In the Twin Cities underground jazz scene, if you dig just two more inches, you will hit solid gold. One of those jazz bands is the newly formed Toni Wolff's Dream Wedding. Subtle, yet intensely dark, the band's new self-titled album brings us jazz with a hint of punk. The songs tease with the prosp ... More >>
Between backing I Self Devine's live set and joining forces with Greg Grease and Akrite to form TUSS Music, rapper I.B.E. had made a name for himself in Minneapolis long before he dropped his official solo debut This, That and the Third with producer Benzilla last summer. But his upcoming show at th ... More >>
The level of success that Brother Ali achieved with Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color brought the talented local MC all around the world. Growing audiences identified with his incisive, politically charged songs and message of unity and enlightenment. But rather than letting a long time out ... More >>
Last month, I put together a list of the ten greatest rap battles of all time for our sister paper, LA Weekly. Included on that list was Twin Cities hip-hop icon Eyedea's unforgettable 1999 Scribble Jam finals with Freestyle Fellowship member P.E.A.C.E. My inclusion of it led to something of a debat ... More >>
Day of DignityWith Atmosphere, Stalley, Brother Ali, MaLLy, Sims, Y.N. Rich Kids and moreMasjid An-Nur, MinneapolisSunday, October 7, 2012Day of Dignity returned for its second year with a cross-section of the greater Twin Cities hip hop community, and a combination of both performances and communit ... More >>
Opening up about everything from new album Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color to politics and religion
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News on Brother Ali's forthcoming release, Tapes 'n Tapes announce intimate dates, Daniel Johnston to return to Minneapolis & next week's best new releases.
AFI to play Epic, Vampire Hands interviewed, Atmosphere hits NYC & reactions to the Dead Weather at First Avenue.
Rappers. Vacationing in Minnesota. We'll let that sink in a sec.
A brief selection of just a few of the underground rap superstars who'll rock Canterbury Park this Sunday.
Pharcyde and MF Doom? Looks like the 500 pound gorilla of hip hop festivals put on some weight over the winter.
Hip Hop's Big Rock-the-Bells Thinkers Break Free from Industry Shackles.
Jean Grae proves she's more than just another female MC