Cherry Sky Studios is a local rap collective comprised of rappers AhbiNav, eL.I.Be, T La Shawn and Rico Polo, and producers Diatonic and Steppenwolf. Right now, they're gearing up to drop their debut album as a crew. As individuals, they've already got projects under their belt, but Red Eye Flight i ... More >>
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 >>
Minneapolis rapper Knox is teasing out his long-awaited Kingdom Kulture one song at a time. Even before it's heard in full, he's already started to infiltrate the larger local consciousness, and his neighbors have noticed the difference. "People I was on the block with, they see me now, they think ... More >>
The rapper moves forward with his new album, The God Particle
With Spring approaching, forget the snow for a second, Minneapolis is selling out shows left and right. Wednesday night, sisters Tegan and Sara are welcomed to Minneapolis by a sold-out First Ave mainroom. Muse hits the Target Center Thursday and Imagine Dragons sells out the Varsity on Friday. Satu ... More >>
If you haven't heard by now, the Twin Cities Hip-Hop Awards recently celebrated its sixth year. What started out as a simple MySpace poll back in 2007 had turned into a semi-respectable affair -- often selling out venues filled with local heads connecting and having a good time -- but times hav ... More >>
Welcome to the first Gimme Noise mixtape of the new year! As usual, we're offering up 8 new songs from Twin Cities rappers for your listening pleasure.Stream below or download here.
Brother AliBack before Soundset became the annual festival it is today, there was a Rhymesayers-hosted event by the same name that took over, and consistently sold out, the First Ave Mainroom every Wednesday, housing some of the big names on the company roster as well as visiting acts. The festi ... More >>
Cocky Minneapolis MC ready to drop new album GAMPO
Atmosphere preface their Minnesota Nice tour with an all-too appropriate song: "Minnesota Nice."Whoa whoa whoa...this isn't nice at all.
Photo by Dan MonickAtmosphere is embarking on a hyper-local tour next month for a trek they are billing as the "Welcome to Minnesota" tour. Prof, Los Nativos, and DJ Abilities will be along for the ride on the five-date journey. There's no Twin Cities date on this tour, so metro fans will have to ... More >>
We Sang. We Danced. We Set things on Fire. And Sometime after the Bar Closed, We Wrote It All Down for You.
Rising rap star Slug is a master at putting words in order. Now why won't his life fall into place?
Ego trippin' with the hardest-working hip-hop DJ in town