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    October 8, 2014
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    October 2, 2014

    Prof Runs Himself Through Soapy Joe's Car Wash in "Farout"

    After signing with Rhymesayers nearly a year ago, Prof is finally showing off more of the character of his next album, now slated for next spring. Compared to the combative feel of his debut single for the label, "The Reply," the brash rapper "made of piss and vinegar" has sugar on the brain in "Far ... More >>

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    May 22, 2014

    Soundset 2014 set times revealed via official app

    Soundset 2014 is this Sunday! The yearly pilgrimage to Canterbury is always a busy day of music and camaraderie, and last year's crowd was the biggest yet at about 30,000 attendees. The key to the most complete experience possible is a good schedule. Rhymesayers teamed up with the Nerdery to make pl ... More >>

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    May 21, 2014
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    March 12, 2014

    Prof on Stamosgate: We're good to go

    Right now it seems like Twin Cities rapper Prof has it all. He has a deal with Rhymesayers,  the buzz of being the next big thing in hip-hop, as well as a coveted slot at this May's Soundset music festival. Unfortunately, he also has, as of this past week, what some might call the dubiou ... More >>

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    March 7, 2014

    Prof and John Stamos just duked it out on Twitter

    You can't make this stuff up, can you? Minneapolis troublemaker rapper Prof and John Stamos recently had it out on Twitter, apparently. It seems they've had a love/hate relationship for a while now. Really, what other type of relationship can you have with Prof? (Remember his ribald Valentine's Day ... More >>

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    March 5, 2014

    Soundset announces 2014 lineup

    Rhymesayers just gave area hip-hop fans a big reason to look forward to the warmer months, as they released the lineup for the seventh annual Soundset festival. In addition to Atmosphere's standard headlining set, they will be joined by Wiz Khalifa, Nas (who will be playing a set celebrating the 20t ... More >>

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    December 3, 2013

    Prof just signed with Rhymesayers!

    The game has just changed. Rhymesayers just announced its largest local signing in a minute by bringing Prof to its roster. The Jameson-loving Kaiser Von Powderhorn joins Atmosphere, Brother Ali, P.O.S., another recent signee Dem Atlas, and plenty more under one roof to strengthen the already impres ... More >>

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    September 9, 2013

    Prof Outdoors at Cabooze, 9/7/13

    Prof Outdoorswith Run the Jewels, Get Cryphy, Evidence, Fashawn, Soulcrate and Later Babes, Long D.O.E., and MaLLyCabooze, MinneapolisSaturday, September 7, 2013Prof played his biggest headlining show ever outside of the Cabooze on Saturday, selling out the 4,000-capacity area and putting on the bes ... More >>

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    September 4, 2013

    The best Twin Cities concerts: 9/4 - 9/10

    The weather has cooled down, but the music hasn't. Plenty of acts, large and local, are hitting up the Twin Cities this week. Mumford & Sons leave their mark on St. Paul Wednesday at the Xcel while Taylor Swift stops by later for the weekend. Alt-J plays a sold out two night show at First Avenue ... More >>

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    September 4, 2013

    Prof: This show is the biggest bite we've ever took

    Twin Cities MC Prof has spent the last two years tearing the roof off of every stage he's graced coast-to-coast. Naturally, the sky's the limit this Friday when he performs outside for his own Prof Outdoors Festival. Gimme Noise spoke to Prof about how he spent his summer and what makes this event t ... More >>

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    September 4, 2013
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    August 21, 2013

    Fifth Element and Prof hosting annual Parking Lot Sale

    Twin Cities music fans might feel like the whole town is turning into one big flea market this coming weekend. Not only is First Avenue hosting a garage sale on Sunday, but Rhymesayers' Uptown record store Fifth Element is opening up for its annual Parking Lot Sale on Saturday.In addition to debutin ... More >>

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    July 16, 2013

    Prof announces biggest Twin Cities show yet

    It's a known fact that Minneapolis rapper Prof absolutely loves the outdoors. So, it should come as no surprise that he returns to the stage that gets much closer to nature. Well, as close to nature as the Cabooze Outdoor Plaza can get you.After seeing the crowd feverishly welcome Prof's surprise pe ... More >>

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    May 29, 2013

    15 gorgeous GIFs from Soundset 2013

    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 >>

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    May 16, 2013

    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. We kick things off this week with the soulful, impassioned new video for "Lady, You Shot Me," from Har Mar Superstar, which finds the unabashed crooner taking his sound in ... More >>

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    May 9, 2013

    Prof wants your beats for King Gampo follow-up album

    Enterprising hip-hop producers, you have the power to decide where Prof's sound heads next. The Minneapolis rapper, who has employed jazz samples, EDM explosions, and trap rap in the past is looking for some fresh beats to build up his next album, the proper follow-up to 2011's King Gampo. He's in t ... More >>

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    April 16, 2013

    Ten gorgeous GIFs of Prof at First Avenue

    One of Prof's biggest weekends ever just wrapped. He was on the cover of City Pages and commanded two sold-out shows at First Avenue. Erik Hess was at Friday's show, and in addition to taking some vibrant shots of the night, he had GIFs on his mind. Here are ten moments from the night that will repe ... More >>

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    April 15, 2013

    Prof takes over First Avenue, 4/13/13

    ProfWith Mod Sun, Culture Cry Wolf and MetaFirst Avenue, MinneapolisSaturday, April 13, 2013"YOU CAN NEVER BE TOO BIG" was the all-caps slogan Prof wore on a black T-shirt Saturday. Though it might've been referring to his rising career -- and the recent double cover stories promoting his two sold-o ... More >>

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    April 10, 2013

    The best Twin Cities concerts: 4/10-4/16

    If you can brave the weather, there's plenty of music going on this week. Thursday, twenty one pilots play a sold-out show at the Triple Rock while Boz Scaggs makes an appearance at the State Theatre. Friday night, Zoo Animal will be at the Icehouse, Ex Nuns rock Cause, Edward the Confesso ... More >>

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    April 10, 2013

    Prof: If I can justify it and be smart enough, I can say anything

    Minneapolis rap troublemaker Prof has pushed all our buttons for over a decade now. A mixture of party-starters, gross-out tales, and personal exploration fills the three volumes of his Kaiser Von Powderhorn mixtape series, his King Gampo album, the Recession Music collaboration with St. Paul Slim, ... More >>

  • Music

    April 9, 2013

    Off the deep end with Prof

    The Powderhorn rapper proves there's more to him than partying

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    December 18, 2012

    Prof lights up St. Louis Park Roller Garden in "Moron" video

    Just when we thought it was safe to close out 2012, Prof is prying the damn thing back open again. "Moron," the closing track off his Kaiser Von Powderhorn 3 is just a beastly party song, and the video to match is pure smoke at the St. Louis Park Roller Garden.You know, we've given Prof some ribbing ... More >>

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    November 7, 2012

    Make a Scene mixtape mashes up Polica, Atmosphere, Solid Gold, Prof and more

    A music scene as intimate as the Twin Cities has seen genres and styles bleed into one another, and rarely is such hybridization unwelcome. With this mindset, Wide Eyes producers Dimitry Killstorm and DJ Name have concocted a mash-up project that combines a lot of Picked to Click alums, like local r ... More >>

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    October 31, 2012

    Prof and Grieves release "Super Scary Monsters" for Halloween

    Happy hip-hop Halloween! The lineage of spooky rap has yielded plenty over the years -- from "Nightmare on My Street" to "1-800 Suicide" -- and now our own Powderhorn perv Prof has hooked up with Rhymesayers star Grieves for a quick and dirty rap to explore their sinister sides.This track unveils tw ... More >>

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    September 26, 2012

    Prof drops Kaiser Von Powderhorn 3 mixtape (Download)

    Our well-documented fascination with Prof's Kaiser Von Powderhorn 3 mixtape is realized. Now available via his Bandcamp page, the eight songs (and one interlude) of varying styles -- even a 4/4 club track (!) -- should momentarily put, to quote the man, "All eyes on me / kinda like you knew I farted ... More >>

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    September 12, 2012

    Prof is not a role model in "Me Boi" video

    See Also:Prof launches Midwest tour dates in OctoberProf on Summer Set and his pre-show ritualProf brags incessantly with Yelawolf on "New Kid"A lot of people got mad when Nicki Minaj made what Gimme Noise thought was an obvious joke about having a lot of money and voting for Mitt Romney. But the wa ... More >>

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    September 10, 2012

    Prof launches Midwest tour dates in October

    See Also:Prof on Summer Set and his pre-show ritualProf brags incessantly with Yelawolf on "New Kid"First Listen: Prof, 'King Gampo' (Free Download)It's going to be that much harder to evade the salacious stunts of Prof this October and November as he forges out on a Midwest tour. Need proof? Over t ... More >>

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    August 22, 2012

    Prof on Summer Set and his pre-show ritual

    See Also: Summer Set Festival 2012 lineupProf brags incessantly with Yelawolf on "New Kid" First Listen: Prof, 'King Gampo' (Free Download)One of the Twin Cities' favorite homegrown talents, Prof is gearing up to end his summer with a bang. With his new Yelawolf-assisted single "New Kid" already a m ... More >>

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    August 14, 2012

    Prof brags incessantly with Yelawolf on "New Kid"

    See Also:First Listen: Prof, 'King Gampo' (Free Download)Prof channels his inner Timberlake in "Need Your Love" videoRibald local rapper Prof is sounding more like Rick Ross every day. No, he hasn't added that "woof" noise Rozay makes on the reg, but he's got the gift of amusing hyperbole on a fresh ... More >>

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    March 16, 2012

    Gimme Noise's SXSW day party is today: Trampled by Turtles, Doomtree, & more

    ​This is a friendly reminder delivered with a teeny bit of Minnesota Nice. Get thee to the Gimme Noise/First Avenue/89.3 The Current/Etix SXSW day party today, or risk losing your commenter privileges forever.Okay, so maybe we can't really do that -- nor would we want to -- but it's simply a no-br ... More >>

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    March 5, 2012

    Trampled by Turtles, Doomtree top Gimme Noise SXSW day party

    ​As promised, Gimme Noise is proud to announce our showcase for next week's South By Southwest Music Conference. Two local heavyweights lead the lineup in Duluth folk-bluegrass troupe Trampled by Turtles, and the Twin Cities hip-hop collective Doomtree. The rest of the lineup includes the infectio ... More >>

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    February 22, 2012
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    January 11, 2012

    Prof gets stupid in new "Gampo" video

    ​Prof's second video from his latest album features ridiculous outfits, general foolishness, and a tiny computer-generated giraffe. Could the Stophouse rapper be trying to tell us he doesn't take himself super seriously?

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    November 4, 2011

    Prof channels his inner Timberlake in "Need Your Love" video

    It's a good look​In the same vein as  Justin Timberlake's "Dick In A Box" video or pretty much anything from Andy Samberg's Lonely Island troupe, Prof released a video for "Need Your Love" this week and it sends a clear message: Don't judge him to be another cold-hearted rapper, he's a lover ... More >>

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    October 18, 2011

    Picked to Click 2011: The ballots

    ​​As is the yearly tradition, we're publishing the ballots of all 115 of our Picked to Click voters for your perusal. Check out all of this year's contributors below, and thanks to all the writers, photographers, label owners, club bookers, DJs, and local music experts for weighing in on th ... More >>

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    August 19, 2011

    First Listen: Prof, 'King Gampo' (Free Download)

    ​What possesses rappers to drop their full-length albums as a free download? There's arguments that can be made about new business models in the music industry, blah blah blah, but my theory with Prof's excellent King Gampo, recently made available for no money through his Bandcamp page, ... More >>

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    March 30, 2011
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    March 2, 2011

    Rapper Prof keeps the party hopping

    Cocky Minneapolis MC ready to drop new album GAMPO

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    January 31, 2011

    Atmosphere releases new song, 'Minnesota Nice'

    ​Atmosphere preface their Minnesota Nice tour with an all-too appropriate song: "Minnesota Nice."Whoa whoa whoa...this isn't nice at all.

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    November 17, 2010
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    May 25, 2010

    Prof drops NSFW music video in preparation for Soundset

    Hot (and we mean hot) on the heels of yesterday's video featuring Lucy Michelle, MPLS.TV and Gimme Noise are happy to present another video in the City of Music series, this time featuring Prof -- and a couple of random people making out in a motel room. Did we mention it was hot? And NSFW? Yep. Enj ... More >>

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    October 27, 2009

    POS champions local bands at First Avenue

    The hip-hop powerhouse invited several local acts to join him in the big room.

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    October 21, 2009
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    August 26, 2009
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    May 15, 2009

    Recession Music means free stuff from StopHouse Records

    Prof and St. Paul Slim say they mustered up inspiration from the bootleggers of the Great Depression

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    May 14, 2008
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    December 5, 2007


    Project Gampo

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    November 28, 2007
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    October 11, 2006

    City Planner: Thursday 10/12

    From today's A-List: "Funkier than electroclash, grittier than most Prince homage, J*DaVeY's "Dirty Love" is neck-deep in the kind of synths that Van Halen once deemed macho.

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