Performing: Saturday, July 9 at 8:15 pm on Kum & Go Stage
Minneapolis has long been a hotbed for hip-hop. From the Rhymesayers crew featuring Atmosphere, Brother Ali, and many more to the burgeoning talent of Astronautalis, POS and Dessa, the Twin Cities has been churning out a surprising amount of talent over the last twenty years. Add to that mix Lizzo, a smart, quick-tongued MC and singer whose unique rhymes and soul singer background have made her one of the top talents in a crowded field.
Lizzo is a gifted R&B singer, who understands the genre like few others. However, she isn’t content to rest just on that. Her most recent album, 2015’s “Big Grrrl Small World” mixes her vocal abilities with her unmistakable flow to create one of the most diverse sounding albums of last year; an album Paste Magazine gave an 8.2 and Spin named it the 17th best hip hop album of 2015. Lizzo is set to rule the world and will add to that reign at 80/35.
- Written by Dave Murphy. Dave has written lots of places, and may write for you if you ask nicely. Follow Dave at @helloimdave