The tribute show has passed, but the memory, accomplishments, and love live on forever...
Tomorrow night, at the Varsity Theater, The Twin Cities Hip Hop Scene will celebrate the life of Brother Mahdi a.k.a DJ Nex. Mahdi was very active on the Twin Cities Scene since the 90s as a DJ, a member and Co-Founder of the crew School Of Thought, Co-Founder of the Nation Of Gods And Earths MN, Co-Founder of B Boy Commity, Co-Founder Of NEXBORN INC, etc...
Brother Mahdi passed away on August 26th, 2011 after a courageous battle with Stomach Cancer. He is survived by four children and many loving family members. All proceeds of the concert will be donated to Mahdi's children.
Tomorrow's show will include a incredible line up of Twin Cities artists, all assembling to pay tribute to Mahdi and support the efforts of the benefit. Performing will be Slug (Atmosphere), Brother Ali, Muja Messiah, Maria Isa, Desdamona, Guardians Of Balance, High North, Long Doe, Glo, Cherry Sky, & Trina Girl. Also, featured DJs; Dan Speak, Stage One, Kool Akiem, Brother Julez, IXL, & Verb X. Hosted by GODBLAC.
Brother Mahdi's involvement in School Of Thought and NEXBORN INC produced some powerful music. There are unreleased projects from the 90s that have stood the test of time, as well as newer projects that were in progress. Here's a few samples of the music projects Brother Mahdi was involved with:
School Of Thought-Soldiers Of The Sun (90s Demo)
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School Of Thought-Rap is In Control ('94 Demo):
[audio:http://www.fifthelementonline.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/rap-is-in-control.mp3|titles=rap is in control]
NEXBORN INC (DJ Nex & Godblac)-Lil Ghetto Boy:
[audio:http://www.fifthelementonline.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/03-lil-ghetto-boy.mp3|titles=03 lil ghetto boy]
NEXBORN INC (DJ Nex & Godblac)-One Sun:
[audio:http://www.fifthelementonline.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/02-one-sun.mp3|titles=02 one sun]
9.28.11 @ 7 PM