The eleven alternative weeklies of Voice Media Group are responsible for a tremendous amount of music writing: This year, we produced thousands of pages of printed stories and tens of thousands of blog posts. We're proud to present the very best of that work in the second annual Voice Media Group Mu ... More >>
Valentines Day week has arrived! Whether you plan on celebrating Valentines Day with a special someone, alone, or with your multiple cats, be sure to check out Lucy Michelle & The Velvet Lapelles' Greatest Valentines Mixtape show at the Cedar Cultural Center. On Friday synth-pop band Usonia rele ... More >>
PRIDE weekend in the Twin Cities is known for its epic parties, spectacular parades and over-the-top everything. Behind the hoopla, of course, you can find countless organizers, performers and activists working tirelessly to rally the masses under a banner of equality and self-love. Gimme Noise caug ... More >>
By Mike MaddenRelated:Bambu on the L.A. riots' 20th anniversary, his Soundset debutTraveling from his native Sacramento to take over Shakopee, Chuuwee might be the best bet among this year's Soundset freshmen to blow up by the time May 2013 rolls around. Not long removed from his excellent Wa ... More >>
Officially on its fifth year of making the Twin Cities a legitimate festival destination for hip-hop lovers, Soundset will celebrate a handful of years when it returns to Canterbury on Sunday, May 27.
Valentines Day is here and you need some help to win over the heart of that sexy B-girl or B-boy?We know hip-hop doesn't have the best history romancing the opposite sex, "bitches better having my money" and "skeeting on walls" doesn't really set the mood.But don't worry, we have you covered. So ... More >>
Much as DJ Premier has been doing for a year or more with his blog, the Wu-Tang Clan's new blog, launched April 4th, has been bestowing on us random gems of dusty footage, Wu-centric art, and retrospective greatness on a regular basis. Here's some of our favorites.
Writing. We're reading a lot of it. We're writing a lot of it. The amount of words and thoughts ingested and composed on a daily basis is staggering, possibly psychologically damaging, and completely unprecedented. And that deserves a look. So what better time than now to do so, when over the pas ... More >>
2007's Best Rap
Graffiti artist Chris Allen (the guy onstage at Slum Village and DJ Premier) has gone mainstream with a giant legal wall owned by Clyde Bellecourt and a nod from C.J. in today's Star-Tribune. With work gracing the cover of Industry a few issues back, he's also designing the cover of Unknown Prophets ... More >>
Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek gather everyone from Nelson Mandela to Rick James under the hip-hop tent
A walk through D'Angelo's hotly awaited, strangely elusive masterpiece, Voodoo
Just Your Favorite DJ Savior: DJ Premier creates a mix-tape masterpiece.