Friday, December 23, 2011

MN Original Showcase

January of this year I was honored to be invited by Dessa Darling to be a part of  the 416 Club Series at the Cedar in Minneapolis, MN.   She commissioned several artist to work with her in making new music in new ways.   The show was filmed live for television for MN Original  for Twin Cities Public Television. 

The song we co-wrote, "Motown" was chosen to be re-broadcast  as part of MN Original's Music Showcase for the holiday season.  In case you missed it - here's your chance to see it again!

Date               Time                   Channel
12/25/11           6:00pm                  2
12/25/11           10:00pm                tptLIFE
12/29/11            11:00pm                2
Or you'll be able to check it online at!
Hope you had a wonderful soltice & a solid/fulfilling end to the year! 
Welcome back the sun and the death/rebirth of 2012!

Big Quarters - Party Like A Young Commie

In case you didn't know - I have a long history with Minneapolis Hip Hop.   Over the years I've worked with luminaries such as Atmosphere, Brother Ali, I Self Devine, as well as up & comers like I.B.E. - my musical collaborations with T.C. hip hop artists have spanned more than a decade.

In the past four years i've been developing deeply felt collaborative work with Medium Zach, Zach Bagaason of the grinding Big Quarters' Bagaason brothers. Their third full length release - Party Like A Young Commie - just released in November, 2011 - is their most intricate & live musical project to date.  Soon to be on the road w/ Atmosphere, Kill the Vultures and Mally for the Rhymesayers Welcome to Minnesota tour- Big Quarters has their heads & hearts truly in the game with this one.

Check out videos from the album:

Perfect Match

and Unreal - Live! for City of Music