Dwynell Roland

Dwynell was born and raised in North Minneapolis, and has been rapping since the age of 13. During that time when he first started writing, he was part of a collective called TCB (Twin City Boyz). His time with the TCB was spent largely perfecting his craft of freestyling, and honing his knack for writing songs with a stylistic flair similar to T3 of Slum Village or Schoolboy Q, perfecting his style while maintaining a writing style similar to Joe Budden. This is mostly shown when he has dropped various freeverses via his YouTube page, showing his effervescence over such beats as “Stay Schemin’” and “Shine Blockas”.

Dwynell’s experience doing recorded material was on his first mixtape, Upside, which has shown the strides he’s made to perfect his songwriting craft, all the while making sure his style was at the forefront, with almost a drawl and depth to his voice. Dwynell released his debut EP, Make Due in October of 2012, and then started subsequent work on writing material for his album, called 92 and Roland, which continues to show vast improvement from his days in his teens, and freely talking about topics of partying and reflection, delivering feel-good jams that leave a listener with no choice but to nod and enjoy the various personas that Dwynell possesses.

With the release of his Factors EP in August 2014, Dwynell started to explore more serious subject matter, such as on the track “She” about the quest for love gone awry, and that led him to new territory, such as garnering an opening spot on Prof Outdoors in 2016. Shortly after his performance, he released a new project called “The Popular Nobody,” a project that allowed Dwynell to crank the volume up to 11 and show why he is one of the standouts of the new crop of rappers hailing from Minneapolis.

Past Shows


Apr
3
rd
2020
7th St Entry
Apr
3
rd
2020
7th St Entry
Jan
31
st
2020
7th St Entry
Jan
31
st
2020
7th St Entry

Lydia Liza and Big Cats

with Dwynell Roland, K.Raydio and TaliaKnight
Dec
13
th
2019
Mainroom
Dec
13
th
2019
Mainroom

Yam Haus

with Graveyard Club and Dwynell Roland
Aug
30
th
2019
Schell’s Stage at Schilling Amphitheater
Aug
30
th
2019
Schell’s Stage at Schilling Amphitheater
Aug
10
th
2019
7th St Entry
Aug
10
th
2019
7th St Entry

Dwynell Roland

with Student 1, Manchita, FruitPunchLoverBoy and more!
Jun
7
th
2019
7th St Entry
Jun
7
th
2019
7th St Entry

JOHN CHUCK AND THE CLASS

with Dwynell Roland and Denny
Jul
13
th
2018
Mainroom
Jul
13
th
2018
Mainroom

Congressman Keith Ellison and Senator BERNIE SANDERS

with Dwynell Roland and DJ SHANNON BLOWTORCH
Mar
16
th
2018
7th St Entry
Mar
16
th
2018
7th St Entry

Dwynell Roland

with Nick Jordan, TIMOTHY DEVON, DJ FUNDO and more!
Jan
5
th
2018
Mainroom
Jan
5
th
2018
Mainroom

FIRST AVENUE’S BEST NEW BANDS OF 2017

with The Bad Man, Blaha, Dwynell Roland and more!
Nov
22
nd
2017
Turf Club
Nov
22
nd
2017
Turf Club

Har Mar Superstar

with Dwynell Roland and The Trappistines
Apr
27
th
2017
7th St Entry
Jan
27
th
2017
7th St Entry
Jan
27
th
2017
7th St Entry

P.O.S

with Lady Midnight, J. PLAZA, Dwynell Roland and more!
Dec
17
th
2016
7th St Entry
Dec
17
th
2016
7th St Entry

Mike Dreams

with Muja Messiah, Destiny Roberts, Dwynell Roland and more!
Sep
10
th
2016
Cabooze Outdoor Plaza
Sep
10
th
2016
Cabooze Outdoor Plaza

Prof

with Hopsin, Grieves, Sa-Roc and more!
Apr
22
nd
2016
7th St Entry
Apr
22
nd
2016
7th St Entry

Get Cryphy

with Plain Ole Bill, Jimmy 2 Times, DJ LAST WORD and more!

More Shows

Sep
21
st
Palace Theatre
Mar
27
th
Fine Line

The Dip

with Wyatt Waddell
Mar
2
nd
7th St Entry

Weathers

with Moby Rich and Kenzo Cregan
May
9
th
Fine Line

Greer

with The Honeysticks