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Monster Energy Outbreak Tour Presents: City Morgue, the Most Violent Concert Experience of 2021

Casey McCabe, Vice President October 14, 2021

Perhaps the most violent and turbulent concert I experienced this year, the City Morgue concert at the Varsity Theatre in Dinkytown was absolutely insane. On Tuesday October 5th, 2021, the dynamic duo...

A Recap of the 2021 BET Hip Hop Awards

A Recap of the 2021 BET Hip Hop Awards

Josh Klopp, Contributor October 13, 2021

The 2021 BET Hip Hop Awards went down on October 5th at the Cobb Energy Performing Center in Atlanta. In what is known as the biggest night in hip hop, hosted by The 85 South Show, fans were treated to...

Certified Lover Boy: A Review

Certified Lover Boy: A Review

Arty Graham, Contributor September 18, 2021

After a recent hiatus, Aubrey Graham, Drake, has returned to the center of stage with his newest album Certified Lover Boy. The album and its satirical album design has taken social media by storm, by...

Lil Durk on left wearing black shirt, Lil Baby on right wearing purple jacket, Text at bottom says The Minnesota Republic, Courtesy of Flickr

“I’m the Voice, Baby He the Hero,” Lil Durk and Lil Baby’s highly anticipated album on track to clear 200K in sales

Casey McCabe, Editor June 7, 2021

On Friday June 4th after much anticipation Lil Durk and Lil Baby released their debut collaborative project "Voice of the Heroes." Coming in at just under 60 minutes of total playtime with 18 tracks, the...

Courtesy of Pardyalone

Artist Profile: Pardyalone

Casey McCabe, Editor April 23, 2021

“Sincerely, Fuck You,” is not the name of a song that I would put on at my mothers house, or the name of a song I would play in front of young children. But it is a song by Minnesota’s own Pardyalone....

Gen Z tries to cancel Eminem

Gen Z tries to cancel Eminem

Casey McCabe, Editor March 25, 2021

In the hip-hop community there exist a few consensuses: Jay-Z paved the way for Kanye; Biggie and Pac are perhaps two of the best lyricists of all time; and above all, Eminem is un-cancelable. Since his...

Only The Family & Lil Durk Present: Loyal Bros

Only The Family & Lil Durk Present: Loyal Bros

Casey McCabe, Editor March 24, 2021

On March 5th, 2021, Lil Durk and the rap collective Only The Family (OTF) released their fourth full length project “Loyal Bros.” Debuting at number 12 on the Billboard 200 Chart, the album features...

The Return of Bobby Shmurda

The Return of Bobby Shmurda

Casey McCabe, Editor March 10, 2021

On Tuesday, February 23rd 2021 Bobby Shmurda real name Ackquille Jean Pollard was released from Clinton County Correctional Facility on parole. Incarcerated since December of 2014, Bobby has spent much...

Artist Profile: Toosii the hottest new artist in the world

Artist Profile: Toosii “the hottest new artist in the world”

Casey McCabe, Editor February 24, 2021

Hailing from Syracuse New York, Toosii, real name Nau’Jour Grainger, is one of the hottest new talents out in 2021. At the age of 13 a young Grainger moved to Raleigh North Carolina. In an exclusive...

Pooh Shiesty & 1017 Records Present: Shiesty Season

Pooh Shiesty & 1017 Records Present: Shiesty Season

Casey McCabe, Editor February 10, 2021

On February 5th 2021 up and coming Memphis rapper Pooh Shiesty, real name Lontrell Williams, released his debut mixtape; “Shiesty Season.” Coming in at 17 tracks, for a total playtime of just under...

President Donald Trump, hip hop head or clout chaser?

President Donald Trump, hip hop head or clout chaser?

Casey McCabe, Editor January 28, 2021

On January 20th, 2021, Donald Trump left the White House for the last time and the peaceful transfer of power to President Joe Biden was completed. Before leaving office, however, 45 decided to pardon...

Remembering Jarad Anthony Higgins: A Year Without Juice Wrld

Remembering Jarad Anthony Higgins: A Year Without Juice Wrld

Casey McCabe, Editor December 8, 2020

On December 8th 2019, Jarad Anthony Higgins, a.k.a. Juice Wrld, died due to a tragic drug overdose in his hometown of Chicago Illinois. Juice was 21 years old when he passed, but his impact on the music...

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