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SIMS LIVE @ First Avenue w/ Webster X

Location: 701 First Avenue N, Minneapolis
When: Friday, January 6th @ 7PM (18+)

The first week of 2017 is looking like yet another good one for live music in the Twin Cities. Among a plethora of events being held throughout the week, SIMS of Doomtree will headline First Avenue’s mainroom this Friday. Don’t let his super cool style give you the wrong idea, SIMS is one of the best MCs in the Twin Cities and has the track record to prove it. The event will also feature performances from Milwaukee’s own Webster X, Chicago duo Air Credits (Hood Internet & Show You Suck), and Nazeem & Spencer Joles. A STACKED lineup for a reasonable $15, click the link below to buy your tickets now.

SIMS Tickets

Four Midwest Artists to Bump this Summer

Kweku (Juttin via 1833)

Summer ’16 has already offered a swarm of new releases. But if you are looking for a break from the mainstream buzz and to support close-to-home talent, then these four artists would be great additions to your BBQ, pool party or road trip playlist.

Kweku Collins: Kweku Collins is a 19-year-old Evansville, IL based artist. He has a melodic sing-rap style and cited his influences as a diverse range of artists, including Miles Davis, Black Sabbath, Black-Eyed Peas and Young Thug in a Late with Rosenberg interview last month. His latest project, Nat Love, sounds a lot like falling in and out of love. It includes a sweet and airy track that features Chance the Rapper’s little brother Taylor Bennett. His tracks are less electronic and rawer sounding and instrumental, which could be incidentally influenced by his father who is an African and Latin percussionist.

WebsterX: WebsterX is based out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, but his content is somewhat otherworldly. WebsterX should be a familiar name if you are a Minnesota hip-hop fan, as he has worked alongside both Finding Novyon and Allan Kingdom. He also falls off the beaten path of traditional hip-hop with an experimental style and chant-like vocals. His imaginative lyrics were recently brought to life in his stunning video for “Everything.”

Martin $ky: Martin $ky is based out of Chicago and if you are looking for traditional rap, then he is most definitely your go-to guy on this list. There really isn’t a song of his that he hasn’t produced. He said he learned how to produce at the age of 13, and started rapping shortly after in a Lyrical Lemonade interview. His experience is evident in the clean production of each track, but at the same time his rhymes are not put on the backburner. In fact, his skills have allowed him to develop a cohesive style that is uniquely his own. In his track BK2CHI, Pro Era’s Kirk Knight kicks off the song and helps to create a stellar blend of two producer turned rappers who stay true to their hometowns.

RO$$I: RO$$I is another more traditional rapper based out of Brooklyn Park, MN. Many of RO$$I’s tracks are also self-produced. His most popular track on Soundcloud is titled “Back At It” and is one of those tunes that you can vibe to, drive to, dance to, light to or all of the above. His tracks carry a lot of light themes of turning up, girls and cars, but he also delves into heavier topics of family problems and conspiracy theories. His crew name goes by SpʌceGʌng, which goes along well with his mentions of Martians in tracks like “Dark Matter.” Be sure to give this local underdog and all the other artists mentioned a listen below.

Lil Uzi Vert LIVE @ Metro

Uzi

Location: 3730 N Clark Street, Chicago
When: Thursday, April 28th @ 6PM

Lil Uzi Vert has been making a lot of waves over the last year or so, but the Atlanta artist has only recently begun to really cashing in on his new found stardom. The good people over at Lyrical Lemonade are bringing Uzi to the Metro in Chicago tonight. The lineup for this one is absolutely stacked and will also include performances from Martin $ky, Webster X, Logan Cage, Roy French, and Warhol.SS. This event is all ages and advance tickets are still available for $30 ($36 @ door), click the link below to grab yours now before they sell out.

Lil Uzi Vert Tickets

Finding Novyon – On My Way Ft. Webster X

After shutting down First Avenue’s 7th Street Entry last week for our “La Familia” event, Finding Novyon hooked up with Pigeons & Planes for the release of a new track titled “On My Way.” Produced by the man himself, the record’s instrumental is infectious to say the least, an instant club banger that’s sure to get it’s fair share of spins this summer. Milwaukee’s own Webster X sees a feature on the track putting forth a quality verse, but Novyon makes it clear that he’s the main attraction. As Soundset approaches we’re sure you’ll be seeing a lot more from Finding Novyon, until then check out “On My Way” above.