Chris Crack is back with the 2nd single off of his upcoming collaborative project with Tree entitled #TREESWAG. Filmed by Davy Greenberg of Elephilms and produced by Tree, “That Sick” is dope from it’s opening moments. Chris spews his razor sharp flow all over this one, giving us a small look into what appears to be an average day on the block. Dope record with an equally dope video to match, no frills, no cars or hoes….Just REAL. Peep the video above and keep an eye out for more from Chris Crack as the Summer approaches.
It seems like Bobby Raps has been dropping new music on a weekly basis for the last few weeks, and we aren’t complaining. Bobby has been on his game as of late with a buzz that’s putting him at the forefront of the Twin Cities hip hop scene. As the Spooky Black x Bobby Raps collabs continue rising (100K views 1 week), it’s nice to see Bobby on a solo track showcasing his skills. The track features production from the man himself, taking time to let everyone know that the bandwagon has officially left. Bobby often takes a back seat to some of his peers, but don’t get it twisted; this dude is the full package and that new flow is killin’ shit right now. Check out the record below and keep an eye out for more from Bobby Raps.
Greenroom Magazine released their second issue a few weeks back and it’s another well rounded piece of art & insight. Within it’s pages you’ll find a dope feature piece with up and coming hometown favorite, Allan Kingdom. The “Northern Gentleman” has been on fire as of late whether it’s with THESTANDARD or his new solo jam “Evergreens”. Nice seeing another Twin Cities artist getting their due cred, click the link below for all the pics.
It’s been a little bit since we’ve heard from Hyype, but all of that’s changing soon. Yesterday, Hyype dropped a new visual for his debut single “Black Attire”. The track features a super dope beat by Dreez, while both Hyype & Lucki proceed to drop a pair of nice verses. The kid’s definitely doing his thing, it’ll be cool to see what he has up his sleeve for his upcoming project. Peep the visual above and keep an eye out for Divine Minded on May 21st.
Location: 701 1st Avenue N, Minneapolis
When: Monday, April 28th @ 8PM
If you attended Hip Hop Harambee last year, you’ll be happy to know that Devin the Dude will be swinging through Minneapolis again tonight. The “Buds & Suds” tour features Devin and west coast spitter (and grower) Berner, along with special guests Potluck, Cool Nutz and J. Hornay. This one’s 18+ and tickets are going for $17, if you’re interested in going you should cop your tickets now.
If you don’t know the news, legendary Chicago producer DJ Rashad as been confirmed dead. A couple of days ago he was found in his apartment, initial reports suggest a drug overdose but that has not been confirmed. Chicago, hip hop and the world in general has lost an innovator and amazing artist; gone but never forgotten REST IN PEACE DJ RASHAD.
Location: 1572 N Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago
When: Friday, May 2nd @ 9PM
Blu & Exile will be rolling through Chicago this Friday. Brought to us by the good guys at Closed Sessions, CIMM Fest will feature live performances from Blu & Exile, Show You Suck and Alex Wiley as well as a few special guests. DJ RTC, DJ Rude One & DJ Manny Muscles will handle the spinning setting the tone for what should be a great night. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door, everyone get ready for that Summertime CHI.
How is it that bands like Ripple get overlooked? Well, there are probably a lot of reasons for this, but these guys were the real deal back in the 70s and they never really got the recognition they deserved. The American-Funk band out of Michigan had very few hit songs in the mid-70s. Their biggest success came with the releases of “I Don’t Know What It Is, But It Sure Is Funky” and “The Beat Goes On & On”. Both songs reached top 20 in multiple US Top Charts, including R&B and Dance.
Ripple was mostly known at underground clubs throughout the disco era in the mid-70s. Their music, which can be heard from time to time, has an undeniably uplifting presence. The groups short run in the 70s allowed them to complete two full albums: Ripple (1973) and Sons of the Gods (1977), which both deserve a listen if you haven’t ever of heard of them. Now lets keep it a “Rollin’ Rollin’ Chick-a-Boom Now”, well into this Sunday.
-We want to say sorry for the hiatus, Weekend Classics will be here every weekend, so stay tuned!-
Greenroom Magazine’s second issue is officially out and available to purchase at a plethora of locations across the nation. You may remember the 1st issue which featured Chance The Rapper on the cover, you may also remember that they gave us all that one fo’ FREE. This time around, the 2nd issue will run $7 which is well worth the content found within it’s pages, you can even subscribe to a year subscription for $30; this will include both print & digital copies. If you’re in Chicago, you can purchase the new issue at Leaders, Jugrnaut and the Book Cellar; all of our Minneapolis people can find it just about anywhere including Fifth Element & Phenom. Click the link below to purchase issue #2, you can also subscribe.
Where: Harriet Brewery | 3036 Minnehaha Ave Minneapolis, MN 55406 |
When: Saturday, April 26th, 2014 | 1-10PM | FREE |
As winter still lingers, we slowly inch in the right direction of what we call Spring. While late April and early May spring up with festivals, the best time to live in the in the Midwest is approaching. One of the first outdoor festivals to arrive in MPLS, will be Harriet Breweries Sol Bock Revival.
The Sol Bock Revival will be littered with great beer and free live music, all while accompanied by some of the Twin Cities more successful food trucks. The live music will mostly consist of a variety of local blues/folk artists. If it is anything like the previous festivals at Harriet Brewery, it will make for an all around drunk time.
- Beer: Sol Bock, Wodan Weizen, West Side, Dark Abbey, Saison Nourrice, Divine Oculust, Woluptuweiss, Sour Series
- Art: Live Art by Jeff Troldahl, Shell Kelley & Jesse Brödd
- Food: AZ CANTEEN • POTTER’S PASTIES • DANDELION KITCHEN
- Music: Evergreen Grass Band, Roe Family Singers, The Dead Pigeons, No Man’s String Band