The homie Finding Novyon took to Twitter last week to release his debut album, That’s My Dawg. The budding Minneapolis artist has continued to be a fixture within the Twin Cities hip hop scene, 1 part of the newly formed So Cold Records, he looks to ride the momentum into 2018. From someone who has seen Novyon work from a relatively unknown artist, into one that is leading his peers; That’s My Dawg feels like the culmination of all that hard work. Everything learned along the way, all of the progress and preparation seems locked into this body of work, a testament to just how far the kid has come. Tracks like “Kiss The Sky” and “Get Involved” further illustrate his aforementioned work ethic, while records like the Allan Kingdom assisted “Tall Hills” take the listener for a carefree journey. The few features on the album are deliberate and well placed, another sign that That’s My Dawg is a cut above your average release. Although there is no doubting that Finding Novyon has a lot more room for growth and a lot more hard work ahead, That’s My Dawg stands out among his projects as defined, something that signals his upward trajectory. Peep That’s My Dawg above and make sure to stay tuned for more from Finding Novyon.
So Cold Records has emerged as the most buzzing label/collective of hip hop artists among the youth in the Twin Cities. Front man Allan Kingdom recently announced the North American leg of his Lines tour, he’ll be joined by fellow So Cold artists, Finding Novyon and Drelli, among others. Over the last couple of months the trio has released more than a handful of tracks in various forms of collaboration with each other, “Relax” being one of their most recent. The Topper Atwood produced track thumps along and Allan’s masterful vocals provide a hook that instantly captures the listener. Allan and Drelli appear to be forming a Penny/Shaq, Stockton/Malone like duo, if these are just loose records we can’t wait to see what else So Cold has up their sleeves. Check out “Relax” above and keep an eye out for more information regarding Allan Kingdom’s Lines tour.
Location: 917 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis
When: Saturday, June 10th @ 6PM
Buckfest is back! This year the festivities will go down at The Cabooze with deM atlaS and Psymun set to headline the event. The lineup features a lengthy list of artists from across the Twin Cities including Digital Friends, Micro Penis, Early Eyes, CRAM, and Lux + Longely among others. The guys from So Cold Records are sponsoring the event, so who knows who else will take the stage throughout the night. This show is 18+ and tickets are currently available for $20, click the link below to buy yours now.
Allan Kingdom’s debut album, Lines, released earlier this year to wide spread acclaim. The young, St. Paul based artist has grown into one of the state’s most impressive musical exports. One of the standout songs on the album featured his long time collaborator, Denzel Curry. Dubbed “The Fusion,” the visual sees AK as a mad scientist of sorts confined to a lab full of beakers. Allan’s features felt very deliberate on Lines, Denzel Curry puts forth a great verse capping off a song that should definitely see some radio time. Check out the video for “The Fusion” above and keep an eye out for more from Allan Kingdom.
Finding Novyon re-emerged last week with the lead single off of his upcoming album, That’s My Dawg. Titled “Never Too High,” the Girard Hennepin produced record comes in smooth at the beginning but drops hard at the :35 second mark. Novyon attacks the record with vengeance giving fans insight into his remarkable journey. Known for his high energy records, Novy channels that same energy into this introspective banger. P.O.S bridges the transitions with a barrage of heavy bars, his latest album Chill, Dummy is quite possibly his best, and he has continued to feature on tracks with a variety of artists. Finding Novyon sounds locked in, “Never Too High” is a track that sets him apart from his peers, check it out above and be on the look out for That’s My Dawg.
About a week after the release of his track “Feel Like,” Drelli is back with yet another solid record. Titled “Oasis,” the song is short and sweet, so much so that it leaves the listener wanting more. DannyTV and Drelli seem like their 100% locked in, we imagine that “Oasis” barely scratches the surface of their vault. At this point one can only imagine that Drelli is preparing to surprise us with a project, until then you can check out “Oasis” above.
Minneapolis artist, Drelli, has started the year off strong. The southside MC has released a plethora of bangers via his Soundcloud page, tracks like “Chiquita” and “Jucy Lucy” continue to see heavy rotation. His latest record, “Feel Like” sounds club ready from the jump. Produced by Danny TV & Hubrex, their lush collaboration provides the perfect canvas for Drelli to show off just how versatile he’s become. A perfect song for the upcoming summer months, check out “Feel Like” above and make sure to be on the look out for more from Drelli.
South side MC, Drelli took to Twitter yesterday to release the video for his track “Chiquita.” Directed by Gabe Hostetler, the video captures the record’s playful sound taking on a tennis like theme. Teased for months, the video is a breath of fresh air in a hip hop world filled with similar aesthetics. A banger from the jump, check out the video for “Chiquita” above and be on the look our for more from Drelli.
Minneapolis’ own Drelli has been releasing new music at a steady rate as of late adding to those releases with “Jucy Lucy.” The south side artist is known for his oft-tropical and colorful sound, ironic being from Minnesota. “Jucy Lucy” follows suit with it’s vibrant quality that begs for the playful, carefree days of summer, another solid track from a kid who continues to impress. Check out “Jucy Lucy” above and be on the look out for more from Drelli.
The south side of Minneapolis has been on fire as of late, whether it’s Metasota, Greg Grease, Nazeem & Spencer, KAS, or the kid Drelli, there is a lot brewing. One of the youngest in charge, Drelli, has been especially busy as of late releasing a trio of hot singles within the last month. His latest, “Chiquita,” further proves that the hype is justified. Produced by Blanda, the record feels tailor made for Drelli’s oft-tropical sound. A guaranteed party starter that should last well into the summer, check out “Chiquita” below and keep an eye out for more from Drelli.