Photos by B Fresh PhotographyLeft: Toki Wright; Right: TK of Tipsy BikeAmong the thousands assembled at Hennepin County Government Center on Monday for the #HoodiesUpMN Trayvon Martin rally was rapper Toki Wright. The local Rhymesayers artist, music producer, DJ and educator decided to bring a sound ... More >>
As we have the tendency to do every third Tuesday, Gimme Noise once again compiles eight standout tracks from Minnesota artists for you to kick back and vibe out with. Download them all and listen to them on repeat from now until next month!
As of Tuesday, area hip-hop producer and Plastic Constellations album Lazerbeak has a new album out, Lava Bangers. Varying opinions have crossed the Gimme Noise desk regarding the collection -- which follows 2010's Legend Recognize Legend -- but three fellas over at Reviler weighed in effe ... More >>
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