Mike The Martyr released his latest project Alexander DopeDeal a few weeks back, and will take over the Uptown VFW tomorrow for it’s official release party. The event will also feature performances from Savage Randy of SPVCE and Axel Foley, not to mention a bunch of special guests. DJ Tiiiiiiiiiip will hold down the 1s & 2s, while Franz Diego handles the hosting duties. This one is 21+ and the door is $10, click the link below for more information.
Location: 315 14th Avenue SE, Minneapolis When: Wednesday, October 19th @ 9PM
This Wednesday is looking like a good one for music in Minneapolis. Among the many things going on, the Kitty Cat Klub is looking like a solid place to be. Dubbed “It’s Not My Birthday,” this event will feature performances from Windsor, Poppa, TRNSTYL, Mike The Martyr, and Axel Foley. This one is 21+ and the door is FREE, click the below for more information.
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 last Thursday, we were in attendance for the CRAM Vol.2 Release show, at Triple Rock Social Club. CRAM was joined by Mike The Martyr, Nazeem & Spencer Joles, Denim Matriarch and a other few special guests. As CRAM set fire to the stage, each song was built with energy, pumping up the crowd like a methodical crescendo. If you couldn’t make it out, take a look at a few pics below and stay on the lookout for more performances by the above artists.
Location: 629 Cedar Avenue S, Minneapolis When: Thursday, July 7th @ 8PM
This week is looking like yet another good one for Minnesota music. The CRAM guys will be holding a release party for their project CRAM Vol.2 later this week at the Triple Rock. The crew will be joined by Mike The Martyr who will also be releasing Ghost Dose 2, as well as performances from Nazeem & Spencer Joles, Denim Matriarch and a few special guests. This event is 18+ and advance tickets can be purchased now for only $7 ($10 @ door), click the link below to cop yours now.
Location: 917 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis When: Thursday, March 31st @ 8:30PM
My Parent’s Bassment will take over The Cabooze next week for what’s looking like a great night. This time around the party will be Spring Break themed for everyone looking forward to the warmer months ahead. The evening will be hosted by none other than Mr. Peter Parker of Go 95.3, while DJ Low and Mike The Martyr hold down the 1s and 2s. As if that wasn’t enough, there will also be free giveaways and a few special guest performances throughout the night. This one is 18+ and pre-sale tickets are only $8, keep an eye out for the ticket link.
In honor of the late great J Dilla, Minneapolis’ own Mike The Martyr dropped some newness for all of our listening pleasure. A classic instrumental from off of Common’s album, Be, Mike make’s it his with a steady stream of heavy hitting punchlines. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Martyr is one of the most overlooked spitters in the Twin Cities. A perfect way to pay homage to one of hip hop’s fallen legends, peep “Clouds” above and stay tuned for more from Mike The Martyr.
Mike The Martyr has been dropping loosies as of late, one of which features Metasota and Baby Shel. The laid back instrumental fits each artist well, Martyr goes in first with a punch line heavy verse leading into Baby Shel on the hook. Metasota shows off his lyrical prowess attacking the beat with a flow unmatched by many in Minnesota. A quick record for those patiently awaiting projects from Mike The Martyr and Metasota, check out “Eggs” above and stay tuned for more.
Mike The Martyr and Franz Diego took to Twitter recently to release a new record dubbed “Wag Team Exclusive.” You ain’t from the south side if you don’t know about that Wag, it’s been awhile since we’ve heard from the Purple City Pioneer himself Franz Diego, definitely refreshing to hear him back. A nice 1, 2 punch, both artists deliver a pair of lighthearted verses; it’s clear that they had fun with this one. Check out “Wag Team Exclusive” above and stay tuned for more from Mike The Martyr and Franz Diego.
Mr. Peter Parker and Go95.3 have been on fire these first few weeks. The station itself is delivering as promised and to top it off, Parker has been interviewing artists from the scene like a mad man. His latest interview was posted earlier this morning and features the south side’s own Mike The Martyr. Since dropping Ghost Dose late last year Martyr has continued his efforts as a triple threat producing, rapping and DJing all over. Go95.3 is exactly what the Cities needed, big ups Mr. Peter Parker and the crew over there; check out the interview above and stay tuned for more.