With polls showing a significant lead by one presidential candidate over the other in California, veteran Los Angeles hip-hop trio Dilated Peoples is coming to their record label’s hometown of Minneapolis to head up a get-out-the-vote concert on election eve tonight at Mill City Nights.
Part of the roster at Rhymesayers Entertainment -- where rapper Evidence has long been a staple -- the DP crew will be joined by one of the most-happening non-Rhymesayers rappers in town, Allan Kingdom. The event will also feature the final round of a battle-rap contest that has been fittingly dubbed “Make America Battle Again.” Showtime is 8 p.m., and tickets are available for only $10. Just like the voting booth, you have to be 18 to get in.
Tonight's musical rally was organized by Go Vote MN, a non-partisan campaign backed by Go Media, the Pohlad-owned company behind hip-hop station Go 95.3 FM. A similar vote-driving concert was organized by U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison's office last week at Aria featuring performances by Dessa, Jeremy Messersmith and others.