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Bobby Raps

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2014

    Allan Kingdom: I stuck to what I like instead of what everyone else was doing

    Allan Kingdom doesn't quit. Less than a week after dropping his first full-length album, Future Memoirs (produced primarily by Kingdom, with help from Jonathan Kaslow and Plain Pat of Kid Cudi fame) he was on his way to Canada to record with the Standard, his supergroup with St. Paul's Psymun, Spook ... More >>

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    June 5, 2014

    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. Maria Isa gets things started this week with a fresh new video. New clips are here also from Bob Mould, Trampled By Turtles, What Tyrants, the Cavalier Crooks, Suzie, and a ... More >>

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    May 26, 2014

    The best Twin Cities concerts of the week: 5/26-6/1

    Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar!

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    May 19, 2014

    The best Twin Cities concerts of the week: 5/19-5/25

    Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar!

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    May 9, 2014

    Listen: Muja Messiah, Brother Ali & Boots Riley link U.S. currency to slavery

    Rap songs about money are a dime a dozen, but there are few that use it to put the American economy under the microscope as effectively as "Pocket Full of Slave Owners." The new Muja Messiah track featuring Brother Ali and Boots Riley of the Coup provocatively dissects the almighty dollar -- even ... More >>

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    April 24, 2014

    Six Twin Cities hip-hop albums you may have missed

    There's a glut of hip-hop coming out of the Twin Cities, and it can be a lot to try to digest. We've selected six recently released albums by local hip-hop artists that deserve recognition; welcome to Gimme Leaks #5.

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    April 7, 2014

    Bun B at Fine Line, 4/5/14

    Bun Bwith Kirko Bangz, Rapper Hooks, Sean Anonymous and Taylor MadrigalFine Line Music Cafe, MinneapolisSaturday, April 5, 2014Long before the South cracked the rap mainstream, UGK had a following that led to the pop charts. Saturday night at the Fine Line, founding member Bun B performed a range o ... More >>

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    February 25, 2014

    Eight Twin Cities hip-hop producers you should hear now: Vol. 2

    Welcome to the second mix in a monthly series highlighting local producers and beatmakers. This is not a best-of list, rather a collection of artists loosely organized by a like-minded approach to crafting sounds. Last month featured artist breaking away from the traditional Minneapolis boom-bap pro ... More >>

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    September 24, 2013

    Empire Status: We rap about the 1920s and modern-day Benghazi too

    Muja Messiah and Audio Perm's Bobby Raps have vastly different pedigrees and influences, but the Minneapolis rappers found creative common ground on HBO. Steered by a shared love of the prohibition-era gangster drama Boardwalk Empire, their collaboration Empire Status found its narrative and ... More >>

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    May 2, 2013

    Top Ten must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. This week we kick things off with the strikingly gorgeous new video for the Ocean Blue's soaring new single, "Sad Night, Where Is Morning?" which was deftly directed by vete ... More >>

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    April 11, 2013

    Strange Doom Sayers Tour at the Triple Rock, 4/10/13

    Strange Doom Sayers Tour With B. Dolan, Mike Mictlan, and Toki Wright Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis Wednesday, April 10, 2013 The Strange Doom Sayers tour seems like such a natural combination of underground talent that it's surprising the artists involved haven't made it an annual gig. Part ... More >>

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    December 24, 2012

    Permed Out Showcase 3, Cabooze, 12/22/12

    Permed Out Showcase 3 With Audio Perm, Greg Grease and Mike the MartyrThe Cabooze12/22/12The Audio Perm crew packed the house once again at their third Permed Out Showcase, a night devoted to producers Cory Grindberg, Taylor Madrigal, and Julian Fairbanks and the rappers for whom they make beats. Th ... More >>

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    October 17, 2012

    Picked to Click 2012

    After hundreds of ballots and votes, the best of the best new bands have been chosen

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    October 16, 2012

    Picked to Click 2012: #10. Audio Perm

    #10. Audio Perm: 32 points"We haven't done one photo shoot where every member has been in it," says Audio Perm rapper 80H20 with a laugh. That's because the AP crew, which has risen to prominence putting in work and a fresh approach to the Twin Cities rap sound, is more than 10 members deep. Each Au ... More >>

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    August 22, 2012

    Slug and MaLLy rap on lead track, "Shameless," from Flood Watch comp

    See Also:Download MaLLy's The Last Great... for free!Atmosphere unveils remaining 2012 U.S. tour datesAfter much anticipation from those following local hip-hop, the first leak from the upcoming rap compilation Flood Watch has dropped. "Shameless" features Slug, MaLLy, Mike the Martyr and Haphduzn, ... More >>

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    June 28, 2012

    Audio Perm expand to the Cabooze for Permed Out Showcase #2

    See Also:Audio Perm Block Party showcases Twin Cities hip-hop, offers up free mixtapeProducer crew Audio Perm discuss tomorrow's Permed Out Showcase at HoneyLast December's Permed Out Showcase packed Honey in Northeast past capacity with rowdy rap fans eager to catch a whole show devoted to the prod ... More >>

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    June 20, 2012
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    June 20, 2012
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    December 19, 2011

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

    ​​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 providing the backbone to a number of the younger hip-hop generation's notable figures, including Chantz Ero ... More >>

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    October 18, 2011

    Picked to Click 2011: Complete list of ranking bands

    ​While we only have space to feature the top 10 finalists in our Picked to Click issue (or 13, this year, because of several ties), we think it's important to publish the complete list of ranking bands so you can see how the points were awarded all the way down the line. And just for added nerdlin ... More >>

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    August 24, 2011
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    August 24, 2011
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    August 16, 2011

    Audio Perm Block Party showcases Twin Cities hip-hop, offers up free mixtape

    ​It's not uncommon to find a rap act sharing a bill with a bunch of rock and pop acts at one of the Twin Cities' many block parties, but aside from mammoth outdoor fest Soundset you're hard-pressed to find a summer shindig that caters specifically to the local rap scene. Next weekend, thanks to a ... More >>

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    June 7, 2011

    Twin Cities rap mixtape roundup, Vol. 1

    ​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 compiling, the best we've heard. Stream the album below or download it here, and read on for s ... More >>

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