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MN Rhymesayers Artist Prof Makes Rolling Stone's Sept 2015 10 Artists List

South Minneapolis rapper told Sway, an entertainment and music journalist (as well as a hip hop radio icon), that his fan base was mostly regional and even talked about being booed off stage. Well, with a recent label move to Rhymesayers in association with his Stophouse Music Group, Prof has been making some big noise, even outside Minnesota. Sway did a lot of work promoting and exploring Prof's talent and appeal to young people at the 2015 Soundset festival in the Twin Cities.

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MN Fats Rapper Releases Videos with Snoop Lion and Wocka Flocka

MN Fats, a Minnesota hip hop artist with a street hustle sound and larger than life frame, recently released a couple new music videos. One of those videos, for his song "Can I Freak", has had around 15,000 views on YouTube so far. The song features Waka Flocka, a successful southern hip hop artist.

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Minnesota's Ant from Atmosphere Joins LA Weekly Top Producers List

Ant,the producer and DJ from Minneapolis, joins LA Weekly's list of 20 best hip hop producers. LA Weekly's list includes those the magazine believes have been the most influential in producing quality music, as well as commercially successful music. Ant, noted for producing the Minneapolis sound for more than 20 years, was #20 on the list.

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New Luminati Da God Hip Hop Video: Something

Trent Walton, also known as Luminati Da God, a hip hop artist from Mankato, Minnesota, released a new video recently. Luminati Da God is part of the Grind 1st production company. This reflective track is called "Something" and features soulful samples and a signature Midwest sound, but with a street message. The video was shot in downtown Manhattan.

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Rock Bend Folk Festival Video and Photo Recap

Rock Bend Folk Festival performances in 2015 at Minnesota Square Park

Saint Peter's annual Rock Bend Folk Festival kicked off this past week to a large crowd of attendees. There were a lot of great bands as well as food vendors. It was probably one of the biggest turnouts in the festival's history. Slanted Mag was able to get some photos and performance video when stopping by. The festival is free and open to the public every year at Minnesota Square Park in Saint Peter.

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A Look at Minnesota Hip Hop Still Struggling, Still Progressing: Sway at Soundset

Welcome to Minnesota. It's not the first state you think of when people talk about hip hop, but the state has been home to known emcees, djs and musical talent of all types for several generations. This goes beyond just the obvious pop culture icons like Bob Dylan and Prince. Other popular artists include rockers like the Replacements and Soul Asylum.

French Musician Visits Saint Peter

Claude Bourbon

SAINT PETER, MINN. – Known throughout Europe and the United States for guitar stylings that draw on blues, Medieval, Spanish, Middle Eastern and Russian traditions, guitarist and songwriter Claude Bourbon will perform at the Arts Center of Saint Peter on Saturday, September 26.

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Iron Maiden Vocalist to Pilot Boeing 747-400 Jet to Six Continents for Book of Souls Tour

Iron Maiden, a metal band from the 80s still putting out albums and touring worldwide with a cult following for those in love with their gory and artistically detailed imagery, still knows how to do big things when they go on tour. The band has travelled via Boeing jets on a number of tours throughout the millennia and their newest Book of Souls tour is only different in that they will be travelling on the largest jet yet and it will be piloted by Maiden's vocalist, Bruce Dickinson. The band will play in six contents travelling more than 55,000 miles around the world.

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Country Artist Jerrod Niemann to Perform at MSU

MANKATO, Minn. – Chart-topping country star Jerrod Niemann will perform in concert during Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Homecoming week celebration Friday, Oct. 9.

Opening for Niemann will be country artist Morgan Evans.

The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct., 9 in Myers Field House. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The show will be free for Minnesota State Mankato students and will go on sale for non-students Sept. 1.

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Good Night Gold Dust EP Release Party at Arts Center of Saint Peter

Good Night Gold Dust

SAINT PETER, MINN. – Good Night Gold Dust, the four-piece indie pop quartet known for energetic live performances as well as hosting the house concert series “The Gold Mine,” will release its new EP, “Good Night Gold Dust,” with a concert at the Arts Center of Saint Peter on Saturday, August 29 at 7:00 p.m.

Good Night Gold Dust is Laura Schultz and Colin Scharf on vocals and guitar; Michelle Roche on drums, and Zachary Arney on synthesizers. This lineup, formed in April 2014, teamed up with Minneapolis producer Brett Bullion (Bad Bad Hats, Caroline Smith) from

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