Cory Grindberg

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2014

    Mike Mictlan: "I Was the Aztec Ancient Interstellar Galactic Traveler"

    Mike Mictlan | 7th St. Entry | Saturday, November 1Doomtree MC Mike Mictlan dropped his latest project HELLA FRREAL this week. It's a powerfully crafted combination of the abstract, hardcore, and inspirational parts of the rapper's brain. As grimy and hard-hitting as his last project, SNAXXX, Mictla ... More >>

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    April 29, 2014

    Eight Twin Cities hip-hop producers you should hear now: Vol. 4

    It's the last Tuesday of the month, so we're back with another great mix of eight local producers for this month's Gimme Noise Beattape. The artists weave around in terms of style on this one, reflecting the range of great beats from across the scene's spectrum. Twin Cities beats have proven quality ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2013

    RAGELIFE: We're always like a bottle rocket

    RAGELIFE is a hybrid rap trio that crosses genre and state lines alike. Minneapolis rapper P/1 (aka Phonetic 1) joins rapper ¡OYE! and DJ *hitmayne of Milwaukee to create an eclectic sound that balances the energies of raging house parties and slowed down chill sessions. Gimme Noise spoke with  ... 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 >>

  • Music

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2012

    The Best Of Meta May

    If the time-frame of Meta's last project H.I.P., which was written and recorded in the space of two weeks, seemed impressive, his current pace is simply staggering. Releasing a song a day under the banner of Meta May, the rapper defines what it means to put in work. Today marks the final day of a 31 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2011

    First Listen: Prof, 'King Gampo' (Free Download)

    ​What possesses rappers to drop their full-length albums as a free download? There's arguments that can be made about new business models in the music industry, blah blah blah, but my theory with Prof's excellent King Gampo, recently made available for no money through his Bandcamp page, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>