WHAT:  Fourteen up and coming national and local independent hip hop emcees and producers will descend upon the studio rooms of the Institute of Production & Recording to create new music with an unfamiliar collaborator. Partnered up randomly, each producer will bring their best beats and each emcee will bring their best rhymes and in a limited amount of time create a new track and then perform it for the public just hours later.

WHO:    The seven emcees: Abstract Rude, Manifest, St. Paul Slim, Carnage, New MC, Sims of Doomtree & Felipe Cuauhtli of Los Nativos.

The seven producers: Blueprint, Medium Zach of Big Quarters, O-D, Katrah-Quey, Benzilla, X:144 and Big Cats.

Hosted by Brandon Allday of Big Quarters.  WHEN:    Thursday June 25th, 2009 at 6pm for the artists to begin their 3 hour collaboration, and 9pm for the public to watch each newly formed duo perform their song WHERE:    The Institute of Production & Recording (IPR) 312 Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401. The event is all ages and free to the public.CONTACT:  Josh Mohr, 612-845-5057.

LIVE STREAM: For those that cannot make the event, the collaboration will be broadcast live online at




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