Minneapolis hip hop star to perform at Minot State Amphitheater

MINOT, N.D. – Sometimes you just know when you are in the presence of someone truly amazing; a person whose infectious personality, energy, generosity, and talents make everyone want to be around them just to see what they do next.

One of those people is Nur-D.

Nur-D is a household name in the Minneapolis music scene, and on Friday, Sept. 23, he will share his talents at the Minot State Amphitheater. Admission is free for minors and Minot State students with an ID and $10 for all others. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with openers, including Dakotah Faye and Little Chicago Funk, beginning at 6 p.m. Nur-D will take the stage at 8 p.m.

Nur-D and his full 11-piece band is the featured music act of MSU NOTSTOCK, Minot State’s annual signature arts event.

“We are super excited and honored to host Nur-D, one of the fastest rising stars in Minnesota’s music scene,” said Laurie Geller, vice president for academic affairs and NOTSTOCK co-organizer. “You do not want to miss this special concert.”

Known for his energetic performances, Nur-D has been making headlines and earning accolades. He was voted Best New MN Artist in 2019 by Twin Cities alternative newspaper City Pages, headlined the Best New Bands show in 2020 at First Avenue in Minneapolis, and voted Best Live Concert 2021 by City Pages.

Nur-D brings an explosion of energy every time he hits the stage, where he has performed alongside acts like Migos, Logic, Tyler The Creator, and The Wu Tang Clan.

He describes himself and his music as “the soulful sounds of Bruno Mars or Childish Gambino, the powerful energy of Lizzo, the pop culture punchlines of an episode of ‘Community,’ all rolled up into a show that everyone can enjoy à la ‘The Fresh Prince.’”


Nur-D loves his fans, also known as the Nur-D Club, and they love him too.

He can be found working with kids to gamers to professional wrestlers to hip hop artists. The past three years, he has performed at Gen Con, the largest and longest-running gaming convention in North America. Last month, he packed First Avenue for the release of his new album “HVN,” and just last weekend he entered the ring of a sold-out wrestling event at Mall of America. He also volunteers at various places, like the Minneapolis Ronald McDonald House.

“Join us on the hill. Before you know it, you will be on your feet smiling, grooving, and having a blast,” said Geller. “You won’t be disappointed.”

While in Minot, Nur-D will attend the screening of the documentary “Black Kid, White Town.” The film documents Nur-D’s life and his fight for change through his actions as well as his music, especially after the George Floyd murder. Nur-D will be available for a question and answer session following the documentary.

The event is free and will start at 7 p.m. in the Student Center Conference Center on Thursday, Sept. 22. In addition, Nur-D will meet with students to talk about his experiences as a musician and entrepreneur at 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 23 in Ann Nicole Nelson Hall.


MSU NOTSTOCK is returning for its 15th year and will take place on the Minot State campus Sept. 22-24. All events are open to the public.

For more information, including NOTSTOCK’s full schedule, visit MinotStateU.edu/academic/NOTSTOCK.shtml or @msunotstock on social media. A news release about the event can be found at MinotStateU.edu/pio/news/2022/09.

Tickets to Nur-D can be purchased at MinotState-ndus.nbsstore.net/NOTSTOCK.

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Published: 09/14/22   

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