Is the Midwest the new locus of underground hip-hop? Minnesota's Twin Cities have boasted a long tradition of a scene focused on wordplay-heavy lyricism absent of rap's usual macho swagger. These days, though, the area seems to be sprouting even more artists and labels pushing the genre edges of what is considered hip-hop, with up-and-comers ranging from the poppy "hippie-hop" artist Mod Sun to stables of moodier acts on... More >>>