First Avenue’s 7th Street Entry has been churning out good show after good show as of late and last weekend was no different. Manny Phesto, Baby Shel and The Rotation took over the side venue for what turned out to be a great night. Left Field and Why khaliq also took the stage while Frank Castle held down the 1s & 2s. Each artist put on a good show, but the evening reached it’s heights during The Rotation’s set and the final record under the “High Minds” moniker. Check out a few pictures from the show above and be on the look out for more.
Minnesota just might have the hottest hip hop scene in the country right now, above all; what sets us apart is our strong collaborative community. Earlier this summer a healthy cast of MN artists including Finding Novyon, Manny Phesto, Baby Shel, Devon Reason, Dwynell Roland, Left Field, Frank Castle, and Travis Gorman; joined forces to tour the nation under the moniker “The High Minds.” That moment is proving to be more of a spark than a flicker as the group now stands 2 nights from their collective show at 7th Street Entry. Reminiscent of squad records from Dipset, G-Unit, Ruff Ryders etc.., The High Minds convene on a new song titled “Don’t Play;” I can’t remember the last time I heard a DOPE record with this many people on it. A variety of different styles shine through as each artist makes their mark allowing the track to take on a cypher like feel. Peep “Don’t Play” above and keep an eye out for more from The High Minds.