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Bastille Day at Barbette 2014

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bansky, July 2014

bansky, July 2014

#4. Muja Messiah, scores Top Five Hip-Hop Records from Impressions of Sound.
Muja Messiah -God Kissed It The Devil Missed It
“I ain’t afraid to die, I just don’t wanna die broke.” Muja Messiah has been lurking in the shadows for too long. Not literally—sure, he’s known around the Twin Cities as one of the best-kept secrets, an unimpeachable lyricist who nevertheless goes overlooked by both local and national press. Rather, the Minneapolis native exists in the ether, somewhere between the neat boxes into which we like to place rappers. He’s too mean to be a backpacker, but watches too much Al Jazeera to be your average street rapper. Now, things should finally come to light. God Kissed It The Devil Missed It is a bold, definitive work.Produced entirely by the similarly underrated Mike the Martyr, God Kissed It is an album that shouldn’t exist: a politically focused record with a street edge that is as entertaining as it is well informed. Even with the scope gets narrower, the stakes seem high: “Northside Nightmares” makes Minneapolis-St. Paul’s internal politics feel as urgent as the global conflict that creeps into Muja’s other rhymes. Well into his second decade in the game, the hunger has sat out too long and turned to viciousness. The abrupt end to “I Don’t Trust Trust” may as well serve as a mission statement: “Wanted dead or alive—I ain’t coming back empty-handed.”
Top Five : Freddie Gibbs & Madlib, Open Mike Eagle, YG, Muja Messiah & Nocando.
http://impressionofsound.com/index.php/staff-lists/15-lists/292-the-top-5-rap-albums-of-year-so-far

#4. Muja Messiah, scores Top Five Hip-Hop Records from Impressions of Sound.

Muja Messiah -God Kissed It The Devil Missed It

“I ain’t afraid to die, I just don’t wanna die broke.” Muja Messiah has been lurking in the shadows for too long. Not literally—sure, he’s known around the Twin Cities as one of the best-kept secrets, an unimpeachable lyricist who nevertheless goes overlooked by both local and national press. Rather, the Minneapolis native exists in the ether, somewhere between the neat boxes into which we like to place rappers. He’s too mean to be a backpacker, but watches too much Al Jazeera to be your average street rapper. Now, things should finally come to light. God Kissed It The Devil Missed It is a bold, definitive work.

Produced entirely by the similarly underrated Mike the Martyr, God Kissed It is an album that shouldn’t exist: a politically focused record with a street edge that is as entertaining as it is well informed. Even with the scope gets narrower, the stakes seem high: “Northside Nightmares” makes Minneapolis-St. Paul’s internal politics feel as urgent as the global conflict that creeps into Muja’s other rhymes. Well into his second decade in the game, the hunger has sat out too long and turned to viciousness. The abrupt end to “I Don’t Trust Trust” may as well serve as a mission statement: “Wanted dead or alive—I ain’t coming back empty-handed.”

Top Five : Freddie Gibbs & Madlib, Open Mike Eagle, YG, Muja Messiah & Nocando.

http://impressionofsound.com/index.php/staff-lists/15-lists/292-the-top-5-rap-albums-of-year-so-far

Current$y with Manny Phesto & Mike The Martyr at Fineline July 19th.

Current$y with Manny Phesto & Mike The Martyr at Fineline July 19th.