If anyone knows about hard work, dedication, and overcoming fear, it's Mac Irv. Born and raised in North Minneapolis, Mac Irv’s passion for rhyming began at an early age, 9 years old. His love of music sparked from his grandfather, along with living across the street from Cornbread Harris, father of Grammy award-winning producer Jimmy Jam.

Mac Irv’s gift for music went undiscovered for many years as his talent for basketball required a full commitment. After receiving a scholarship to the University of Minnesota, he exceeded the athletic expectations, placing him as an All-Big Ten Player. His professional career overseas was eventually cut short after a serious hip inquiry. While recovering from injury, Mac Irv’s love for music was soon reignited.

Known as the “Hometown Hero”, Mac Irv released a game changer called “Hometown” that allowed him to ultimately represent Minnesota. Along with his project Misfit:55411, which has been critically acclaimed amassing over 2 million streams. He is the man and he’s just getting started. Mac Irv has performed at Soundset, Summerset, SXSW, and First Avenue, just to name a few. He has also toured the entire country, gaining the experience of a lifetime!

Heavily affected by the death and incarceration of friends throughout the years, he continues to stay on top through the oppression that confronts his community by inspiring everyone. Mac Irv’s music exposes and challenges the disparities in his neighborhood through his lyrics, which has earned a place in the Hip hop scene of Minneapolis, with over 37,000 monthly listeners on Spotify. Mac Irv is getting ready to breakthrough in this music game, so get ready to join the movement.

His latest album, The Breakthrough (Jan 2021), is one more proof point that Mac is poised for greatness. This thoughtful release clearly displays an artist that has an incredibly wide range, not only in talent - rapping, singing, songwriting - but also in the topics his music tackles – hard to face real life issues, party records, love songs, workout anthems. Initial numbers have backed these statements up. In less than three months The Breakthrough has amassed over a million views on YouTube & over 500k streams on Spotify.

Past Shows


Sep
23
rd
2021
First Avenue
Sep
23
rd
2021
First Avenue

MINNESOTA MUSIC FESTIVAL

featuring JAKI, MAC IRV, NUR-D, J. PLAZA, REVII (NIMIC REVENUE), MARIA ISA, NIKO SLIM, J.MONTE & LOKI952, PRINCE WILL, NEENOSKY, OZONE CREATIONS, BAYO, KELVINO, JAKE GILLER, TREYSON GREEN, JUICE LORD, and TAE SUPREME
Aug
13
th
2021
7th St Entry
Aug
13
th
2021
7th St Entry

Mac Irv

with Tae Supreme, JonRay and Mac Turner
Apr
14
th
2019
Clyde Iron Works
Apr
14
th
2019
Clyde Iron Works

Prof

with Mac Irv, Cashinova and WILLIE WONKA
Apr
6
th
2019
PROF 4/6/19
Apr
6
th
2019
PROF 4/6/19

Prof

with Mac Irv, Cashinova and WILLIE WONKA
Mar
8
th
2019
Fine Line
Mar
8
th
2019
Fine Line

Mac Irv

with Mac Turner, Prince Riley, Tae Supreme and more!
Sep
8
th
2018
Cabooze Outdoor Plaza
Sep
8
th
2018
Cabooze Outdoor Plaza

Prof

with Lil B, Montana of 300, Cashinova and more!
Jun
23
rd
2017
Fine Line
Jun
23
rd
2017
Fine Line

Freddie Gibbs

with Jon Connor and Mac Irv
Oct
15
th
2016
Mainroom
Oct
15
th
2016
Mainroom

ZOMBIE PUB CRAWL

with Slamdunkapher, JA RULE, DAN BERUBE and more!
Jul
30
th
2016
7th St Entry
Jul
30
th
2016
7th St Entry

Mac Irv

with J. Plaza, STEVE NEAL and AVERY
Feb
19
th
2016
7th St Entry
Feb
19
th
2016
7th St Entry

Prof

with Mike Mictlan, Mac Irv and DJ FUNDO
Dec
3
rd
2015
Triple Rock Social Club
Dec
3
rd
2015
Triple Rock Social Club

TORY LANEZ

with BOOGIE and Mac Irv
Sep
5
th
2015
Cabooze Outdoor Plaza
Sep
5
th
2015
Cabooze Outdoor Plaza

Prof

with Mystikal, Murs, Denzel Curry and more!
Apr
17
th
2015
7th St Entry
Apr
17
th
2015
7th St Entry

HAPHDUZN, MaLLy and DJ LAST WORD

with Mac Irv and Plain Ole Bill
Dec
31
st
2014
PROF 12/31/14
Dec
31
st
2014
PROF 12/31/14

Prof

with St. Paul Slim, Mac Irv and DJ Adatrak
Jan
20
th
2012
Mainroom

More Shows

Feb
28
th
Turf Club

IYA TERRA

with Artikal Sound System and SunDub
Dec
30
th
Turf Club

KennyHoopla

with Groupthink
Mar
19
th
Turf Club

Thumpasaurus

Mar
4
th
First Avenue

Mod Sun

with Stand Atlantic and Tom The Mail Man