Comic book story is entertaining, nuanced, and stays close to its origins
Lindsay Lohan dons a conrnrow wig in a Saturday Night Live skit about a fictional B108 hip-hop radio station based in Shakopee, Minnesota. Alhough it's a concept delivered with plenty of amusing local color -- anyone who remembers waiting expectantly in their youth for school closings to be annou ... More >>
KRS-One is coming to Minneapolis on Tuesday, July 19 to headline First Avenue, and it's for a great cause: The Bronx-based influential rapper is joining a strong lineup of hip-hop artists like Detroit's Slum Village, Chicago's Da Black Pearll and the Twin Cities' own Toki Wright and Truthmaze to ... More >>
MaLLySoundset, the hip-hop festival thrown by Rhymesayers and populated by some of the biggest names in independent rap, is just around the corner, and Gimme Noise will be running a series of Thursday blog entries up until the big day on May 29th. The festival is a good mix of big names and new ... More >>
The Matt Entenza gubernatorial campaign has been full of WTF moments. Remember, this is the guy who picked a FOX 9 news anchor/jewelry entrepreneur to be his running mate. Then there was that false report that the Minnesota faction of the National Organization for Women endorsed Entenza over Marga ... More >>
B Fresh PhotographyPete Mazalewski, more widely known as Mr. Peter Parker, visited the Twin Cities this past weekend to hit the turntables for SP Styles' River Rampage boat party. As his four-year-run as the old B96's night DJ (7-11pm) ended earlier this year, he did not let his career in acting, ... More >>
The lineup for this year's Soundset has been released, and Rhymesayers bigwigs Atmosphere will headline once again with a slew of openers, including Def Jam duo Method Man & Redman, the Hieroglyphics crew (Del the Funky Homosapien, Souls of Mischief, Casual, and Pep Love), and Rhymesayers art ... More >>
And just like that, the Twin Cities loses its only all hip-hop station.
The hip-hop collective is going analog.
Doomtree freestyles for B96, AFI kicks off tour at Epic, Lookbook drops new material at release show & new music from BK-One.
Peter Parker interviews Brother Ali, the Blind Shake hit the Current & new music from Mastermind.
Rappers. Vacationing in Minnesota. We'll let that sink in a sec.
A few more goodies to get us excited for Sunday's extravaganza.
5. Trama, Mr. T ziptape, out as a free download on April 14: Comedic highlight: "If I Was Emo," in which our hero croons, "I would get great reviews in the hip-hop local news/because I'm not seen as a threat, and my rhymes make you boo-hoo-hoo/If I was emo, I wouldn't have to wear gold/and my fake f ... More >>
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