Greg Grease & Nazeem & Spencer Joles at next UltraSuede showcase at Icehouse July 15th. With curators Makr & DJ Fundo
Slam Academy @SlamAcademy April 2018
NEW INSTRUCTOR We're excited to announce the latest addition to our roster of instructors, Greg Grease! Greg is a Minneapolis Hip-Hop virtuoso and will be running our Hip-Hop Program starting this week. Check out him out here: https://goo.gl/9R6Y71 https://goo.gl/2J4Ces
'Down So Long' by Greg Grease
An integral member of the funk collective Astralblak (formerly named ZuluZuluu), Greg Grease stepped out on his own last September with his brilliant solo record,Down So Long. It’s a heady blend of smoothed-out soul, funky jams, and smoky R&B, with guest contributions from Psymun, Jayanthi Kyle, Mike Mictlan, DJ Just Nine, and Javier Santiago, as well as Astralblak’s Proper-T, Trelly Mo, and Art Parté. Throughout, Greg’s astute, socially conscious raps offer a penetrating study of the burdens and blessings of urban life, whether he’s questioning the drive for material wealth, blasting unchecked police brutality, or celebrating the strength and inspiration that can be drawn from family and friends.
'Saran Rap' by Muja Messiah
Saran Rap is a match made in indie hip-hop heaven, pairing veteran Minneapolis MC Muja Messiah with New York underground fixture Roc Marciano, who produced the entire EP (save for the beat-less “Crackapella”) and added a verse to the lead single “You Haven’t Lived.” Over Roc’s swirling soul and jazz loops, Muja brings word-drunk Southside swagger and hilarious off-hand references. Both artists are in top form, and the EP also benefits from assists by the likes of Guilty Simpson and Oh No (indie stalwarts from Detroit and Southern California, respectively). Though it runs a mere 18 minutes, Saran Rap is an essential entry in the prolific Muja’s catalog