Cecilia Johnson

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Friday Five: Allan Kingdom, Craig Finn, and more new Minnesota music videos

Allan Kingdom, “Know About It” Allan Kingdom‘s new video shows him floating through space, which is appropriate, given the music’s zoned-out vibe. “Know About It,” shot and edited by Cole Bennett, foretells Kingdom’s album LINES, which comes out on April 7. Craig Finn, “God In Chicago” Craig Finn‘s latest video, directed by Kris Merc, is a…

Friday Five: J. Plaza with Nazeem & Spencer Joles, Graveyard Club, and more new Minnesota music videos

J. Plaza with Nazeem & Spencer Joles, “Surprise MF’er” Both J. Plaza and Nazeem & Spencer Joles made the Soundset line-up this year. To celebrate, they dropped a hard-hitting yet graceful new song. All three MCs deliver top-of-the-line verses; all three get directing credits; Liban Mahamoud shot the video, and Topper Atwood produced the song. Graveyard…

Brother Ali’s new album will explore ‘All the Beauty in This Whole Life’

It’s been almost five years since Brother Ali (Rhymesayers Entertainment) released an official album, but he’ll be back on May 5 with All the Beauty in This Whole Life. Ali’s sixth studio LP, All the Beauty was entirely produced by Rhymesayers co-founder and Atmosphere producer Ant; “It might be our best work,” Ali writes, which means a lot considering the three…