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Chief Keef

  • 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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2014

    Top 20 best Twin Cities concerts of 2014 (so far)

    Exceptional local and national musicians play our Twin Cities clubs every night. Plenty of shows are worth the price of admission, but then there are the nights that are transcendent affairs. As the year reaches its summery midway point, Gimme Noise looks back at what we've seen and heard. Here are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2014

    Eight Twin Cities hip-hop producers you should hear now: Vol. 5

    We return once again with another roundup of local producers worth listening to. The range and quality of beats coming out of Minnesota never fails to impress, and this month's mix ought to go perfect with the beginning of backyard barbeque season. Get ready for some great instrumental work from ano ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2014

    Riff Raff at First Avenue, 4/15/14

    Riff Raff First Avenue, Minneapolis Tuesday, April 15, 2014 After "Rose Gold Stripper Pole" -- in which Riff Raff managed get a decent bounce going simply by occasionally saying "stripper pole" out loud, over his own vocal track -- his DJ addressed the crowd. "You know you're looking at the future ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2014

    One label controls almost all of hip-hop, and that's a problem for music fans

    It's common knowledge that the popular music industry is dominated by a few huge companies, sometimes referred to as the Big Three: Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment and Warner Music Group. It used to be the Big Four, until EMI was subsumed into the other three. Before that, it was the ... More >>

  • Music

    February 26, 2014

    Monty Cold eyes his next hip-hop destination

    The Maryland-bred rapper draws inspiration from the Twin Cities

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2013

    Freddie Gibbs at the Cabooze, 8/24/13

    Freddie Gibbs Cabooze, Minneapolis Saturday, August 24, 2013 I got pounds of Keisha / Dope house fulla geekers / Looking for that white bitch, cocaina, have you seen her? Most of the Cabooze, about 75 percent full, is vibing and rapping along with this decidedly radio unfriendly but intensely catc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2013

    T.I. at Epic, 4/19/13

    T.I. Epic, Minneapolis Friday, April 19, 2013 Some nights you walk into a club wondering if an MC is still relevant. Then you watch a 32-year-old pro blast through more than two dozen songs in a little more than an hour, flaunting a nimble flow and basking comfortably in the familiarity of his hits ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2013

    A sampling of bizarre Coachella campsites

    The Coachella campgrounds are the Wild West of the festival. They are the sort of place you can imagine Hunter S. Thompson running around with his pants around his ankles. Drugs are more plentiful than food and going to bed before 4 a.m. is considered an early night. Campers built incredible structu ... More >>

  • Music

    February 6, 2013

    Get Cryphy turns five

    The DJ crew that taught local hip-hop heads to love club bangers celebrates half a decade

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