Recent Posts Posts.en-usAtmosphere's "Windows" (Featuring PROF)<p>Check out the brand new song from <strong>Atmosphere</strong>, "Windows" featuring <strong>PROF</strong> <br /><br /> Listen, Stream, Buy and Enjoy:</p><p><br /><br /><iframe src=";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"<p>Check out the brand new song from <strong>Atmosphere</strong>, "Fireflies" featuring <strong>Grieves</strong>. <br /><br /> Listen, Stream, Buy and Enjoy: <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!<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?<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: <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 Mayson<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 Tour<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!<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"<p>Check out the new song by Atmosphere, "Salma Hayek": <br /><br /><strong> Listen, Stream, Buy and Enjoy Here:</strong><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!<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!<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 + Demo<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 Run<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"<p>Check out the new Atmosphere song, "My Best Half." Listen on Soundcloud Now!<br /><br /><iframe src=";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 -<br /> Fifth Element -<br /> YouTube -</p>RhymesayersTue, 29 Dec 2015 12:12:00 -0600Rhymesayers20: Relive the Experience<p><iframe src="" 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— Open Letter To The Community From Siddiq —<p>— Open Letter To The Community From Siddiq —<br /><br /> It's not in my nature to be a public person. I’ve spent my career behind the scenes developing platforms for other people to tell their stories and offer their messages to the world. When I read Psalm One’s comments about our 20 year celebration this Friday, my first reaction was not to respond. I’ve always believed that regardless of what anyone says, the best response is to keep it moving and let my work and legacy speak for themselves. After reading her statements though, I feel I owe it to myself, my team and our community to tell my truth.<br /><br /> I’m proud that the label we’ve built from the ground is a platform for artists with a wide spectrum of identities to express themselves. We’ve developed a roster of diverse ethnicities, religions, lang...</p>RhymesayersTue, 01 Dec 2015 15:46:00 -0600Rhymesayers 20 Compilation<p>Now, let's take a sec to think back! We've compiled 20 years of Rhymesayers history into this one monumental compilation showcasing the diversity and progression of the label over the years, for your listening pleasure. With a whopping 80 tracks covering every release from day one, arranged mostly in chronological order, this is well over 5 hours of Rhymesayers legacy. <br /><br /> Whether you've been a fan since 1995, or you've just learned of us – whether you've only heard a few RSE artists, or you follow the entire roster – this collection defines why Rhymesayers has been a mainstay in independent Hip-Hop for over two decades, and counting. <br /><br /> Discover, reflect, reminisce, and diversify. <br /><br /> Stream or buy RSE20 from your favorite service provider below NOW! <br /><br /> iTunes | Amazon | Google Play | Spotify | ...</p>RhymesayersTue, 01 Dec 2015 10:47:00 -0600Aesop Rock + Homeboy Sandman Present Lice! - FREE DOWNLOAD<p><strong>Aesop Rock</strong> and <strong>Homeboy Sandman</strong> have just surprised us all with <em><strong>Lice</strong></em> – a brand new collaborative 5-song EP, available for streaming and download now, absolutely FREE! To explain further, Aesop and Sandman released this statement – <br /><br /><em> "With the holiday season right around the corner, we've combined forces to bring you the gift of 'Lice' - a downloadable and 100% FREE 5-song EP. The project features production from DJ Spinna, Optiks, Blockhead, Alex “Apex” Gale, and Charles Hamilton, as well as artwork from Jeremy Fish. Physical copies of Lice will also be available in limited quantity as tour-only merchandise, in the upcoming year. <br /><br /> The music is free - but if you are feeling charitable, here are a couple organizations we recommend where your donation can make a difference:<br /> www.cityharvest.o...</em></p>RhymesayersMon, 30 Nov 2015 11:27:00 -060020 Reasons to Spend $20 for RSE20<p>We are just two weeks away from the Rhymesayers 20 Anniversary Concert at Target Center in Minneapolis!</p><p><strong>- Here's 20 Reasons to Spend $20 for Rhymesayers 20 Anniversary Concert - </strong><br /><br /> 1. It is the first time an independent record label from Minneapolis has created an entire bill of independent artists for a ONE night only show in the Target Center. <br /><br /> 2. This show is a once in a lifetime opportunity, there will not be a second chance. <br /><br /> 3. The number of FELT albums = 3. Yes, FELT will make a special appearance. <br /><br /> 4. What else do you have to do on a Friday night on the 4th of December? <br /><br /> 5. Doors open at 5pm and music starts right away, get your money's worth and get there early. Trust us. <br /><br /> 6. How many artist collaboration songs can happen during one show? Six? Less than six? More than six? <br /><br /> 7. Sev...</p>RhymesayersFri, 20 Nov 2015 10:09:00 -0600New Atmosphere Song "This Lonely Rose" Feat. Blueprint and Aesop Rock<p>Last night <strong>Atmosphere</strong> released a new song featuring <strong>Blueprint </strong>and <strong>Aesop Rock</strong> with cuts by <strong>Plain Ole Bill</strong> &amp; <strong>G Koop</strong> on the instruments called, "This Lonely Rose." <br /><br /><strong> Listen, Stream, Buy and Enjoy Here: </strong><br /><br /> Atmosphere, Blueprint and Aesop Rock will be performing at Rhymesayers 20 Anniversary Concert on Friday, December 4, 2015 at the Target Center in Minneapolis, MN. For more info and tickets, visit</p>RhymesayersWed, 11 Nov 2015 10:06:00 -0600New Prof Video - "Apeshit"<p>Watch the latest <strong>Prof </strong>video for "Apeshit" :<br /><br /><iframe src="" width="560" height="315"></iframe><br /><br />Catch Prof on tour with <strong>Nacho Picasso</strong> and <strong>DJ Fundo</strong>. Get your tickets now! <br /><br /> 10/29 - Duluth, MN - Grandma's Sports Garden <br /> 10/30 - Fargo, ND - The Aquarium  <br /> 10/31 - Sioux Falls, SD - Icon Lounge <br /> 11/01 - Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room<br /> 11/02 - Lawrence, KS - The Bottleneck <br /> 11/04 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues  <br /> 11/05 - Austin, TX - Stubb's BBQ <br /> 11/06 - Houston, TX - House of Blues  <br /> 11/07 - San Antonio, TX - Alamo City Music Hall<br /> 11/09 - Albuquerque, NM - Launchpad <br /> 11/10 - Tucson, AZ - Club Congress <br /> 11/11 - Scottsdale, AZ - Pub Rock <br /> 11/13 - Oakland, CA - The New Parish <br /> 11/14 - Los Angeles, CA - Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival <br /> 11/15 - Reno, NV - PB &amp; J's <br /> 11/17 - Seattle, WA - Nectar Lounge <br /> 11/18 - Portland, OR - Star Theater <br /> 11/20 - Salt Lake City, ...</p>RhymesayersThu, 22 Oct 2015 12:20:00 -0500