Five Twin Cities hip-hop producers you should hear now: Vol. 8

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Welcome to the eighth installment of the Gimme Noise Beattape, a collection of sounds from Twin Cities producers and beatmakers. As the final weeks of summer slide past, a suitable soundtrack emerges. Here are some great beats from a new cadre of musicians, all of whom stem from the vibrant local scene.

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Five Twin Cities hip-hop producers you should hear now: Vol. 7

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Welcome to this month's Gimme Noise Beattape. The beats keep coming from our talented Twin Cities producers. Here's a Soundcloud mix featuring a range of styles and a consistency of quality. Enjoy!

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Six Twin Cities hip-hop producers you should hear now: Vol. 6

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The ever-deepening Twin Cities hip-hop scene constantly has more talented producers stepping up. Here are six of our favorites for June, with some of the best monikers in the local game -- from 84 Caprice to the understated Tiiiiiiiiiip.

Get this weekend off to a proper start with these powerful beats.


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Eight Twin Cities hip-hop producers you should hear now: Vol. 5

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We return once again with another roundup of local producers worth listening to. The range and quality of beats coming out of Minnesota never fails to impress, and this month's mix ought to go perfect with the beginning of backyard barbeque season. Get ready for some great instrumental work from another batch of homegrown artists!

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Eight Twin Cities hip-hop producers you should hear now: Vol. 4

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It's the last Tuesday of the month, so we're back with another great mix of eight local producers for this month's Gimme Noise Beattape. The artists weave around in terms of style on this one, reflecting the range of great beats from across the scene's spectrum. Twin Cities beats have proven quality across the genre board.

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8 Twin Cities hip-hop producers you should hear now: Vol. 3

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Here we go once again with another monthly mix of local hip-hop producers worth checking out. This is not a best-of list, rather a collection of artists loosely organized by a like-minded approach to crafting sounds. Each artist represented here has a unique handle on laid-back production. Though no one here is mired down by that one style, the tracks selected were all standouts from the producer's discography that happened to come together in a profoundly chilled-out mix. Enjoy!

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Eight Twin Cities hip-hop producers you should hear now: Vol. 2

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Welcome to the second mix in a monthly series highlighting local producers and beatmakers. This is not a best-of list, rather a collection of artists loosely organized by a like-minded approach to crafting sounds. Last month featured artist breaking away from the traditional Minneapolis boom-bap production style.

This month is dedicated to artists who maintain a connection with and reverence for the sample-based golden age while still expanding on the directions first wave Minneapolis producers took it. It's new wave Minneapolis production with a post-boom-bap mentality. Enjoy!

See Also: Eight Twin Cities hip-hop producers you should hear now: Vol. 1

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Eight Twin Cities hip-hop producers you should hear now: Vol. 1

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In 2011, I headed up a monthly mix that showcased the wide variety of local rap happening in the Twin Cities. Starting with this post, I'm doing the same thing but with a focus on local producers and beatmakers. Every month, I'll highlight eight people who are making quality music worthy of attention, with a short bio and links to more music included. They'll be loosely organized by style.

This first mix highlights a string of fresh talents that are redefining the face of the Twin Cities sound with work that sidesteps boom-bap tropes to delve into smoother, more chilled and spacey material. Enjoy our first volume, and be sure to leave comments and share this mix!


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