Hip-hop

KUMD Album Review: Illism

Jan 24, 2018
Love and Loyalty
Illism | Love and Loyalty

Illism | Love and Loyalty

After two EPs (later re-released on one album) the duo known as Illism, comprised of lyricist Envy and vocalist Fancy, came together again for their debut album Love and Loyalty. Combining elements of Soul and R & B with appearances of 80's Funk, Illism shows nothing but loyalty to their Minnesota roots.

G. Love Interview

Jan 10, 2018
Man on stage sitting on a stool playing guitar
Christine Dean for KUMD

Philadelphia native (now based in Boston) G. Love came to Duluth for a solo show on January 9, 2018 for the opening night of Duluth's newest venue, Sound. Teague Alexy opened the night, then G. Love played two sets to a full house; the first set had a bluesier feel, and he paid tribute to two of his musical idols, Bob Dylan and John Hammond. 

Maija Jenson

Storytelling and music come together in "The Mixtape Project 2" from Minnesota artist, photographer, filmmaker and community organizer Daniel Oyinloye. Oyinloye has spent 2017 working with boys at Duluth's Woodland Hills Youth and Family Services residential program, producing hip-hop, a creative avenue for introspection and personal growth. 

Deploi on The Local

Nov 2, 2017
Album Artwork

In addition to spinning the best in local and regional tunes on The Local, This week DJ Marv in the Mix shares his conversation with Deploi, a Los Angeles-based hip-hop artist who has collaborated with St. Paul band Down Lo. Members of that group will back him up at his show at the Red Herring Lounge on Thursday, November 2.

Six young men wearing black t-shirts with their names on them standing with their backs to the camera and one man crouching in front facing the camera
Christine Dean for KUMD

Listen to our interview with Daniel Oyinloye and members of the Mixtape Project, a project to engage youth involved in a Woodland Hills program and give them the opportunity to write and record their own music inspired by their personal stories. They stopped by our studios on August 16, 2017, to talk with DJ TJ and share tracks from the project. You can hear the tracks mentioned in the interview and more here.