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Mike Dreams (Record Release Show)

Dec. 17
9 p.m.
$8
Hip-Hop

Minneapolis rapper Mike Dreams’ accomplishments are many — for one, his song “So Long” appeared in an episode of the Starz drama Power — but he’s still underrated. While he doesn’t exactly embrace the “conscious rapper” label, the 28-year-old has an impressive control of language and a penchant for thoughtful song concepts (which at times recall his fellow south Minneapolis native Slug). He also has an eclectic taste in beats, whether it’s boom bap or something more futuristic and electronic-oriented. For his first show at 7th St. Entry in four years, Dreams is celebrating the release of his long-awaited Pardon My Vices LP, his fourth album and follow-up to 2012’s Millennial. So far, previews of the album include “Change Up” and “Cheddar Bay Biscuits,” which, while immediately effective for their trap-influenced production, serve as reminders that Dreams is extraordinarily talented with a pen. With Muja Messiah, Destiny Roberts, Dwynell Roland, Juice Lord, and Ashley DuBose.