Sway Visits Minneapolis Again During SoundSet 2017 10th Anniversary

Sway's Universe, a show on Detroit-based rapper Eminem's satellite radio station Shade 45, visited Minneapolis once again for the SoundSet Festival on its 10th anniversary in 2017. Check out the videos from the event.


Prince was Number 4 Internet Search on Google in 2016, 1 in Losses Category

Google Year in Search 2016

Prince's death was a big deal. In fact, it was one of the biggest deals of the world in 2016 according to Google's "Year in Search 2016" report made public this month.


Andrew Zimmern Discusses Twin Cities Police Violence, Racism, Humanity on Sway in the Morning

Andrew Zimmern

Andrew Zimmern stopped by the Sway in the Morning radio show on Shade 45, a Sirius XM radio station owned by rap artist Eminem.

MN Hip Hop | SoundSet Festival Gets Bigger and Better Every Year

prof at soundset

Rhymesayers Entertainment, an everlasting part of the Minneapolis rap and hip hop scene and independent underground hip hop music label, puts on SoundSet annually and supports the local culture. They spread a movement and break barriers, bringing together upstarts with superstars in the mainstream. It's simply beautiful.

Prince Opioid Overdose Another Saga of Drug Debate in Music


Pop icon Prince has been all over the headlines, especially in the media in Minnesota, but countless magazines and newspapers have adorned their covers with his personna, paying homage to the cultural, secretly philanthropic and inspirational performer, who is now believed to have died of a drug overdose. The drug, fentanyl is stronger than heroin, and Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office released their report yesterday, according to reports.

MN Tech, Music Biz Appeals to Public for Launch Academy Tuition for Jumpstart


The Mankato Gazette reports that a local writer who is trying to fund a local music digital service online is crowfunding for tuition to attend Shark Tank star Daymond John's Launch Academy in the Twin Cities after a seminar in Mankato took place. He hopes to raise enough money to be able to meet with John's team to get his idea funded.


Featured Video: Peter Parker and Mista Maeham

Watch this local interview with Peter Parker and local street rapper from the Twin Cities, Mista Maeham.


Red Lake Reservation Rappers Get Shine on Vice and Apple Music The Score Documentary

Ojibwe Red Lake Reservation residents

Apple has always been on the throbbing pulse of American pop culture and even a revolutionary force behind it at points. The company has teamed up with Vice to explore interesting music from across the spectrum of cultures across the globe, including the Red Lake Reservation in Minnesota.

New Prof Video for Gasoline Song Released

South Minneapolis Potterhorn neighborhood star rapper, Prof has released another independent music video for the song Gasoline. Prof is behind Stophouse Records, but is now signed to Rhymesayers Entertainment, a large independent record label based in Minnesota.


The Hunts at Fairmont Opera House

The Hunts Folk Band Playing in Fairmont, MN

The Hunts, a folk rock group, will perform at the Fairmont Opera House in March.