Recent Posts Posts.en-usSoundset 2015 Wrap Up<p>We can't thank you guys enough for another great year at Soundset! Thanks to the fans, artists, and crew that all helped make this possible. Here's the recap.<br /><br /><strong> See you next year on May 29, 2016 at the new location: the Minnesota State Fairgrounds!</strong><br /><br /><iframe src="" width="560" height="315"></iframe></p>RhymesayersThu, 28 May 2015 10:49:00 -0500Rhymesayers Is For The Gamers<p>We are proud to announce that we have officially launched our channel on <strong>Twitch</strong>! <br /><br /> For those unfamiliar with it, Twitch is the world's leading social video platform and community for gamers. Each month, more than 100 million community members gather to watch and talk about video games with more than 1.5 million broadcasters. Twitch's video platform is the backbone of both live and on-demand distribution for the entire video game ecosystem. This includes game developers, publishers, media outlets, events, user generated content, and the entire eSports scene. <br /><br /><strong> Once a week, we will begin streaming video games and hosting community events among staff, artists, <em>and you! </em></strong><br /><br /> Our kick-off community event will begin this <strong>Friday, April 3rd at 5 PM PST / 7 PM CST</strong>. For three hours, join <strong>Grieves</strong>, <strong>Sarah...</strong></p>RhymesayersThu, 02 Apr 2015 11:24:00 -0500Official Spotify Soundset 2015 Playlist<p>The Soundset 2015 official <strong>Spotify</strong> playlist is here and includes songs from your favorite artists performing this year! <br /><br /> Follow the playlist, enjoy the music, and share with your friends. We will be updating tracks regularly leading into Memorial Weekend. <br /><br /><strong> Listen to the Playlist ► </strong><br /><br /><strong> Still need to get your Soundset tickets?</strong> Purchase them in-store at <strong>Fifth Element</strong> or online at! <br /><br /><strong> Follow #Soundset on: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram</strong></p>RhymesayersFri, 13 Mar 2015 12:05:00 -0500The 2015 Soundset Lineup is Here!<p><strong>Rhymesayers Entertainment</strong> and <strong>Rose Presents</strong> announce the 8th Annual Soundset Festival: your official Midwest kick-off of the summer, with over nine hours of the best Hip Hop music in one day! It all goes down at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, MN on Sunday May 24th, 2015 . <br /><br /><strong> Confirmed artists for Soundset 2015 include:</strong><br /> Atmosphere, J.Cole, Ice Cube, Big Sean, Ludacris, Logic, Yelawolf, Dilated Peoples, Clockwork Indigo , Brother Ali, Vic Mensa, Aesop Rock with Rob Sonic &amp; DJ Abilities, Dessa , DJ Jazzy Jay, Hopsin, Smif-N-Wessun , DJ Babu, Freddie Gibbs &amp; Madlib, Vince Staples, Watsky, DJ Eclipse, deM atlaS, DJ Supreme, B.Dolan, Father, SonReal, G.L.A.M., Chester Watson, Sa-Roc, Sean Anonymous, Manny Phesto, Freez with DJ Willie Shu, SET THE SMITH, DJ Lean Rock, DJ Stage One, DJ Adatrak, and...</p>RhymesayersTue, 03 Mar 2015 11:00:00 -0600#Rhymesayers20 Showcase at SXSW 2015<p>In addition to our SXSW panel on March 19th, House of Vans at The Mohawk Austin will be the home of our night showcase on March 20th featuring Atmosphere, Dilated Peoples, Brother Ali, Grieves, PROF, deM atlaS, and Get Cryphy!<br /><br /> The show will be FREE and OPEN TO EVERYONE. However, priority entrance will be given to ‪#‎SXSW‬ badge-holders. The show is subject to capacity, so please arrive early.</p>RhymesayersMon, 02 Mar 2015 11:30:00 -0600Brand New Dilated Peoples Video, Show Me The Way feat. Aloe Blacc.<p>Earlier today, Rhymesayers Entertainment &amp; <strong>Dilated Peoples</strong> dropped the music video for "Show Me The Way" feat. <strong>Aloe Blacc</strong>. In the music video, acrobatic sign spinners act as silent compasses "showing the way" as they follow Rakaa &amp; Evidence throughout a day in the life. Aloe Blacc shows up as the the omniscient narrator of the video. Like the lyrics in the hook, he embodies the everyday environment the guys live through. The video comes full circle at the end when the MC's, Babu, and their spinners come together for the third verse performance in the iconic LA River. <br /><br /> <object width="560" height="315" data=";hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="src" value=";hl=en_US" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /></object><br /><br /><strong> Buy <em>Directors of Photography</em> NOW : </strong><br /><br />- <strong>DIGITAL: iTunes: </strong><br />- <strong>PHYSICAL: Fifth Element: </strong> <br /><br /><br /> Dilated Peoples on Twitter:</p>RhymesayersTue, 04 Nov 2014 10:09:00 -0600RECAP: Dilated Peoples' Directors of Photography Album Release Party<p>Missed <strong>Dilated Peoples</strong>' release party at <strong>The Whisky</strong> in LA the other night? Check out our recap video below!<br /><br /> <object width="560" height="315" data=";version=3" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="src" value=";version=3" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /></object><br /><br />Pick up Dilated's latest album <strong><em>Directors of Photography</em></strong>, available now:<br /> iTunes:<br /> Amazon:<br /> Fifth Element: <br /><br /> Looking for a local record store carrying the album? Try our store locator at</p>RhymesayersFri, 15 Aug 2014 09:00:00 -0500Directors of Photography Out Now!<p><strong>HAPPY<em> DIRECTORS OF PHOTOGRAPHY </em>DAY! </strong><br /><br /><strong> Dilated Peoples</strong>' new album comes out TODAY. Purchase now: <br /><br /> iTunes:<br /> Fifth Element:<br /> <br /><br /> Don't forget to support your local stores, as well! We've put together a store locator for you to find <strong>#DirectorsOfPhotography</strong> →</p>RhymesayersTue, 12 Aug 2014 11:33:00 -0500Dilated Peoples - Focus Found<p>Listen to <strong>Dilated Peoples</strong> talk about the album title and a few of the tracks in part 3 of our interview series:</p><p><iframe src="" width="560" height="315"></iframe></p>RhymesayersWed, 06 Aug 2014 09:00:00 -0500Listen to Dilated Peoples' Directors of Photography One Week Early!<p>Take a listen to <strong>Dilated Peoples</strong>' new album <strong><em>Directors of Photography</em></strong> one week early on Pandora! Click here to begin the stream.</p><p>If you like what you hear, please show your support and pre-order the album:</p><p>Amazon:<br />iTunes:<br />Fifth Element:</p><p><strong><em>Directors of Photography</em> drops August 12, 2014 via Rhymesayers Entertainment.</strong></p>RhymesayersTue, 05 Aug 2014 11:00:00 -0500Dilated Peoples - Deep Focus<p><strong>Dilated Peoples</strong> talk about the process of making <strong><em>Directors of Photography</em></strong>.</p><p><iframe src="" width="560" height="315"></iframe></p><p>Pre-order <em>Directors of Photography</em> now and get the first single "Good As Gone" instantly via:<br /><strong> iTunes:</strong><br /><strong> Amazon:</strong> <br /><br /> Pre-order <em>Directors of Photography</em> now via Fifth Element to get the new singles "Good As Gone" and "Show Me The Way" instantly and receive an exclusive autographed photo print, PLUS bundle your pre-order with a limited edition, Fifth Element exclusive Dilated Peoples t-shirt or zip hoodie:<br /><br /><strong> Fifth Element: </strong> <br /><br /><strong> The brand new album from Dilated Peoples, Directors of Photography, is due out 8.12.14 on Rhymesayers Entertainment.</strong></p>RhymesayersWed, 30 Jul 2014 09:00:00 -0500Get inside your copy of Directors of Photography before it arrives at your door!<p>Get your eyes on the packaging for <strong><em>Directors of Photography</em></strong>! <br /><br /> <iframe src="" width="560" height="315"></iframe> <br /><br /><strong> CD packaging</strong> includes full color custom printed digi-pak with a gold foil stamped pocket containing 20 full color photo inserts. PLUS a special camera lens disc and full album lyrics. <br /><br /><strong> LP packaging</strong> includes custom printed gatefold jacket with spot gloss finish, double transparent clear vinyl, and 2-panel insert containing full album lyrics. PLUS custom printed labels and free digital download card. <br /><br /><strong> Pre-Order <em>Directors of Photography </em>now via: </strong><br /><br /><strong> iTunes:</strong><br /><strong> Amazon:</strong><br /><strong> Fifth Element:</strong> <br /><br /> Pre-order <em>Directors of Photography</em> now via Fifth Element and receive an exclusive autographed photo print, PLUS bundle your pre-order with a limited edition, Fifth Element ...</p>RhymesayersMon, 28 Jul 2014 09:00:00 -0500Listen to "Show Me The Way" Feat. Aloe Blacc, the brand new single from Dilated Peoples<p>Today, <strong>Noisey</strong> premiered "Show Me The Way", the brand new single from <strong>Dilated Peoples'</strong> forthcoming album <strong><em>Directors of Photography</em></strong>. The rhythmic single features the harmony of guest vocalist <strong>Aloe Blacc</strong> paired with a refreshing backdrop produced by beatsmith <strong>Jake One</strong>. "Show Me The Way" is available via iTunes NOW HERE. <br /><br /> <iframe src=";color=ff5500" width="100%" height="166"></iframe> <br /><br /> Pre-order <em>Directors of Photography</em> now via: <br /><br /><strong> iTunes:</strong><br /><strong> Amazon:</strong><br /><strong>Fifth Element: </strong></p><p>Pre-order <em>Directors of Photography</em> now via Fifth Element and receive an exclusive autographed photo print, PLUS bundle your pre-order with a limited edition, Fifth Element exclusive Dilated Peoples t-shirt or zip hoodie.<br /><br /> The brand new album from Dilated Peoples, <em>Directors of Photography</em>, is due out 8.12.14 on Rhymesayers Entertainmen...</p>RhymesayersMon, 14 Jul 2014 11:00:00 -0500Pre-order Dilated Peoples' Directors of Photography NOW; Watch New Video<p>Today, we announced the release date for <strong>Dilated Peoples</strong>' debut on Rhymesayers, <strong><em>Directors of Photography</em></strong>. To coincide with the announcement, we launched the first video and single, “Good As Gone,” produced by the legendary <strong>DJ Premier</strong>. The new single serves as a re-introduction to Dilated Peoples.</p><p>Already well-known for their classic sound, they've been tirelessly honing their skills on solo projects since their last group offering. Together again, they're set to deliver their best work yet.</p><p><iframe src="" width="560" height="315"></iframe> <br /><br /> The video, directed by<strong> Andrew Melby</strong> &amp;<strong> Evidence</strong>, takes place in the sunny California desert and along the coast line. Visually, "Good As Gone" plays out like a barrage of Instagram-worthy frames and showcases their skills as <em>Directors of Photography</em>. <br /><br /> Pre-order <em>Directors of Photography</em> now and get the...</p>RhymesayersMon, 16 Jun 2014 17:21:00 -0500Dilated Peoples On Tour - Summer 2014<p><strong>Dilated Peoples</strong> are about to hit the road this summer in Europe and the US!</p><p><strong><span >EUROPE:</span></strong></p><p>06.20.14- Wohlen, Switzerland- Festivalgelände<br /> 06.21.14- London, England- Brixton Academy<br /> 06.22.14- Villeurbanne, France -Le Transbordeur<br /> 06.23.14- Toulouse, France- La Dynamo<br /> 06.26.14- London, UK -Scala<br /> 06.27.14- Brussels, Belgium- Colour Cafe Festival<br /> 06.28.14- Tilburg, Netherlands- Mundial<br /> 06.29.14- Paris, France- 7-15 Avenue de la Porte de la Villette<br /> 07.02.14- Moscow, Russia- The Theatre<br /> 07.04.14- Roskilde, Denmark- Roskilde Festival<br /> 07.05.14- Stuttgart, Germany -Hip Hop Open<br /> 07.06.14- Koln, Germany -Summerjam</p><p><strong><span >UNITED STATES :</span></strong></p><p>07.09.14 -Seattle, WA -The Showbox<br /> 07.10.14 -Eugene, OR -Cuthbert Amphitheater<br /> 07.11.14 -Berkely, CA -Greek Theatre-U.C. Berkeley<br /> 07.12.14 -Los Angeles, CA -Greek Theatre<br /> 07.13.14 ...</p>RhymesayersThu, 29 May 2014 11:30:00 -0500Brother Ali joins Dilated Peoples' European Tour!<p><em>Directors of Photography</em>, the first <strong>Dilated Peoples</strong> album since 2006, will be released in partnership with Rhymesayers Entertainment. The legendary underground hip-hop group of <strong>Evidence, Rakaa and DJ Babu</strong> will preview their new material for European fans during a string of dates in November.<br /> <br /> Rhymesayers label-mate <strong>Brother Ali</strong> comes to Europe fresh from touring in the US with Immortal Technique. He boasts six albums on the label, most recently the Jake One-produced <em>Mourning In America and Dreaming In Color</em>, a stinging critique of America shot through with the love and optimism that have endeared this unique MC to fans worldwide.<br /> <br /> <strong>DATES:</strong><br /> Nov. 4. - Berlin, DE @ C-Club | Buy Tickets<br /> Nov. 5 - Heidelberg, DE @ Karlstorbahnhof | Buy Tickets<br /> Nov. 8 - Frankfurt, DE @ Zoom | Buy Tickets<br /> Nov. 9 -...</p>RhymesayersWed, 18 Sep 2013 04:55:00 -0500Brother Ali, Dilated Peoples, and Freeway play Rock The Bells in Los Angeles this weekend<p><strong>Brother Ali</strong>, <strong>Dilated Peoples</strong>, and <strong>Freeway</strong>, will be holding it down for the RSE camp this weekend at the massive <strong>Rock The Bells Festival</strong> kickoff in California. Don't sleep, LA!</p><p><strong>LOS ANGELES @ San Manuel Amphitheater</strong><br />TODAY, September 7th: Brother Ali - 5:40pm on the HipHopDX Stage<br />Sunday, September 8th: Dilated Peoples - 3:45pm on the Rock The Bells Stage, Freeway - 1:40pm on the 36 Chambers Stage</p><p><strong>Brother Ali:</strong> | Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | Instagram<br /> <strong>Dilated Peoples</strong>: | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram<br /> <strong>Freeway:</strong> Twitter | Facebook | YouTube<br /><strong>Rhymesayers</strong>: Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Google+ | Flickr | Soundcloud</p>RhymesayersSat, 07 Sep 2013 13:23:00 -0500Dates announced for RSE at Rock The Bells 2013<p><strong>Brother Ali</strong> and newly-signed <strong>Dilated Peoples</strong>, as well as Freeway, will be playing the tenth anniversary of <strong>Rock The Bells<strong> </strong></strong>this year!<strong> </strong>Guerilla Union just unleashed a few new artists and let everyone know the dates that your favorite artists will be playing. Check out the RSE-related dates below and head to <strong></strong> for more info and to get your tickets...</p><p><br /><strong>LOS ANGELES @ San Manuel Amphitheater</strong><br />Saturday, September 7th: Brother Ali<br />Sunday, September 8th: Dilated Peoples, Freeway<br /><br /><strong>SAN FRANCISCO @ Shoreline Amphitheatre</strong><br />Saturday, September 14th: Brother Ali<br />Sunday, September 15th: Dilated Peoples, Freeway<br /><br /><strong>WASHINGTON, D.C. @ Festival Grounds @ RFK Stadium</strong><br />Saturday, September 28th: Brother Ali<br />Sunday, September 29th: Dilated Peoples, Freeway<br /><br /><strong>NEW YORK @ Meadowlands Racetrack</strong><br />Saturday, October 5th: B...</p>RhymesayersWed, 07 Aug 2013 13:51:00 -0500Dilated Peoples playing in Europe this November!<p>This November, be sure to catch Evidence, Rakaa, and DJ Babu aka the <strong>Dilated Peoples</strong> as they traverse Europe.</p><p>Nov. 4 - Berlin, Germany @ Festsaal Kreuzberg | Buy Tickets<br />Nov. 5 - Heidelberg, Germany @ Karlstorbahnhof | Buy Tickets<br />Nov. 7 - Geneva, Switzerland @ Usine | Buy Tickets <br />Nov. 8 - Frankfurt, Germany @ Zoom | Buy Tickets<br />Nov. 9 - Milan, Italy @ Tunnel Club | Buy Tickets<br />Nov. 10 - Marseille, France @ Cabaret Aléatoire | Buy Tickets<br />Nov. 12 - Strasbourg, France @ La Laiterie | Buy Tickets<br />Nov. 13 - Lyon, France @ Ninkasi Kao | Buy Tickets<br />Nov. 15 - Gent, Belgium @ Vooruit | Buy Tickets<br />Nov. 16 - Zurich, Switzerland @ Rote Fabrik | Buy Tickets<br />Nov. 17 - Paris, France @ Trabendo | Buy Tickets<br />Nov. 19 - Brighton, UK @ The Haunt | Buy Tickets<br />Nov. 21 - Liverpool, UK @ East Village Arts Club | Buy...</p>RhymesayersMon, 08 Jul 2013 12:35:00 -0500Brother Ali and Dilated Peoples playing Rock The Bells 2013<p>Announced late last night, heavy hitters <strong>Brother Ali </strong>and newly-signed <strong>Dilated Peoples</strong> will be playing the tenth anniversary of <strong>Rock The Bells! </strong>Check out the dates and info below.<strong> <br /></strong></p><p>Sept. 7th-8th: San Bernardino, CA @ San Manuel Amphitheater. Fan presale starts 5/16 at 10am.</p><p>Sept. 14th-15th: Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater. Fan presale starts 5/16 at 10am.</p><p>Sept. 28-29th: Washington, DC @ RFK Festival Grounds. Fan presale starts 5/16 at 10am.</p><p>Oct. 4-5th: Rutherford, NJ @ Meadowlands Racetrack. Fan presale starts 5/23 @10am.</p><p><strong>Brother Ali's </strong><em><strong>Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color</strong> </em>is now available for purchase on<strong><strong> </strong></strong>iTunes , from Fifth Element, Amazon, and your favorite local independent or chain music retailer.</p><p><strong>Evidence's<em> Cats &amp; Dogs</em></strong> is in stores now. Buy at Fifth Element, iTunes | Amazon...</p>RhymesayersWed, 15 May 2013 10:08:00 -0500Dilated Peoples sign to Rhymesayers Entertainment!<p>Last week at a Sold Out show in their hometown of Los Angeles, <strong>Evidence</strong>, <strong>Rakaa</strong>, and <strong>DJ Babu</strong> of <strong>Dilated Peoples</strong> announced their signing to RSE. Check out the video <strong>below</strong> and stay tuned for more information on Directors Of Photography, coming later this year...</p><p><object width="693" height="390" data=";version=3" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="src" value=";version=3" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /></object><br />Video by Adam Stanzak</p><p><strong>Dilated Peoples:</strong> Facebook | Twitter<br /><strong>Evidence</strong>: Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | Instagram<br /><strong>Rakaa:</strong> Facebook |  Twitter | Instagram<br /><strong>DJ Babu: </strong>Facebook | Twitter | Instagram<br /> <strong>Rhymesayers</strong>: Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Google+ | Flickr | Soundcloud | Myspace</p>RhymesayersThu, 07 Mar 2013 09:36:00 -0600