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Sean Anonymous; 331 Block Party and Anonymo E.P. Wavs

Posted in Culture, Local Love, Music Discovery, Video with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 by sir minivan dad

You are probably reading this because it is made out of words.  I digress.

The real story:

I worked all weekend; however, I found out earlier on friday about the numerous block parties happening over the next couple of days.  Where there is a will there is a way, its hard to stop when there is so much going on around you.  Luckily, I was at block parties all weekend getting drunk, having promiscuous sex on bridges near downtown, and checking out supremely awesome hip-hop acts.

Um, if you haven’t attended a block party in Minneapolis you don’t know what it is like to have an exclusively progressive music scene in your area.  There are girls, music, booze, and tons of sights to take in and process.

I saw more fresh acts this weekend, with great potential, than I have in the recent years, and it was mostly free and very close to Downtown Minneapolis.  I think I might’ve paid $10 for a ticket, unlimited beer, and I even got VIP access on accident.  Whoops!  My bad, but it was really good.  These are social events to take advantage of and respect.

Summer time in Minneapolis is like this:  Work a little, drink a lot, check out the block parties and what’s kicking with local musicians, and ride bike.  Your favorite artists are everywhere, even in the crowd.  Go and make friends.  I would say it is a perfect city if you are interested in art, fun times, and music in any way at all.  Come see what we got.

I was at The 331 this last weekend drinking and listening to an act I had not heard before, a hip-hop artist by the name of Sean Anonymous.  So good, with such a sick-chill-awesome flow and the ability to rock the crowd.  I was impressed and really happy that I had taken advantage of the free block party show at The 331.  

There were classic cars, insane motorcycles, and art on display throughout the block, and around the back of the bar people gathered near a stage in preparation of the show.

Sean Anonymous has much empathy in his songwriting, and a realistic relatable idea behind it.  His energy on stage was powerful, he had some guest acts, and a personality that was fun to take in from concert venue viewpoint.  If you get a chance check him out at:  Sean Anonymous Facebook , Sean Anonymous Twitter Handle .

I met Sean in the crowd after his set (or rather in VIP, above at he Thrifty Hipster Headquarters) and gave him my credentials, talked with him over some beer for a few moments.  Asked for a CD, and joyously thanked him for hooking it up.  Said mad respect, and here I sit listening, and I like what I hear.

In the album, Anonymo, he really goes into detail on how, and what its like to be a struggling artist.  The hoops you have to go through.  The beats on the album are bumping, the production is well rounded and interesting.  Its fresh, heavy, and gangsteresque, with a tongue-in-cheek Minnesota nice feel, but in a passive aggressive way.  This 7 track album is packed with creativity, intellectual understanding, and a head-bobbing feel, ya feel me?  If you have a chance, give Sean Anonymous a listen, get his CD.  I love the representation of Minneapolis that he facilitates throughout Anonymo.  Honest and down to earth.  Honestly worth being heard.  No bullshit.

Highlights of the album:  Mostly all of the songs.  1. Fast Forward, 4.  Alright, and all the others beyond that are standout quality songs.

Lows:  There aren’t many lows.  Sean is representing Minneapolis, flowing like a fountain, and banging beats like I’m banging someone’s girlfriend or mother.  But really its good.  A real and personal artist with a great stage presence, worthy of an audience.  I look forward to the next show.

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Oh No, Ethiopium (Snippets Download)

Posted in Audio, Downloads with tags , , , , on Tuesday, August 4, 2009 by Tim Althaus

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I can’t believe I totally spaced this one yesterday. I was on Twitter when I caught Dr. No tweeting about leaking some material. He posted the link and I wanted to get to it, but it slipped my mind. If you don’t know, Oh No is Madlib’s brother (although that really shouldn’t be that relevant) and he’s one of the illest producers in the game. You may not know of Oh No highly, but you will in the future. No can make beats with the best cats in the game without question. If you haven’t heard his album Dr. No’s Oxperiment, you haven’t heard an amazing modern day beat tape. All of the work I’ve heard from Mr. No is far exemplary, and there’s no doubt I will continue to support his work to the fullest.

Download: Oh No, Ethiopium (Snippets)

Talib Kweli Drops Some Knowledge On Ruby Hornet

Posted in Media, Video with tags , , , , , , on Monday, July 27, 2009 by Tim Althaus

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The one and only Talib Kweli recently was in Chicago, and DJ RTC from Ruby Hornet TV had the chance to interview him about a variety of things. Talib talks about where he is at this point of his career and how he has gotten to the point where he is happy with his following. Talib and DJ RTC talk about The Beautiful Struggle a little bit, and they discuss how Talib was able to go on tour with The Beastie Boys, as well as the backlash from fans about the album. A good area that Talib touches on is Twitter and how he feels that he is able to convey something he feels strongly about to the people that follow him. As you can expect, Black Star is definitely mentioned in the interview. Talib also discusses what it’s like to be working with Hi-Tek again.

Make sure you check this one, Talib is one of the best that is doing it, as well as one of the best that’s ever done it. The video is a little long, clocking in at just under eleven minutes, but if you are a huge Kweli fan like me you will probably watch it. It’s always great to hear Kweli dropping some knowledge to the masses.

Your friends @ Mind Inversion will be live tweetin’ from Soundset ’09 all day today

Posted in Mind Inversion Exclusive with tags , , , on Sunday, May 24, 2009 by Ryan Buege

Hello devoted Mind Inversion hip-hop heads! Our day has finnnnnnallly arrived!!!!! Soundset ’09 begins in only a few hours, motherfuckers!!!!!!

It’s only two AM on May 24th, and I’m probably too drunk to make this post right now (that’s up for debate, right??….), but nevertheless, that’s no reason to hold off. This is the day that the most noteworthy live music festival in Minnesota returns for its second year (..of hopefully many, many more to come..), and over 2/3rds of our staff will be there in Canterbury Park with VIP tickets to be direct witnesses and integral participants of the whole celebration of brilliant modern hip-hop art going on throughout the day…

For better or worse, we’re biting on to the Twitter hype that finally consumed the U.S. in ’09 and will be live tweetin’ the whole show tomorrow. If you wish you join Timmy, Erik, and all of their friends for the hour-by-hour updates from THE must-see underground hip-hop festival in the country this year, join us HERE.

Hope to see ya’ll there, and if not, stay tuned to the madness tomorrow and hold on for what promises to be the most epic concert recap of our first year on the web.

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Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on Thursday, March 26, 2009 by Erik Burg

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