Bob Marley painting by Justin Bua

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Justin Bua recently teamed up with Brian Deleon on a tribute painting titled Positive Vibration for Bob Marley of Bob Marley. Bua has this to say about the Positive Vibration painting.

Brian Deleon’s commitment to our country as a military man, who served 2 tours in the Persian Gulf, is evident in his commitment and discipline with his art. His ability to control shapes and value is executed at the highest level. It was an honor to collaborate with this creative force. Together we bring you “Positive Vibration” a powerful tribute to Bob Marley.
– BUA

You can see a full interview with the two artists here:

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This painting is available as a limited edition. For more info check out:

www.justinbua.com

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Join the SoundSet Street Team

Soundset 2016

Rhymesayers is looking for vibrant and dedicated fans attending Minnesota high schools and colleges interested in becoming part of the Soundset 2016 Street Team. Reps would be using their free-time between now and Soundset to help spread the word about the festival at appropriate spaces in their community, at events and on their social media.  Rhymesayers will provide you with fliers, posters and web images for you to promote Soundset.

In exchange for your hard work, Rhymesayers will provide you with Two (2) General Admission tickets to Soundset, once you’ve provided reports and photos of your efforts throughout the campaign.

The top twenty (20) Reps that are shown to be dependable, responsible and ambitious in their promotional efforts will be entered into contest drawings to win additional prizes, upgrades and opportunities to enhance their Soundset experience!

For consideration to join the team, hit up this link:

https://goo.gl/Hy8WKi

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@boimaLIVE WHAT’S BEEF? 50 CENT vs MEEK MILL

Comedian Boima Freeman takes a comical and current event look at the 50 CENT vs MEEK MILL beef and provides some insights on what’s going on and why it should stop.

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“Minneapolis Massive” Minnesota Hip Hop Documentary from the 90’s

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Minnesota has had an active hip hop scene dating as far back as 1981. The year is now 2016 and Minnesota has a prominent hip hop scene loaded with tons of talented artists and on the verge of something big. In recent years major moves and activity has been happening some of which includes 3 new hip hop radio stations, one of the biggest Hip Hop Festivals (Soundset) selling out for multiple years, St Paul based rapper Allan Kingdom being nominated for 2 Grammy’s, and the Rhymesayers celebrating 20 years of success to a sold out Target Center.

One word to describe whats happening to Minnesota hip hop right now. Wow. This is the result of the tireless work ethic and hustle from all of the Minnesota based artists from Minneapolis and St. Paul all the way to Duluth and Red Lake. Props to each and every artist on the scene on that daily grind. Now lets take a step back and look at the scene just 17 years ago.

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Back in 1999 a documentary film named “Minneapolis Massive” was produced that set out to document the thriving hip hop scene in the Twin Cities (Minneapolis and St Paul) of Minnesota. The filmmakers set out on a mission to cover the 4 elements of hip hop MCing, DJing, Graffiti, Breakdancing within the Minnesota scene.

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This is a historical film and has some of Minnesota’s rap legends in their early years such as Slug of Atmosphere and other Rhymesayers members Musab, Eyedea (RIP) & Abilities, Los Nativos also Carnage The Executioner, Budah Tye, MC Unicus of Kanser, Heiruspecs, Abstract Pack and more. This film was produced by Phillips Community Television (PCTV) and Directed by John Skelton & John Gwinn.

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In the film it goes undercover into some real graffiti sessions and examines the perspective of graffiti from both graffiti artists and the city of Minneapolis. You will see the likes of Sharon Sayles Belton (the first black and woman mayor of Minneapolis) and Amy Klobuchar speaking on graffiti. It features some graffiti art by artists Unik, WASP, KUSH, Just, Logik, Spel and more. You will also see An interview with Graffiti artist Lady Pink when working on a mural at Intermedia Arts. (http://www.intermediaarts.org/the-game-graffiti-art-at-intermedia1)

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The film has a ton of great breakdancing footage with some of the best performances by breaking crew The Battlecats (http://first-avenue.com/performer/battlecats).

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Some of the other film highlights are an intense rap battle with Slug and Budah Tye, great footage of the late Eyedea, footage of Los Nativos, Carnage The Executioner, and Heiruspecs rocking some crowds along with exclusive interviews with Slug and Musab.

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Enjoy all of this hip hop good-ness!

Watch the full documentary here:

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