The Crowd at Soundset 2014

Soundset 2014 Photos

Soundset is easily the greatest music festival in MN and likely the best hip-hop festival in the country. Continuing on their ascent, the Soundset crew hit it out of the park again this year. With acts like Nas, Chance The Rapper and EarlWolf performing alongside local favorites, Atmosphere, Prof and deM atlaS, there’s little that could ...

Listen Before You Die: P.O.S. – Never Better

It’s not easily digested, that’s for sure. P.O.S.’s 3rd album, Never Better, is and will be the most abrasive piece to make the list of albums you need to hear before you die. I know it’s not for everyone; P.O.S. does too and therein lies the beauty. Best characterized by his lyrics in one of ...

Listen Before You Die: Kanye West – The College Dropout

Kanye West came into the scene as this young-kid out of Chicago who could mix a mean set of soul and gospel records into an unbelievably infectious beat. Most notably ‘infectious’ are the tracks he did with Jay-Z, “H to the Izzo,” “Heart of the City (Ain’t No Love),” and “Lucifer,” to name a few.

Hip-Hop’s Best of 2012

This year has been a great year for hip-hop fans. Across the board we have seen quality releases and it has been incredibly hard to rank them. I ended up deciding to do the ten best of the year but will be telling you who just missed out as well. First we start with the ...

[Show Review] Grieves and Budo @ First Avenue

The Mainroom at First Ave is one of my favorite venues in the universe. Not just because of the history which it represents, but because of the unique energy that can be found within. Last Saturday night that energy was on full display. Grieves and Budo, as well as The Tribe & Big Cats and ...

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