There's a glut of hip-hop coming out of the Twin Cities, and it can be a lot to try to digest. In the spirit of the Gimme Noise Mixtape series that ran on this blog, we now present to you a more focused album round-up, selecting three recently released albums by local rappers that deserve recognitio ... More >>
There might be as many recording studios as there are venues in the Twin Cities -- from the world famous to basement operations. In our new series, Behind the Boards, Gimme Noise will introduce you to some of the extraordinary talent that helps create the sounds that make our Cities famous. Flowers ... More >>
Mixed Blood Majority with Guante & Big Cats and LaLiberte Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis Saturday, January 26, 2013 It's easy to be cynical about new local supergroups when our music community seems to interbreed at such an alarming rate, but Mixed Blood Majority's set on Saturday made an ... More >>
Brandon Allday and Medium Zach release best album yet
MTVu's The Freshmen, a weekly series that asks viewers to vote on which new videos should be added to their rotation, is featuring a couple of familiar faces this week: brothers Brandon Allday and Medium Zach of Big Quarters. The duo is debuting their new video, "Good Look," via MTV2's "Subterran ... More >>
Please note that Soundset is a hip-hop festival, not a rap festival. For those who still ask what the difference is, hip-hop refers to the culture in its entirety, which includes turntablism and beatmaking, graffiti and street art, and breakdancing, in addition to just rapping. Great ... 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.
Local artist's debut features funky, ambient instrumentals
Losses include the Suburbs' Bruce Allen, Dinkytowner, and Myth
The monthly DJ event will take place tonight at everyone's favorite hip-hop record shop.
The monthly series Last of the Record Buyers brings producers out of their bedrooms and into the limelight
It may seem greedy, but we couldn't confine ourselves to fewer than 13 riotous / melodious / prodigious records