We return once again with another roundup of local producers worth listening to. The range and quality of beats coming out of Minnesota never fails to impress, and this month's mix ought to go perfect with the beginning of backyard barbeque season. Get ready for some great instrumental work from ano ... More >>
Those of us fortunate enough to enjoy the snowy holiday season from the warmth of our windowsills don't often think about how the same climate can turn deadly in a heartbeat for the homeless. Local rapper Tall Paul knows how brutal those conditions can be. Growing up in South Minneapolis and working ... More >>
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 >>
Welcome to MN Tour 2013Atmosphere and Brother Aliwith Get Cryphy, Carnage and HaphduznFirst Avenue Mainroom, MinneapolisTuesday, March 5, 2013 Starting back in 2011, the reigning lords of MN hip-hop decided that 'burbs, exurbs and townships of our fair kingdom were getting left out. While hamlets l ... More >>
See Also:Tony Bones is a different rapper on We Only Live OnceFancy Ray cameos in new Anchormen "Doors" videoA staple of the Minnesota hip-hop scene, Long Doe Records are celebrating ten years as a crew, a label, and a movement this Saturday at the Cabooze. The street rap pioneers have been remarkab ... More >>
Post-prison, he has changed his life
Rapper Metasota decided he'd give us a gift for his birthday on January 19th with the free release of 9-track project H.I.P. (Happy I'm Present: 2 Week Theory), a solid and inventive album created on a whim in 14 days. The timeframe is beside the point, though. There are a number of strong idea ... More >>
As we do every third Tuesday, Gimme Noise returns with yet another mixtape of the local rap music that's making the rounds lately. Consider it our holiday gift.You can stream the mixtape below or download here.
Local artist's debut features funky, ambient instrumentals
We're countin' em down, end-of-decade style.
Tonight we're gonna party Maplewood-style
He's collaborated with Lil Jon. He's opened for Young Jeezy. He's worked at the same record store for eight years. For North Side rapper Contac, hip-hop dreams are just around the corner.
Radio Gaga's 10 best pop singles of 2004
Ballyhooed Englishman Dizzee Rascal conquers the world one record store clerk at a time
The Plastic Constellations discuss manpiles, drinking games, and the best spring break ever
From the garbage house to the club with P.O.S. and his Doomtree crew
No Way Out: Is bean-counter-turned-chart-topper Sean "Puffy" Combs tragically fated to success?