Location: 205 E Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis When: Thursday, October 20th @ 10PM
Honey is looking like it’s going to be lit this Thursday, the homie Axel Foley will be celebrating the release of his new project Maroon Goon. The event has a stacked lineup with performances from Axel Foley, Manny Phesto, OMEN and Will Robinson, as well as a DJ set from Mike The Martyr. The one is 21+ and the door is only $5 before 11PM ($8 @ door).
This past Wednesday night, we kept things moving with a hip-hop showcase. The night featured: Manny Phesto, John Shrimpnose & Prophetta, Devon Reason, Mac Drakula, Nathan Ejuwa, Adriatic, DJ Travis Gorman and DJ Low. This is a small sample size of the artists that performed, as we have more photos to come. For want ended up being another successful night of music in Minneapolis, we are excited to help cover what’s next to come. Stay locked for more and make sure to continue to support local artists.
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!
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.
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.
Manny Phesto has been doing BIG things lately with a slew of national & international tour dates beginning way back in spring. After hitting Denver’s Munchie Cup, the Summer Set Music Festival, Cuba and most recently performing at Festival Ajusco in Mexico City; Manny’s coming back home for an upcoming show at 7th Street. The above video documents Manny Phesto & Tufawon’s trip down to Cuba where they perform at Fábrica de Arte Cubano, record at Guampara Studios and explore some of the Cuban cities. Check out their trip for yourself and make sure to keep an eye out for more info regarding Manny Phesto’s upcoming events.
As the ongoing feud between Action Bronson and Ghostface continues, it was one of our own that briefly helped the two rappers find common ground. Manny Phesto had the chance to catch up with Bronson & Ghost at their respective sets during the Summer Set Music Festival, the Southside MC took the opportunity to snap a pic with both of them holding his “For Us” signs. A small but good step in the right direction for Bronson & Ghost and an even better PR move, everyone wins.