaking that they’ve been working on a new project. Their latest release is titled “Running Man” and features Houston MC Maxo Kream. The up beat banger is primed for the streets, all three artists put forth solid verses playing off each others energy. Chuck’s production is still as crisp as ever, check out “Running Man” above and keep an eye out for more from The Cool Kids.
Chuck Inglish and Mikey Rocks recently announced that they are indeed reuniting as The Cool Kids. This is welcome news for hip hop fans who fell in love with their aesthetic and sound nearly 10 years ago. Their most recent release comes in the form of a loose track titled, “Connect Four,” it’s almost like they picked up right where they left off. Peep “Connect Four” above and stay tuned for more from The Cool Kids as 2017 gets into full swing.
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.
Location: 501 Cedar Avenue S, Minneapolis When: Saturday, April 1st @ 9PM
Baby Shel will be in town this week for a show at the 7th Street Entry, however, the main event comes at the top of April when he will headline the Nomad. The night will also feature performances from Dot Ducati, Spiffy Wilds, and Juice Lord, along with a few special guests. This show is 21+ and the door is $10, the Nomad is always a good time so make sure to mark your calendars.
RP Hooks has always had some of the more artistic visuals in the Twin Cities, his most recent release, “Pac Talk,” continues that trend. Directed by Alan de Leon Taverna, the visual takes on a dark tone that matches the record perfectly. Minimalist, the video does a good job of providing a cinematic feel. Hooks’ abrasive style sounds rebellious in a world where tension is mounting, short but sweet; this track definitely sets the tone. Check out the video for “Pac Talk” above and keep an eye out for more from RP Hooks.
Metasota is fresh off a 30+ date tour across the western United States, but still has found time to release new music. Although short, the veteran Minneapolis MC blesses us with some incredible bars over a laid back instrumental. Word play and flow for days on this one, make sure to check out “Gone Home” above and click his soundcloud for the other 4 (yes, FOUR!) records he dropped yesterday.
Minneapolis’ own Drelli has been releasing new music at a steady rate as of late adding to those releases with “Jucy Lucy.” The south side artist is known for his oft-tropical and colorful sound, ironic being from Minnesota. “Jucy Lucy” follows suit with it’s vibrant quality that begs for the playful, carefree days of summer, another solid track from a kid who continues to impress. Check out “Jucy Lucy” above and be on the look out for more from Drelli.