Tech N9ne is the only rapper on the 2013 Forbes Hip-Hop Cash Kings list who wears face paint and has performed at the Gathering of the Juggalos six times. After raking in an impressive $7.5 million over the past 12 months, the Kansas City native appears on the list in between Swizz Beatz and 50 Cent ... More >>
Related:Cover Story: How Rhymesayers set up the Soundset FestivalTop 20 best Minnesota musicians: The complete listTop 20 best Minnesota songs: The complete listIn 2012, rap music is as definitive a part of Minnesota lore as the Mall of America -- or anything else Muja Messiah name-checks in "Leech ... More >>
Related:How Rhymesayers set up the Soundset FestivalTop 20 best Minnesota musicians: The complete listTop 20 best Minnesota songs: The complete listIn 2012, rap music is as definitive a part of Minnesota lore as the Mall of America -- or anything else Muja Messiah name-checks in "Leech Lake" or Slug ... More >>
Valentines Day is here and you need some help to win over the heart of that sexy B-girl or B-boy?We know hip-hop doesn't have the best history romancing the opposite sex, "bitches better having my money" and "skeeting on walls" doesn't really set the mood.But don't worry, we have you covered. So ... More >>
As of Tuesday, area hip-hop producer and Plastic Constellations album Lazerbeak has a new album out, Lava Bangers. Varying opinions have crossed the Gimme Noise desk regarding the collection -- which follows 2010's Legend Recognize Legend -- but three fellas over at Reviler weighed in effe ... More >>
With the 10,000 Lakes Festival on hiatus and Taste of Minnesota out of commission, our festival calendar was looking pretty sparse -- that is until this morning, when 89.3 the Current invited new Somerset Amphitheater partner Matt Mithun on air to announce Sound Town, a new festival coming to Som ... More >>
Photo by Tony Nelson"This show is already better than the last time I saw them because it's with their real singer," a friend said knowingly as Morcheeba launched into their set Wednesday night at First Avenue. The British downtempo trio's reinstated lead singer Skye Edwards floated across the st ... More >>
This week, City Pages talked to Morcheeba frontwoman Skye Edwards about rejoining the band after being dismissed by the popular downtempo trio's founding brothers Godfrey in 2003. Edwards gave Morcheeba its trademark sound with her smoky smooth vocals and longtime fans are psyched to have her bac ... More >>
Photos by Jon BehmMos DefGuthrie TheaterAugust 23, 2010The Guthrie is the last place you would have expected Mos Def to play a set, but the Live at the Guthrie series, which has brought the likes of Bruce Springsteen and Robin Williams, definitely kicked it up a notch in the mass appeal of hip-ho ... More >>
The 11th annual Gathering of the Juggalos is upon us! Taking place August 12-15 in Cave In Rock, Illinois, Psychopathic Records has released an insanely long promo video for the event, over 17 minutes long. I watched all of it. That's not a complaint, but more of a dare.
Bad cologne, raging hormones and hope. Time for some prom magic.
The Bay Area three talk to us after their Cabooze performance last week.
The songs we can't escape
So the overall vibe for the show was aimed in a general "old school" direction, though the specific delineation of said oldness (and schoolness) grew a bit confused over the night.
20 weird moments from the Twin Cities Celebration of Hip Hop
The three-day 4th Annual Twin Cities Celebration of Hip Hop begins at 4:00 p.m. today at First Avenue, and we'll be there for every minute (here's a preview in City Pages). Below you'll find a complete schedule with links, but before you read, check out some of the cool articles on the event, starti ... More >>
Missy rhymes "Knickerbockers" with "Small Talkers," makes another great album
I've listened to Missy Elliott's The Cookbook twice now, and I don't love it but I like it a fair amount. Certainly if she were a new artist I'd be pretty damn excited. If I were the kind of fellow who throws parties and if I were hosting such an event this Friday, I'd put the album on and feel conf ... More >>
Audiences chew on a film-fest twofer: Central Standard's indie films and Sound Unseen's musical movies
Lil Buddy Talks to 'City Pages' About His Family Problems, His Arrest, and What Comes Next
Atmosphere makes a hip-hop album for people who don't like hip hop
Elastica's punk comeback makes something out of saying nothing
After keeping quiet for most of the Nineties, Del the Funky Homosapien speaks both sides
of his mind
New albums by the Genius, Inspecta Deck, Ol' Dirty Bastard, and U-God fail to Wu the Clan's public