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Audio Perm announces Permed Out Showcase III
While some artists and groups remain timeless, classic, forgotten or trendy, few continue to progress and grow in the same way that Audio Perm has in the last year. Following the first Permed Out Showcase in December 2011, Audio Perm has not only developed in terms of skill, accomplishment, and recognition, but also in its own essence. Once a group of three beatmakers, Audio Perm has now developed into a group of 10 rappers and producers, and as such has proven itself to be a force to be reckoned with on stage and on tape. Producers Julian Fairbanks, Cory Grindberg, and Taylor Madrigal now join rappers 80H2O, Big Dylan, Bobby Raps, Chantz Erolin, Ramiro X, Unfuh Qwittable, and Yakub to form the budding rap colossus Audio Perm. Between Cory’s wild synth aesthetics, Julian’s boom bap sensibilities, and Taylor’s keen ear for funk-banging anthems, the crew of seven emcees and three produces has put considerable pressure on Minneapolis’s eardrums over the past year, adding to the cities already stellar local hip hop scene. Audio Perm has recently released a project entitled WeOutChea, met with positive response and local radio play, performed at Rhymesayers’ Soundset festival as well as opening up for TDE artists Ab-Soul, Schoolboy Q, and Kendrick Lamar multiple times in 2012. On the wake of these shows and productions, Audio Perm has recently received a slot on the annual City Pages “Picked to Click” roster, earning a ‘top ten bands’ of the last year recognition from one of the most respected media outlets in Minnesota. Additionally, they also performed a set at a sold out First Avenue main room show for P.O.S.’s release show for We Don’t Even Live Here. Eager to stand on its-own-two, Audio Perm is slated to debut a slew of new music at The Cabooze for the Permed Out Showcase III on December 22nd. Joined by T.U.S.S. representative and River Life Quality Dry Goods founder Greg Grease and rapper/producer, Long Doe dynamo Mike The Martyr, Audio Perm is slated to perform their biggest show yet, just before Christmas for all the kids who don’t supply Santa with their billing information. See you there, Minneapolis.