Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Can't leave Big Sean up on top forever, gotta get some real shit to lead off MWB. My two favorite parts of this video: 1) Beak cracking the PBR in a Doomtree koozie at 29secs, 2) Beak in his fur coat on top of a building at 46secs. Baller status.
Seriously though, preorder Legend Recognize Legend at the Doomtree website.
The third mixtape in G.O.O.D. Music artist Big Sean's Finally Famous series is here. Perhaps he'll get a little more famous if he puts out an album. Who knows? Maybe it'll even be half-decent.
Monday, August 30, 2010
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Three-piece Minneapolis hip-hop group Lazlo Supreme just released this new music video. Along the same vein as the recent (and undeniably catchy) Ceel-Lo Green music video. These guys are really quite good and I hope to hear more from them soon.
As Medium Zach says, you can't go wrong visiting Fifth Element on a Thursday night, as there is a different event each Thursday of the month. So head on over to Uptown.
In the meantime, make sure to check out the sleek, streamlined new Fifth Element website.
I would say it's safe to assume that many of you do not know that Guante's slam poetry team recently repeated as national champions at the recent National Poetry Slam in downtown Saint Paul. Here is footage of him performing his poem in the semifinals. Rather powerful stuff. Congrats to Guante and the whole team.
Funny story: I was getting a late-morning breakfast with my homie at the Sunny Side Up Cafe on Lyndale last week, when all of a sudden I see Franz Diego cruise by no handed on his bike, listening to music in his headphones. Apparently Franz does, in fact, bike all over the metro area.
I've been slow on the uptake lately, and with lots of new local music being sent my way it's time to play a little catch up. There will be plenty of posts all day highlighting some of the work being created by many of the Twin Cities' independent musicians. First up is rapper Lipset's new track "Distortion" off his forthcoming Level Heads LP.
Monday, August 23, 2010
When any combination of these three Detroit artists collaborate, it tends to be a heater. This one is no different. Black Milk's Album of the Year will be out September 14. Props to Nah Right.
Friday, August 20, 2010
Here is some video of P.O.S. performing one of his best cuts of Never Better at Flushing Meadows Skate Park. Seeing P.O.S. complete with his live band for the first time during Soundset 2010 was quite an amazing experience. If you ever get the chance to check him out, do it. There's more footage of the set at this website. Peace to Rhymesayers.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Just dug this up on YouTube. Brother Ali and DJ Snuggles fought through a little bit of rain at the start of the show to put on a quite incredible set. Ali always strikes me as one of the artists who is consistently improving his live show. He adds a new element to the set each time I see him. Last Saturday's Pizza Luce Block Party was no different. Amazing time.
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
1. Dream Team
2. Land’s End
3. Let It Go
5. Wild Life
6. Salt And Sea
7. Pearly Gates
8. Cannon Falls
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Another month passes, another 'Illuminous Free' featured producer. This time it's Mike Frey.
Illuminous 3: "Get Up ft. K Money" (Prod. Mike Frey) + Interview