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.
Finding Novyon has been everywhere in 2016, most recently he up’d the ante with the release of his new project Believe In MPLS. A collaboration with fellow Minnesotan, producer J. KELR; the album proves that both artists still have plenty to offer. The title track unfolds cinematically with Novyon cast among various locations, Robert Henry even enlists a drone allowing for some nice aerial shots. A record that should be in everyone’s rotation, “Believe In MPLS,” is a nice change of pace from the current trap sound that is so prevalent in hip hop right now. Check out the video for “Believe In MPLS” above and make sure to keep an eye out for more from Finding Novyon and J. KELR.