Recent Posts Posts.en-usJoin 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 -0500Rhymesayers is Participating in Extra Life 2015!<p>We are always looking for ways to give back to the community, as well as involve fans in what we are doing. With our recent Twitch partnership, we will be participating in <strong>Extra Life 2015</strong> and are inviting our fanbase to join us in helping raise funds for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. <br /><br /><strong> “WHAT IS EXTRA LIFE?” </strong><br /><br /> Extra Life is an online movement working to save local kids through online gaming by raising donations that go towards the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. You can read more about Extra Life <strong>here</strong> or watch the video below. <br /><br /> <iframe src="" width="560" height="315"></iframe> <br /><br /><strong> “WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP?” </strong><br /><br /> As an individual participant, we are working to help raise funds for our local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, Gilette Children’s Specialty Healthcare in Minnesota. <br /><br /> You can help us reach our goal by making safe, ea...</p>RhymesayersThu, 22 Oct 2015 11:14:00 -0500Rhymesayers 20th Anniversary Concert - FAQ<p><strong>ONE NIGHT ONLY!! SAVE THE DATE. </strong><span >// </span><strong>TICKETS ON SALE <em><span >NOW</span></em>. </strong><br /><br />On <strong>Friday, December 4, 2015</strong>, <strong>Rhymesayers</strong>, in conjunction with <strong>First Avenue</strong> and <strong>Target Center</strong>, will bring together twenty years of music and artists for a one-night only performance at the Target Center, downtown Minneapolis, MN. <br /><br /><strong>The evening will include special performances by :</strong></p><p>Abstract Rude, Aesop Rock, Atmosphere, Battlecats, BK One, Blueprint, Boom Bap Project, Brother Ali, deM atlaS, Dilated Peoples, DJ Abilities, Evidence, Felt, Freeway, Grayskul, Grieves, Hail Mary Mallon, I Self Devine, Jake One, K-Salaam, Los Nativos, Micranots, Mr. Dibbs, Musab, P.O.S, Prof, Soul Position, The Uncluded and Toki Wright. <br /><br /><strong>Arena seats and the entire General Admission floor are <em>only $20.00</em> to celebrate twenty years of Rhymesayers! </strong><br /><br /><strong>Limited VIP p...</strong></p>RhymesayersMon, 19 Oct 2015 17:54:00 -0500Prof's Liability - Available Now!<p><strong>Prof</strong>'s new album, <strong><em>Liability</em></strong>, is available online and in stores today! Head to your favorite local record store to pick up a copy, or click one of the links below to order yours now. <br /><br /><strong> iTunes | Fifth Element | Amazon | Google Play </strong><br /><br /> And if you live in the greater Minneapolis area, swing by <strong>Fifth Element</strong> tonight at 6pm to see Prof perform live! Afterward, he'll stick around to sign some albums, take some photos, crack some jokes and steal your girl. We'll even have a few Liability Kit leftovers from the pre-order available on a first-come, first-served basis, so come early. Plus, we'll host drawings to give away a couple free pairs of tickets to the Rhymesayers 20 Anniversary Concert, so don't miss out. See you there!</p>RhymesayersFri, 16 Oct 2015 07:39:00 -0500Rhymesayers 20th Anniversary Concert Lineup<p><strong>ONE NIGHT ONLY!! SAVE THE DATE. </strong><br /><br /><strong> TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16 at 10 AM CST. </strong><br /><br /> On <strong>Friday, December 4, 2015</strong>, <strong>Rhymesayers</strong>, in conjunction with <strong>First Avenue</strong> and <strong>Target Center</strong>, will bring together twenty years of music and artists for a one-night only performance at the Target Center, downtown Minneapolis, MN. <br /><br /><strong> The evening will include special performances by :</strong></p><p>Abstract Rude, Aesop Rock, Atmosphere, Battlecats, BK One, Blueprint, Boom Bap Project, Brother Ali, deM atlaS, Dilated Peoples, DJ Abilities, Evidence, Felt, Freeway, Grayskul, Grieves, Hail Mary Mallon, I Self Devine, Jake One, K-Salaam, Los Nativos, Micranots, Mr. Dibbs, Musab, P.O.S, Prof, Soul Position, The Uncluded and Toki Wright. <br /><br /><strong> Arena seats and the entire General Admission floor are <em>only $20.00</em> to celebrate twenty years ...</strong></p>RhymesayersTue, 13 Oct 2015 10:17:00 -0500Atmosphere + deM atlaS' "Finer Things"<p><strong>Atmosphere</strong> just released a brand new collaborative song with Rhymesayers' artist <strong>deM atlaS</strong> titled "Finer Things". Both Atmosphere and deM atlaS kick off their Europe Tour on September 30th in London, UK.</p><p><span >LIsten now at </span><span >.</span></p>RhymesayersFri, 25 Sep 2015 10:25:00 -0500New Atmosphere Dates in California<p>JUST ANNOUNCED: <strong>Atmosphere</strong> will be playing three exclusive shows this November in California around their Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival performance on Saturday, November 14, 2015. The three shows will take place in: Santa Cruz, CA, Sacramento, CA and San Diego, CA. Tickets for these shows go on sale THIS <strong>Saturday, September 12 at 10:00am PST</strong>.</p><p>Camp Flog Gnaw tickets go on sale <strong>Tuesday, September 15 at 12:00pm PST</strong>.</p><p>November 12 - Santa Cruz, CA - Tickets<br />November 13 - Sacramento, CA - Tickets<br />November 14 - Los Angeles, CA - Tickets<br />November 16 - San Diego, CA - Tickets</p>RhymesayersFri, 11 Sep 2015 13:58:00 -0500Watch Prof's New Video For "Bar Breaker"<p><strong>Prof </strong>just released the hilarious new video for "Bar Breaker", the second single from his forthcoming album, <em>Liability</em>, produced by <strong>Aesop Rock</strong>!</p><p>This entertaining video is just a mere glimpse of the boisterous lifestyle Prof leads, as any activity he lends himself to quickly escalates to madness or mayhem. The video was shot entirely on a GoPro mounted to Prof's body on a custom-made Snoricam rig, with each verse filmed as one continuous shot, giving a fun and unique perspective of the action as it unfolds.</p><p>Watch the official "Bar Breaker" video now!</p><p><iframe src="" width="560" height="315"></iframe></p><p> </p><p><strong><em>Liability</em> </strong>drops <strong>October 16th </strong>on Rhymesayers Entertainment.<strong> Pre-order yours now!</strong></p><p> iTunes | Fifth Element | Amazon | Google Play</p><p>*Pre-order from iTunes, Fifth Element or Amazon to get the singles "Bar Breaker" and "Ghost " instantly!</p><p> Pre-order <em>Liab...</em></p>RhymesayersTue, 25 Aug 2015 14:02:00 -0500Prof's Liability Tour - ON SALE NOW!<p>Earlier this week, <strong>Prof</strong> announced his first national headlining run– the Liability Tour! This 20-date party-venture is set to burn rubber across the western half of the US, and Prof is bringing along special guests <strong>Nacho Picasso</strong> and <strong>DJ Fundo</strong> for the ride! The Liability Tour kicks off on October 29th, but tickets are on sale now!</p><p><strong>Dates and ticket links:</strong></p><p>10/29 - Duluth, MN - Grandma's Sports Garden - Tickets</p><div>10/30 - Fargo, ND - The Aquarium - Tickets</div><div></div><div></div><div>10/31 - Sioux Falls, SD - Icon Lounge - Tickets</div><div></div><div>11/01 - Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room - Tickets</div><div></div><div>11/02 - Lawrence, KS - The Bottleneck - Tickets</div><div></div><div>11/04 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues - Tickets</div><div></div><div>11/05 - Austin, TX - Stubb's BBQ - Tickets</div><div></div><div>11/06 - Houston, TX - House of Blues - Tickets</div><div></div><div>11/07 - San Antonio, TX - Alamo City Music Hall - Tickets</div><div></div><div>11/09 - Albuquerqu...</div>RhymesayersFri, 21 Aug 2015 11:53:00 -0500Brother Ali at BIG SOUND 2015 - September 10th<p>AUSTRALIA, in September, <strong>Brother Ali </strong>will be headed your way to deliver a keynote at BIGSOUND in Brisbane on September 10th at 10 AM. He will also be performing a few shows while he is out there. Tickets are on sale NOW!<br /><br />Sept 11 - Sydney, AUS - Tickets<br />Sept 13 - Melbourne, AUS - Tickets<br />Sept 14 - Canberra, AUS - Tickets</p>RhymesayersFri, 21 Aug 2015 10:26:00 -0500