Tufawon to perform in Havana Cuba Oct. 8th @ La Fabrica de Arte!

Tufawon continues to strengthen his relationship with the Cuban people through music and art!

"US Cuba Artist Exchange of the Twin Cities joins the Office of Leo Brouwer in Havana to present PALABRAS, a hip-hop concert that forms part of the Festival Les Voix Humaines! The Festival, organized by the Offices of Leo Brouwer, to be held between September 25 and October 18, is a call to world peace and the protection of our planet. “PALABRAS: a night of hip-hop dedicated to joining our voices” forms part of this grand festival and will be celebrated at the legendary Fabrica de Arte on Friday, October 2 at 8PM. Artists who will take part in this concert include DJs Jug├╝e and Neurys, Cuban rappers Mano Armada, Etian Brebajeman, Golpe Seko with Yrak Saenz "Vitalicio", La Reina y la Real, and Kmerun, alongside American rapper Tufawon. As a special guest, the event will feature graffiti artist Judith “ZTA” Matamoros who will make the audience her canvass by painting shirts, hats, shoes, bags, and whatever people want to bring to her.#USCAE"


New Franz Diego - "Floatin" Music Video

The first single off of Franz Diego's album - "Float"
Video directed by Alan De Leon Taverna & Contributing Editor Glenn Sykes


Freez and Mike Frey "Most My" official music video.

Check out the new music video for the song "Most My" by Freez and Mike Frey off of their recent album release "Freez's Frozen French Fries". 


Tufawon Tuesday

Tufawon has been busy releasing 2 new beats weekly on his SoundCloud page. Check out the past 6 weeks of vocal-free production in his Tufawon Tuesday series.



For da new year Freez drops da NEW BANGER #GasMoney along side #NegroLeague teammate @TekHipHop also known as Tek!!! #GasMoney is a CTA and FOR DA FREE FOR DA PEOPLE! Thank you for listening and we over at #SoulToolsEnt wish you a safe and Happy New Year #WAG #Jan17th2015 #IceHouse #FFFF #DodiPhyLives #BLKWZRDLIVES #Illuminous3 #Still3 #BSP #WAG #PeaceAndBlessings #BlackLivesMatter #WizdomBody


Freez Drops NEW SONG FOR THE HOLIDAYS! "Refrigerators" FOR DA FREE?

In the spirit of the holiday season Freez gives the people yet ANOTHER FREE SONG! Check out "Refrigerators" and Thank You for Listening! heres da link:


Tufawon & Golpe Seko "Original Connection" Official Music Video/Free Download

Tufawon has been touring Cuba quite a bit in 2014. He continues to create new music with Cuban artists through the US Cuba Artist Exchange, a Minneapolis based nonprofit organization that focuses on creating artistic collaboration between citizens of Cuba and the United States. This past November, him and a group of artists, organizers, and photographers toured the island country. They painted a mural, recorded music, and filmed a music video "Original Connection" by Tufawon & Golpe Seko in Santiago de Cuba. Check out the official music video and free download of the song. A perfect way to bring in the new year highlighting the existing diplomacy between artists from the U.S. and Cuba, and hoping for the positive changes we are moving toward in normalizing relations between our two countries.


Download/Stream Franz Diego's Album "Float"


Franz Diego - Float

01 Floatin
02 Wag Town Roll Down
03 Hold Up
05 Slow Motion
06 Yamagucci
07 Twerkin Anthem
08 White Sands
09 Long As I'm Alive
10 Everyday
11 Slow Motion
12 Out of Space In Outer Space

Recorded and mixed by Enron Hubbard
All beats produced by Enron Hubbard
Vocals and lyrics by Franz Diego
Mastered by Nineteen9d
Artwork by jdecker.net


Franz Diego to Release Full-Length Album Entitled "Float" 10/7/14

On Tuesday, October 7th, South Minneapolis MC Franz Diego will be releasing his 4th album which is produced entirely by Enron Hubbard entitled "Float."  The album is an ode to escapism, indecision and identity based on experience. To celebrate the release of the album on Friday, October 17th at the Kitty Kat Club in SE Minneapolis, Franz Diego will have his release party with performances by Ninety & Connye, Metasota and Greg Grease.


New videos from Freez and Tufawon!

As a part of the "2 Lights and A Backdrop" series headed by Adam Dunn, Freez and Tufawon of Illuminous 3 have showcased what they have been working on lately as solo artists:

Freez - Survival

Tufawon - Face Time