Y.N. Rich Kids

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2014

    Desdamona is a rapping lunch lady in new Kmart ad

    A year after the back-to-school campaign featuring Da Rich Kidzz, KMart once again taps into the local scene with a new commercial starring Desdamona as a rapping lunchlady. It's a fun spot that plays off her natural energy as an MC, and she appreciated the opportunity to do something a little outsi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2014

    Y.N. Rich Kids' "The Business" keeps winning streak alive

    The young Minneapolis rappers involved with Y.N. Rich Kids have amassed a Hollywood-worthy story of after-school creativity mixing with serious business. After "Hot Cheetos & Takis" got national attention two years ago, videos released since then -- we'll count related Beats & Rhymes groups ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2013

    Meet the "Hot Cheetos & Takis" kids at the Lake Street Kmart

    Be it the YN Rich Kids, the KIDS, or Da Rich Kidzz, you know who we're talking about. The youngsters who potent blend rap and the youth culture surrounding them have a serious corporate backer in Kmart. With the release of "My Limo" earlier this summer, Jeff Gage noted "there's a new Rich Kids hook ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2013

    Y.N. Rich Kids shill for Kmart in "My Limo" video

    So it's come to this. How are we to feel about the latest chapter in the growing saga of the artists formerly (or currently?) known as the Y.N. Rich Kids? Based on their latest video, "My Limo" -- a corporate tie-in for Kmart's upcoming back-to-school ad campaign -- that would seem to be a good ques ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2013

    "Grandma drummer" mystery solved after she sees herself in the paper

    The pink-shirted, bespectacled, grey beehive-sporting woman pictured above doesn't, at first glance, seem like the kind of musician who would sit down at a drum kit and blow everyone in earshot away.But when she walked into the Coalition Drum Shop in La Crosse last week, that's just what she did. In ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2013

    Y.N. Rich Kids debut new videos, "My Bike" and "Khaki Pants"

    It's been a long, slow march into springtime here in Minnesota, but all of a sudden it already feels like summer. Why's that, you ask? Because the Y.N. Rich Kids, last year's adolescent hip-hop phenoms behind viral hit "Hot Cheetos & Takis," are back with a long-awaited follow-up, called "My Bik ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2013

    "Hot Cheetos & Takis" rappers haven't seen a cent, recording with ex-Aftermath producer

    Mixed news from the "Hot Cheetos & Takis" camp explodes out today. The KIDS, formerly known as YN Rich Kids, are on the verge of something big, according to a huge Star Tribune scoop coming out this Sunday.Recently, Strib music scribe Chris Riemenschneider spoke to the parents and members of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2012

    Who's the Nate Silver of Picked to Click 2012?

    Many among us have heard the name Nate Silver a lot in recent weeks leading up to the U.S. Presidential Election. He's the number-cruncher who very closely predicted which state's Electoral College votes would go for Barack Obama and which would end up in Mitt Romney's paws. Googling "Nate Silver ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2012

    Halloween costumes 2012: Music themes!

    It's finally here. The first of November means that Halloween is over and you have a whole year to come down from that sugar high and start planning your next costume. At Gimme Noise we have a soft spot for all things music-related, and while there were lots and lots of Halloween festivities this y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2012

    Picked to Click 2012: By the numbers

    Well, by now you've probably all heard the news, and hopped on Twitter to express your approval and/or disdain for City Pages. (Or just yawned.) That's right: this week we unveiled the winners of Picked to Click 2012, which hit newsstands yesterday and pretty well changed our lives forever. You know ... More >>

  • Music

    October 17, 2012

    Picked to Click 2012

    After hundreds of ballots and votes, the best of the best new bands have been chosen

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2012

    Atmosphere and more at Day of Dignity, 10/7/12

    Day of DignityWith Atmosphere, Stalley, Brother Ali, MaLLy, Sims, Y.N. Rich Kids and moreMasjid An-Nur, MinneapolisSunday, October 7, 2012Day of Dignity returned for its second year with a cross-section of the greater Twin Cities hip hop community, and a combination of both performances and communit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2012

    Y.N. Rich Kids perform "Hot Cheetos & Takis" live (Video)

    The young rap crew Y.N. Rich Kids emerged over the weekend to perform at the Ideawerks Concert & Fundraiser Event in Powderhorn Park on Saturday. And you can bet that their summer hip-hop anthem "Hot Cheetos & Takis" closed the place down. "We can do pictures, no interviews, okay?" said grou ... More >>