Toki Wright, aka Prof. Wright (he’s now the hip-hop studies head honcho at McNally Smith), is back in Minneapolis for the finale of his FADERS tour. The Rhymesayers/Soultools rapper will celebrate the release of his new mixtape (“FADERS”) with a show Saturday night at the Fine Line. The album, arranged by Booka B, is filled with unreleased material and singles from that past year, including “Trakhouse” with Talib Kweli and I Self Devine, plus “Film the Police” featuring Sage Francis and B. Dolan. Joining Wright on Saturday will be soul singer Mayda, wag master Franz Diego and the buzz-worthy production squad Audio Perm (plus a few more guests). The album will be available soon on Wright's Bandcamp website (

FADERS’ new video, directed by Adam J. Dunn, is for the song “Ode to Maximillian Cohen (π).” Like the Darren Aronofsky film it’s based on, the song is a tongue-twisting, metaphysical romp:

FADERS release party: 8 p.m. Saturday. Fine Line, 318 N. 1st Av., Mpls. $10/$12. 18 and older.



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