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Centerstage Minnesota features Felix, Sean McPherson from Heiruspecs

Six members of Heiruspecs standing in front of a garage door with a basketball hoop above them
Contributed / Nate Ryan
Heiruspecs recently released their first full-length album since 2014.

Felix and Sean McPherson from St. Paul group Heiruspecs joined host Malachy Koons on Centerstage Minnesota. The live band hip-hop group recently released a new album "Pretty Random but What Happened to the Heiruspecs."

Heiruspecs is a St. Paul-based hip-hop band that recently released a new album, "Pretty Random but What Happened to the Heiruspecs."

Album art for Heiruspecs "Pretty Random but What Happened to the Heiruspecs". A child opening a refrigerator and inside is social media post that says "Pretty Random but What Happened to the Heiruspecs.
Pretty Random But What Happened to the Heiruspecs

Their first full album since 2014, the title was inspired by a Facebook post inquiring about the band. Like previous albums, it showcases the rhymes of MCs Felix and Muad'dib over instrumentals created live by the rest of the band.

Their live band approach to hip-hop has been a defining characteristic of Heiruspecs since the late 1990s, when the band members met while attending St. Paul Central High School.

The group has continued to give back to their community, founding a scholarship at St. Paul Central supporting students with an interest in the arts.

Six men standing in the street in a residential neighborhood. Black and white.
Nate Ryan

Two of the founding members, Felix and bass player Sean McPherson, joined Malachy Koons on Centerstage Minnesota Friday, March 3, to talk about the new album, and about the role of live bands in hip-hop.

Listen to the full conversation with Felix and McPherson and tune in to Centerstage Minnesota 2 p.m. and 10 p.m. every Friday on KAXE/KBXE.

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Malachy started his radio career at a college radio station, where he played weird music in the middle of the night to possibly no one. On a good night maybe his parents were listening. Nonetheless, he was hooked on public radio and is still doing it today. He joined Northern Community Radio in 2022, where he gets to share his passion for local music as Producer of Centerstage Minnesota, an all Minnesota music show airing Fridays at 2pm.