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


Oct
31
st
First Avenue
Oct
31
st
First Avenue

First Avenue's Annual
Halloween Party and Costume Contest

The Best Halloween Party in Town
Over $1,000.00 in cash prizes
featuring DJs Sophia Eris, Keezy, Rowsheen, and Izzie P
hosted by Nur-D
with DJ Smitty and Roy Freedom

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
Sep
4
th
2021
Schell’s Stage at Schilling Amphitheater
Sep
4
th
2021
Schell’s Stage at Schilling Amphitheater

First Avenue Goes To The Fair
feat. Colin Campbell, Diane, EVV, Longshot, Monica LaPlante

Hosted by Nur-D
with house band Al Church and The Congregation
Sep
3
rd
2021
Schell’s Stage at Schilling Amphitheater
Sep
3
rd
2021
Schell’s Stage at Schilling Amphitheater
Jul
23
rd
2021
Fine Line
Jul
23
rd
2021
Fine Line

Nur-D and Finding Novyon

with Xavier Goodman and JAKI
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
26
th
7th St Entry

Longshot & Lazerbeak

with Jus Justice, Ms. Lakesha, Mo Bluntz and more!
Feb
5
th
Turf Club

Cory Branan

Apr
24
th
Fine Line

Joy Oladokun

with Bre Kennedy
Nov
5
th
7th St Entry

The Stress of Her Regard

with Whiskey Rock ‘n’ Roll Club and The Trappistines