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Lil B

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    April 16, 2014

    Riff Raff at First Avenue, 4/15/14

    Riff Raff First Avenue, Minneapolis Tuesday, April 15, 2014 After "Rose Gold Stripper Pole" -- in which Riff Raff managed get a decent bounce going simply by occasionally saying "stripper pole" out loud, over his own vocal track -- his DJ addressed the crowd. "You know you're looking at the future ... More >>

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    July 24, 2013

    15 gorgeous GIFs from Pitchfork Music Festival 2013

    This past weekend's Pitchfork Music Festival was tremendous. From R. Kelly's cavalcade of hits to the muscular fury of Savages in the hot sun to Lil B's doting fans, there were thousands of indelible moments on display in Union Park over the three-day fest.  With help from photographer Erik Hes ... More >>

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    July 22, 2013

    The passion of Lil B fans at Pitchfork Music Festival

    The cult of Lil B is often more engrossing to behold than the man himself. During the final day of the 2013 Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago, the Bay Area rapper drew out thousands of impassioned followers who were ready to protect Lil B at all costs.The set featured feverish dancing across the s ... More >>

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    July 22, 2013

    R. Kelly at Pitchfork Music Festival, 7/21/13

    R. KellyPitchfork Music FestivalUnion Park, Chicago, IllinoisSunday, July 21, 2013For the many Twin Cities music fans who made the trek down to Chicago for this weekend's Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park, there wasn't much consensus over what to do about Sunday night. On the one hand, people w ... More >>

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    May 14, 2013

    Insane Clown Posse's Shaggy 2 Dope: You won't catch us at the Ritz Carlton Lounge

    On Saturday, Detroit's Insane Clown Posse return to the Twin Cities as part of their Mighty Death Pop tour. While the Faygo-soaked show will be at the Myth in St. Paul, members Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope have been coming to Minnesota for almost 20 years with generations of loyal Juggalos witnessi ... More >>

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    March 26, 2013

    Pitchfork Music Festival releases full 2013 lineup

    The Pitchfork Music Festival lands at Chicago's Union Park July 19-21, and after the initial tease of R. Kelly, Björk, and Belle & Sebastian, the full lineup is now here!One of the main curiosities for Twin Cities music fans is how the acts announced might filter into First Avenue's music festi ... More >>

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    December 21, 2012

    Best Twin Cities concerts 2012: Staff lists

    Here are the raw lists from many of City Pages' contributing writers and photograghers for the finest shows they attended this year. Hint: It's all over the place!See Also:Best Twin Cities concerts 201250 Awesome Concert Photos from 2012Best Twin Cities songs 2012: Staff lists Best Twin Cities album ... More >>

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    December 14, 2012

    WAK LYF DJ collective celebrates one-year anniversary at Kitty Cat Klub

    Tonight, Twin Cities art collective WAK LYF celebrate the one-year anniversary of their monthly LYF SUX dance parties at Dinkytown's Kitty Cat Klub. Known for having no genre boundaries, the events (always on the second Friday of every month) have uniquely collided rave and house party traditions wi ... More >>

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    October 11, 2012

    Five of our favorite DMX moments

    If you're taking part in the Zombie Pub Crawl this weekend, get read to stop, drop, shut 'em down, and open up shop as DMX is rolling into town to get at you, dog! X is gon' give it to ya at 9 p.m. Saturday at Midway Stadium, AKA Zombie Island. Unless you're slippin', you know the combination of zom ... More >>

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    September 26, 2012
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    September 26, 2012
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    August 17, 2012

    Hot Cheetos and Takis: A taste test

    See Also:"Hot Cheetos & Takis" video features young Minneapolis rappers from Beats And Rhymes programThursday's City Pages editorial meeting had several special guests. Yep, Hot Cheetos and Takis showed up and they totally overshadowed (and out-crunched) the discussion topics for the week. After ... 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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    April 23, 2012

    Five songs exploring mental illness

    This week, 5ingles explores songs that boast connections to mental illness. None of these are quite as stupendous as Suicidal Tendencies' "Institutionalized" or Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" or Green Day's "Basket Case" or Lil B.'s "Wonton Soup," but the last song on the list comes pretty damn close -- i ... More >>

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    December 12, 2011

    The 10 best rap songs of 2011

    ​"I don't know art, but I know what I like." "There's no accounting for taste." "Opinions are like assholes." There's validity to each one of these statements, but that doesn't mean that anyone's going to agree with any feelings anyone else expresses about anything on the Internet. And while hip-h ... More >>

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    November 15, 2011

    Lil B, 'I Got AIDS': Is this what progress looks like?

    ​So the first rapped lyrics on "I Got AIDS" are, indeed, "I got AIDS." This isn't a song that fucks around; it straddles the elephant in the blog comment box and starts beating that sucker on the ears with a spiked riding crop. This is significant in a number of ways, not least of which are these: ... More >>

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    October 5, 2011
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    July 1, 2011

    Meet SwagSec: they really like Lil B, and they hacked Amy Winehouse

    ​Right when the maliciously-intentioned hacker group LulzSec calls it quits -- ostensibly to pursue more politically-motivated uses of their talents -- the world is introduced to a new group with some hazy inspiration and a whole lot of capital letters. They're called Swagger Security, and they ... More >>

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    June 15, 2011
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    May 3, 2011

    Osama bin Laden is dead! A musical roundup

    ​Well, we don't have Osama bin Laden to kick around anymore, do we? Or at least, we don't have Osama bin Laden to have hover unseen and malevolent over our Threat Level Orange existences anymore, do we? Osama bin got gotten! I'm the first to make that joke. As always, with big news comes big s ... More >>

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    March 23, 2011

    SXSW 2011: Five nights in Austin

    Highlights from Gimme Noise's recent trek to the festival

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