The south side’s own Metasota is currently on his first headlining tour! A busy 1st half of the year no doubt, he wrapped up another tour with Prof, Finding Novyon and Willie Wonka earlier this year. The “Black Excellence” tour will also feature local heavy weights Greg Grease and The Lioness, a formidable squad for any stage. Mark your calendars and make sure to keep out for more info regarding tour dates.
March is continuing Minneapolis’ current run of months filled with events, one of the more notable shows falls on Saturday, the 21st. “Just A Taste 2” will once again feature I.B.E & The Calvary as well as performances from The Lioness, Kiana Marie, and Ibe’ Kaba. This one is 21+ and the door is only $7, if you’re looking for something low key to wine and dine a date, this event is perfect. Click the link below for more info and stay tuned for more.
Location: 701 First Avenue N, Minneapolis When: Wednesday, January 28th @ 8PM
Minneapolis has started 2015 strong with January being packed with events. Tomorrow, “Sisters With Soul”, will bring some of the city’s leading ladies together under one roof. The event will feature performances from BdotCroc & DJ Keezy, The Lioness, K.Raydio and Dramuzic, making for a good night at 7th Street. The event is 18+ and tickets are still available for only $10 ($12 @ Door), click the link below to grab yours now.
Location: 416 Cedar Avenue S, Minneapolis When: Sunday, November 30th @ 6PM
With the Winter season officially upon us, it’s time to start breaking out those heavy coats to fight the weather. Unfortunately, not everyone possesses the means to equip themselves with suitable Winter gear, that’s where “Cold Flows For Warm Clothes” comes in. Back for it’s 3rd year, “Cold Flows For Warm Clothes” tries to fill the void by providing FREE entrance in exchange for new or lightly worn Winter coats. The jackets collected and proceeds from the event will be donated to the Division of Indian Works’ Healthy Transition, to benefit those who truly need help. The lineup for the event features Finding Reason (Finding Novyon x Devon Reason), The Lioness, Unknown Prophets and Manny Phesto to name a few, rounding out what should be a good night for a good cause. This event is all ages and tickets are on sale now for $10, click the link below to cop yours now.
Legendary host and hip hop guru, Sway; recently set up his Sway In The Morning radio show at Fifth Element resulting in some ill shit. You may have seen the Toki Wright x Greg Grease x Allan Kingdom interview/freestyle, now we bring you the mega cypher. Rhymesayers was definitely in the building offering up some of the city’s best MCs for this one. In order of appearance: Slug, P.O.S, Muja Messiah, Lioness, Metasota, Carnage, Joe Horton and MaLLy all dish out some nice bars off the top. In my opinion, Metasota, Lioness & Carnage shine the brightest, but that doesn’t take away from anyone else; they all did their thing.
Location: 701 First Avenue N, Minneapolis When: Saturday, May 24th @ 7PM
With Rhymesayers’ annual Soundset festival coming up this weekend, it’s only right that they give us an awesome pre-party to get us going. The Soundset 2014 official pre-party will feature Brother Ali, Step Brothers (Evidence & Alchemist), MURS & The Lioness while DJ sets will be thrown down by DJ Abilities, DJ Just Nine and DJ Wonder. Tickets for this one are now on sale for $20 in advance and $25 on the day of, this one’s 18+ so it’s most likely going to sell out. If you’re looking to get your party on pre-Soundset, look no further; click the link below for tickets.
Location: 917 Cedar Ave, Minneapolis When: Sunday, May 4th // 12-6PM
Studiiyo 23 will once again be throwing their annual sneaker & art exchange this May. “TCSAX III” will feature live performances from The Lioness, Finding Novyon, Bdot Croc and more along with sets from DJ Enferno & DJ Ray Mills. Chris Styles of KMOJ will host the event alongside a ton of traders, collectors and sellers. This should definitely be a good time, who knows, you might even come up on a cool piece of art or some kicks. No word on the location yet, stay tuned for more info as we get closer to the date.