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DMX (Rapper)

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    July 1, 2014

    Ms. Lauryn Hill at First Avenue, 6/30/14

    Ms. Lauryn HillFirst Avenue, MinneapolisMonday, June 30, 2014The legendary Ms. Lauryn Hill graced First Avenue last night with a full band in tow and an incredible career-spanning set. Playing for over two hours, she divided her set into sections that covered material from The Miseducation of Lauryn ... More >>

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    May 13, 2014

    Travail's Mike Brown & James Winberg on serving crickets: "We pushed too far"

    If the owners of Travail could play hooky from one duty around their kitchen it would be the caster work (that's the long and difficult job of cleaning up the wheels and bases of all of the kitchen equipment). But, it's not likely Mike Brown and James Winberg will be skipping shifts anytime soon. Th ... More >>

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    May 6, 2014

    Brother Ali has used over 4,700 unique words in his lyrics

    A deep hip-hop vocabulary has always set apart more exploratory artists like Outkast and Wu Tang Clan from the repetitive missives of Soulja Boy, but it was always a theoretical debate. Now, if there weren't already enough ways to pass judgment upon and categorize rappers, data Scientist Matt Danie ... More >>

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    December 16, 2013

    Tall Paul on the Cold Flows for Warm Clothes benefit

    Those of us fortunate enough to enjoy the snowy holiday season from the warmth of our windowsills don't often think about how the same climate can turn deadly in a heartbeat for the homeless. Local rapper Tall Paul knows how brutal those conditions can be. Growing up in South Minneapolis and working ... More >>

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    September 10, 2013

    Zombie Pub Crawl unveils 2013 music lineup

    The ever-more-bizarre Zombie Pub Crawl is back for its ninth installment with one of the most schizophrenic retro itineraries yet. (And that includes last year's pairing of DMX and the Gin Blossoms) The yearly hunt for brains and Brain Belt Cranium beer undertaken by zombified area youth has just un ... More >>

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    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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    October 16, 2012

    DMX drops anti-gay slurs at Zombie Pub Crawl, fails to explain them away

    DMX's appearance at Zombie Pub Crawl was actually exactly what any person who has followed his erratic career should expect. He was late, he was ridiculous, and the still-gifted rapper said some pretty hateful things better kept to himself. This moment will not be added to our favorite things about ... More >>

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    October 11, 2012

    Five of our favorite DMX moments

    If you're taking part in the Zombie Pub Crawl this weekend, get read to stop, drop, shut 'em down, and open up shop as DMX is rolling into town to get at you, dog! X is gon' give it to ya at 9 p.m. Saturday at Midway Stadium, AKA Zombie Island. Unless you're slippin', you know the combination of zom ... More >>

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    October 11, 2012

    The Zombie Pub Crawl 2012 playlist

    Yes boys and girls, Saturday is that magical time of the year when zombies take to the West Bank's local watering holes and now Midway Stadium to get intoxicated with Brain Belt. The Zombie Pub Crawl is upon us, and with zombie-mania more in the media than ever, this year's should be the biggest yet ... More >>

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    October 10, 2012
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    October 10, 2012
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    October 10, 2012
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    June 4, 2012

    DMX at Epic, 6/2/12

    DMX with Tank Dog of Ruff Ryder's MNEpic Nightclub, MinneapolisJune 2, 2012DMX has returned, and he brought a long set to Epic on Saturday. Even with certain songs being cut short, we got to see a full show that extended past 2 a.m., and the man's energy only grew as the night went on. Though not as ... More >>

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    May 30, 2012
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    May 30, 2012
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    March 21, 2012

    Howler and the art of mouthing off

    ​Say what you will about Howler, but they can probably say it better. For all of the local criticism the Minneapolis surf-garage act has received for not paying their dues or being too forthright, none of it seems to focus on their abilities as a live act. After personally experiencing them for th ... More >>

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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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    December 5, 2011

    5 worst rap songs of 2011

    ​Is it safe to say the hip-hop's current era of triumphantism is officially over? Does anyone really troll R&B/rap stations expecting to be challenged in any way? The answer to the first question is a resounding yes; the answer to the second is a booming no. There's no way around the fact that ... More >>

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    January 10, 2011

    13 most fascinating hip-hop album covers of all time

    Jay-Z, Kanye West, and Riccardo Tesci's art for their freshly announced single "H.A.M." seems a love-it-or-hate-it type situation. Rotts, nautical stars (remember high school, when the seniors started to get tattoos?), scopa crowns, and platinum does not a consensus make, apparently. All up in that ... More >>

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    January 5, 2011

    DMX: Will the Ruff Ryder rise again?

    Hear exclusive new songs from the troubled rapper

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    November 30, 2010

    Calm, collected holiday shopper, what's on your iPod? (Part I)

    ​Abercrombie & Fitch hoodies for the nieces? Rugby shirts for the nephew? Teddy Kennedy book-on-tape for Dad, calypso super hits re-ish for Mom, Twilight Blu-Ray discs for the significant other? Is this your life, diligent not-early-but-not-really-late Christmas shopper? Sticking to a list ful ... More >>

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    January 4, 2010

    What if Avatar had been cast by music critics?

    Ziggy Stardust-era David Bowie would have played Miles Quaritch, for starters.

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    December 23, 2009

    The Wet Spot: Sexy holiday shopping at The Cockpit Project

    The holidays are here. Bring on the leather.

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    July 1, 2009
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    October 15, 2008
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    August 6, 2008
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    November 28, 2007

    The Full MOA

    Think Black Friday was bad? Try living at the Mall of America for a whole week

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    October 31, 2007

    5ingles

    The songs we can't escape

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    August 29, 2007

    5ingles

    The Songs We Cant Escape

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    October 25, 2006

    Public Enemy Number One

    Street-fighting dogs: Inside the world of the much-abused, ever-maligned pit bull

  • Arts

    December 21, 2005

    Contact High

    He's collaborated with Lil Jon. He's opened for Young Jeezy. He's worked at the same record store for eight years. For North Side rapper Contac, hip-hop dreams are just around the corner.

  • Music

    October 8, 2003

    Wearing His Heart On His Record Sleeve

    Rites of spring, dashboard confessional, and... Slug? Why the 'Rise of Emo Rap' is a myth

  • Music

    June 13, 2001

    Hoop Dreams

    Are Young & Da Restless the next local rap sure shots?

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    March 7, 2001

    Spend the Surplus

    Savor the superfluity of Flipp and DJ Boogie

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    November 15, 2000
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    August 16, 2000

    The Rubber Band

    Elastica's punk comeback makes something out of saying nothing

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    January 5, 2000

    Year of the White Male

    In 1999, cock rock and teenybop ruled the roost

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    October 13, 1999

    Ain't I an MC?

    Ruff Ryder Eve strikes a blow for hip-hop sisters; Solé merely comes to blows with them

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    August 25, 1999

    Something About Mary

    With her humble poise and non-Diva tone, Mary J. Blige is the unlikely heiress to Aretha's throne

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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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    April 21, 1999

    Scene Not Heard

    Computer wizards leave their bedrooms, rappers reach the stage, and the Mason Jennings Band creates the bar buzz of the decade. In the ninth annual City Pages New Music Poll, 60 local music fans pick the bands that made the biggest noise.

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    January 27, 1999
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    August 19, 1998
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    December 3, 1997

    Rhyme After Time

    Business is Chilling: LL Cool J and EPMD.

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    June 5, 1996
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