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2008 Stories by Jordan Selbo

Archives: 2008 | 2007
  • Common Market: Tobacco Road

    published October 1, 2008

    Going down that old Tobacco Road to explore weighty issues of religion, self-worth, history, and socioeconomics, all under the framework... More >>

  • The Ripple Effect

    published August 27, 2008

    Ripple Effect, a free gathering of progressive music, education, and community on the State Capitol lawn, could've easily extended its tagline,... More >>

  • Muja Messiah: Thee Adventures of a B-Boy D-Boy

    published August 6, 2008

    There's a thin line in hip hop between engaging contradiction and hypocritical convolution, and a grand tradition of both. For the former, see... More >>

  • Pan Africa Fest: Habib Koite & Bamada

    published August 6, 2008

    A six-day celebration of African arts that features artists from the continent as well as its diaspora, both global and local, this is less a... More >>

  • Twin Cities rap scene offers anonymity through community

    published July 9, 2008

    My mission seemed impractical, if not downright quixotic: get down with five shows over four days in a whirlwind effort to synthesize a neat... More >>

  • Big Cats!

    published June 18, 2008

    The third Thursday of each month sees the Dinkytowner host Last of the Record Buyers, a rare chance for hip-hop producers to meet and display... More >>

  • Prof: Kaiser Von Powderhorn

    published May 14, 2008

    PROF Kaiser Von Powderhorn Interlock Records Like the savior in these last days,... More >>

  • Young Jeezy

    published April 23, 2008

    Somewhere between the early tough-guy posturing of Ice-T and Schooly D, Tupac's Thug Life manifesto, and a slew of late-'90s/early-'00s Pac... More >>


    published April 9, 2008

    Teacher, poet, lecturer, and Blastmaster. What you might not know about the legendary hip-hopper KRS-ONE, however, is that he's one of the best... More >>

  • Kanser CD-Release Show

    published April 2, 2008

    Local rap institution Kanser are releasing their seventh album, a feat of longevity and abundance almost as impressive as my man Favre's streak... More >>

  • Big Trouble featuring Crescent Moon

    published March 26, 2008

    BIG TROUBLE FEATURING CRESCENT MOON Crescent Moon Is in Big Trouble Afternoon Records ... More >>

  • Muja Messiah CD-Release Show

    published March 19, 2008

    The self-proclaimed "b-boy d-boy" Muja Messiah has been a prominent figure in the local scene longer than you've been potty trained, but with... More >>

  • Plies and Flo Rida

    published March 19, 2008

    As a lifelong rap head, I don't know whether I should revel in or disguise the fact that I've never heard even one song from either Floridian... More >>

  • Styles P

    published March 19, 2008

    Although almost always overshadowed by his LOX/D-Block brethren Jadakiss on their collective projects, the Yonkers-bred Styles P possesses more... More >>

  • Big Trouble

    published March 5, 2008

    To celebrate the release of their cleverly titled EP, Crescent Moon Is in Big Trouble, the local all-star group of Twin Cities musical... More >>

  • Ying Yang Twins

    published March 5, 2008

    Don't front—if you really went to a rap show to hear intricate lyrics full of subtle metaphor and internal rhyme structures, you'd bring... More >>

  • Babyface

    published February 13, 2008

    Kicking off his 13-city tour behind his ninth solo LP in Minneapolis, the curiously but aptly named (for a nearly 50-year-old elder statesman... More >>

  • 2nd Annual Twin Cities Hip Hop Awards

    published January 23, 2008

    Last year's inaugural Twin Cities Hip Hop Awards ceremony brought together the diverse and thriving scene we enjoy here, and elicited both... More >>

  • Atmosphere: Strictly Leakage

    published January 16, 2008

    ATMOSPHERE Strictly Leakage free download Sweet post-holiday stocking stuffer or... More >>

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