Category: Albums

Brother Ali Basks In The Untamed Inner Glow in “Own Light”

After 5 years since the release of Morning In America, Dreaming In Color, Minneapolis MC Brother Ali triumphantly returns to continue with his underlying message of love in “Own Light (What Hearts Are For).” Reunited by his longtime partner in production, Ant, the legendary Rhymesayer weaves his warm wisdom over the dynamic guitar and sunny…

Shrimpnose Steps Out In His Solo EP “Not Really”

Between producing for countless voices within the Minnesota Hip Hop community & organizing the beloved “Best Damn Beat Battles,” Minneapolis producer Shrimpnose has found time to expand your mind through his latest solo project, Not Really. With a rich complexity between galvanizing glitches, spacey synths and endearing samples that seem to melt into the sonic concoctions,…

LAKEVIEWS – W/ Sims and Lucien Parker

http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/301244417-breaksxlakes-lakeviews-w-sims-and-lucien-parker.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSAnthonia, Derek, and Justus (from the Litestyle Observer and Breaks X Lakes) talk Minnesota Hip Hop, including interviews with Sims and Lucien Parker. They also talk about the past weekend’s shows, new music and upcoming shows. All the fun stuff! podcast is gonna be…

ZULUZULUU Revibe The Classics With “The Cover Up” & New Video

After a tremendously popular residency at the Icehouse, the Minneapolis super group, ZULUZULUU has just unveiled the last release in their AstralBeat Theories with The Cover Up. In what can best be described as a fluid reimagining, ZULUZULUU has compiled a list of cherished classics and launched them through a sonic wormhole to pay tribute to the…

Lucien Parker, Kembe X and Supa Bwe Rock St. Paul (PHOTOS)


The three high energy MCs tore down the intimate crowd at the Amsterdam Bar & Hall on Sunday September 11, 2016

CRAM Pulls The Mask Off In “Mascot”

On Thursday, the irreverent rapping renegades known as CRAM returned to contemplate upon their clowning in their new video for “Mascot.” Directed by Alan De Leon Taverna, the punk personas lose focus in the ever changing psychedelic display of colors & effects to show a psilocybin induced sense of clarity. With the velvety vocals from Gabriella…