🔥New Starz on Mayo St w/ Shine🔥

Saturday, January 22 at 7:00 PM


Get ready for a night like no other at MSA as local rap stars light up our stage!

🔥New Starz on Mayo St🔥 is a Maine rapper showcase featuring local artists Shine, KSL, and AB The King—who are killing the local rap scene. More surprise stars will also perform, but you have to be at the show to find out who they are! 

Special guest Neeko Brown will emcee. Expect great vibes, dope music, and a whole lot of melodic flows. 

Must have mask & vax & photo ID for entry. Adults only (18+).


Somali-American poet and rapper, Shine—also known as Munye Mohamed—arrived stateside at age five and grew up right here in Portland, Maine. His musical art began with poetry, he started performing spoken word at open mics at Mayo Street Arts, Dobra Tea, and other local venues. In 2011, he was a regional finalist of Maine’s Poetry Out Loud Competition. Shine released his debut album, Aspirations 2, in October 2021. The title track, “Aspirations,” was an overnight success and has more than 1.6 million views on Youtube. Shine has been featured in the Bangor Daily News, Portland Press Herald, Q97.9, Downeast Magazine, and News Center Maine’s 207. In Shine’s own words “my words are what bring people together. I’m a people’s person. I’m for the community.” Shine is currently working on his next album, Aspirations 3, due to be released in April.

KSL was raised in North Philly and moved to Maine in 2014. His raw sound mixed with today’s trap and R&B vibes is bringing back culture. Filled with melodic flows and great vocal projection, KSL has five studio albums out now on all major platforms.

AB THE KING is a rising artist based out of Portland, ME. He uses his platform to produce many different kinds of unique sounds and styles of music that can draw the attention of any kind of listener while keeping all intrigued and hungry for more! AB The King also has a long list of visuals on YouTube including his newest “Very known” that bring a new life and feel to his songs.


Saturday, January 22

Doors open at 7:00 PM; Show at 7:30 PM | 120-minute runtime

Tickets are available for $15 in advance, $18 at the door. General admission is standing with limited seating available.

No one will be turned away for lack of funds; contact MSA at 207-879-4629 or info@mayostreetarts.org for information on our sliding scale admission policy.