'Jaycen' featured in City Pages' Local Frames 

Rappers aren’t always forthcoming with their motivations. Usually, it’s some nebulous mix of money, respect, and fame that pushes them forward, but Minneapolis rapper Lyric Marid makes no illusions about what drives him to achieve -- the wellbeing of his son Jaycen. 

“Jaycen,” from Marid's latest album Sota Seoul, is a heartfelt statement of purpose. Not only does he outline his motivation to provide for his child, but he re-emphasizes a promise he made to himself to never repeat the sins of his own father. M&A Productions directs an equally heartfelt video that focuses right in on Jaycen, juxtaposing the portraits with footage of Marid grinding late night to keep him comfortable.

-Courtesy of Jerard Fagerberg at City Pages

Full Local Frames feature here.

UP NEXT: ILL City Nights 5 

ILL City Nights is a very special event for Mill City Collective. Its started about 2 years ago when MCC began curating this regular event - originally held at Mill City Nights - showcasing local talent, including many "on the verge" artists. Past performers include Rich Garvey, Radio Ah'lee, Deeply Rooted Tribe, Mike Dreams, and so many more.

After a year hiatus, Mill City Collective is back with ILL City Nights 5, this time at the Nomad World Pub. This event is sure to be one of the best shows of the summer. With Empire X throwing it down as the headliner, there is no question it is going to get rowdy. 

ILL City Nights 5 will be held on Saturday July 15 at the famous Nomad World Pub in Minneapolis.
With performances by:
Empire X
student 1
Profit (St Cloud, MN)
Modern Day Hippies (Tae Supreme, KP Skizzo, JTC Beats)

Music provided by Minnie Blanco + Rich Lee

Hosted by Lyric Marid

9:00 / $10 entry / 21+ event
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Lyric Marid + Rich Garvey present 'The Network' 

"The Network" is an idea curated by Minnesota artists Rich Garvey and Lyric Marid. The group will consist of artists, producers, DJs, media outlets, and more.  The Network will be periodically creating events dictated by artists and the people of the Twin Cities. Facebook Event Page
Presented by Lyric Marid & Rich Garvey.

Performances by: 
Rich Garvey 
Lyric Marid 
Gaines FM 
Piloto Williams 
John X (comedy) 

DJ's DJLow & Dj Cam Jones 

Hosted by Devon Reason 

Secrets of the City 
The MADE Blog 
Breaks x Lakes 
No Flashy Shit 
Motivation To Hustle 
FreeMinds Entertainment 
Mill City Collective
Godspeed Music

Lyric Marid w/ Jarren Benton 

Sunday, July 9th, Lyric Marid joins the "Mink Coat Killer" Tour with Jarren Benton at The Cabooze in Minneapolis.

Performances by: 
-Lyric Marid 
-J Flight 

$18 Early Bird / All Ages 

Hosted By: Buddy Vegas 
DJ Bonez on the 1's & 2's


Whether you have a son or not, whatever your motivation may be to go harder every day, this is something everyone can relate to. Click play and check out Lyric Marid's latest visual Jaycen, off his latest album Sota Seoul.

Shot + edited by M&A Productions

Waka Flocka w/ Lyric Marid and more 

Friday June 30th at Muse Event Center

Fusion Events + Go 95.3 Presents 
Waka Flocka Flame ft djWHOOkid 

Hosted by Mr. Peter Parker, DJ Tiiiiiiiiiip & Dolo GIP 

Performances by: 
-The Movement 
-Lyric Marid + Friends 

$25 GA ADV | $50 VIP ADV 
18+ | 21+ VIP BALCONY


In case you missed it, you can check out the recap of Lyric Marid performing with Tae Supreme and JTC Beats. 
Video shot/edited by M&A Productions

Surf's Up Release Party 

Release party for Surf's Up EP 
w/ Tae Supreme + Lyric Marid 

Special guests:
-Sieed Brown 
-Juice Lord 
-Omie the Homie 
-Tomorrow Genius 
-Devon Reason 
-sounds by Rich Lee 
-hosted by Gabriella Jacobs 

$5 before 10pm / $10 after 10pm 
21+ event

-presented by Ackronem, MDH, MCC

SURF'S UP - New EP from Tae Supreme + Lyric Marid 

It's no secret by now that your boy Lyric Marid is always working on something - POWER MOVES aren't made by lazy people. It's been less than 3 months since the full length Sota Seoul was released. Most artists would take time to bask in this accomplishment - a beautifully produced, 15 track album which many consider his best work to date.

Lyric Marid is not most artists.

Just in time for The PreSet 2 party tonight (Friday), Lyric teamed up with Modern Day Hippies co-founder Tae Supreme to create SURF'S UP, a 5 song EP full of bars for all of the 'wave-riders' out there. 

The EP is available for FREE download here.

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Previous events

YFN Lucci w/Lyric Marid

Prive, 315 N 1st Ave, Minneapolis, MN

On Saturday September 2, Lyric Marid will continue his streak of performing on nearly EVERY national touring artist's bill while they stop in Minneapolis. This time it's Think It’s A Game recording artist YFN Lucci.

Saturday Sept 2 at Prive' Nightclub -YFN Lucci -Lyric Marid -El 'Robbo -DB Tha Rasta -OSOTHASAVAGE

Music by DJ TIIIIIIIIIIP + DJ Enferno 10:00 pm Doors 21+ Event Tickets available from Lyric Marid or online at PriveMPLS.com

The Network

Nomad World Pub, 501 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

The Network" is a periodically curated event dictated by artist and the people of the Twin Cities. Presented by Lyric Marid & Rich Garvey

Performances by: -Rich Garvey -Lyric Marid -Gaines FM -Solostar -Piloto Williams

Music by DJLow & BabyGhost

Hosted by Devon Reason

$5 ADV / $10 Door / 21+

ILL City Nights 5

Nomad World Pub, 501 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

The return of ILL City Nights at the Nomad World Pub

Performances by: +Empire X +Yare +Profit +student 1 +Modern Day Hippies

Sounds provided by Rich Lee + Minnie Blanco

Hosted by Lyric Marid

9:00 pm doors $10 entry 21+ event

Jarren Benton 'Mink Coat Killa' Tour

Cabooze, 917 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

"Mink Coat Killer" Tour with Jarren Benton

Performances by: -Lyric Marid -A.C.E. -BowDizz -Profit -J Flight

$18 Early Bird / All Ages

Hosted By: Buddy Vegas DJ Bonez on the 1's & 2's

Black + Gold Party

Club Bantu, Minneapplis, MN

Sunny Side Up Entertainment presents: 1st Annual Black + Gold Party

Performances by: -Mista Maeham -Lyric Marid -XG the Prophecy -Dollaz Deniro + more

Music by DJ Bonez

$15 GA / $20 Door / $40 VIP / 21+ Ladies in FREE until 10

Famous Dex / Lil Pump + special guests

Lumber Exchange Event Center, 10 5th St S, Minneapolis, MN

BlindVision Entertainment Presents: Famous Dex & Lil Pump Live

Performances by: -Tae Supreme + Lyric Marid -Kid Automatic + Heavy Knee -Major G -KP Skizzo + more

Music By DJ Cam Jones

All Ages Event | Doors Open at 7:00pm $40 G.A. | $60 V.I.P

Waka Flocka Flame w/special guests

Muse Event Center, 107 3rd Ave N, Minneapolis, MN

Fusion Events + Go 95.3 Presents Waka Flocka Flame ft djWHOOkid

Hosted by Mr. Peter Parker, DJ Tiiiiiiiiiip & Dolo GIP

Performances by: -GainesFM -FREEWIFI -CLICKBAIT -The Movement -Lyric Marid + Friends

$25 GA ADV | $50 VIP ADV 18+ | 21+ VIP BALCONY

Redman/Dizzy Wright/Devin the Dude

Myth, 3090 Southlawn Dr, St Paul

Welcome To The Family 2 Album Release Show Live at The Myth

Starring: Redman Dizzy Wright Devin The Dude with -MayhemTheTruth -A.C.E. -Bobby Hatfield -Lyric Marid -Sake Red -Host Big Wiz -DJ DMil and DJ Fundraiser

Surf's Up EP Release

honey , 205 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN

Release party for Surf's Up EP w/ Tae Supreme + Lyric Marid

-Sieed Brown -Juice Lord -Omie the Homie -Tomorrow Genius -Devon Reason -sounds by Rich Lee -hosted by Gabriella Jacobs $5 before 10pm/$10 after 10pm

-presented by Ackronem, MDH, MCC

City 2 the Rez

Cabooze, 917 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

Thursday May 11 Mill City Collective + Rez Rap Records presents: CITY 2 THE REZ artist showcase

Representing MCC: Reed Benjamin aka KOB Nate Millyunz Deeply Rooted Tribe Nimo The Hooligan Lyric Marid

Representing Rez Rap: Baby Shel Thomas X Sake Red Left Field DJ Quincy James Native Son/DJ AO

$10 entry / 18+ event / 9:30 doors

The Cabooze 913 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404

The Sota Seoul Experience

TBA, Minneapolis, MN

-Tickets: $20 (which includes entry and food) 1st 100 tickets sold will recieve a FREE hard copy of #SotaSeoul -Performances By: Lyric Marid | BdotCroc | Why Khaliq | Nathan Ejuwa | Major G | Knucky -Hosted By: Deeply Rooted Tribe -Sounds By: DJ North Star & DJLow -Live Painting By: #SukiTheSaint -Soul Food Plates By: Jeffrey Butta Johnson -Artwork By: Trend Cities Designs MAKE SURE YOU PURCHASE YOUR TICKET ASAP. ONLY 300 AVAILABLE

Mill City Mayhem

The Cabooze, 917 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

Mill City Collective presents Mill City Mayhem Dance Party

w/ DJ Low, DJ North Star, DJ Rich Lee, DJ Intenz

TONS of special guests including performances from Mill City Collective

hosted by J.Plaza + Mr. Peter Parker

$10 entry 18+ event

Welcome Back from Australia

7th St Entry, 701 1st Ave N, Minneapolis, MN

Pledge Empire presents "Welcome Back from Australia"

Performances by: -Tek -Big Wiz -Lyric Marid -Reefa Rei

Hosted by: Mixie D & Cooly

Sounds by: DJ Airman Heat & DJ Pyramid

7th St Entry

8pm 18+ $10 Adv / $12 door