Botzy is the consummate Minneapolis rap hustler, recognizing that work ethic extends into every facet of his musical journey. You'll see it on stage and off, the hungry approach to both his craft and his movement, and the passion behind his art from all sides culminates in an impressive final product.

While cutting teeth since 2009 rapping in the genre­bending live band Culture Cry Wolf, Botzy's been able to fine tune his voice and energy enough to handle both solo and group creative efforts. When he attacks tracks on his own ­ as he has on 2010's Deaf to the Static, various mixtapes, and his upcoming release Buck Fotzy,­ the songs bare his individual signature, spinning tales of soured relationships and personal struggle with a grin and a sense of humor. Having always held the spark to write and inspire others, his initial work with GAHEDiNDIE (now known as “Moody Black”) ­and by extension, P.O.S., Carnage, and other Minneapolis heavyweights ­shaped his skill with all facets of rap creation.

Bouncing around different cities until finally landing in Minneapolis in 2008, whose scene fit his rhythm and aesthetic impeccably, Botzy has been putting in work as a show curator in addition to his own performances. The successful Best Love Is Free showcase and mix CD release is entering its fifth year of increasing turn­outs, and the support Botzy lends other artists within the local community is impressive. As a solid figure already in the Minneapolis rap scene, Botzy is ready with the release of Buck Fotzy to take his music to the next level.

Past Shows


Apr
24
th
2016
7th St Entry
Jun
13
th
2015
7th St Entry
Jun
13
th
2015
7th St Entry

Kate Tempest

with K.Raydio and Botzy
Oct
25
th
2014
7th St Entry
Aug
29
th
2014
7th St Entry
Aug
29
th
2014
7th St Entry

Botzy

with Beasthead, DRE GREEN, HEAVY PETTING and more!
May
8
th
2014
Triple Rock Social Club
May
8
th
2014
Triple Rock Social Club
Mar
19
th
2014
Turf Club
Mar
19
th
2014
Turf Club

Guerilla Toss

with Ryan Power and Botzy
Mar
6
th
2014
7th St Entry
Mar
6
th
2014
7th St Entry

ARE YOU LOCAL?

with Black Diet, Botzy, Jillian Rae and more!
Nov
27
th
2013
Turf Club
Nov
27
th
2013
Turf Club

Mark Mallman

with Botzy, Bomba de Luz, DJ NEIL WEIR and more!
Jul
11
th
2013
7th St Entry
Jul
11
th
2013
7th St Entry

KILLSTREAK

with CHANTZ EROLIN, Rich Garvey, Psymun and more!
May
1
st
2013
Triple Rock Social Club
May
1
st
2013
Triple Rock Social Club

Zion I

ZION I
with Botzy and Duenday
May
26
th
2012
7th St Entry
May
26
th
2012
7th St Entry

Soulcrate

with PHANTOM BALANCE, Botzy and Sapient

More Shows

Mar
13
th
The Fitzgerald Theater

An Evening with
The Steeldrivers

Nov
6
th
Fine Line
canceled

Wavves

with SadGirl and Juiceboxxx
Aug
11
th
First Avenue

Ty Segall and The Freedom Band

Oct
30
th
Live Stream

Houndmouth