Location: 6 W 6th Street, Minneapolis When: Sunday, September 11th @ 6:30PM
Both Chicago and the Twin Cities’s hip hop scenes have shared a nice amount of success over the last few years. As some of the more notable graduates like Chance The Rapper, Vic Mensa, Allan Kingdom, and Finding Novyon gain footholds on higher ground, both metros have an entirely new crop of artists blowing up. Supa Bwe & Kembe X are two of Chicago’s best up and coming artists, the latter recently receiving a deal from Kendrick Lamar’s TDE record label. If you’re unfamiliar you should definitely dig into a few projects, this event has a low key feel but it is a must attend for anyone looking for a great hip hop performance. Lucien Parker will open up the night and DJAY Mando will hold down the 1s & 2s, this event is 18+ and tickets are on sale now for $15, click the link below to cop yours now.
Miami has quietly become one of the nations hottest cities for music festivals. One that all hip hop fans should be aware of is the upcoming “Rolling Loud” Festival set to go down at Soho Studios. The one day fest has an insane lineup with performances from Schoolboy Q, Travi$ Scott, Action Bronson, Juicy J, Curren$y, and A$AP Ferg to name a few. A few hometown artists even made the cut including Allan Kingdom, Kembe X, Alex Wiley, and Lucki Eck$. The event is all ages and general admission tickets are available for $70, pit tickets are $100. A diverse lineup with a bunch of current and future stars, “Rolling Loud” might just go down as one of the year’s best festivals, click the link below for tickets. (Allan Kingdom is no longer on the lineup)
Chicago rapper Kembe X recently dropped a visual for his track “Attention Deficit Disorder”. Directed by Point & Shoot, the video follows Kembe on what looks like an average day in the CHI. Kembe’s flow sounds solid, he seems like he’s found his exact sound. After linking up with the likes of Jugrnaut and even Scion on previous releases, it’ll be interesting to see what’s next from Kembe, he’s definitely someone to keep an eye on. Check out the video for “Attention Deficit Disorder” above and keep an eye out for more Kembe X.
Chicago spitter Kembe X has been dropping some nice singles as of late in the form of “As I Unfold” & “Caged Bird”. Both singles feature members from TDE (Isaiah Rashad & Ab-Soul) with “As I Unfold” also featuring Alex Wiley. Presented by Scion, this track is ready to go for the radio, in the best way possible. Kembe is often slept on, but when push comes to shove, he always delivers. Ab contributes a nice verse as well and Alex Wiley shows off his vocals on the hook. Check out “As I Unfold” below and keep an eye out for more from Kembe X.