Hip Hop Harambee With Talib Kweli, Sims, Big Zach, and moreNomad World Pub, MinneapolisSaturday, September 15, 2012Saturday's Hip Hop Harambee, an all day hip-hop block party held in the parking lot of the Nomad World Pub, was by all measures a success. You couldn't have asked for a better day to ha ... More >>
See Also: Talib Kweli talks about his new tour, album, and role models in hip-hop The name of the festival might be a bit unfamiliar, but for local hip-hop fans the stellar lineup certainly won't be. The Hip-Hop Harambee Block Party is set to take place on Saturday, September 15 in the Nomad World ... More >>
Earlier this year, Minneapolis band Electric Children headed back into the studio to record their sophomore album Ride the Flow, collaborating with hip-hop group Duenday along the way. The result is no less a battle cry of a record, which is angular and barren all the while containing a certain beau ... More >>
Dropped as a free download a few weeks ago, Franz Diego and J-Hard's collaborative album Sense of Self will be brought to life properly with an 18 CD release show at Conga in Northeast. The Illuminous 3 veteran is trying out some new avenues on this one, and it's already one of the strongest ... More >>
Facebook.comI Self Divine's LA State of Mind EP Release PartyWith Brother Ali, Muja Messiah, and Alicia Steele & the Endevours7th Street Entry, MinneapolisSunday, January 22, 2012Better than: The sounds of high-class America.Three of arguably the top five local rappers were on the bill at 7th ... More >>
Though he's been relatively quiet on the music front since dropping his solo debut Self Destruction in 2005, Minneapolis rap legend I Self Devine is back in a big way with the first of four free mixtapes in anticipation of his sophomore album, The Sounds of Low Class America, due in May.
So much good music happening this weekend; here's an overview of the best bets.
Waterbury Studios, tucked away inside an old industrial building in Northeast Minneapolis, is a quirky, eclectic place. Walk down the halls and you'll see one room painted bright red, another with a John Lennon portrait on the wall. In the control room, there's a Brazilian flag hanging up and, on ... More >>
The all-female monthly series 'Who You Calling A Bitch?: A Fearless Female Function' kicks off Sunday night at the Fine Line, featuring prolific local hip-hop artist Desdamona. Renowned for her spoken-word skills and uncompromising, woman-championing attitude, she will bring her fierce lyrics to ... More >>
It's not all that common these days that a band takes a real stand on a political message, much less forefronts it as the most prominent piece of their music. Granted, that's probably for the better, particularly given how easy it ease to ruin perfectly good music with a half-cooked ideology or t ... More >>
@quaticSon of San Bernadino, CA and LeMons of Indianapolis, IN combine forces to form the hip-hop supergroup Midwest Konnect. Fresh off their performance at this year's Soundset Festival, Midwest Konnect have released their limited edition CD, The Trailer (5/31/2011), exclusively at Fifth E ... More >>
Who says January is a slow month for shows in the Twin Cities? This weekend is jam-packed with festivities, from the Current's sold-out sixth birthday party to CD-release shows for Alpha Consumer, Gay Beast, More Than Lights, and Say Like the French Say.Here's a rundown of our best bets for Frida ... More >>
"We are not underground artists. We have no desire to be underground," declares Truth Be Told, MC from the rap trio the Tribe and Big Cats!, during our interview at Waterbury Studios.
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