Music brings me to a place of peace, comfort and solitude, allowing me to express myself as a visual artist, and with so much negativity going on in today’s world, it’s always a comfort to know there are gifted people who can make all your frustration disappear through the art of music. So I was very excited to attend the Mozzy show at the Cabooze in Minneapolis, MN on March 14, 2019, hosted by the Queen of Hearts.
The moment I walked into the Cabooze I felt good vibes, Blvck Madonna was on stage rocking it out, doing what they always do even through sound check they was rocking the stage bringing back the originality of Black Rock Genre. I scurried through the Cabooze to check my surroundings, stage entrance, exits, where I could get my most impressionable photographs as a writer, photographer and artist.
Detroit Super Group Clear Soul Forces will be visiting Minneapolis MN for a one night show at Nomad World Pub! CSF are veteran MC's of the highest caliber and this will be their first show in MN! The show will feature Noveliss who recently released Cerebral Apex his classic underground album.
Taiyamo Denku hails from Milwaukee, Wisconsin and reps the crew, Hecatomb, and is part of the collective known as CyphaDen Music. He is also known as the "Collab King" and an off-top, freestyle genius.
Taiyamo Denku recently released his album over the summer titled "No Industry Standard" which features the likes of Lil' Kim, Conway, Benny the Butcher, Psycho Les (Beatnuts), Saukrates, J Hood and several more. He even has The Blastmaster himself, TheTeacha KRS-One, on his latest single “Once Again”.
This past Saturday the Mankato chapter of the MN Hip Hop Coalition had the honor of supporting a conference called Still We Rise at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN. The purpose of the conference was to engage participants in creative community problem solving through art immersion. Art was demonstrated as a tool for change, healing, hope, and coalition building.
The MN-HHC was able to host a workshop titled Hip Hop 101. We had the privilege of exposing people to some of the basic fundamentals that have been used as activism. We had DJs, emcees, break dancing, and live art being shared with community members in attendance
September 22, 2018 'The 4th Annual Motherland Block Party' was about to make history once again on the Red Lake Nation reservation. When we arrived to the Humanities Center the lines were so deep at the front side and back of the center and the DJ AO was unloading his car, my daughter and I helped grab his equipment and barreled our way through the crowd. The wind was blowing, and the temperature was dropping quick, but these people didn’t seem to mind waiting. They were so psyched to get into the center to watch, listen, and be a part of history in the making!