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Freez has a burner “Survival”,  with a video by LAAB.

The Best Magazine ….from Minneapolis ever GreenRoom Magazine welcomes Jeff Weiss ’ Shots Fired for a live podcast with special guest. Friday Sept. 12th at CO Exhibitions. greenroommagazine 

The Best Magazine ….from Minneapolis ever GreenRoom Magazine welcomes Jeff Weiss ’ Shots Fired for a live podcast with special guest. Friday Sept. 12th at CO Exhibitions. greenroommagazine 

Bobby Raps  with a banger, “10 Days”. audioperm

Afrisota with ZULUZULUU
8 p.m. • Cedar Cultural Center • $10-$15
Another reminder of the great diversity offered elsewhere in public radio, KFAI-FM’s “African Rhythms” show is putting on its own overdue mini-fest — Afrisota: Sounds & Culture of Africa in Minnesota — to spotlight local talent. Genre-mixing rapper Greg Grease headlines with his new electro-dub-hop act Zuluzuluu. Also performing: Fela Kuti-inspired Afrobeat groovers Black Brass, Siama Matuzungidi from the band Marimba Africa, the Titambe West African Drum & Dance Ensemble, Somali spoken word artist Nimo Farah,Timba Kay from Zambia and Mpambara from Uganda.- Vita.MN - C.R. 
http://www.vita.mn/music/272960751.html

Afrisota with ZULUZULUU

8 p.m. • Cedar Cultural Center • $10-$15

Another reminder of the great diversity offered elsewhere in public radio, KFAI-FM’s “African Rhythms” show is putting on its own overdue mini-fest — Afrisota: Sounds & Culture of Africa in Minnesota — to spotlight local talent. Genre-mixing rapper Greg Grease headlines with his new electro-dub-hop act Zuluzuluu. Also performing: Fela Kuti-inspired Afrobeat groovers Black BrassSiama Matuzungidi from the band Marimba Africa, the Titambe West African Drum & Dance Ensemble, Somali spoken word artist Nimo Farah,Timba Kay from Zambia and Mpambara from Uganda.- Vita.MN - C.R. 

http://www.vita.mn/music/272960751.html

Muja Messiah - God Kissed It, The Devil Missed It

Floating over Mike the Martyr’s soulful progressive boom-bap, Muja Messiah once again proves himself among the best in the city, dropping his most cohesive project to date withGod Kissed It, The Devil Missed It. Consistently crafting complex rhyme schemes rapped with slick delivery, every song becomes a series of lines equally clever and provocative that will prompt several rewinds. He tackles politics at the global and the street level, zooming out one moment to call out systemic issues and zooming in the next to include hyper-local references like specific street names. It’s a more nuanced approach to well-worn topics like sex, drugs, violence, and money, proving it’s still fertile territory if dealt with as distinctively as it is here. by Jack Spencer - The best Minnesota rap albums, so far 2014 citypages gimmenoiseblog

http://blogs.citypages.com/gimmenoise/2014/07/best_rap_albums_of_2014_so_far.php
Muja Messiah - God Kissed It, The Devil Missed It
Floating over Mike the Martyr’s soulful progressive boom-bap, Muja Messiah once again proves himself among the best in the city, dropping his most cohesive project to date withGod Kissed It, The Devil Missed It. Consistently crafting complex rhyme schemes rapped with slick delivery, every song becomes a series of lines equally clever and provocative that will prompt several rewinds. He tackles politics at the global and the street level, zooming out one moment to call out systemic issues and zooming in the next to include hyper-local references like specific street names. It’s a more nuanced approach to well-worn topics like sex, drugs, violence, and money, proving it’s still fertile territory if dealt with as distinctively as it is here. by Jack Spencer - The best Minnesota rap albums, so far 2014 citypages gimmenoiseblog
Minneapolis MC’s Muja Messiah, Metasota, Freez & Greg Grease join producer Tek on his new…Like I Never Left 
The other song who’s concept really struck me was the "Negro League" song with Muja Messiah, Metasota, Freez, and Greg Grease.
That was going to be a Flood Watch joint, when we were working on that project, which we’re probably still going to finish. That song spearheaded a whole project, we’re gonna do a whole project with me, Greg Grease, Muja Messiah, Freez from Ill 3, and Meta. We’re gonna do a whole project and it’s just gonna be so monster. It’s gonna shut a lot of shit down. I really enjoyed making that song. We were all in the studio at the same time just vibing. We fed off each other’s energy, and me and Greg got a chance to go back through the track and do certain cuts and breakdowns on the beat that catered to how we were rapping. It was a beat that didn’t really even want to use at first, but sometimes those type of beats sound better once you have a concept and some lyrics over it. That was one of those beats where if I was just to hear it playing I’d be like, “Ok, go to the next one,” but for some reason we just made everything come together. - gimmenoiseblog citypages 
http://tekmn.bandcamp.com/track/negro-league-ft-muja-messiah-metasota-freez-and-greg-grease

Minneapolis MC’s Muja Messiah, Metasota, Freez & Greg Grease join producer Tek on his new…Like I Never Left 

The other song who’s concept really struck me was the "Negro League" song with Muja Messiah, Metasota, Freez, and Greg Grease.

That was going to be a Flood Watch joint, when we were working on that project, which we’re probably still going to finish. That song spearheaded a whole project, we’re gonna do a whole project with me, Greg Grease, Muja Messiah, Freez from Ill 3, and Meta. We’re gonna do a whole project and it’s just gonna be so monster. It’s gonna shut a lot of shit down. I really enjoyed making that song. We were all in the studio at the same time just vibing. We fed off each other’s energy, and me and Greg got a chance to go back through the track and do certain cuts and breakdowns on the beat that catered to how we were rapping. It was a beat that didn’t really even want to use at first, but sometimes those type of beats sound better once you have a concept and some lyrics over it. That was one of those beats where if I was just to hear it playing I’d be like, “Ok, go to the next one,” but for some reason we just made everything come together. - gimmenoiseblog citypages 

http://tekmn.bandcamp.com/track/negro-league-ft-muja-messiah-metasota-freez-and-greg-grease