The Twin Cities hip-hop community is mourning the loss of rapper Dodi Phy (given name Mohamed Turay), who died at the age of 31 on February 21. The Star Tribune's Chris Riemenschneider, in a poignant tribute to the fallen MC, reports that Turay committed suicide following a lengthy battle with depre ... More >>
A lot of really excellent local rap mixtapes have dropped recently, and in an effort to make sure the cream of the crop don't get lost in the fray, Gimme Noise has put together a mixtape of our own compiling, the best we've heard. Stream the album below or download it here, and read on for s ... More >>
A few weeks ago we wrote about Muja Messiah's new single "Gary Coleman" off his forthcoming mixtape M-16's, and now Muja has dropped a video to accompany his new song. "Has the era of no money and free music liberated something in local rap?" writes Peter Scholtes in the Critics' Picks preview of ... More >>
I was introduced to Muja Messiah when I saw him open for GZA's "Liquid Swords" tour some years ago (two? three?). Expecting so much out of Gary and getting so much from Muja was a complete letdown and lucky surprise in equal turns. Muja's wry and lithe stage presence, crux, and flow haven't y ... More >>
The Airtime Collection's new mixtape collects some of the Twin Cities' freshest young MCs.
Good things come to those at wait-- the exhaustive regional hip-hop sampler is up for grabs at last.
I talk to Muja Messiah about ARTIST X ARTIST, what's coming up for him, and EMERGENCY MCNUGGETS.