We hit the Minnesota music scene in the run-up to Jay-Z's new summer festival.
Budweiser Made In America Press Conference at Los Angeles City Hall on April 16, 2014 in Los Angeles, California - Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Budweiser
Budweiser Made in America festival is on its way and, to celebrate, the beer brand unveil a series of music documentaries in different States: this week we explore Minnesota!
Being such a huge part of the world, America has always borne a massively diverse music ethos. In almost every part of the country you can come across a different musical culture and it's with this idea in mind that world famous rap star Jay-Z decided to create Budweiser Made in America festival. It's sole purpose is to bring together a choice selection of both up-and-coming and well-established artists spanning all genres including rock, hip hop, R&B, electronic, punk... the list goes on.
DJ Peanut Butter Wolf set up independent LA label Stones Throw Records in 1996 and it has since released a string of critically acclaimed artists that have helped to shape the music industry. Current artists include the likes of 7 Days of Funk, Arabian Prince, The Stepkids and Madlib, while previous years have seen Mayer Hawthorne and Aloe Blacc as label artists. These artists may not be mainstream chart gold, but they have captured the imaginations of hip-hop, soul and R&B lovers everywhere since its inception.
Continue: Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton Trailer
A week in music videos... It may have received bad press recently what with the video being banned from YouTube for its nude content and such, but Justin Timberlake's new song 'Tunnel Vision' is a pretty smooth R&B track and it's not like we didn't expect from rude bits from JT; he's been talking about getting girls naked since 2002's 'Justified'! All that aside, it's what we wanted from his number one third album 'The 20/20 Experience'. Plus, it's consistent - another great track after 'Suit & Tie' and 'Mirrors'. Check out the video for yourself.
Mayer Hawthorne will soon return with his fourth album 'Where Does This Door Go' and, if it's anything like the music video to his latest track 'Her Favorite Song', it will be full of surprises. The track may be a serious mix of the melancholic and ambient, but he contrasts this by having canines run the club in this clip - and we think a bit of comedy is the best pick-me-up for a fledgling music career. Watch Mayer Hawthorne's 'Her Favorite Song' video.
Date of birth
3rd February, 1979
Special Detroit edition of Wine & Vinyl Hour TONIGHT at 9:30pm EST 🎶 Watch live on @CityofDetroit's social channels… https://t.co/HASLWYNMZV
This soul, funk & rap music that we all love, that I make a living from, is Black music. Created by Black people in… https://t.co/NcWIEyaa4d
No justice, no peace. No racist police.
@pixelonezero We had a band together in elementary school
@Luciunplugged 🙏🏼 thank you, sir
RT @kresgefdn: More than 20 performers from/connected to #Detroit will take to the virtual stage May 29-30 for #EverybodyVsCOVID19 festival…
Wine & Vinyl Hour TONIGHT at 6PDT. Link in story. Pour a cup and turn it up™️ Art by @vtz315 https://t.co/v4w9BDprga https://t.co/yeuFRoe2B9
@wimbreference @amoebamusic @pbwolf @MichaelRapaport @therealkurtvile @courtneymelba A true honor!
@VincentSoop Been focusing on Wine & Vinyl Hour every Thurs on YouTube. But Hawthorne Radio will be back with a vengeance very soon.
Less gramming, more jamming. https://t.co/OT8G6D3HK7 https://t.co/CCK0REEyna
Discogs > DJIA
Mom & Grandma✌🏼❤️ Happy Mother’s Day to all the mommas and momma’s mommas https://t.co/3dm3OTSlti https://t.co/ZNYIdf1ilW
People really think they can just wish really hard and this shit is gonna go away. It’s not gonna go away!
@lilbec46 Cheers, Lil Bec!
@thatainthenry Thank you 🖤 what does learning an instrument have to do with mainstream pop media?
RT @thestreamlab: Wine & Vinyl Hour with @MayerHawthorne 6pm PT/9pm ET #youtube #stayhome https://t.co/NoGUOPfUIS
We help you decide who to give your money to.
Nature-inspired songs we just can't get enough of.
Artists are coming up with different ways to entertain and help out this year.
Put these British films about music at the top of your watch list.
The Mifo O5 PROs are some of the most durable wireless earbuds on the market and we can't recommend them enough.
These songs were written for times like these.
Live musicians take a financial hit during the worst health crisis of a generation.