student 1

Lulseged “Lu” Afework is a first-generation American of Ethiopian descent, born in Maryland before moving to Minnesota at the age of three. Lu first picked a notebook up after watching 8 Mile, soon succumbing to the frustrations of being eight with no bars. He picked it back up during his junior year at Simley High School, where he was always the first name on attendance that every teacher would apologize before mispronouncing. This common misstep in cultural competency, paired with the inspiration from watching a friend rap on Facebook, led to Lu’s christening as Student 1: a reflection of a lifetime dedication to learning oneself, the world, and the game.

After a two-year stint at Inver Hills Community College - ending in academic suspension which lead to him dropping out - Lu shifted his life’s focus to perfecting his work for the world outside his frozen suburbia. Student 1 embodies an upbeat approach to interrogating the questions of life, fusing an oddball braggadocio with meticulous technicality for an engrossing experience that’s equally whip-ready and stare-at-the-ceiling ready. For all the relentless energy in his flexin’, there’s a moment of self-crisis to match it. Caught in a haze of tobacco and uncertainty, Student 1 serves as a beacon of light for anyone reveling in their uncertainty, searching for the motivation to persevere through a world that feels set to destroy them.

Upcoming Shows


Aug
30
th
Schell’s Stage at Schilling Amphitheater
Aug
30
th
Schell’s Stage at Schilling Amphitheater

First Avenue Goes to the Fair

featuring Fanaka NationJake Balistrieri & Sarah Mevissen (Pit Stop) • Lars Pruitt (Yam Haus) • student 1The Foxgloves • hosted by Diane
with Al Church and The Congregation

Past Shows


May
15
th
2024
7th St Entry
May
15
th
2024
7th St Entry

RAGEFUTURE

featuring Whim Countystudent 1Fanaka NationOKniceTraiveon (P.O.C.)Solana & The SunsetsDJ Nanobyte

★ Local Show ★
Jan
7
th
2024
7th St Entry
Jan
7
th
2024
7th St Entry

Radio K's Frostbite Residency

with TABAHCarnage The Executionerstudent 1SoulFlower

★ Local Show ★
Dec
28
th
2023
7th St Entry
Dec
28
th
2023
7th St Entry

Shrimpnose

'As It Seems' Album Release
with BLOOD $MOKE BODY, student 1, TaliaKnight and more!
Aug
28
th
2023
7th St Entry
Aug
28
th
2023
7th St Entry

Wave Chapelle

The Chapelle Show
with special appearance by Mayda
with BLOOD $MOKE BODY, student 1, Spider Creek and more!
Jul
12
th
2023
Fine Line
Jul
12
th
2023
Fine Line

Souls of Mischief

'93 'Till Infinity' 30th Anniversary Tour
with BreakBeat Lou, The Architect, Sean Anonymous and more!
Nov
15
th
2021
Amsterdam Bar & Hall
Nov
15
th
2021
Amsterdam Bar & Hall

Phony Ppl

Nowhere But Up Tour
with student 1
Sep
8
th
2021
7th St Entry
Sep
8
th
2021
7th St Entry

student 1

Hosted by Auggie 5000
with CRASHprez, FruitPunchLoverBoy, Drelli and more!
Jan
24
th
2020
7th St Entry
Jan
24
th
2020
7th St Entry

Sean Anonymous

with Metasota, student 1 and DJ Mixie D
Dec
14
th
2019
7th St Entry
Dec
14
th
2019
7th St Entry

deM atlaS

with Lady Midnight, student 1 and DJ Keezy
Sep
18
th
2019
Fine Line
Sep
18
th
2019
Fine Line

Grieves

with Mouse Powell, student 1 and Nur-D
Aug
10
th
2019
7th St Entry
Aug
10
th
2019
7th St Entry

Dwynell Roland

with student 1, Manchita, FruitPunchLoverBoy and more!
Mar
28
th
2019
Amsterdam Bar & Hall
Mar
28
th
2019
Amsterdam Bar & Hall

Token

with student 1
Aug
2
nd
2018
7th St Entry
Aug
2
nd
2018
7th St Entry

Chance York and Big Cats

with Dua Saleh, student 1, Dj Rowsheen and more!
Mar
3
rd
2018
7th St Entry
Mar
3
rd
2018
7th St Entry

Why Khaliq

with student 1, Destiny Roberts, Kaleem The Dream and more!
Feb
18
th
2018
7th St Entry
Feb
18
th
2018
7th St Entry

Empire X

with DJ TEK, student 1, T-SNEAK and more!
Jan
13
th
2018
7th St Entry
Jan
13
th
2018
7th St Entry

Finding Novyon

with Dua Saleh, student 1 and TIIIIIIIIIIP
Sep
10
th
2017
7th St Entry
Sep
10
th
2017
7th St Entry

J Flight

with THA RIFT, Destiny Roberts, Lyric Marid and more!
Aug
30
th
2017
7th St Entry
Aug
30
th
2017
7th St Entry

Psycho Show Vol. 2

with Demon Marcus, Devon Reason, student 1 and more!

More Shows

Aug
28
th
Turf Club

OMA + Shing02

Oct
11
th
First Avenue

JD McPherson

with Kate Clover
Nov
19
th
First Avenue

Amigo The Devil

with TK & The Holy Know-Nothings and Rattlesnake Milk
Nov
22
nd
7th St Entry

Dogpark