Psychopathic Records Shockfest with Insane Clown Posse, Da Mafia 6ix, and Mushroomhead Myth, Maplewood Saturday, October 25, 2014 Juggalos aren't cool in the mainstream sense, but what they lack in cultural capital they make up for in passion and loyalty to the family. Strip away all the clowning an ... More >>
Zombie Pub Crawl Downtown Minneapolis Saturday, October 11, 2014 In the decade since its inception, Minneapolis's Zombie Pub Crawl has grown from a relatively small gathering of zombie-loving members of the local subculture to a Guinness World Record-breaking crowd of revelers dressed to the nines ... More >>
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Da Mafia 6ixwith Sozay, Whitney Peyton, Twisted Insane, and Compton MenaceAmsterdam Bar and Hall, St. PaulMonday, March 31, 2014Da Mafia 6ix, the current identity of Three 6 Mafia sans Juicy J and the late Lord Infamous, made the St. Paul appearance of their current 60-day tour mere days after Juicy ... More >>
Juicy J Myth, Maplewood Friday, March 28, 2014 At 10 p.m. on Friday, two terrified girls were pressed against the front row railing at Myth. Behind them, a wave of disoriented faces swelled and lurched forward. The bodies in the front retaliated by pushing back. Men cried. Young girls in booty shor ... More >>
Juicy J doesn't want to talk about strippers. He's indignant when reporters bring up his drug use. Though his music suggests otherwise, he insists that he doesn't spend his time tucking $100 bills into G-strings and popping molly. At heart, Juicy J is a businessman who'd rather talk about the value ... More >>
The Maryland-bred rapper draws inspiration from the Twin Cities
Editor's Note: Shea Serrano is an award-winning music writer and goofball whose recent exploits include Bun B's Rap Coloring and Activity Book. In his column, he writes about his life and times. Among many other things, my twin six-year-olds sons think I am Manu Ginobili when the Spurs play basketb ... More >>
Soundset 2013 was the biggest of them all. With 28,000 bodies in attendance and Snoop Dogg gracing the stage, Rhymesayers Entertainment showed unprecedented growth for the sixth running of their yearly rap extravaganza at Canterbury Park.And what better way to capture the spirit and randomness of So ... More >>
Ah, Soundset. The sixth installment of the Rhymesayers Entertainment hip-hop festival had a breakout year in terms of attendance -- a reported 28,000 fans came out -- and talent, with a lineup including Snoop Dogg, Mac Miller, Tech N9ne, along with the host artists Atmosphere. Many folks pegged A$AP ... More >>
From Snoop Dogg to Atmosphere, the festival boasts a variety of talent
By Conrad Schoenleber During SXSW, Austin has a specific kind of gravity. Each year, huge masses of people are drawn to the Texas capital to seek out the best of what new music has to offer. I was pulled down south once again in 2013 as an event planner. With my production team at Hydrive Shows, I ... More >>
"If we keep outdoing ourselves, who am I going to be playing after next year? Kanye?" was what Atmosphere rapper Slug said about last year's impressive Soundset lineup. Well, Soundset 2013 didn't get Mr. West, but it did land the G-funk legend Snoop Dogg. (Although, isn't he going by Snoop Lion thes ... More >>
A$AP Rocky With Danny Brown, Schoolboy Q , and A$AP MobFirst Avenue Mainroom, MinneapolisSaturday, October 13, 2012The LongLiveA$AP tour rolled through Minneapolis on Saturday night, and the powerhouse trio of buzzing rappers A$AP Rocky, Schoolboy Q, and Danny Brown played to a sold-out crowd o ... More >>
Taylor Gang records is an acclaimed hip hop record label. Founder Wiz Khalifa was even nominated for two Grammys this year. Unsurprisingly, Gang's rappers, like many others, often sing the praises of ganja in their lyrics. Label artist Juicy J, for instance, recently penned a track called "Smoke ... More >>
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