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PhilRAPthropists: An interview with one of the founders and organizers of the Rap for Life series 0

By Max Altmark — The Twin Cities is home to an abundant music scene, a culture united by its subcultures. Anything can be found; punk revival groups, 80’s hair metal outfits, mustached progressive rock hipsters and of course, our beloved backpack toting, genre bending hip hop scene that is bolstering with as much segmentation of […]

TBT: Draggon’s Lair 0

By Schuyler Conners — Last year had the exclusive privilege of a getting a glimpse into the two minds that make up Auddio Draggon upon their first official release, Magnate. Xilam Bilam (Los Nativos) and Mr. Gene Poole (The Dynospectrum / Phull Surkle / D.A.P.O.) pioneered hip-hop in the Twin Cities from the mid […]

Adam J. Dunn: Back in the LAAB 0

By Steve Poons — Ever since the late 1800’s, musicians have attempted to use visual stimulations to pull in new fans and attention. It began with composers projecting still images on a screen simultaneous to live performances and slowly evolved into what we now call YouTube. The obvious first memorable occurrence of the modern day […]

The First (And Last?) Appearance of AstroSims 0

By Max Altmark — Through the dancing lights that reflected off of rolling clouds of fog in the electric cathedral that is the Twin Cities’ legendary “danceteria,” I could see that the atmosphere was thick with excitement, ganja smoke, raw hip hop, community and the realization of dreams. These traits are all but guaranteed at […]

MC Longshot: The Road to the Release 0

By Steve Poons — Some of the most talented artists to ever create music were the ones who struggled the most through the early years of their lives. That’s not necessarily saying that one needs to struggle in order to be talented. But perhaps it says something about that environment and how it motivates artists […]

US Supreme Court Rules DNA Collection Upon Arrest Constitutional 0

By Schuyler Conners- The allowance of DNA collection upon arrest was ruled constitutional by The Supreme Court on Monday in the case of Maryland V. King. Alonzo King is a Maryland man who was charged with assault in 2009. DNA was taken, (which is normal protocol in Maryland for crimes fitting those circumstances) and linked […]