Recent Postshttp://www.rhymesayers.com/Recent Posts.en-usAtmosphere Freshwater Fly Fishermen Tour On Sale Today!http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/2045http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/2045<p>The Freshwater Fly Fishermen North American Tour is on sale today at 10:00am local time. Get your tickets early, don't sleep on this one! <br /><br /> The FFF tour features, <strong>Atmosphere, Brother Ali, deM atlaS, Plain Ole Bill &amp; Last Word</strong> and kicks off Thursday, September 8, 2016 in Winnipeg, MB Canada. <br /><br /> For more detailed tour information and tickets: <strong>http://bit.ly/AtmosFFFtour</strong> <br /><br /> Check out the list of tour dates below. See you on the road this fall! <br /><br /> 9.08 - Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick Centre **<br /> 9.09 - Saskatoon, SK @ O'Brian's Event Centre **<br /> 9.11 - Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall **<br /> 9.13 - Victoria, BC @ Sugar Nightclub *<br /> 9.14 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom *<br /> 9.15 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo *<br /> 9.17 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater *<br /> 9.18 - Bend, OR @ Midtown Ballroom *<br /> 9.19 - Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater *...</p>RhymesayersFri, 24 Jun 2016 08:00:00 -0500New Video "Ringo" by Atmospherehttp://www.rhymesayers.com/news/2044http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/2044<p>It's official, <strong>Atmosphere</strong> has released a new single and video, titled Ringo from their upcoming new album, <strong><em>Fishing Blues</em></strong> out on Rhymesayers Entertainment <strong>August 12, 2016</strong>. <br /><br /> "Ringo" is written and produced by <strong>Atmosphere </strong>with <strong>G Koop</strong> playing various instruments and the official video is directed by <strong>Kron</strong>. <br /><br /> Watch: http://bit.ly/RingoMusicVid<br /> Listen: http://bit.ly/RingoSC<br /> Pre-Order: http://bit.ly/FishingBluesFE <br /><br /> Watch I Listen I Enjoy I Like I Share I Comment <br /><br /><strong> #FishingBlues</strong></p>RhymesayersThu, 23 Jun 2016 10:00:00 -0500Atmosphere Announces New Album Fishing Blues Pre Order Now!http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/2042http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/2042<p>Minneapolis hip hop heroes <strong>Atmosphere</strong> have announced their seventh studio album <em><strong>Fishing Blues</strong></em>, out <strong>August 12th </strong>on Rhymesayers Entertainment. Producer Ant and lyricist / rapper Slug have been making music together as Atmosphere for over 20 years and have managed to continually tweak and strive to perfect their formula, while neither straying too far off their path, nor resorting to playing it safe and that holds true on the new set. Fishing Blues is a collection of songs that both define and redefine the Atmosphere sound and features 18 new tracks written and produced by Atmosphere with appearances from <strong>DOOM, Aesop Rock, Kool Keith, The Grouch, deM atlaS</strong> and more. <br /><br /><strong> Pre-Order "Fishing Blues" : http://rse.lnk.to/FishingBlues<br /> Pre-Order "Fishing Blues" : http://bit.ly/FishingBluesFE </strong><br /><br /> Pre-ord...</p>RhymesayersWed, 22 Jun 2016 11:00:00 -0500New deM atlaS Project - MF deMhttp://www.rhymesayers.com/news/2043http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/2043<p>The rumors are true! <strong>Rhymesayers </strong>&amp; <strong>deM atlaS </strong>are releasing a brand new project entitled <em><strong>mF deM</strong></em>. The project features new lyrics from <strong>deM atlaS</strong> over 13 previously released <strong>MF Doom</strong> beats. The mixtape will be available on Vinyl, CD &amp; Digital download via <strong>Fifth Element</strong> on July 15th.</p><p>Click this link to listen &amp; download one of the tracks, "Grbge Trsh".</p><p></p>RhymesayersFri, 17 Jun 2016 12:00:00 -0500Risking Lighthttp://www.rhymesayers.com/news/2041http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/2041<p><em><strong>Risking Light</strong></em> is a documentary by local film maker Dawn Mikkelson that shares incredible stories focused on the power of forgiveness. There are absolutely no words to describe how touching this film is, but just one look at the trailer will undoubtedly impact your emotions and humanity in ways you may never forget! Rhymesayers own Kevin Beacham is the film’s music supervisor, focusing on local MN talents to provide a gripping soundscape, courtesy of Chris Strouth, Bones &amp; Beeker, Big Cats, and Cecil Otter . <br /><br /> The project is currently in its final stages and looking to raise money to complete the feature film, as well as a series of mini-documentaries and a promotional campaign to inspire forgiveness around the world. The film is a little over halfway to its funding goal with less than tw...</p>RhymesayersSat, 11 Jun 2016 14:00:00 -0500Sa-Roc's "Eye of the Phoenix" Video + Metamorpheus Mixtapehttp://www.rhymesayers.com/news/2040http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/2040<p>“Eye of the Phoenix” is the first single from <strong>Sa-Roc</strong>’s brand new mixtape, “Metamorpheus", which is available for free now at http://bit.ly/MetaMorpheus <br /><br /> <iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/6mjEcKhnF58?list=PL_AA8JeDxiPa5cojhQHOPOnmZC_YRn70s" width="560" height="315"></iframe><br /><br />Since debuting on the scene in 2008, Sa-Roc has continually proven to be a force to reckoned with and respected amongst her peers. In many ways, the music video for “Eye of the Phoenix” is a metaphor for the approach to her craft. The video, starts off in an unassuming environment, surrounded by the beauty of nature, leaving those who are unfamiliar not knowing what to expect. But, once Sa-Roc starts to rhyme, she immediately becomes the center of attention, displaying mastery levels of wordplay, flow, and confidence. Gensu Dean, a longtime master of Boom-Bap grimy beats, supplies the musical foundation, courtesy his trusty MPC 3000, wh...</p>RhymesayersThu, 02 Jun 2016 14:27:00 -0500Atmosphere's "Windows" (Featuring PROF)http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/2039http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/2039<p>Check out the brand new song from <strong>Atmosphere</strong>, "Windows" featuring <strong>PROF</strong> <br /><br /> Listen, Stream, Buy and Enjoy: http://rse.lnk.to/Windows</p><p><br /><br /><iframe src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/263304807&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%" height="166"></iframe></p>RhymesayersWed, 11 May 2016 09:56:00 -0500New Atmosphere Featuring Grieves: "Fireflies"http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/2038http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/2038<p>Check out the brand new song from <strong>Atmosphere</strong>, "Fireflies" featuring <strong>Grieves</strong>. <br /><br /> Listen, Stream, Buy and Enjoy: http://rse.lnk.to/Fireflies <br /><br /> See Atmosphere live on the road at the following confirmed tour dates: <br /><br /> 4.24 - Atlanta, GA @ Sweetwater 420 Festival - Tickets<br /> 5.07 - Fresno, CA @ Grizzly Fest - Tickets<br /> 5.27 - Monterey. CA @ Cali Roots Festival - Tickets<br /> 5.29 - St. Paul, MN @ Soundset - Tickets<br /> 6.03 - Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Hotel and Casino - Tickets<br /> 6.04 - San Bernardino, CA @ Blaze N Glory Festival - Tickets<br /> 7.02 &amp; 7.03 - Chicago, IL @ Mamby on the Beach - Tickets<br /> 7.22 - Jamsa, Finland @ Pipefest - Tickets<br /> 9.02 - Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks - Tickets</p>RhymesayersWed, 20 Apr 2016 10:08:00 -0500Info on The Official Soundset 2016 Parties!http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/2037http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/2037<p>It’s parties, on parties, on parties the weekend of Soundset 2016. Each year we build out a roster of artists that will begin and end your weekend on the highest of notes. We are excited to finally announce this year’s Official Soundset Before and After Party line ups. <br /><br /> On May 28th in the First Avenue Mainroom, the Soundset Official Before Party will be kicked off by Rhymesayers alum <strong>Grieves</strong>, with label mates <strong>deM atlaS,</strong> and <strong>DJ Abilities</strong>. They’ll be rocking the stage with Kevin Abstract and Minneapolis avant-garde’s Sarah White, Nazeem &amp; Spencer Joles with DJ Adatrak on the 1 &amp; 2’s. Hosted by Mr. Peter Parker.<br /><br /> On the night of May 29th when we are wrapping up Soundset 2016 at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, we’re headed back downtown to the First Avenue Mainroom for the Official Soundset...</p>RhymesayersThu, 07 Apr 2016 10:23:00 -0500Like Atmosphere? Like Karaoke?http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/2036http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/2036<p><strong>Atmosphere</strong> is hosting an online karaoke party where old and new fans from around the world can drop a beat and share their passion for the indie rap duo's songs. Use your webcam on your computer, Click on SING to pick and record a track, and if you're really feeling it, you can SHARE your performance when you've finished, too. <br /><br /> Check out the Minnesota homie Nick Swardson getting it done: http://atmospherekaraoke.com <br /><br /> We partnered with Camp Playa, a creative agency purpose-built for the digital and social world to develop the site. <br /><br /> Enjoy!</p>RhymesayersFri, 01 Apr 2016 10:00:00 -0500Check out Atmosphere's "Trying To Fly" Featuring Eric Maysonhttp://www.rhymesayers.com/news/2035http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/2035<p>Check out the brand new song from <strong>Atmosphere</strong>, "Trying To Fly" featuring <strong>Eric Mayson</strong>. Cover art by <strong>Dave Quiggle</strong>.<br /><br /><strong> Listen, Stream, Buy and Enjoy Here!</strong><br /><br /> Atmosphere will be back on the road starting in April with the following confirmed tour dates below: <br /><br /> 4.08 - Grand Junction, CO @ Colorado Mesa University w/ Brother Ali - Tickets<br /> 4.24 - Atlanta, GA @ Sweetwater 420 Festival - Tickets<br /> 5.07 - Fresno, CA @ Grizzly Fest - Tickets<br /> 5.27 - Monterey, CA @ Cali Roots Festival - Tickets<br /> 5.29 - St. Paul, MN @ Soundset - Tickets<br /> 6.04 - San Bernardino, CA @ Blaze N Glory Festival - Tickets<br /> 7.22 - Jamsa, Finland @ Pipefest - Tickets<br /> 9.02 - Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks - Tickets</p>RhymesayersFri, 25 Mar 2016 11:00:00 -0500Aesop Rock Announces The Impossible Kid Tourhttp://www.rhymesayers.com/news/2034http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/2034<p>As our friends at <strong>Pitchfork</strong> just shared,<strong> Aesop Rock</strong> has just announced <strong>The Impossible Kid Tour</strong>!<br /><br />In support of his upcoming album, <strong><em>The Impossible Kid</em></strong>, Aesop is set to trek across the country on an extensive headlining tour, beginning May 5th. Aesop will also be bringing the homies <strong>Rob Sonic</strong> and <strong>DJ Zone</strong> to help keep things live, as well as friend and fellow <em><strong>LICE</strong></em> collaborator, <strong>Homeboy Sandman</strong>, along with <strong>DJ Sosa</strong>.<br /><br />Tickets for all shows go on sale this <strong>Friday, March 25th</strong> .</p><p>May 5, 2016 - Bellingham, WA @ Wild Buffalo<br /> May 6, 2016 - Seattle, WA @ Neumos<br /> May 7, 2016 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom<br /> May 9, 2016 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore<br /> May 10, 2016 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst<br /> May 12, 2016 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Novo<br /> May 13, 2016 - Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern<br /> May 15, 2016 - Phoe...</p>RhymesayersWed, 23 Mar 2016 10:00:00 -0500Soundset 2016 Lineup + Ticketing Info Released!http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/2033http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/2033<p><strong>Rhymesayers Entertainment</strong> and <strong>Rose Presents </strong>announce the <strong>9th Annual Soundset Festival</strong>: Your official Midwest kick-off of the summer, with over ten hours of the best Hip Hop music in one day. It all goes down at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds on the Midway at 1265 Snelling Avenue North, St. Paul, MN 55108 on Sunday May 29, 2016 . Gates open at 11:00 AM. <br /><br /><strong> Confirmed artists for Soundset 2016 include:</strong><br /> Atmosphere, A$AP Rocky, Future, The Roots, Common, Prof, Doomtree , Machine Gun Kelly, Danny Brown, Lizzo, Aesop Rock and Homeboy Sandman , Jay Rock, Post Malone, Anderson .Paak &amp; The Free Nationals, Raury, Murs &amp; 9th Wonder, Pharoahe Monch, Mick Jenkins, Goldlink, Pouya, Crazy Legs / Rock Steady Crew, Domo Genesis, Blueprint, DJ Marley Marl, Jazzy Joyce, A-F-R-O, I Self Devine &amp; Muja Messiah...</p>RhymesayersTue, 01 Mar 2016 09:41:00 -0600NEW ATMOSPHERE SONG, "SALMA HAYEK"http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/2032http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/2032<p>Check out the new song by Atmosphere, "Salma Hayek": <br /><br /><strong> Listen, Stream, Buy and Enjoy Here:</strong> https://rse.lnk.to/SalmaHayek<br /><br /> Atmosphere is currently on their Welcome to Texas Tour with <strong>Brother Ali</strong>, <strong>Hapduzn</strong>, and <strong>Get Cryphy</strong>'s Last Word and Plain Ole Bill and have more tour dates confirmed below. <br /><br /> 2.26 - Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock - SOLD OUT<br /> 2.27 - San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger - SOLD OUT<br /> 2.29 - Dallas, TX @ House of Blues - Tickets<br /> 3.01 - Lubbock, TX @ Wild West - Tickets<br /> 3.02 - El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls - Tickets<br /> 3.03 - Austin, TX @ Emo's - Tickets <br /><br /> Atmosphere is also playing the following upcoming festivals and headlining show. <br /><br /> 3.17 - Chandler, AZ @ Pot of Gold Festival - Tickets<br /> 5.27 - Monterey, CA @ Cali Roots Festival - Tickets<br /> 6.04 - San Bernardino, CA @ Blaze N Glory Festival ...</p>RhymesayersFri, 26 Feb 2016 09:36:00 -0600Aesop Rock Drops New Video + Announces New Album!http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/2031http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/2031<div id="_mcePaste" >Indie-rap mainstay Aesop Rock has announced his new album, The Impossible Kid, dropping April 29th on Rhymesayers Entertainment, marking his first solo venture since 2012’s Skelethon. On the new album, Aesop continues finding new ways to improve on the skills that have made him one of the kings of indie hip-hop. His creative process now includes a newfound willingness to open up about his personal life, going deep on topics like depression, his sometimes rocky relationship with his family, and the turbulent handful of years following a friend’s death that culminated in Aesop leaving his adopted home of San Francisco to live in a barn out in the woods, where he recorded the foundations of The Impossible Kid. There’s also moments of levity though, as Aesop taps into the funny side of his ...</div>RhymesayersWed, 17 Feb 2016 11:30:00 -0600Join the Soundset 2016 Street Team!http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/2030http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/2030<p>Soundset 2016 is only a few months away! With the rumblings of the festival’s return and our big move to the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, the street team has started mobilizing across the state and we are looking to add you to our ranks. <br /><br /> Rhymesayers is looking for vibrant and dedicated fans attending Minnesota high schools and colleges interested in becoming part of the Soundset Street Team. Reps would be using their free-time between now and Soundset to help spread the word about the festival at appropriate spaces in their community, at events and on their social media. Rhymesayers will provide you with fliers, posters and web images for you to promote Soundset. <br /><br /> In exchange for your hard work, Rhymesayers will provide you with Two General Admission tickets to Soundset, once you’ve pr...</p>RhymesayersWed, 03 Feb 2016 11:00:00 -0600deM atlaS Legacy of Love Show + Demohttp://www.rhymesayers.com/news/2029http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/2029<p>In the Spring of 2015, Ryan Ogle a.k.a Saint Paul Love was a student in the Rhymesayers Hip Hop Essentials class at I.P.R. Right away, his personality revealed that he was exceptionally passionate about music. Not just in the music he made, but also in listening to a wide range of music, learning all he could about it, and appreciating it for what it was. Those disciplines were also ingrained in the music he made. As a producer, he tapped into the sounds of different eras, genres, and styles, creating a sound that gave nods to traditional Hip Hop, but at the same time pushed beyond those boundaries. <br /><br /> Tragically, in September of 2015, Ryan "Saint Paul Love" Ogle passed away. The Legacy Of Love is a concert event put together by Ryan's classmates, featuring performances with artists he wa...</p>RhymesayersFri, 15 Jan 2016 11:20:00 -0600Prof's Gasoline Runhttp://www.rhymesayers.com/news/2028http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/2028<p>Still revving off the Liability Tour, <strong>Prof </strong>is ready to hit the road again. Next month, he'll be cruising through Wisconsin, making a few pit stops to burn the house down. Catch him live with special guests <strong>Mike Mictlan</strong> , <strong>Mac Irv</strong> and <strong>DJ Fundo</strong>. <br /><br /> See below for dates and ticket links! <br /><br /> 02.11.16 - La Crosse, WI - Cavalier Theater - Tickets<br /> 02.12.16 - Eau Claire, WI - House of Rock - Tickets<br /> 02.13.16 - Madison, WI - Majestic Theater - Tickets<br />02.19.16 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th St Entry - Tickets<br />02.20.16 - Sioux City, IA - Chesterfield - Tickets </p>RhymesayersFri, 15 Jan 2016 11:18:00 -0600Atmosphere's "My Best Half"http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/2027http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/2027<p>Check out the new Atmosphere song, "My Best Half." Listen on Soundcloud Now!<br /><br /><iframe src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/238546431&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%" height="166"></iframe><br /><br /><strong> This song is also available on:</strong><br /> Bandcamp - http://bit.ly/MyBestHalfBC<br /> Fifth Element - http://bit.ly/MyBestHalfFE<br /> YouTube - http://bit.ly/MyBestHalfYT</p>RhymesayersTue, 29 Dec 2015 12:12:00 -0600Rhymesayers20: Relive the Experiencehttp://www.rhymesayers.com/news/2026http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/2026<p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/V3Uxc6t5MrY" width="560" height="315"></iframe></p><p>On Friday, December 4, 2015, we celebrated the Rhymesayers 20 Anniversary Concert at the Target Center in Minneapolis, MN. Relive the experience with this recap video of the evening. <br /><br />Thank you to all the fans, friends and family who have supported Rhymesayers over our twenty years.<br /><br />Thank you to everyone that touched the stage from the first needle<br />drop to the confetti landing on the floor. Seeing all the DJs, MCs, musicians and<br />dancers together in one place really was a beautiful thing to<br />experience.<br /><br />Thank you to the entire crew that worked two entire nonstop days to make sure the stage, lights, video and sound would be the best they could be for the evening. This show was a lot of work for a lot of people, much respect and appreciation to the fifty plus crew that made this night possible.<br /><br />Th...</p>RhymesayersThu, 17 Dec 2015 17:30:00 -0600