Twin Cities-based artist Mike DeCole is making moves Humble beginnings may be just a phrase or great marketing ploy for some, but for Mike DeCole it could be the title to his autobiography. DeCole is an up-and-coming R&B artist based in the Twin Cities who has had a successful 2016 and is looking to […]
On Saturday, July 16, community activists K.G. Wilson and Anthijuan Beeks, Sr. joined forces to host Stop the Violence in North Minneapolis on 21st Ave between Oliver and Penn. Beeks, a former North Minneapolis police officer and activist for over two decades, and Wilson, an activist for nearly 15 years, said the event is intended […]
Churchgoers at Progressive Baptist Church in East St. Paul gave a thunderous response to NAACP President Cornell Brooks’ call to action Sunday evening. Reverend Dr. Earl Miller shared his final Pastor Anniversary celebration with Brooks to address the recent police killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile and the unrest and protests across the nation. […]
It was in March of 2013, while presenting songs to music mogul Wyclef Jean, that members of #MPLS discovered how much they liked to work together. From working together on a case-by-case basis, to doing shows around the city as a cover band, group leader Brandon Commodore says one day they just had to ask […]
Up-and-coming independent, Minneapolis artist Princeton Brown has the wisdom of an elder at the ripe age of 23. Seeing the world through a critical lens, Brown seeks the simple things and natural way of life, which he expresses in his music.
It was safe to rock your Js and Air Forces this year, as Soundset moved from the muddy fields of Canterbury Park in Shakopee, to the cement paved roads of the State Fairgrounds in St. Paul Sunday, May 29. From the diverse lineup of national and local artists and open mic freestyle sessions, to the […]
If you were ever on the fence about being a Beyoncé fan, then you clearly have not seen her live. While severe weather evacuated TCF Bank stadium for a half hour, it did little to break Beyoncé’s powerful stride or formation.
Working collectively, knowledge, and the support of local artists were at the center of Chuck D’s message as he spoke to a crowd gathered at Augsburg’s MLK Convocation: Race, Rap & Reality on MLK Jr. Day, Monday, January 18.
In early December 2015, 3rd World Music Entertainment (3ME) and rap artist Nsikak (N-SEE-KA) hit a milestone, putting on their first show as they aim to “take over the city.”
“If you came here to have a good time, say yes, I did,” Brother Ali shouted to the packed crowd at the Target Center December 4. “Yes I did!” was the thunderous response of roughly 10,000 hip hop enthusiasts, summing up the celebratory mood of those gathered for the Rhymesayers’ 20th anniversary.
Emceed by Ali, the mega concert featured over 30 acts that addressed three elements of hip hop — break dancing, DJing, and of course, emceeing.