First Fleet Concerts Presents
Justina, iamG, DJ Sidereal
917 Cedar Ave
Minneapolis, MN, 55404
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 7:00 PM
This event is all ages
Watch & Listen
The legend of Mike Stud dates back to his days growing up as one of Rhode Island's greatest baseball players of all time. As a highly touted high school senior, he was named Rhode Island's 2006 Gatorade Player of the Year, received Louisville Slugger Player of the Year honors, and won a full athletic scholarship to Duke University. Stud was selected as an All-American and now holds the lowest ERA in Duke baseball history after only his freshman season. After the promising start to Stud's collegiate baseball career, however, Tommy John surgery put him on the sidelines. Suddenly, making music became an outlet for him to pass the time. After only a few public releases of self-composed songs, he began to get notable recognition for his rhyming ability and was encouraged to continue.
After graduating Duke, Stud transferred to Georgetown to continue his studies as a graduate student and to continue his attempt at regaining full strength on the mound. Needless to say, he also continued working on music in his down time. Fast forward 14 months, and Stud is now one of the hottest upcoming musicians on the web. His rookie mixtape A Toast to Tommy, released last October, debuted at No. 3 and No. 2 on the worldwide and US iTunes Hip-Hop Albums charts. He has since headlined a sold-out 20-city national tour and has acquired nearly 10 million YouTube views. His versatility and fun, upbeat style has transformed Stud into a truly viral artist. With each new release, he is constantly showing the world that he's about to take it over.
Born and raised in Passaic County, New Jersey, Justina grew up surrounded by music. Justina's hip hop infused pop music is clearly a voice for the rebellious youth and her distinctive, raspy tone is hard to miss. Her strong and sometimes abrasive character, along with her fun-loving personality, is evident in tracks like the JR Rotem and Shy Boogs produced "Gangsta" and the Mr. Lee produced "Gloves Off".
An avid supporter of writing her own music, Justina is a breath of fresh air in an industry where an artist's point of view is sometimes hidden. Justina's original composition, "Gotta Make a Change", was selected for ShopRite's Partners in Caring 'Expressions of Hunger' national contest and she was featured on the back of General Mill's Cheerios box in September 2010. She has performed at numerous venues including The Market America International Conventions in Miami, FL and Greensboro, NC (for crowds of 30k), The Susan G. Komen for the Cure 'Babes Burnin' Rubber' breast cancer benefit at Motorsports Park Millville, NJ, The China Club, 40/40, and the Atlantic City's Pepsi Car Show. Justina's music has also been featured on popular television shows such as NBC'S Steven Spielberg directed "Smash", VH1's "Mob Wives", Oxygen Network's "Runnin Russell Simmons", and MTV's "True Life". Her video, 'Hard to the Body', recently appeared on Spike TV's "Top 100 YouTube Videos".
Justina released her newest project, "Route 80", on DatPiff.com. "Route 80" is produced by Shy Boogs, Skitzo & Ryan & Smitty.
She also performed in the 2012 Warped Tour in Holmdel, NJ, Darien Center, Ny, Scranton, PA, Mansfield, MA, Camden, NJ, Uniondale, NY, and Columbia, MA.