Hi, My name is Matt Allen. But I am guessing you are here because you want to know a little bit more about my Hip-Hop identity, Nur-D. I have been doing Hip Hop since Feb. 2018 and it has been a wild ride!

My first dip into this ocean of music was through an open mic competition called "Shut Up & Rap" put on by 95.3FM (Local Radio Station here in MN). Coming in, I had no idea how this Hip Hop game worked but I knew I loved performing and so that's what I did. And I ended up winning four times in a row! They eventually retired me from competition but they offered me a spot in a huge Hip Hop festival called Soundset. As soon as I hit that stage, everything took off into the stars!

I have been able to do Hip Hop all over the Mid West and the coasts as well. I have played for Paisley Park, First Avenue, and even US Bank Stadium. I have been on tour with Brother Ali and have shared a bill with the likes of Jaden Smith, Tyler the Creator, and the Wu-Tang Clan! I have been able to play so many wonderful events, meet incredible people, and put out what I think is some really fun music.

You won't find any cursing in my material (except for Damn so sorry if that's a deal-breaker for ya) but you will find honesty and hopefully a lot of fun!

Upcoming Shows


Jul
23
rd
Fine Line
Jul
23
rd
Fine Line

Nur-D and Finding Novyon

with Xavier Goodman and JAKI

Past Shows


Apr
3
rd
2021
Livestream
Apr
3
rd
2021
Livestream

First Avenue's 51st Anniversary Celebration ft. Bad Bad Hats ( Live and Streaming )

with performances from First Avenue over the past year from Charlie Parr, Curtiss A, Dizzy Fae, Hippo Campus, Soul Asylum, Trampled by Turtles, and more
with Nur-D
Mar
27
th
2020
Fine Line
Mar
27
th
2020
Fine Line
Cancelled

Nur-D and Gully Boys

with John Chuck and The Class
Jan
25
th
2020
Mainroom
Jan
25
th
2020
Mainroom

First Avenue's BEST NEW BANDS OF 2019

with FruitPunchLoverBoy, Green/Blue, Loki's Folly and more!
Dec
19
th
2019
Mainroom
Dec
19
th
2019
Mainroom

Brother Ali

with Evidence, Nur-D and DJ LAST WORD
Oct
31
st
2019
Fine Line
Oct
31
st
2019
Fine Line

Lady Lark and Black Market Brass

with Nur-D and Apollo Cobra
Sep
18
th
2019
Fine Line
Sep
18
th
2019
Fine Line

Grieves

with Mouse Powell, Student 1 and Nur-D
Jul
21
st
2019
7th St Entry
Jul
21
st
2019
7th St Entry
Jun
14
th
2019
7th St Entry
Jun
14
th
2019
7th St Entry

Nur-D

with FruitPunchLoverBoy, Mac Turner, LT. SUNNIE and more!
Dec
30
th
2018
7th St Entry
Dec
30
th
2018
7th St Entry

Nur-D

with Mpls Drew and Jake Giller

More Shows

Nov
14
th
Amsterdam Bar & Hall

Citizen

with Drug Church, Glitterer and Floating Room
Aug
28
th
7th St Entry

Katie Toupin

Nov
13
th
First Avenue

The Hold Steady

with Gully Boys and Kiss the Tiger
Feb
14
th
Fine Line

Current Joys