Rambo and BoomBoxes and Records and Cars and Salinas and Bikes and Hotpants and Tapes and Radio Raheem and Potatoes and Djin and…
One of the most interesting episodes…easily. If you like hip-hop you just gotta listen to this. They talk boomboxes, dope ass shows around MPLS, bikes, light rail, food spots around MPLS and bad luck.
Bonus downlaod: Radio Raheem 2nd Annual Tribute
Raashan Ahmad lives in the Bay… he’s in a band called Crown City Rockers… he was in town on a solo tour to promote his Solo album SOUL POWER. So he came thru listentompls and we talked…
The gang talks hypgy music, the Bay area, Minneapolis hip-hop scene, Northwestern Minnesota hip-hop, Belly, DMX, Twitter and more.
The gang chats the day after 4th of July as they have DJ King Otto on for some nice conversation.
Another episode of Listen To M.P.LS. as they bring in their homie Chantz who is signed to Speak Easy Records. The gang talks about a bunch of random shit. Like I always say – these guys are always get me laughin. Interesting stuff as always.
In case you missed any past episodes you can check them all out over at the Listen To M.P.L.S. Blog. ya.
Shouts to the homie Franz.
The gang has Minneapolis very own DJ Fundamentalist on for one hell of an interview. This picture will make a whole lot more sense after you listen to this. These guys have me crackin up every week. Fundo has DJed for Prof & Rahzell, M.anifest, and NEW MC. He also DJs for the legendary Get Cryphy events at First Avenue. Take a listen to see where he will be at over the next few months.
I really need to get over to this Recession Music release party….
y’all hear that Pwelbs.com shout out? Shouts to the homie Franz.
In an attempt to catch up the good folks over at Listen to M.P.L.S just put out a “bonus” episode of their always enjoyable podcast over the weekend. Check it out – always a good time. They talk about the now infamous “Dinkytown Riot.” ha.
Expect two more exciting episodes are to come later this week.
Franz Diego is a busy man. I recieved this mixtape late last night and jammed it before going to bed. Only problem was is that I stayed up all night listening to it and now I’m tired as shit.
Franz can seriously spit some lines. This mixtape is the perfect soundtrack to any Minnesotan’s summer. Some excellent new jams from Franz Diego as he unleashes his second project of the year The Quick and Dirty Mixtape. This time he recruits his homies from the Listen to M.P.L.S podcast I’ve been posting as of late. But I’m going to let Franz fill you in on the rest.
In support of the 2nd season of the Minneapolis based, hip hop influenced weekly podcast-ListenToMPLS.com is releasing a free mixtape entitled “The Quick & Dirty Mixtape” which technically is a FranzDiego.com release but also features the talents of his co-hosts’ and creators’ of the show DJ Noam The Drummer and Alicia Steele. The mixtape functions as both promotion for the podcast and promotion for FranzDiego.com’s album release this summer. Also featured on the tape is production by PC of Creative Sorts Collective, Mavin MC and Freez of Illuminous 3, Alissa Paris and Greg Grease of The Usual Suspects and Grips of Syrup.
For those unfamiliar with the Listen To MPLS podcast, it is a weekly talk show focused mainly on Twin Cities urban music and culture featuring weekly guests and no censorship. The cast is well versed in the scene, politics and culture of Minneapolis hip hop and youth culture featuring DJ Noam The Drummer of Radio K’s The Beat Box Radio Show and member of the all-star beat-collective Fam Feud. Alicia Steele who is a local youth worker, organizer, artist and blogger and FranzDiego who is a member of the South Minneapolis based rap group Illuminous 3, past radio DJ, organizer, youth worker, blogger and all around renaissance man.
Some of the past interviews featured on the site include: P.O.S., Mike Mictlan, Big Zach of Kanser, Medium Zach of Big Quarters, Mux Mool, DJ Mike 2600, local poets, organizers, producers, directors, painters, personalities, etc. Which give a new and often undocumented view of what the Twin Cities really have to offer. Listen to it while you fix your breakfast or passing time at work, just make sure the boss or kids aren’t around for them to here the effects of uncensored hip hop folk.
The Listen to M.P.L.S. gang brings in Ak Libretto of Minnesota hip hop group The Usual Suspects for the 33 episode/3rd epsidoe of the 2nd season. Always entertaining – make your you check it out!
This episode had me laughin out loud in the library. Good stuff.
shouts to Franz.
Mike The 2600 King on this Episode discussing religion, the south and himself (art, LIFE SUCKS DIE, Burlesque, etc.) . And thats it.
Great Episode! Check it out…
Very dope new epsiode of Listen to M.P.L.S just dropped. The gang has graphic artists/DJ Mike The 2600 King in to talk about what he does and his projects. There is a lot of great Minneapolis graffiti and art history discussed in this episode. Mike actually works for a Twin Cities graphic design company called Burlesque which he mentions has done lots of artwork for various Rhymesayers acts, Fools Gold and even bands like Arcade Fire. I love hearing about this kinda stuff – now I know little backstory behind some of my favorite Rhymesayers album art. Just take a listen – you won’t regret it.
I already posted this but it deserves some what of a re-post. The banner above explains it all – I’ve been listening to the last few episodes and even gone back in their archives to check outs some of their older shows – these guys are hilarious and know good hip hop. So if your just lookin for something to kick back and listen to -learn about some new hip hop and get a few laughs make sure you check it out. The second season just started and it features Mike Mictlan of the Doomtree crew as he fills you in with some stories from the road and what projects he is into right now.
Also the homie Franz is having a mixtape release party this weekend – you get a free copy of the mixtape if you go – so go because I can’t.