Soundset 2013 May 26th, 2013 Canterbury Park in Shakopee, MN Music Photo Gallery: Soundset 2013 Music Second Photo Gallery: Soundset 2013 Cars, Skaters, and B Boys In only six years, Rhymesayers has created one monster of a hip-hop festival. With attendance estimated at 28,000 people strong, the two main stages were bursting at their seems by the(…)
Festival Recap + Photography: SXSW 2012 with Cloud Nothings, Night Moves, Miike Snow, Cuff The Duke, Lost Lander, and More (Austin)
Thanks giant marlin! Second year in a row at SXSW in Austin; last year being with the SXWI delegation that included the Altos, Pioneer and All Tiny Creatures. This time around, the delegation coming down from Madison was much smaller since SXWI took a break. I made the trek over from my current base in(…)
Atmosphere (Minneapolis), Evidence (Los Angeles), Brother Ali (Minneapolis), Blueprint (Columbus, OH), Grieves & Budo (Seattle, WA) November 9th, 2011 La Machine du Moulin Rouge in Paris, France Gallery: Rhymesayers European Tour in Paris Note: Be sure to peep this French review of the show at Concert & Co! What a whirlwind. Last week, Chicagoland and(…)
Brother Ali (Minneapolis), Toki Wright (Minneapolis), Freeway (Philadelphia), Plain Ole Bill (Minneapolis)
October 1st, 2011
Masjid An-Nur Islamic Centers of Minneapolis and St Paul (Minneapolis, MN)
A tweet from Ali went out in the morning, looking for volunteers to come out in the wee hours of the morning to help set up a stage and the 30,000 watt sound system. About 20 people showed up between 7am and 8am and got that stage up in the same time it usually takes the pros.
Sean Daley, better known as Slug, has spent more than 15 years defining and supporting the ever-changing genre of underground hip-hop under the guise of Atmosphere and the Rhymesayers label. DJ/Producer Anthony Davis (Ant), guitarist Nate Collis and keyboard player Eric Anderson are the key components that form the rest of the emotionally charged hip-hop group, Atmosphere. Touring is as therapeutic for them as it is for the fans that sell out each show. In between making babies and getting engaged, Slug took some time out to talk to Mezzic about life on tour, the identity of hip-hop and The Family Sign.
Prof (Minneapolis, Minnesota), Blueprint (Columbus, Ohio), Soulcrate Music (Sioux Falls, South Dakota), Get Cryphy (Minneapolis, Minnesota) September 9th, 2011 First Avenue in Minneapolis, Minnesota A buzz was in the air and people were excited. This was Prof’s CD Release Show for King Gampo, it was sold out days before and his place was ready to get rowdy. The doors opened and Get Cryphy(…)
For the official release day of Together/Apart the new album by Grieves and producer Budo, we continue to discuss the new album. We also talk about touring and future plans. However, that didn’t stop us from talking about Mexican tear drop tattoos or from breaking out in unison singing Michael Jackson’s “Somebody’s Watching Me”. I learned that the(…)
Soundset Festival May 29, 2011 Canterbury Park, Shakopee, MN Soundset is an annual hip-hop festival produced by Rhymesayers Entertainment. What started out in a parking lot across the street from the Metrodome brought out over 20,000 attendees to Canterbury Park in its fourth year. If you weren’t able to attend this year, peep our review for(…)