Photography: Day of Dignity hosted by Brother Ali (Minneapolis)


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.

Interview: Atmosphere (Minneapolis)


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.