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Friday Five: Mayda, Lizzo, and more new Minnesota music videos

Mayda – “Justice” When trouble befalls a couple of kids, they turn to a taekwondo expert — played by Mayda — for empowerment. The video is cute, but the song is what’ll keep you coming back. Catch Mayda tonight at the Cedar Cultural Center or performing her show ReMayda’d 2.0 from July 12-15 at the Bryant-Lake Bowl. Lizzo […]

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Friday Five: Charlie Parr, Prof, and more new Minnesota music videos

Charlie Parr, “Dog” Those who follow Charlie Parr know his album Dog echoes of depression, but also the bond between human and animals. Directed and edited by Dan Huiting, Parr’s story-driven video for the title track is set in Duluth, featuring cameos by several local dogs, the Aerial Lift Bridge, and Parr himself. Prof, “Criminal” Prof‘s […]

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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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Listen: Prof’s new song ‘Permission,’ from ‘Liability’

Prof‘s new album Liability will be released tomorrow on Rhymesayers Entertainment, where the indefatigable party-starter is the newest signee. The album title is a theme for the characters who populate the songs: they’re the kind of people it’s dangerous to have around. (In real life, at least—on record, it’s another matter.) Liability includes guest appearances by Tech […]

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Farout: Prof gets wet at the car wash in new single and video

In Prof’s latest video “Farout,” the Rhymesayers cut-up trades his rap chops for some playful harmonization. Prof’s brand-new single discusses the fantasies of a daydreaming carwash attendant, accompanied by a video featuringwith plenty of poolside booty-shaking. “’Farout’ is about a feeling. A happy place,” explains Prof in a press release. “It’s a beautiful woman giving you a smile.” […]

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Prof signs with Rhymesayers Entertainment

Compounding its commanding position on the local hip-hop scene, Rhymesayers Entertainment—fresh on the heels of signing young emcee Dem Atlas—announced today that it has signed Prof, the rambunctious rapper who’s built a huge local fan base since releasing his breakout LP King Gampo in 2011. In the spirit of Tom Waits, Rhymesayers announced the signing with […]

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