Muja Messiah

Muja Messiah was named City Pages Best Hip-Hop Artist 2009, Star Tribune's Best Local records 2009, The Onion 's Local Artist of the decade. Muja Messiah was featured on Atmosphere's Strictly Leakage on "Crewed Up", URB Next 100, with "Beautiful" ft. Samahra (Black Blondie). Muja Messiah released MPLS Massacre vol.1. in 2008 with its more hardcore, aggressive tracks including the internet jumps "Amy Winehouse" and M.I.A.'s "Paper Planes". Working with longtime producer Mckinney (The Weeknd / Esthero), armed with new bangers from Che Vicious (Eminem / Lauryn Hill) and advice from Slug and I-Self Devine, Muja Messiah delivered the critically acclaimed Adventures Of A BBoy DBoy. He walks the tightrope between hardcore street anthems, humor laced party joints and political manifestos.

The Minneapolis-based MC known for his politically incorrect satire, combines serious comedy and street anthems to create a 'thinking man's' hip-hop. What you won't hear from Muja is politically correct lyrics, but politically charged themes like the powerful anti-Bush anthems "Patriot Act" feat. I-Self Divine and "Give It Up" feat. Black Thought (The Roots). Those themes run throughout, lyrically full of passion for the rap game and love of Minneapolis. As many youth of this generation face the anger at the status quo, through observations of social awareness, coming of age stories, tales of Minneapolis and its unique culture-clash. Muja Messiah has shared stages with The Roots, Slick Rick, dead prez, Common, Ghostface Killa, Rakim, De La Soul, Grandmaster Master Flash, KRS-One, Redman, 50 Cent, Atmosphere, Wale, K'naan, GZA, J*Davey, Camp Lo, Slum Village, The Cool Kids, Clipse and Yelawolf. CMJ, Soundset 08, Yo! The Movement, Twin Cities Hip-Hop Awards, Minnesota Music Awards and Toronto Urban Music Festival.

Past Shows


Sep
2
nd
2019
7th St Entry
Sep
2
nd
2019
7th St Entry

Velvet Negroni

with Kamilla Love, Muja Messiah and Slauson Malone 1
Jul
23
rd
2019
Turf Club
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!
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!
Dec
26
th
2015
Turf Club
Dec
26
th
2015
Turf Club

Villa Rosa, Maria Isa and Muja Messiah

with Why Khaliq, Lady Xok, CURANDERO and more!
Aug
1
st
2015
7th St Entry
Aug
1
st
2015
7th St Entry

I Self Devine

with Sarah White, Muja Messiah, The Lioness and more!
Feb
14
th
2015
7th St Entry
Feb
14
th
2015
7th St Entry

MIKE THE MARTYR

with Muja Messiah, BOBBY RAPS, Manny Phesto and more!
Dec
26
th
2014
7th St Entry
Dec
26
th
2014
7th St Entry

Muja Messiah

with Metasota, FREEZ, Sarah White and more!
May
23
rd
2014
7th St Entry
May
23
rd
2014
7th St Entry

Muja Messiah

with MIKE THE MARTYR, Metasota, GRIP and more!
Jan
28
th
2012
7th St Entry
Jan
28
th
2012
7th St Entry

Freddie Gibbs

with DJ Espada and Muja Messiah
Jan
22
nd
2012
7th St Entry
Jan
22
nd
2012
7th St Entry

I Self Devine

with Brother Ali, Muja Messiah, Alicia Steele and The Endeavors and more!
Sep
28
th
2011
Varsity Theater
Sep
28
th
2011
Varsity Theater

Brother Ali, Muja Messiah, Maria Isa and more!

with Dan Speak, dj stage one, Kool Akiem and more!
Sep
17
th
2011
Mainroom
Sep
17
th
2011
Mainroom

Villa Rosa, Muja Messiah and Maria Isa

with Carnage The Executioner, Mayda, MIKE THE MARTYR and more!
Aug
24
th
2011
7th St Entry
Aug
24
th
2011
7th St Entry

Trey Lane

with Illuminous 3, Fresco, Black Lung and more!
May
7
th
2011
7th St Entry
May
7
th
2011
7th St Entry

Guilty Simpson

with Muja Messiah, DJ TURTLENECK, MaLLy and more!
Mar
30
th
2011
Mainroom
Mar
30
th
2011
Mainroom

Yelawolf

with Prof and Muja Messiah
Sep
9
th
2010
7th St Entry
Sep
9
th
2010
7th St Entry

Muja Messiah

with DJ TURTLENECK and I Self Devine
Feb
9
th
2010
Mainroom
Feb
9
th
2010
Mainroom

A BENEFIT FOR HAITI

with Brother Ali, FREEWAY & JAKE ONE, Sage Francis and more!

More Shows

Nov
8
th
7th St Entry

Palm

with Water From Your Eyes and Products
Nov
19
th
7th St Entry

Oruã and Laminate

with New Plastic Abstracts
Nov
3
rd
Turf Club

Chris Forsyth and Meg Baird

Oct
9
th
7th St Entry

Heavy Gus

with Sister Species