Busta Rhymes

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    May 26, 2014

    Wiz Khalifa thanks Soundset for support after Texas pot bust

    Just another day in the life of Wiz Khalifa. Early Sunday, Soundset organizers had reason to be nervous when the Pittsburgh rapper was arrested in El Paso, Texas. According to TMZ, about 0.5 grams of a "green leafy substance" was found on him during his TSA check before a flight to Dallas.After he w ... More >>

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    April 1, 2014

    Da Mafia 6ix at Amsterdam, 3/31/14

    Da Mafia 6ixwith Sozay, Whitney Peyton, Twisted Insane, and Compton MenaceAmsterdam Bar and Hall, St. PaulMonday, March 31, 2014Da Mafia 6ix, the current identity of Three 6 Mafia sans Juicy J and the late Lord Infamous, made the St. Paul appearance of their current 60-day tour mere days after Juicy ... More >>

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    January 29, 2014

    Watch Bob Dylan, Prince, Bruno Mars, and a bear on Super Bowl Sunday

    Music fans who are put off by the endless hype surrounding the Super Bowl and the gratuitous violence of football still have a reason to tune into the big game on Sunday. From the opera star singing the National Anthem to the spectacle of the halftime show, there is something to draw in music lovers ... More >>

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    December 11, 2013

    Twin Cities Music Yearbook 2013

    Low taught us how to drone, Prince brought back breakfast, and there were a million reunions

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    November 12, 2013

    Rhymesayers inks St. Paul's Dem Atlas

    The Rhymesayers Entertainment family just got a little larger. On Tuesday, the Minnesota hip-hop label announced the signing of Dem Atlas, who hails from St. Paul and is a native of Akron, Ohio, and has been on the cusp of breaking out for a bit now. He hit number 27 on the 2013 Picked to Click tall ... More >>

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    May 29, 2013

    15 gorgeous GIFs from Soundset 2013

    Soundset 2013 was the biggest of them all. With 28,000 bodies in attendance and Snoop Dogg gracing the stage, Rhymesayers Entertainment showed unprecedented growth for the sixth running of their yearly rap extravaganza at Canterbury Park.And what better way to capture the spirit and randomness of So ... More >>

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    May 28, 2013

    Soundset 2013: A music and photo timeline

    Ah, Soundset. The sixth installment of the Rhymesayers Entertainment hip-hop festival had a breakout year in terms of attendance -- a reported 28,000 fans came out -- and talent, with a lineup including Snoop Dogg, Mac Miller, Tech N9ne, along with the host artists Atmosphere. Many folks pegged A$AP ... More >>

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    May 24, 2013

    Greg Grease: I like to change people's minds

    Named City Pages' Best Hip-Hop Artist of 2013, Minneapolis rapper Greg Grease has embraced high-concept inspiration throughout his burgeoning solo career -- a Laurence Fishburne movie, the mighty wordsmith Shel Silverstein, and now, one of the first successful black singers, Nat King Cole. Last D ... More >>

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    May 23, 2013

    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.This week launch right into the festivities with a new, erotically charged Atmosphere video, released to get people even more hyped for the big Soundset Festival taking place ... More >>

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    May 22, 2013

    The best Twin Cities concerts: 5/22-5/28

    The music never stops in the Twin Cities. Third Man Records' Pokey LaFarge makes a trip to the Cedar Cultural Center while singer/songwriter Lissie (above) plays a sold out show at the Varsity Theater. Soundset 2013 takes place this Sunday with a pre-party Saturday night at the Triple Rock and an af ... More >>

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    May 21, 2013

    Blueprint: I'll be onstage at Soundset for almost 10 hours

    Rhymesayers label treasure and representative Blueprint is an articulate and prolific figure. Founder of Weightless Recordings, half of the super-duos Soul Position with RJD2 and Greenhouse Effect with Illogic, and a standout solo member of the biggest independent label in the region, the veteran em ... More >>

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    March 6, 2013

    Soundset 2013 lineup: Atmosphere, Snoop Dogg, Mac Miller & more

    "If we keep outdoing ourselves, who am I going to be playing after next year? Kanye?" was what Atmosphere rapper Slug said about last year's impressive Soundset lineup. Well, Soundset 2013 didn't get Mr. West, but it did land the G-funk legend Snoop Dogg. (Although, isn't he going by Snoop Lion thes ... More >>

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    December 12, 2012
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    December 12, 2012
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    January 13, 2012

    Up in the air: How Minneapolis became a flyover city for major rap artists

    ​It was 1998, the Smokin Grooves Tour was in its second year, and a group of friends and I were geeked out about going to the show. Public Enemy, Gang Starr, Wyclef Jean, Cypress Hill and others were booked, but everyone was waiting and most excited for Busta Rhymes, known for his killer live show ... More >>

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    January 11, 2012

    Prof gets stupid in new "Gampo" video

    ​Prof's second video from his latest album features ridiculous outfits, general foolishness, and a tiny computer-generated giraffe. Could the Stophouse rapper be trying to tell us he doesn't take himself super seriously?

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    December 20, 2011

    Twin Cities rap mixtape roundup, Vol. 7

    ​As we do every third Tuesday, Gimme Noise returns with yet another mixtape of the local rap music that's making the rounds lately. Consider it our holiday gift.You can stream the mixtape below or download here.

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    February 3, 2010

    Get Cryphy's Jimmy2Times & Plain Ole Bill: Interview free mix

    Meet the boys behind the rowdiest party in town, and get a free DJ mix, too.

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    December 23, 2009

    Top Five Unjustified Hypes of the '00s

    Propagating crap attempts at pop, rap, rock, or any other genre or sub-genre you care to name had become easier than ever.

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    December 21, 2009

    Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart make green brownies

    Snoop celebrates "Christmas Cookie Day" on Martha Stewart's show with green brownies.

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    September 2, 2009
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    May 15, 2009

    Gimme News Weekly Wrap-Up: May 8-14

    Dinkytowner to close, Mallman to release a new album, Stone Arch details, Art-a-Whirl & next week's best new releases.

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    March 13, 2009

    Gimme News Weekly Wrap-Up: March 6-12

    Prince signs on for Tonight Show residency, interview with Invincible, Mayda profiled & next week's best new releases.

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    March 4, 2009
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    February 11, 2009

    The Popstream: Q-Tip, "Scenario" (live @ the Knitting Factory 9/29/08)

    I must atone for what I put you readers through on Monday. This should hopefully do it.

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    February 4, 2009

    The Popstream: Knifin' Around

    The goofiest thing Bjork and Thom Yorke have ever been involved in -- which is saying something.

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    December 24, 2008

    Minnesota Mixtape 2008

    Every year I make mix CDs of my favorite tracks, with one song per artist per disc. Here's the '08 edition, local and national. It's all from 2008 unless otherwise specified, but there are a few oldies. At the bottom are my year-end lists, because I know you needed more of those. Happy holidays! MN ... More >>

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    October 7, 2008

    Jake One Pulls His White Van Into Town

    jake1.jpgRhymesayers' newest CD hits stores today -- and it reps more cities than the All-Star game. Learn more about Jake One and White Van Music before hitting the CD-release party at Fifth Element later tod ... More >>

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    September 19, 2007

    Words I M.anifest

    Kwame Tsikatas Journey from West Africa To Just West of the Mississippi

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    September 12, 2007

    Grayskul Try On All of Hip Hops Different Uniforms

    Bloody Radio blends an FM-ready formula with the bands substantially darker signature creed

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    July 18, 2007
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    August 30, 2006
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    August 2, 2006

    Mixtape, MN

    Local hip hop gets mixed up with the trend

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    July 27, 2005

    "Don't cha" wish music didn't suck like this?

    In the halcyon days of the early oughts, Pussycat Dolls were merely a kitschy dance troupe known for recruiting celebrity guest stars. The Dolls were Hollywood's sanitized take on the subversive neoburlesque movement; why watch zaftig suicide girls dance the hoochie-coochie when you can hire Carmen ... More >>

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    June 4, 2003
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    May 21, 2003

    The Rink Goes Round and Round

    Life skates by at the Roller Gardens

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    April 16, 2003

    Walking on Thin Ice

    Why is Governor Tim Pawlenty leaving Minnesota film out in the cold?

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    January 2, 2002

    The Year in Music

    The Sound of Music, 2001: Our Favorite Things

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    December 13, 2000

    Keep It Like a Secret

    On their new reunion disc, The W, the cryptic Wu-Tang Clan make a sly feint at intelligibility

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    August 23, 2000

    3 Feet Underground

    De La Soul rise from the dead yet again to rally all hip hop's oddballs and misfits

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    February 9, 2000
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    January 12, 2000
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    September 15, 1999

    A New Lease on House

    British sensations Basement Jaxx bring the mojo back to disco

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    July 7, 1999

    Song of Myself

    With her sophomore outing Da Real World, Missy Elliot empowers her pocketbook--and not much else

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    February 3, 1999

    Soldiers of Fortune

    Master P's No Limit label proves that nothing succeeds like excess

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    September 9, 1998

    Hello Pasty

    Is the white minstrelsy of the Insane Clown Posse more than skin-deep?

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    June 24, 1998
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    May 27, 1998
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    December 3, 1997

    Rhyme After Time

    Business is Chilling: LL Cool J and EPMD.

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    November 5, 1997

    Soul Power

    Taking Care of Business: Anita Ashford minds the counter at Soul Survivor.

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