N.W.A. (Band)

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2014

    Popular music needs to become political again

    Like it or not, Pharell Williams' "Happy" is likely to be the top-selling single of 2014. And yes, its buoyant '60s soul vibe and simple, positive message is modern pop perfection. But scanning the rest of this year's biggest hits, one is struck by a consistent theme: All of these songs are distinct ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2014

    The best Rap Shirts for White People

    What do you get when you mix Stuff White People Like sensibilities with hip-hop? The answer comes in the form of a hilarious new clothing line! Rap Shirts for White People puts a twist on famous lyrics while having fun at the expense of the world of whiteness. Can we all really picture Method Man's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2013

    Saxophonist Ben Wendel: Touring with Snoop Dogg was a circus

    Ben Wendel has earned international success and awards as a performer, composer, producer and even conductor. He is a founding member of the Grammy-nominated jazz-rock group Kneebody in which he plays saxophone, and he is one of the very few well-known bassoonists outside of the classical realm -- a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    Ice Cube won't play First Ave tonight

    First Ave is offering ticket refunds.​Sorry to all the hardcore NWA / "Are We There Yet fans?" in the Twin Cities. Rapper Ice Cube won't be appearing at First Avenue this evening as planned. Refunds are available online or at The Depot Tavern next to the venue. The details as to why the show ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    Dre Day 2011 announced

    ​Now an annual tradition, Dre Day, the celebration of all things Dr. Dre-related, will return to the Triple Rock Social Club on February 19 with headliners Heiruspecs."Heiruspecs will be performing a full live set of all the classic Dr. Dre / Snoop / NWA classics with an all-star cast of guest ... More >>

  • Music

    June 10, 2009

    Doomtree's Cecil Otter finds his voice apart from the rap pack

    Sage Francis' label picks up Otter's 2008 release, Rebel Yellow

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    September 10, 2008
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    April 23, 2008
  • Blogs

    November 30, 2007

    Madlib, P.B. Wolf and Friends Invade The Foundation: Review by Jordan Selbo

    The Stones Throw circus came through like a breezy wind Thursday night, wafting its peculiar brand of indie Hip Hop over an appreciative crowd that ran the gamut from nerdy rap head to slightly-cooler-but-still-n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2005

    In Da Club: Doug Little Quartet at the Artists' Quarter

    "If more drummers played like Kevin," Doug Little said from the Artists' Quarter stage during his quartet's CD-release party, "jazz would be a lot different in a better way." Seconded. During the group's first set this past Saturday, a living-in-the-moment Kevin Washington spurred his compatriots th ... More >>