Articles, blog posts, and videos relating to Twin Cities artists, figures, or events.
- Minneapolis Institute of Art (Minneapolis, MN) ()
Photos taken December 28, 2013 at the Minneapolis Institute of Art in Minneapolis, MN.
- Dear Struggling Rapper, Here Are 5 Easy Steps To Success ()
“I don’t think there’s any magic key to promotion — you send emails, you manage your web presence, you cultivate your email list or Facebook page or whatever, you hand out flyers, you do the same stuff people have been doing for years now; the real key happens before all of that,” explained Minneapolis-based MC […]
- Atmosphere at Marathon Music Works (Nashville, TN) ()
“If you’re gonna rap all of my words back at me, what the fuck do you need me for?” Denying that Slug is an elite MC seems a silly proposition. His ability to make an audience feel appreciated appears effortless. (During last night’s show he inserted various calculated local references throughout without appearing to pander.) […]
- Minnesota Photo Dump (2012) ()
Photos taken around Minneapolis, MN in the spring and summer of 2012.
- T.Q.D. “Desert Sky (Remix)” (Influenza) ()
Following the release of Status Reign’s Brutally Honest LP (which includes such standouts as “Dedicated” and “The Chorus“) comes a new release from another member of Minneapolis’ Background Noise Crew, T.Q.D.Serving as an aptly titled lead-up to more new material which should drop later this year, The Appetizer 3 is an “odds-and-ends collection” which does […]
- Wugazi Interview ()
It has been less than three weeks since Wugazi first reared its head on the Internet, the Fugazi/Wu-Tang Clan mashup project debuting in the form of the “I’m So Tired”/”C.R.E.A.M.” bootleg “Sleep Rules Everything Around Me” (which has since seen 135k Soundcloud plays). Though its creators were initially silent, the project was eventually pinned to Twin Cities artists Cecil Otter (Doomtree) and Swiss Andy (the Millionth Word, […]
- Five Albums You Should Be Listening To Right Now ()
Doomtree, Affiliyated A remix EP that is anything but routine, Affiliyated finds various members of Minneapolis’ Doomtree crew reworking bits from Gayngs’ 2010 debut album Relayted. The resulting mixes are entirely fresh, each sounding nothing like the source tracks they came from. No Surrender, Medicine Babies An album bursting with New York City afro-punk, Medicine […]
- I.B.E. feat. MaLLy & K.Raydio “The Pad” ()
That Tape by I.B.E Releasing a condensed mixtape utilizing a selection of J Dilla beats last year, simply titled I-Dill Picture, young Minneapolis MC I.B.E. (Intelligent Black Enterprise) is on the verge of dropping yet another release in the form of an introductory mixtape by the name of That Tape. An introduction to what? An […]
- Status Reign “The Chorus” ()
Brutally Honest by Status Reign Having been slowly releasing new material since early last year—February’s “Dedicated” and last summer’s “Tonight” being just two examples—Minneapolis MC and Background Noise Crew member Status Reign has now released his full-length debut album Brutally Honest. While the record retains certain likenesses to similarly focused artists from the Twin Cities […]
- Chaz Kangas feat. Mac Lethal “Scrambled Eggs” ()
A Personal Reference by Chaz Kangas While being far from confrontational, the tone of New York MC Chaz Kangas’ new album A Personal Reference has the potential to be very divisive. He’s funny without being snarky and remains true to his voice and interests without satirizing, but in sounding musically similar to Atom and His […]