Thanks HNebraska & Maha Festival 2014!!
Maha Music Festival 2014 | Full Coverage
Before M34N STR33T even took the stage, their set generated buzz.
What were those picket signs? The ones lining the front of the Omaha Gives stage all early afternoon, and reading things like “R34d a book,” “Pizza is the truth,” and “RIP Jay Adams.”
After a slam poetry reading from Louder Than A Bomb, rapper Conchance and beatmakers Haunted Gauntlet and DJ Really Real took the stage, bringing with them a large drawing cutout of a cyclops-esque Scottie Pippen.
The trio’s set was booming with beats borrowing retro doo-wop samples and Conchance’s quick, effortless rhymes.
In what turned out to be a smart branding move, the group announced they would leave their picket signs with the Maha crowd after the set was over. These signs were toted around by festival-goers for the rest of the day, carrying M34M STR33T’s both nonsensical and positive messages.
The hip-hop trio played songs from their new debut album, Mutants of Omaha, including “Nite Owl,” which featured no shortage of soul-inspired sounds. Download that album for free here.
The crowd cheered as Conchance gave advice on self-dignifying ethics. The rapper told the crowd to respect its elders, if they respect you. He also told the audience to respect the police, but not to show that respect to anyone who does not respect you back, a possible allusion to the recent controversial events in Ferguson, Missouri.
The group ended with the humorously titled “Scottie Pippen’s Right Knee.” A song with lyrics fitting for the set’s positive statements: “Shouts out to respect, you cannot forget love. What’s good modesty? Hello to your sister integrity.”
Following the group’s set, Conchance apologized to the crowd, specifically the families at the festival, for M34N STR33T’s explicit lyrics. The rapper said the swear words in the songs are simply a part of the songs and their meanings. Understandable, seeing as how worrying about explicit lyrics may have disrupted Conchance’s otherwise relentless flow.
photos by Shelby Wolfe
photo by Chris Dinan
Nite Owl is the first official video by Omaha based group M34N STR33T.http://www.m34nstr33t.com
Directed, filmed, & edited by Harrison Martin
Co-directed, music, & design by M34N STR33T
Paige Ellen Miller
Both(Scky Rei & INFNTLP)
Special Thanks: DJ Really Real, Tony Allen, Todd Fink, Greg Elsasser, Rick Carson, Doug Van Sloun
M34N STR33T slump at Sweatfest. We helped raise them a new PA. The police showed up during our set…we didn’t stop or get turnt down. Blessing to the bands that performed and to the people of Omaha.
M34N STR33T is a producer, rapper, DJ trio that released “Mutants..” on 4.25.14 at Slowdown in Omaha, NE. The new full length album brings 19+ songs to the public free digitally online along side M34n Str33t’s very own 8-bit video game!
To download the album and game FREE
Please visit: http://www.m34nstr33t.com
Music by: M34N STR33T
Graphics & Editing by: Adam Robert Haug aka Haunted Gauntlet
Cameras by: Miguel Cedillo, Dan Thompson III & Chris Dinan
Lights by: Jeremy Deaton
Sound by: Dan Brennan
Special Thanks to: Jack Blanket, Both, Borealis, & Sean Pratt & The Sweats.
Video Production by: Make Believe New Media and Haunted Gauntlet
M34N STR33T is a rap/beat/dj trio from Midtown Omaha, Nebraska. ——-Really Real is missing. Conny & Haunted Gauntlet are at home playing video games and waiting on two medium pizzas. They encounter a devilish mutant pizza dude with a stash of games…”Mutants of Omaha” is the game and the title of the first full length album by M34N STR33T. The album & game are released to the public April 25, 2014. Free Digital Download and Game @ http://www.m34nstr33t.com