Contrary to the stereotypes, Minnesota isn’t a frozen wasteland peppered with igloos, where blistering winds will flay any inch of exposed skin from your bones if you dare to step outside. That’s only six months out of the year. The rest of the time, it’s pretty damn nice—and, as fans of the Minneapolis underground scene will tell you, the local music is always hot. A MN-to-Boston transplant whose heart still beats with pride for the State of 10,000 Lakes, Booth newcomer Sam Scott teams up with two fellow Twin Cities buzzmakers on album single We Get Around. Making its world premiere in the Booth, this local anthem finds Tha Don Benedetto serving up a whirring, synth/percussion beat as the singer pays witty lyrical tribute to his motherland. Bloomington’s Mod Sun expresses his own hometown pride on the front, and perennial reader fave Mike Dreams takes over on the back, showcasing some of his most impressive mic work to date in a show-stealing closing 16. Has this cut left you itching to book a vacation to the sunny (for the moment) North Star State? If so, you can expect plenty more T.C.-repping bangers on Scott’s Stuck Dreaming LP, scheduled for release July 9. (via DJBooth)
Thinking of hating on Stu Cat? You clearly have no idea who you’re f**king with. On the latest single off his DJBooth-hosted new street album, released along with visuals by D. Gomez, the artist tells potential critics they’d be better off just keeping their Nose Down, flowing over the grimy street boardwork of Falside. Like what you’re hearing? Then what are you waiting for? Click here to cop Stu’s Beware of the Cat mixtape in the Booth for the low, low price of free. -DJBooth
Underground up-and-comer Stu Cat has come together with The DJ Booth and Leedz Edutainment to bring listeners his latest street release, Beware of the Cat. The project features 16 original records form the Boston/Miami dual representative. Included on the tracklist are DJ Booth, reader-approved leaks “No Show,” “Diamonds for Breakfast” and “Up Top Game.” Joining Stu Cat on the guest tip throughout Beware of the Cat are Chamillionaire, Action Bronson, Phil Adé, Glasses Malone, Mistah F.A.B., Rite Hook, Cam Meekins, LOS, JuneLyfe, Splenda (of Retrospek), D. Jones and Blak Madeen. Beats come courtesy of Falside, Matty Trump, Rob Whitaker, Teddy Roxpin, Tha Dom Benedetto and DJ Format.