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    July 11, 2014

    Why 2008 was hip-hop's worst year

    Everyone seems to agree that 1994 was hip-hop's best year. We don't exactly disagree. But what was hip-hop's worst year? No it's not, as so many stick-in-the-mud hip-hop traditionalists say every year, "this year." In fact, it was, unequivocally, 2008. And here's why.

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    May 21, 2014
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    March 3, 2014

    Atmosphere to unveil new album Southsiders in May

    The eighth Atmosphere album of the group's illustrious career arrives later this year. Titled Southsiders, the collection featuring live instrumentation was recorded in Minneapolis and Oakland.Today, the hip-hop group dropped the album's first single, "Bitter." "This one is to recognize you / Your j ... More >>

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    December 18, 2013

    Take the ultimate Kanye West illustrated quiz

    [Editor's Note: In his column Serrano Time, award-winning writer and goofball Shea Serrano writes about his life and times.] This game is very simple: Look at the pictures and guess what Kanye West song each one represents. Boom. That's it. That's all. You're done. That's a little thing called res ... More >>

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    December 2, 2013

    Jay Z at Xcel Energy Center, 11/30/13

    Jay ZXcel Energy Center, St. PaulSaturday, November 30, 2013Jay Z has more money than you can fathom, more fame than most entertainers, and sits atop a number of people's lists of greatest MCs. There's nothing he needs to accomplish at this point, and the hunger of an upcoming rapper wasn't exact ... More >>

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    February 27, 2013
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    July 19, 2012

    Global Dance Festival at The Brick, 7/19/12

    Global Dance Festival Day 1With Knife Party, 12th Planet, AC Slater, and moreThe Brick, MinneapolisWednesday, July 18, 2012You don't need to know the difference between house, trance and dub step to unpack EDM. If you like pop music -- be it Kanye West or Britney Spears -- that's a good start. This ... More >>

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    May 25, 2012

    Chuuwee on Watching the Throne, his Soundset approach

    By Mike MaddenRelated:Bambu on the L.A. riots' 20th anniversary, his Soundset debutTraveling from his native Sacramento to take over Shakopee, Chuuwee might be the best bet among this year's Soundset freshmen to blow up by the time May 2013 rolls around. Not long removed from his excellent Wa ... More >>

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    October 20, 2011

    City Pages Halloween Soundtrack, Vol. 1

    B FRESH PhotographyPrepare your party guests for a roller ghoster of a night​It's that time again: finalizing plans for your Halloween party, and getting your scares in a row. City Pages has saved you the trouble of putting together a spooky mixtape, as we present our Halloween Soundtrack Vol. 1.& ... More >>

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    August 3, 2011

    Kanye West, Jay-Z cancel Minneapolis "Watch the Throne" tour date

    ​Kanye West and Jay-Z have been taking fans in the Twin Cities on a roller coaster ride this week -- and not the fun kind with glitter cannons and verses about which rapper's watch cost more money. No, this roller coaster found people getting amped up over the announcement of an October 8 show at ... More >>

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    May 2, 2011

    Minnesota Twins phase out local music programming, amp up Top 40 hits

    Photo by Andrea Swensson​With the first month of the Twins season completed, Minnesota baseball fans may have noticed something a little different about this year's home games: The music. That's because longtime music director Kevin Dutcher, who was with the team from 2000 up until last year's ina ... More >>

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    April 19, 2011

    Gayngs at Coachella, Nikki Sixx phones it in at the Fitz, and more notes from the weekend

    Photos by Denis Jeong Plaster​April is continuing to roar by us at a steady clip, and this past weekend our local scene was so bustling that we had to export some of our musicians out to Indio, California before the whole town overflowed.

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    April 14, 2011

    Diddy Dirty Money with Lloyd and Tyga at Epic, 4/13/11

    Photos by Erik Hess​Diddy Dirty Money with Lloyd and TygaApril 13, 2011Epic NightclubFor this write-up, I could have skated by making jokes about how Diddy changed his name three times during the show or whatever -- but I'm a journalist dammit, not Jay Leno.  I came to check out the Dirty Mon ... More >>

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    April 8, 2011

    Twins, at home opener, to unleash gladiator tunes on unsuspecting opponents

    ​For the home opener, I could drone on about the new scoreboard, the new salty snacks, the lack of trees, or my take on whether or not the Twins have figured out their Target Field home run problems. Instead, I'm going to focus on the thing that bothered me most of last season: What is that ... More >>

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    February 28, 2011

    Kanye West at SXSW 2011: Let the rumors begin

    ​And here I was just thinking earlier today that it's weird that there haven't been any super crazy SXSW rumors yet. Well, thanks to this very suggestive video that was sent to @SXSWpartylist, we have our first tidbit of Kanye speculation for the 2011 season.

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    January 11, 2011

    Kanye West and Jay-Z debut 'H.A.M.'

    by Matt Bardins​If a day is a week in internet time, then we've been waiting on "H.A.M." for nearly two months now (announced last week), or two and a half years since Kanye and Jay-Z announced that they would be releasing a collaborative album (back in August). Our long national interwebby dayma ... More >>

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    January 10, 2011

    13 most fascinating hip-hop album covers of all time

    Jay-Z, Kanye West, and Riccardo Tesci's art for their freshly announced single "H.A.M." seems a love-it-or-hate-it type situation. Rotts, nautical stars (remember high school, when the seniors started to get tattoos?), scopa crowns, and platinum does not a consensus make, apparently. All up in that ... More >>

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    January 7, 2011

    Explained: Kanye West and Jay-Z Announce 'H.A.M.'

    ​Originally announced last August, Yeezy Baby and Jay-Z's collaborative album is sort of nearly upon us, with West announcing the first single's release last night on (where else?) the Twitter thing.That first single, titled "H.A.M.," is set to be released this coming Tuesday, and boy are there so ... More >>

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    December 23, 2010

    Most popular Gimme Noise articles of 2010

    ​With 2010 coming to a close, we thought it might be a good time to look back and see which Gimme Noise stories garnered the most clicks this year. Numbers don't lie -- from the tragic to the funny to the just plain weird, here are the top 10 posts that drove traffic to our blog in 2010, with link ... More >>

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    November 4, 2010

    Kanye West flips cocktail party guest list into overloaded, blah single

    ​If there's a Guinness record for "most pop artists performing on a pop single," it's probably held by "We Are The World" or its lame-ass sequel from earlier this year. But "All of the Lights" - the fourth single from My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy - boasts a longer and more random guest list t ... More >>

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    November 3, 2010

    George Bush calls Kanye West rant lowest point of presidency

    ​MATT LAUER: You remember what he said? PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH: Yes, I do. He called me a racist. A brief excerpt has been posted of Matt Lauer's interview with former President George W. Bush, set to air this Monday night on Matt Lauer Reports.For a man who dammed the river of scientific prog ... More >>

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    September 22, 2010

    'Equality is the prime rib of America' and other surreal political moments in pop music

    ​Lady Gaga proclaimed yesterday that "Equality is the prime rib of America," simultaneously empowering and confusing the hell out of legions of GLBT activists as they rallied against "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." While the nation's top socio-political scientists try to decode what Gaga could have possi ... More >>

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    August 13, 2010

    Kanye West calls in Bon Iver: Hawaii 5-OMG

    image by: Matt Bardins​"I called [Vernon] and we ended up becoming like really good friends, playing basketball together everyday, and going into the back studio and just record his parts," West told Rolling Stone. "He's similar to me, like where he just does shit just so people would be like, ... More >>

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    December 23, 2009

    Music, politics, more: Check out City Pages' wrap on the decade

    Just for you, we've rounded up all our end-of-the-decade content - so far.

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    October 1, 2009
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    September 23, 2009
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    May 27, 2009
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    March 11, 2009

    The Popstream: Blackstreet ft. Janet Jackson, "Girlfriend/Boyfriend"

    This video cost 1.5 million dollars... for some reason.

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    February 25, 2009
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    June 27, 2008

    Breakfast of Champions 6/27: Pestilence

    Thank the maker it's Friday. I'm going to bed. But first, some spanking-good news.

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    June 26, 2008

    Interview: Matthew Santos

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    Two weeks ago, when Kanye West's Glow in the Dark tour rolled through town, fans and critics salivated over West's enigmatic stage presence and high-caliber show ... More >>

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    June 11, 2008
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    January 23, 2008

    What's Playing

    The Top 10 Songs This Week on B96

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    December 19, 2007
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    December 5, 2007
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    October 24, 2007

    What's Playing

    The top ten tracks this week on KTTB, B96 FM

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    October 10, 2007

    What's Playing

    Ten Songs This Week on 101.3 FM, KDWB

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    October 3, 2007
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    September 26, 2007

    Robber Barons

    Kanye Bests 50 Cent, But Is Either Album a Winner?

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    September 19, 2007
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    September 19, 2007
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    December 28, 2005

    Artists of the Year

    Hurricanes, war, avian flu, locust plagues, that annoying song you couldn't get out of your head. It wasn't the greatest of all possible years. Nor was it halfway decent. But to prove that it wasn't all bad, we asked 29 writers to rave about the ar

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    November 2, 2005

    Welcome to the Superdome

    How Hurricane Katrina made Public Enemy relevant again

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    September 5, 2005

    9/5: Morning Communique

    THESE DAYS The Navy has hired Houston-based Halliburton Co. to restore electric power, repair roofs and remove debris at three naval facilities in Mississippi damaged by Hurricane Katrina. When tragedy strikes, our nation once again asks, how can we give Halliburton more money??? President Bush ha ... More >>

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    January 26, 2005

    John Legend

    "Used to Love U," "Ordinary People," "Number One"

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    December 29, 2004

    Artists of the Year

    12 Rods, Jon Stewart, Howard Stern, Quentin Tarantino, Garrison Keillor, MF Doom, Lawrence Lessig, Randi Rhodes...

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    December 15, 2004

    Just For The Record...

    Ten scientifically approved verdicts about the best albums of the year

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