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Ten of the many Black Minnesota artists you can support on Bandcamp this Juneteenth (and always)

Juneteenth (June 19) commemorates Black freedom and is recognized as a “time for assessment, self-improvement and for planning the future.” It is often celebrated with picnics, celebrations, guest speakers, and family gatherings. The origins of Juneteenth date back to June 19th, 1865, acknowledged as the day that the remaining African-American slaves in the Confederacy were […]

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Friday Five: Minnesota artists demand systemic change

Art has been a grounding force in the people’s fight for justice throughout history. If you know of a Minnesota music video we should feature in an upcoming post, please let me know: fridayfive [at] mpr.org. Dua Saleh – “Body Cast” Sudanese-American artist Dua Saleh‘s art has never been separate from their activism. On Instagram, […]

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Four-sevenths of Doomtree debut new group, Shredders

This morning, Sims, P.O.S, Lazerbeak, and Paper Tiger of Doomtree unveiled Shredders, a new side project already complete with merch and a self-titled EP. Not to worry, Lazerbeak writes on the crew’s website — this is not the end of Doomtree. But it is a cool project that fans of the OG crew should appreciate. Since […]

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Watch Slug, P.O.S, and Prof introduce the Timberwolves’ new logo (with a Prince cameo)

Last night at halftime during their final home game, the Minnesota Timberwolves unveiled their new logo. A video showcasing the rebranding features Minneapolis hip-hop artists Slug (of Atmosphere), P.O.S (of Doomtree), and Prof. “We knew it would have to have this idea of sophisticated simplicity,” said Rodney Richardson, the new logo’s designer, in another video posted by […]

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Friday Five: Mac Irv, Drelli, and more new Minnesota music videos

Mac Irv, “Misfit” “I just want to make it out and make a difference,” Mac Irv sings on the hook to his newest track. “Misfit” contrasts two versions of the same day, and it’ll hit viewers hard. Drelli, “Chiquita” What a joy. So Cold signee Drelli stars in a Nintendo 64 tennis game, and Gabe Hostetler directs. The “Chiquita” […]

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Friday Five: Gaelynn Lea, P.O.S, and more new Minnesota music videos

Gaelynn Lea, “Watch the World Unfold” Since winning last year’s NPR Tiny Desk Contest, violinist/songwriter Gaelynn Lea has toured non-stop. But her newest video, a stop-motion piece by New Jersey’s Melanie Schantz, breathes tranquility. Lea and guitarist Al Church, along with a couple dozen other Minnesota artists, are headed to South by Southwest this week.  P.O.S, […]

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Local musicians sing the ballad of the opening band

Today, P.O.S can sell out a show at First Avenue’s Mainroom. In 2004, though, when he’d just signed to Rhymesayers, he toured as an opener for St. Paul hip-hop group Heiruspecs. “We were playing a really poorly attended show in Cleveland on the first night of the tour,” remembers Heiruspecs bassist Sean McPherson. “Stef [P.O.S] […]

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Friday Five: Holidae, P.O.S, and more new Minnesota music videos

Holidae, “Scared” Synthpop band Holidae follow up their “Darkest Shade” video by showcasing their imagery-rich lyrics. P.O.S, “Bully (feat. RP Hooks and Moncelas Boston)” Local photographer Adam DeGross ventures into video territory, shooting P.O.S, Moncelas Boston, and RP Hooks in black and white. Good Luck Finding Iris, “Morning Crawls Toward You, and I (Live)” Good Luck Finding Iris just […]

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