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Here’s where Minnesota hip-hop is headed: Part 2

This is part two of a two-part conversation with three up-and-coming Minnesota-based hip-hop artists — Kamilla Love, booboo, and Student 1 — and Medium Zach, an artist with two decades of experience, about Minnesota’s hip-hop scene. Read Part 1 here. Sean McPherson: As a media person — a host here at The Current — I […]

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Here’s where Minnesota hip-hop is headed: Part 1

Four local artists discuss collaboration, creative barriers, and the future of rap in the North Star State. Sean McPherson: I’m Sean McPherson and I’ve been playing bass in Twin Cities hip-hop groups for 20+ years now. I went to St. Paul Central, and I started a band that’s still active today called Heiruspecs, and I […]

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Friday Five: Student 1, Nikki Jean, and more new Minnesota music videos

Student 1 — “Ready” Rapper Student 1 and creative team CMNCLTR follow up their fantastic “Paint” video with “Ready,” a track from Stu’s forthcoming EP Dork, which drops today. Nikki Jean — “People & Planes” Things get catastrophic in this video from Rhymesayers artist (and native Minnesotan) Nikki Jean, who’ll perform at this year’s official Soundset Before […]

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