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    January 9, 2014

    I.B.E.: My live band, the Cavalry, is just breaking doors down

    Between backing I Self Devine's live set and joining forces with Greg Grease and Akrite to form TUSS Music, rapper I.B.E. had made a name for himself in Minneapolis long before he dropped his official solo debut This, That and the Third with producer Benzilla last summer. But his upcoming show at th ... More >>

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    August 15, 2013

    Homeboy Sandman: The media provokes negative hip-hop stereotypes

    Stones Throw rapper Homeboy Sandman maintains the spirit and style of golden era New York hip-hop with his refreshing approach. After a string of projects since his first work Nourishment in 2007, he's earned acclaim from critics and fans alike as a musician with powerful lyrics and something real t ... More >>

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    July 6, 2012

    Sean Anonymous on Mitt Romney, hypocritical hip-hop and his new EP

    See Also:Stone Arch Bridge Festival 2012: Dream Crusher interview in a limoSome rappers, especially locally, make cheesy beats on a computer, spit a couple bars at one local show then sit around and wine and bitch because Siddiq or Sims didn't come snatch em up because they totally killed it on that ... More >>

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    April 13, 2012

    First Avenue's 20 best concerts: The complete list

    Related:First Avenue: An archived history via flyers, riders & contractsFirst Avenue's 40 years of rock 'n' rollTop 20 best Minnesota musicians: The complete listFirst Avenue is undoubtedly among the premier rock clubs in the country -- possibly the world. Since 1970, the building at the interse ... More >>

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    April 12, 2012

    First Avenue's 20 best concerts: #10-1

    Related:Slideshow: First Avenue: An archived history via flyers, riders & contracts First Avenue's 20 best concerts: #20-11First Avenue's 40 years of rock 'n' rollTop 20 best Minnesota musicians: The complete list10. Basement Jaxx, First Avenue, 10/08/01Basement Jaxx's first appearance in Minne ... More >>

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    February 14, 2012

    Hip-Hop Valentines: The 14 most romantic rap songs

    ​Valentines Day is here and you need some help to win over the heart of that sexy B-girl or B-boy?We know hip-hop doesn't have the best history romancing the opposite sex, "bitches better having my money" and "skeeting on walls" doesn't really set the mood.But don't worry, we have you covered. So ... More >>

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    August 2, 2011

    tUnE-yArDs and the Roots melt brains on 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon'

    Photo by Erik HesstUnE-yArDs at the Cedar earlier this year​The Late Night With Jimmy Fallon show, which is musically hosted by groundbreaking live hip-hop crew the Roots, has made a habit out of bending the rules of typical late-show musical performances and allowing artists to perform whatever - ... More >>

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    October 11, 2006

    City Planner: Thursday 10/12

    From today's A-List: "Funkier than electroclash, grittier than most Prince homage, J*DaVeY's "Dirty Love" is neck-deep in the kind of synths that Van Halen once deemed macho.