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MNspin Artist of the Week: TWAIN

September 14, 2023 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

TWAIN is a hip-hop recording artist from Minneapolis, by way of Chicago. A seasoned music maker, songwriter, and lyricist-his sound strikes a balance of timeless & contemporary hip-hop energy, autobiographic tales, and wordplay purists can appreciate.

Some of his live performances to date include Penn State University, the Big Turn and FOR THE LOVE music festivals, the Fine Line Music Café, the historic Capri Theater, and the Midwest Basketball League’s Halftime Show. 

A Twin Cities Hip Hop Award nominee and 96.3 B96 MN Homegrown Featured Artist, his work has been recognized by Audiomack and MnSpin. A proven indie music exec, he’s mentored and produced a number of acts, in addition to founding and curating the indie concert series A NIGHT OVER SOUTH in 2016, and TWIN CITIES MUSIC LOUNGE in 2018, plus more concert properties. His latest release, the special music project Midwest Mayor, dropped near the end of 2021.

Some of his popular songs are the smash “Polo Suit”, mega-hit “Joliet” (feat. Cariah Brinaé), and “Changes” (feat. Jay Jeminii), which was considered for the Recording Academy’s inaugural GRAMMY BEST SONG FOR SOCIAL CHANGE songwriters honor.

MNspin is an online collection of Minnesota music curated by local experts, brought to you by Hennepin County Library and the Friends of the Hennepin County Library. The collection features hundreds of selected albums by Minnesota artists of all genres. Minnesota artists gain exposure, and music lovers can explore the rich diversity of the local music scene and discover new favorite artists and bands. Music is available to freely stream or download here: hclib.musicat.co/.


September 14, 2023
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm


Peavey Plaza
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55415 United States
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