Cold Flows for Warm Clothes

Sunday, November 30, 2014 - 6:00pm

Free with donation of a new or lightly used winter coat. This is a standing show with an open floor. All ages welcome.

Cold Flows for Warm Clothes poster detail

A bunch of Minnesota‚Äôs top hip hop artists come together for the third annual Cold Flows for Warm Clothes, a unique benefit concert. This year, net proceeds and donations benefit Division of Indian Works' Healthy Transitions program. All of the artists are donating their time.

The Cold Flows benefit features:

DJ Nimo The Hooligan
Finding Reason
Tall Paul
Baby Shel
Manny Phesto
Mental Madness Wreckords
The Lioness
Mac Irv
Unknown Prophets
Guardians of Balance
Hosted by Glo Pesci, and very special guest John Trudell.
Tall Paul portrait
Ask Tall Paul why he felt it was his purpose to emcee. Don't expect the conventional "Nas and 2pac made me do it" kind of answer. "I started writin' rhymes when I was 14. I was left in awe by 106th & Park's 'Freestyle Friday' rap battle segment. When Jin...
Baby Shel portrait
Rap artist based out of Red Lake Reservation Ojibwa Tribe in Northern Minnesota. Hip Hop was shown to me at an early age from my moms, pops, uncles, aunties, cousins all that. it just stuck, i go by Baby Shel, simply because that's how everyone knows me...
The Lioness looking regal
"Her hustle is uncanny, her drive is relentless"!... 23 Year old Recording Artist x Female Rapper x Engineer x SESAC Affilate, Producer x Femcee x Songwriter... Queen.
Guardians of Balance album cover
The rap group G.O.B. was formed when two young men with superior mic ability noticed each others talents in a studio production class in high school. Meyer St. Paul Slim Warren and Nick M-13 Muhammad of St. Paul Minnesota, decided to take their solo talents...
Mental Madness Wreckords logo
Mental Madness Wreckords is a Minneapolis based Record label which released the Legendary Micranot's (I Self Devine & DJ Kool Akiem) first EP "The Farward EP" in 1999 prior to their following record deals (Sub Verse/Rhymesayers). In 2013 DJ Kool Akiem...
Unknown Prophets group photo
Most hip-hop fans around the country know there's something strangely special about the Twin Cities scene. They can flash their indie cred like a fanned out fistful of Franklins just by rattling off a few of the most recognizable names -- Atmosphere and...
Mac Irv at mic
North side Minneapolis born and bred Mac Irv gained a love for all music at an early age which stemmed from living next door to Fred Steele of the gospel music legends the "Steele Family" and directly across the street from musician Cornbread Harris, father...
John Trudell portrait
John Trudell is an acclaimed poet, national recording artist, actor and activist whose international following reflects the universal language of his words, work and message. Trudell (Santee Sioux) was a spokesperson for the Indian of All Tribes occupation of...

Major Funders

The McKnight FoundationTarget

Minnesota State Arts BoardThis activity is funded, in part, by the Minnesota State Arts Board through the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund, and a grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation Minnesota