Chicago indie rapper Phillip Morris has definitely gained traction with Minneapolis fans over the last few years -- so much so that he recently decided to move here. He first began to make a name locally through his connection to Sean Anonymous, and recently dropped a full-length collaboration, enti ... More >>
Stones Throw rapper Homeboy Sandman maintains the spirit and style of golden era New York hip-hop with his refreshing approach. After a string of projects since his first work Nourishment in 2007, he's earned acclaim from critics and fans alike as a musician with powerful lyrics and something real t ... More >>
How unlikely Minnesota breakdancing stars took the world by storm
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Jimmy Jam was a DJ. Morris Day was a drummer. Prince was a kid with a huge afro. Before they changed popular music, Mom told them to turn that racket down.
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