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Eyedea’s family honors hip-hop hero with new mural in St. Paul

Micheal “Eyedea” Larsen left before us, at the height of his career as a rapper best-known as one half of Eyedea and Abilities. In the nearly eight years since, there have been countless tributes to Eyedea all over the country ranging from huge events like a tribute show at First Ave in 2015 to the documentary about his […]

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Michael Shynes, meet Komodo: How a Minnesota musician ‘standing in a corner’ became an overnight pop star in Poland

Hailing from Little Falls, Minn., Michael Shynes was living a pretty normal life as an artist, creating new music and trying to make a career as a local singer-songwriter work. Then, this past summer, Shynes’s audience grew unexpectedly to extend way beyond the state and across the world. It all started when Shynes recorded music for […]

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Aaron Lee of Red Daughters shot in Northeast Minneapolis robbery

Red Daughters’ Aaron Lee, better known as “Hix,” was shot this weekend in northeast Minneapolis. The shooting occurred around 10:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 8 on the corner of 13th Street and 4th Avenue NE. As reported by the Star Tribune and WCCO, singer and multi-instrumentalist Hix and his girlfriend, Katie Szczepaniak, were on their way […]

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VILD; Vansire; and Fauna and Flora: Three Rochester acts to watch

With a growing arts and culture scene, Rochester is making more of a name for itself than just medicine. Nowadays there are more and more up-and-coming artists emerging out of Rochester and growing an audience that extends past city boundaries. Many of those musicians making names for themselves are young people. Here’s a look at […]

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DeM atlaS releases visual EP, talks about debut album and upcoming tour

DeM atlaS visited Oake and Riley in the studio this week to talk about his two latest projects, one of which just dropped. The young Minneapolis rapper and singer is releasing his debut album, Bad Actress, via Rhymesayers Entertainment on Oct. 19. This week he unveiled a visual EP titled Bad Loves Company, which sets video to five singles from the […]

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Prince receives honorary doctorate from University of Minnesota

On Wednesday, Prince joined a prestigious list of creatives, academics, and leaders who have received honorary doctorates from the University of Minnesota. In years past, the school has bestowed similar honors upon the likes of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Hillary Clinton, and Roy Wilkins. According to the program handed out at the presentation, […]

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