Minneapolis and hip-hop…The Twin Cities and the underground…Malls and Lids stores. They were meant to be together. Ackryte, hip-hop producer and possible Vikings fan, just dropped a tape titled Shades. It’s full of snare tapping, bass knocking, jazzy sampled beats. It’s hip-hop sans experimentation, just the needed elements to get your head nodding. The release is a precursor to his debut album on HW&W. At twelve tracks it’s a generous listen featuring some old and brand new sounds. Good tracks await…download and enjoy.