1. Awkword, Joell Ortiz, Slug, and Maya Azucena – Go!

    AWKWORD has released a new song called “Go!” The song is a high-powered underground hip-hop collaboration with AWKWORD trading rhymes with Brooklyn’s Joell Ortiz and Slug from Atmosphere. AWKWORD starts the song off with him talking about overcoming obstacles, internal and external. Slug takes the second verse, and ushers in a spirit of optimism, while Joell closes the song off by talking about the success he is destined to have thanks to his undying work ethic. Meanwhile, the song’s hook comes courtesy of vocalist Maya Azucena.

    “Go!,” produced by Domingo, is slated to be released on AWKWORD’s upcoming album, World View. Proceeds from the project will be going to the non-profit organization Guns 4 Cameras, which looks to “eradicate street violence through the Hip Hop-inspired education and empowerment of our at-risk youth.”

  2. Welcome to Minnesota Tour 2014

    2014 welcome to minnesota tour

    Rhymesayers has announced the 4th annual Welcome to Minnesota Tour coming in February 2014. This time it’ll feature: Atmosphere, Toki Wright x Big Cats, No Bird Sing, Dem Atlas, and Jimmy2Times.

    Tickets go on sale Friday Nov 22 at 11am

    Dates below:

    2.12 – Mankato – Verizon Wireless Center

    2.13 – Duluth – Clyde Iron Works

    2.14 – Rochester – Mayo Civic Center Auditorium

    2.15 – Fargo – The Venue at The Hub

    2.17 – Minneapolis – First Avenue

  3. Rhymesayers Signs Dem Atlas

    Today, Rhymesayers Entertainment announced the newest artist to join the Minneapolis based label’s roster, Dem Atlas. Fresh to the Twin Cities music scene, Rhymesayers is excited to share this musical gem with our audience and beyond. While Dem Atlas is looking forward to transmitting his message across the globe with his upcoming Rhymesayers release, please feel free to enjoy his first project, a self-released EP titled Charle Brwn. Commenting on the EP, Dem explains, “I am chronicling the life and times of our beloved, Charlie Brown. I feel like I relate to Charlie Brown because, he is a bit of a sad figure, yet reliant in the ways in which he fails time and time again, but continues to try and try again.  I am inspired by cartoons & animation, static on the radio, vinyl scratches, Nirvana & Hip Hop.”

    Stream the full Charle Brwn EP here: http://bit.ly/charlebrwnep
    Direct download link here: http://bit.ly/charlebrwnepdl 

  4. Dessa: An Evening of Poetry with Special Guests

     

    From the Walker Art Center: Join us as acclaimed rapper, writer, and recording artist Dessa unveils her new publication, a poetry chapbook published by Rain Taxi Review of Books. Dessa will read from the collection and invite a few special guests onstage—Aby Wolf, Sims, and Taj Raj will all perform new songs composed just for the event. The party continues with a book-signing and cash bar in the lobby. Don’t miss an amazing evening with one of the most unique literary talents in Minnesota. Copresented by Rain Taxi Review of Books.