Excel, St. Paul Slim, Mike Dreams, JaysoCreative
DJ SciPreme on the 1’s and 2’s, Hosted by Moncelas Boston
Sunday, August 27
Show @ 9:00 PM MST
Price: $5.00 – $7.00
Ages: 21 and Over
Representing Twin Cities & Upholding Hip Hop Culture Cultivated by the soil of the Twin Cities artist/MC Excel is expanding his opportunity by migrating to Los Angeles, California, but we can’t let him go without the release of the long-awaited Trust Issues, EP. Reflecting waves of light radiating from experience, identity, and the necessity of nurturing of the soul, the project offers a new presence of sound. Bringing on a vast scape of perspective the album infuses modern sound with the classic Hip Hop spirit featuring some of the cities most influential artists including St. Paul Slim, P.O.S, Moncelas Boston, and others. Compositions of booming 808’s and melodic strings saturate the foundation of the songs sharing production from wave-makers Tek, Ryan Hyland and Excel himself. Trust Issues is scheduled for release mid-August with the first single to debut with video shot and directed by Jake Handegard of MorningSide Films in July.
St. Paul Slim
St. Paul Slim is the emcee. The W8 On Empty Space is the painter. In the tradition of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Slim is his own artistic invention. St. Paul Slim has created a legacy of lyrical prowess through his booming voice. He speaks for the streets, he speaks for the people, and he speaks very loudly. His journey began as a member of the hip hop duo, Guardians of Balance, and through the years has found himself featured on albums alongside the likes of Atmosphere, Prof, Lizzo & Yelawolf & sharing stages with artist such as KRS-1, MC Lyte, Cee-Lo & Wiz Khalifa. While his commitment to music hasn’t waivered, his visual artistic talents have evolved from private notebooks at home into #TheW8OnEmptySpace. In the past two years Slim has painted table tops for Libertine restaurant in Uptown, had three successful solo art shows, he has been featured as an artist for the Made Here series #Represent, and he is one of only ten artists featured on the 2016 Summer Arts Discovery Series at the Landmark Center in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Uptown VFW Hall