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 >>
AtmosphereSoundset, Canterbury ParkSunday, May 26, 2013Soundset has come a long way from its humble origins in the shadow of the Metrodome back in 2008. Skyrocketing ticket sales -- reportedly 28,000 this year -- and a subtle demographic shift over its six-year run have allowed Rhymesayers to grow a ... More >>
Snoop Lion Dogg Soundset Festival, Canterbury ParkSunday, May 26, 2013For the first time in Soundset history, Atmosphere took the second-to-last slot, making way for the West Coast gangsta legend Snoop Dogg. A transition toward reggae music prompted a name change to Snoop Lion recently, but thi ... More >>
Ah, Soundset. The sixth installment of the Rhymesayers Entertainment hip-hop festival had a breakout year in terms of attendance -- a reported 28,000 fans came out -- and talent, with a lineup including Snoop Dogg, Mac Miller, Tech N9ne, along with the host artists Atmosphere. Many folks pegged A$AP ... More >>
From Snoop Dogg to Atmosphere, the festival boasts a variety of talent
Rhymesayers label treasure and representative Blueprint is an articulate and prolific figure. Founder of Weightless Recordings, half of the super-duos Soul Position with RJD2 and Greenhouse Effect with Illogic, and a standout solo member of the biggest independent label in the region, the veteran em ... More >>
With this weather, it's hard to believe that summer will ever arrive... but sure enough, warmer weather and music festivals will be right around the corner. In just over three weeks on May 26, Canterbury Park Festival Field will be packed with fans clamoring to see Snoop Dogg, Atmosphere, Brother Al ... More >>
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 >>
"If we keep outdoing ourselves, who am I going to be playing after next year? Kanye?" was what Atmosphere rapper Slug said about last year's impressive Soundset lineup. Well, Soundset 2013 didn't get Mr. West, but it did land the G-funk legend Snoop Dogg. (Although, isn't he going by Snoop Lion thes ... More >>
The DJ crew that taught local hip-hop heads to love club bangers celebrates half a decade
Squinty eyes, raised eyebrows, a shit-eating smirk -- the new Green Giant looks like he enjoys greens in more ways than one, if you catch my drift. SEE ALSO:-- Advice for Snoop Dogg on getting high in the Twin Cities-- The 2012 State Fair poster looks like something out of a drug-induced nightmare [ ... More >>
See Also:Snoop Dogg at the Cabooze, 01/25/11Snoop Dogg: Master of time and history You must have heard by now that international rap star Snoop Dogg has opted to undergo a transformation of sorts. After announcing that he was tired of rap, the superstar--best known for hits like "Drop It Like It's H ... More >>
See also: Our complete Coachella coverage By the third day of Coachella's second weekend -- the sixth and final day of this year's festival -- folks had more or less learned to ignore the dust and the heat. Here are our intrepid writers' favorite things about the final hours of the 2012 event.
The mere announcement that Doomtree rapper/poet/writer Dessa is giving a lecture/performance at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum this evening has already stirred up a bunch of debate regarding her qualifications to give the talk. "Mic Lines: Art, Ethics, and their Contested Connections," is expected t ... More >>
After quite a bit of speculation (and many customary fake announcements), the lineup for the Coachella Music and Arts Festival was released yesterday, with the Black Keys, Radiohead, and Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg serving as the headliners. The massive music festival, held each spring on the Emp ... More >>
We all know the feeling. We're stumbling down the sidewalk, our heads swimming with the effects of Irish Car Bombs and whatever that shot that tasted like a Butterfinger was called, and as we wobble and sway, we think: I could really go for a pizza right now--I mean I can't possibly w ... More >>
PepsiLearn the secret recipe of Snoop's Eight-Layer-DipThe Super Bowl is fast approaching. It is the day of the most traditional American sporting event that allows an entire population of environmentally aware, health-conscious, wannabe-locavore Americans to forgo their sensibility and enjoy a y ... More >>
Photos by Alex UncapherSnoop DoggJanuary 25, 2011The Cabooze, MinneapolisWith Snoop Dogg in the house, of course there was going to be one hell of a party at the Cabooze on Tuesday night. Playing the second of two sold-out shows over the course of just a few hours, the Big Boss Dogg turned out th ... More >>
Photo by Steve Cohen for City PagesThe Doggfather gets down in MPLSFor Twin Cities rap-loving stoners, Snoop Dogg's sporadic local gigs must bring about a feeling like that of a kid on Christmas (both occasions when the tree's at the center of the party). For those dedicated fans of the slick-tal ... More >>
Snoop Dogg is many things: actor, coach, writer, husband, father, seminal West Coast rapper, time-traveler, and history alterer. Here now, a small sampling of his exploits through the ages.
En route to Minneapolis tonight for two back-to-back shows at the Cabooze, Snoop Dogg has issued an APB (that's all points bulletin, yo) pleading that someone put him in touch with Lady Gaga."I'm trying to do a song witchu," Snoop says. "It's a real nice, freaky deeky kinda song."
Legendary rapper Snoop Dogg will be playing not one, but two shows at the Cabooze on Tuesday, January 25. The late show is already sold out, but we happen to have tickets to both shows to give away to our faithful readers.
Photo via SnoopDogg.comSometime between defending Willie Nelson ("If you got a problem with Willie Nelson, you got a problem with me!") maybe performing at Prince William's bachelor party, and starring in the new Gorillaz music video, Snoop Dogg found the time to tack another Minneapolis show on ... More >>
Photo by Emily UtneZoo AnimalIn case you haven't picked up a print edition of City Pages yet this week, here's a brief rundown of our music content, which is all available online for your perusal.Zoo Animal release new self-titled albumBy Jeff GageWe talk to Zoo Animal about their sophomore relea ... More >>
Jimmy2Times gets us in the Dre Day spirit with a new mix featuring Dre, Snoop, NWA, Lady of Rage and more.
You go to war with the military you have, I guess.
There's such a deficit of collective songwriting talent and ability out there that we've absolutely gotta re-make "We Are The World" as a Haiti benefit event single?
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Backstage with the Lady of Rage.
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"Fleetwood Mashed," team9, Oasis vs. Beyonce, and the unfortunate return of the Spice Girls.
GZA commissions the Hood Internet for new track, Johnny Cash vs. QOTSA & more of the week's best mashups.
$41?!! Keep your mind on your money, folks, and your money on your mind.
New music from the Hood Internet, a Woodstock-themed compilation & Snoop mashed with thrash.
Horny dolphin angles for three-way
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