$10 in advance/$10 at the door
10:30pm doors/11pm showtime
Hosted By Maria Isa
The Legacy Series is an event dedicated to local heroes that have an impact on what's going on in today's Twin Cities urban music scene and beyond. The Legacy Series will feature the artist performing a discography of their greatest music along while being backed by a live band. The Legacy Series first feature artist will be Muja Messiah. Performing everything from his standout debut "The Adventures of a B-Boy/D-Boy", his collaboration albums w/Maria Isa (Villa Rosa), I Self Devine (9th House) to his most recent release PyrExpedition.
Never one to hop on trends and ride the wave, Muja IS the wave. Three years ago Muja released the now legendary ‘God Kissed It The Devil Missed It’ and ever since then he’s been killing everything he touches. While ‘God Kissed It’ was a personal benchmark, Muja keeps expanding his artistry and adding depth to his music instead of attempting to recreate the magic of previous projects. As he grows, so does the music. Muja has always been regarded as an elite lyricist and local legend, but 2017 will solidify that status while expanding his repertoire to songwriting, producing and general global dominance.
After penning 16’s for Kanye and writing with Diddy’s team in Miami it was time to focus on his own career goals and take matters into his own hands. Muja self-funded ‘The Red Eye Tour’ and scheduled a month long hip-hop- humanitarian effort in locations such as Ukraine, the Czech Republic, Israel, Italy and most recently the incredibly inspiring island of Cuba. Traveling abroad woke the sleeping giant and ever since his return he has been on a tear.
Known for his politically incorrect sarcasm, sharp humor, intelligence and relentless work ethic, Muja’s new album ‘PyrExpeditioN showcases the mind of Muja like never before. The self-proclaimed “Bob Dylan in Polo linen” has once again returned to puncture holes through your comfort zone. He’ll go where a lot of rappers won’t.
DJ Sophia Eris:
Sophia Eris is a DJ/MC currently residing in Minneapolis, MN. Born as a Military Brat, she has moved through many different homes & influences that have left her open minded and forever a student of life. Musically, she has used her upbringing to cultivate her skills in the exact same way. She is now a DJ for the booming new Hip Hop radio station in Minneapolis, Go 95.3, and also the touring DJ for the newly Atlantic Records signee, Lizzo. Together the two have opened up for acts such as SZA, CHVRCHES, Sleater-Kinney and more. They have also performed in the Late Night Television circuit for David Letterman & Stephen Colbert, and just recently broke through on the Emmy-nominated Daytime TV hit, The Real. In the festival circuit, they have slain internationally at Glastonbury, Wireless Fest, Bonnaroo, SXSW, and more! As a solo artist, she represents her crew GRRRL PRTY, and has had the honor of collaborating with the legendary late great Prince on the 3RDEYEGIRL track "BOYTROUBLE". Sophia's highly anticipated self-titled debut album produced by Prophis has recently been released on July 19th, and she looks forward to continuing to conquer every one of her endeavors. Stay tuned.
Maria Isa has been focusing on her latest project the Latina Theory podcast covering politics, national news and entertainment from a Latina woman's perspective. Maria is a playwright for the Mixed Blood Theatre's Dj Latinidad opening in March. Most recently Isa has been working between Minneapolis and Los Angeles along with participating in National screenings for the Latino Film Strike One where she stars as Angie Garcia alongside Danny Trejo and Johnny Ortiz. Maria also stars in the Dr. Justin Schell documentary We Rock Long Distance and is finishing up The Dragon Lady to be out this Spring.