It's unlikely that Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will get characterized as "raunchy" by anyone in the local press corps, but the rap group has had an undeniably meteoric rise in the past 12 months. Fans who caught them at Soundset 2012 got to hear them talk about some new song they were trying out cal ... More >>
The Gimme Noise crew attended a lot of concerts, festivals, events, gatherings, and what have you this past year. As is the case with every year in live music in the Twin Cities, the cacophonous noises etched history into the walls of our storied venues and into our minds. There were a lot of firsts ... More >>
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis With Dee-1 and XperienceFirst Avenue, MinneapolisFriday, November 30, 2012Arriving onstage wearing a fur stole, Macklemore did everything with an epic air during the first of two sold-out First Avenue shows. With his clever, positive lyrics, the internet sensation brought ... More >>
With The Heist, an independently released album that's landed at the number two spot on the Billboard 200 charts and two of the year's biggest viral singles, Macklemore is quickly becoming one of the most visible new artists in music today. The Seattle MC, who recently performed his hit "Same Love" ... More >>
By Reed Fischer and Ian TraasSoundsetWith Atmosphere, Lupe Fiasco, Ghostface Killah & Raekwon, Astronautalis, Big K.R.I.T., and moreCanterbury Park Festival Field, ShakopeeSunday, May 27, 2012Related:Soundset 2012 evacuated amid tornado watchSoundset photos 2012Up until about 7:20 p.m., the fift ... More >>
Officially on its fifth year of making the Twin Cities a legitimate festival destination for hip-hop lovers, Soundset will celebrate a handful of years when it returns to Canterbury on Sunday, May 27.
It's should come as no surprise that local label Rhymesayers are on fire lately. After all, spring is the time to drop the summer jams that will be pounding the pavement with the proper Jeep beats. (Do hip-hoppers still drive Jeeps?)