ZULUZULUU with drea the vibe dealer & Thelonious Martin, May 25th at The Subterranean.
ZULUZULUU bring that new funk, soul, hip-hop together for their unique sound and play with a spiritual, musical celebration.
ZULUZULUU is a Minneapolis-based collective with no fewer than six members, and their cosmic combination of funk, soul, and hip-hop oozes an energy that more than justifies the large lineup.
It’s true that Greg Grease, the beloved Minneapolis MC of dexterous and introspective raps, is the best-known member of the group. More active on the vocal tip, however, is Proper-T, who comes into his own on ZULUZULUU’s new album, What’s the Price?, following past solo endeavors and guest features on Grease songs. With the additional contributions from DJ Just Nine, MMYYKK, ART PARTE, and Trelly Mo, What’s the Price? radiates a powerful sense of collaboration.
After a couple years of performing around the Twin Cities together, the band members finally fused together their idiosyncrasies and commonalities on What’s the Price? The album, which dropped last month, opens with a cover of Syreeta’s Stevie Wonder-penned “Black Maybe." From there, deeply satisfying grooves and lyrics influenced by Afrofuturism dominate the LP. #whatsthepricetour