Last night, The Best Damn Beat Battle 4, was held over at Honey in NE., MPLS. With a variety of producers involved, the help of our judges, and our host deM atlaS, the night was definitely another to remember. The battle consisted of 16 producers, all competing for a the grand prize ($250). At the fifth and final round, it came down to both BLXCK.on.BLXCK and Dimitry Killstorm. With two completely different styles going head to head, it was all up to the final votes, with BLXCK.on.BLXCK taking the crown. Make sure to stay locked here for more to come and feel free to let us know who your favorite was below.
Location: 205 E Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis When: Tuesday, July 12th @ 11PM
The 4th installment of the Best Damn Beat Battle is right around the corner. This time around there will only be 16 participants, a sample size compared to some of the bigger “Best Damn” beat battles that have gone down. So far some of the participating producers include Wealthy Relative, Amati, Jaylap and P.Soul among others, and like always there will be a special guest judges panel to help sort the winners out. The event is 21+ and the door will only be $5, mark your calendars and make sure to come through tomorrow.
The guys from CURTA will be stopping by Minneapolis this Saturday as they continue their “Bread & Circus” Tour. The Twin Cities date will also feature performances from Dis-Play, Jaylap, Radio Ahlee, and Lizea Harper to name a few. John Shrimpnose and Infinity-Suite will provide beat sets while P. Murda holds down the hosting duties, not bad for the price of $8. This one is 21+ and tickets will be available at the door, click the link below for more information.
Location: 205 E Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis When: Tuesday, April 12th @ 9PM
The Best Damn Beat Battle will once again take over Honey tonight. The first event went well showcasing a wide range of talent from across the Twin Cities. Part 2 once again features a long list of producers including John Shrimpnose, Writegroove, ATR, Jaylap, Adriatic, Ackronem and Softporecorn among others. Just like last time, the producers will vie for a cash prize that now exceeds the previously limited $250. This one is 21+ and the door is only $5, click the link below for a full list of competing producers.
Location: 205 E Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis When: Wednesday, April 13th @ Honey
This Wednesday, we’ll be kicking off our new event series dubbed “The Wave” at Honey in Northeast. This series is meant to celebrate up and coming artists in more intimate settings. “The Wave” will feature performances from Manny Phesto, Prophetta & John Shrimpnose, Devon Reason, Mac Drakula and Nathan Ejuwa, as well as DJ/producer sets from Adriatic, Travis Gorman, and DJ Low. This one is 21+ and the door is only $5, click the link below to RSVP via Facebook for a chance to win free tickets!
John Shrimpnose recently took to Soundcloud to release a new instrumental dubbed “7 ate 9.” Dark and grungy yet vibrant, “7 ate 9” is a melting pot of sounds. Shrimp is building his catalog at an alarming rate, each release solidifies his sound within Minneapolis’ scene. Definitely one to sit back and blaze to, check out “7 ate 9” above and keep an eye out for more from John Shrimpnose.
Location: 205 E Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis When: Tuesday, January 19th @ 9PM
Next Tuesday, we’ll be sponsoring The Best Damn Beat Battle which will feature 16 producers going head to head for a $250 prize. So far participating producers include John Shrimpnose, Big Cats, Write Groove, ATR, and Adriatic among others. The event will also feature performances from Drelli, CRAM, and John Shrimpnose; rounding out what should be a great night. This event is 18+ and the door is only $5, click the link below for more info regarding the full lineup of producers and for inquiries.
The homies Prophetta & John Shrimpnose linked up with Common Culture on this cool promo video for their upcoming event at The Cabooze. MADE will be sponsoring the show along with Zaki and Common Culture. Check out the clip and make sure to click the link below for more info regarding the show.
The homie John Shrimpnose recently took to Soundcloud to release a new instrumental dubbed “Mild Soup.” The short cut embodies it’s title well as the chill, reserved instrumental crawls along. Production for a true wordsmith, “Mild Soup” is one that can bring out the lyricism in even the most pedestrian of MCs. Check out “Mild Soup” above and make sure to be on the look out for more from John Shrimpnose.