Here at Mindinversion we like to show love to local up and comers in the music scene. Some artists of our areal, even artists we might know and hang out with personally. Cause we are so cool like that and we can. Here is a chance for us to get out of the mainstream a bit and focus on the future, on things that interest us now, and to show you what’s up where we live.
In this edition of Local Love I have decided to do a little bit of a piece on my friend and almost neighbor Lukeb.
Lukeb. is a local Minneapolis transplant from La Crosse/La Crescent area (La Crosse Music Scene), as well as this guy, so there is empathy and recognition in his art and words that I can relate to. He has been rocking his style for some time and he goes hard on the mic all the time. His MC skills are authoritative, aggressive, and deep. Northern Lightz live shows are always exciting. He does his own production (“everything, Man.”) and he rages daily. If you are looking for something local and homemade with a twist of great lyricism and humble humility then you are looking for Lukeb. He has been doing shows for 10 plus years in the Midwest, he is a vet. go check out a show if one is near, also check the jukeboxes at your favorite bars, hit up Northern Lightz with a Z.
This video is good for a listen. It makes a decent day start better. These are beats made down the street. I can enjoy that. The video is artsy and made by Lukeb. Well done, representing the neighborhood.
“We do all this shit ourselves.” -Lukeb.
If you dig the video I advise you to check out more music from Lukeb. Lukeb. also is part of the creative force surrounding Northern Lightz, and he does collaborations with numerous artists in and throughout the Midwest, specifically La Crosse, WI: Motz, CASTaway, Sara Mae, Mysta J, YoursTruly, Cat Robey and the Whiiild Ones, MasterNate, and others. Also, check out the above single and other songs on his soon to be dropped album The Midnight Zone.
Check them at:
Soundcloud Link: Northern Lightz Sound
ReverbNation Link: Northern Lightz ReverbNation
Other Albums: You Can’t get there from Here, Other Side of the Table, and others.