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  • Twin Cities rap mixtape roundup, Vol. 7
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    Twin Cities rap mixtape roundup, Vol. 7

    published Dec 20, 2011

    ​As we do every third Tuesday, Gimme Noise returns with yet another mixtape of the local rap music that's making the rounds lately. Consider it our holiday gift.You can stream the mixtape below or d... More >>

  • Producer crew Audio Perm discuss tomorrow's Permed Out Showcase at Honey

    published Dec 19, 2011

    ​​Audio Perm is ostensibly a three-person rap producer crew, but as tomorrow's Audio Perm Showcase will prove, the movement is much larger than that. The night will feature the beatmakers providin... More >>

  • Doomtree Blowout VII: Night Seven at First Avenue, 12/10/11

    published Dec 12, 2011

    ​Doomtree Blowout VII: Night SevenDecember 10, 2011First Avenue, MinneapolisSaturday's all-ages performance at First Ave marked the culmination of a week's worth of shows for the Doomtree crew, who ... More >>

  • Big Quarters change things up

    published December 7, 2011

    Few artists represent the Twin Cities hip-hop ethic better than Brandon Allday and Medium Zach, the Mexican-American duo known as Big Quarters.... More >>

  • Mike Mictlan's Blowout night in the Entry, 12/5/11
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    Mike Mictlan's Blowout night in the Entry, 12/5/11

    published Dec 06, 2011

    ​Mike Mictlan and FriendsDecember 5, 20117th St. Entry, MinneapolisAlong with a new batch of intensely-collaborative rap songs, No Kings came with a determined mantra that truly came to life at last... More >>

  • Kyuss Lives!

    published November 30, 2011

    Propelled by some successful and spontaneous reunions at a few recent festivals, three quarters of the classic Kyuss lineup from the Blues for... More >>

  • Twin Cities rap mixtape roundup, Vol. 6

    published Nov 15, 2011

    ​Back at it again! We present to you the sixth installment of the Gimme Noise Mixtape Roundup series, featuring eight songs pulled from local rap artists. Click here to check out past mixtapes.Strea... More >>

  • Guante talks new acoustic project, A Loud Heart

    published Nov 10, 2011

    ​Already a rap world renaissance man and an accomplished spoken word artist, MC, and writer, Guante unveils yet another side to his persona with a new acoustic band, A Loud Heart, with singer and gu... More >>

  • Culture Cry Wolf (CD-release)

    published November 2, 2011

    This Saturday at the Fine Line, the genre-juggling Culture Cry Wolf drop their official debut album, Dia de los Muertos, expanding their... More >>

  • Culture Cry Wolf talk about Dia de los Muertos and tomorrow's show at the Fine Line

    published Nov 04, 2011

    ​The actual Dia de los Muertos (Tuesday, Nov 1st) saw the release of Culture Cry Wolf's album of the same name, and tomorrow night at the Fine Line, the band celebrates with a show sure to be as ful... More >>

  • Illuminous 3 Celebrate Release of Montessori at the Hexagon tonight

    published Nov 03, 2011

    ​The diverse trio of MCs known collectively as Illuminous 3 have been staples of the Minneapolis rap scene since they began doing shows together through Yo! The Movement a decade ago, but their hist... More >>

  • Twin Cities rap mixtape roundup, Vol. 5
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    Twin Cities rap mixtape roundup, Vol. 5

    published Oct 18, 2011

    ​​​Here goes the fifth installment of the Gimme Noise mixtape round​up! Stream below or download here.Also, this Thursday at Honey we'll be celebrating the series with performances from some o... More >>

  • Odd Future at First Avenue, 10/12/11
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    Odd Future at First Avenue, 10/12/11

    published Oct 13, 2011

    ​Odd FutureOctober 12, 2011First Avenue, MinneapolisAs I figured, waiting in line I noticed a young crowd for Odd Future (the show was all ages, and was finished by the time most of-age shows even h... More >>

  • Wize Guyz bring old-school to Minneapolis hip-hop

    published October 12, 2011

    The fresh-faced youngsters who adorn the cover of the Wize Guyz' latest full-length album, '85, are illustrated versions of the rappers... More >>

  • Twin Cities rap mixtape roundup, Vol. 4
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    Twin Cities rap mixtape roundup, Vol. 4

    published Sep 20, 2011

    ​Once again we're here to bring you 8 new tracks from local rap artists you should be keeping an eye out for, as we will every third Tuesday of the month. Be sure to also check out volumes ... More >>

  • Audio Perm Block Party

    published August 24, 2011

    The young and ambitious local hip-hop producer crew Audio Perm is getting in on the summer block party game with the Audio Perm Block Party, an... More >>

  • Twin Cities rap mixtape roundup, Vol. 3

    published Aug 22, 2011

    ​Here we go again with another exclusive mixtape roundup (check out Vol. 1 of the series here and Vol. 2 here). Thanks for listening.Stream the album below or download here, and read on for some add... More >>

  • First Listen: Prof, 'King Gampo' (Free Download)

    published Aug 19, 2011

    ​What possesses rappers to drop their full-length albums as a free download? There's arguments that can be made about new business models in the music industry, blah blah blah, but my theory with Pr... More >>

  • 5 most ridiculous lines on 'Watch the Throne'
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    5 most ridiculous lines on 'Watch the Throne'

    published Aug 09, 2011

    ​Kanye West and Jay-Z's collaborative effort Watch the Throne sees two of rap's hugest artists team up to become even more hugest-er. Prior to listening, I had mixed feelings about the whole concept... More >>

  • Twin Cities rap mixtape roundup, Vol. 2

    published Jul 18, 2011

    ​The mixtape roundup returns with another batch of tracks culled from the best local rap of late. Enjoy! Stream the album below or download here, and read on for some additional background on the ar... More >>

  • Layzie Bone of Bone Thugs N Harmony talks about tomorrow night's show at Epic
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    Layzie Bone of Bone Thugs N Harmony talks about tomorrow night's show at Epic

    published Jun 11, 2011

    ​Nearly 20 years in the game, Cleveland's Bone Thugs N Harmony will forever remain an important part of hip-hop history thanks to their timeless classics and often-imitated style. The five Bone Thug... More >>

  • Synergy brings Twin Cities musicians to Romania

    published Jun 10, 2011

    ​Romania has been experiencing a taste of the Minneapolis scene with a new series of shows called Synergy, a tour that weaves through the eastern European country showcasing Minneapolis and Californ... More >>

  • Twin Cities rap mixtape roundup, Vol. 1

    published Jun 07, 2011

    ​A lot of really excellent local rap mixtapes have dropped recently, and in an effort to make sure the cream of the crop don't get lost in the fray, Gimme Noise has put together a mixtape of our own... More >>

  • Soundset 2011 at Canterbury Park, 5/29/11

    published May 31, 2011

    ​Soundset 2011May 29, 2011Canterbury Park, Shakopee, MNBy JACK SPENCER and ANDREA SWENSSONThe outdoor festival can be a strange setting for rap music, an art form that demands connecting with the pe... More >>

  • Soundset Series: Festival founders J-Bird, Slug, and Kevin Beacham
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    Soundset Series: Festival founders J-Bird, Slug, and Kevin Beacham

    published May 26, 2011

    ​The gigantic celebration of hip-hop that is the Soundset festival is already this Sunday. Now in its fourth year, this overwhelming explosion of rap, turntablism, graffiti, breakdancing, custom car... More >>

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