For the first night of The Great Iscape Tour, Blaise and I made our way to Minneapolis, MN. We opened up for Tony the Scribe who was celebrating his birthday, as well as the release of his new EP, Mixed Blood. We really loved the venue (great stage area, good drinks, spacious, etc.). Blaise went on first and immediately grabbed the audience’s attention. He wasted no time bringing the Chicago grit and energy to Minneapolis. However, he got even more of their attention when he tripped over a stage monitor and fell (lol). He handled the fall as gracefully as a gazelle galloping through a field. Other than that, he was typical Blaise, meaning he absolutely killed it. I took the stage directly after him. I was really happy with how the crowd reacted to my music. It was a big deal for me to perform in Minneapolis because I’ve been so in tune with the hip hop scene there for literal decades.
After us, we got to see Chance York, Eric Mayson, and Big Cats. Their set was super energetic. Between York’s witty and positive lyrics, the hard hitting beats, and live keys it was hard not to get into what they were doing on stage. After that, we got to see the man of the hour, Tony the Scribe. For Tony’s set, white sheets were hung up around the entire stage. Then, the lights went out in the venue. A bright light then illuminated the stage so all you could see was Tony’s shadow. Needless to say, his set was lit (literally and figuratively). He had fantastic energy and meaningful lyrics. On behalf of Mad Science and Inkiscape, we would like to sincerely thank everyone who was involved with and/or attended this event. Thank you for having us, we can’t wait to return!