Recent Posts Posts.en-usAtmosphere - Fishing Blues - Meet & Greet // Signing<p>On <strong>Friday, August 12, at 3:00 - 6:00pm</strong>, we invite you to come down to Fifth Element to celebrate the release of <em>Fishing Blues</em> with Atmosphere. Slug and Ant will be in the house for you to meet in person and sign your LP, CD or cassette. The World Street Kitchen food truck will be stationed outside Fifth Element serving up Fishing Blues inspired menu items to be offered exclusively for this event. <br /><br /><strong> Friday, August 12th, 2016<br /> Fifth Element <br /> 3pm // All Ages // Free </strong><br /><br /> Let us know you're going now:</p>RhymesayersFri, 29 Jul 2016 19:19:00 -0500Atmosphere's "No Biggie"<p>Watch a 60-second time lapse of Joel Birch painting a mural to the sounds of Atmosphere's new song, "No Biggie".<br /><br /> Want to hear more? Listen to the entire song, "No Biggie" from Atmosphere's new album <em>Fishing Blues</em> below. <br /><br /> <iframe src="" width="560" height="315"></iframe><br /><br /> Listen to the Full Version of "No Biggie" Now!<br /><br /> Only two weeks from today! Pre-Order Atmosphere Fishing Blues today and get the new song, "No Biggie" instantly.</p>RhymesayersFri, 29 Jul 2016 10:00:00 -0500Atmosphere Fishing Blues with Sway Calloway: Episode 2<p>Watch <em><strong>Fishing Blues</strong></em> Episode 2 featuring <strong>Sway Calloway </strong>and <strong>Atmosphere</strong>, as they discuss the album title and song, "Fishing Blues" and see who really catches the first fish on Lake Minnetonka. <br /><br /> <iframe src="" width="560" height="315"></iframe> <br /><br /><strong> Atmosphere's new album, Fishing Blues is available for pre order now</strong><br /><br /> Atmosphere I Fishing Blues I 8.12.16</p>RhymesayersThu, 28 Jul 2016 11:08:00 -0500Sa-Roc releases "WWII (Word War II)" the second video/song in series, Wisdom Wednesdays.<p><strong>Watch “WWII ” NOW!</strong>:<br /><strong> Listen &amp; Download "WWII " NOW!</strong>: <br /><br /><strong> Sa-Roc</strong> returns with <strong>WWII </strong>, the second installment of her Wisdom Wednesdays series. Continuing the lyrical onslaught of last week’s Queen Ting, Sa-Roc murderously rips through this two minute <strong>Sol Messiah</strong> produced banger.<br /><br /> <strong>Lyrics:</strong><br /> I could be the last of the classical acts in modern times. I'm the Nina Simone of rappers; got a bag of black magic stashed in a rather elaborate package taped to the spine. The upper echelons of humankind, you and I ain't in the same vicinity, so you'll never be suited for my secluded climb. This Guggenheim shit and y'all arts and crafts. Most of your peers won't come close to {the wiz}, and truth be told none of these lying cats ever had the {heart}to last. So much b...</p>RhymesayersWed, 27 Jul 2016 12:00:00 -0500Fishing Blues: Episode 1<p>Watch <em><strong>Fishing Blues</strong></em> Episode 1 featuring <strong>Sway Calloway</strong> and <strong>Atmosphere</strong>, as they prepare for their fishing adventure on Lake Minnetonka. <br /><br /><iframe src="" width="560" height="315"></iframe><br /><br /> Atmosphere's new album, <em>Fishing Blues</em> is available for pre-order now - get yours now!<br /><br /> Atmosphere I Fishing Blues I Available Worldwide <strong>August 12, 2016</strong></p>RhymesayersFri, 22 Jul 2016 10:02:00 -0500Sa-Roc releases "Queen Ting" the first video/song in upcoming series, Wisdom Wednesdays<p><strong>Watch “Queen Ting” NOW!:</strong><br /><strong> Listen &amp; Download “Queen Ting” NOW!:</strong> <br /><br /> Rhymesayers Entertainment &amp; Sa-Roc present: Wisdom Wednesdays, a weekly free song/video series showcasing the undeniable talent of the newest Rhymesayers signee, <strong><em>Sa-Roc</em></strong>. <br /><br /> Be on the lookout every Wednesday for a new offering from the gifted MC via Rhymesayers Entertainment. <br /><br /><strong> Lyrics:</strong> <br /><strong> First Verse</strong><br /> Came out the gully with Fulanis and a scully on. I used to run tough with the gods and some hellions. Never crossed the family on the word of a civilian. That's why they call me Dedan like Mau Mau rebellions. Voice honey coated, lil bit of gravel in it. For them classic rhymes with a lil bit of savage in em. I ain't new to this profession, I'm established in it. Any challenge to the st...</p>RhymesayersWed, 20 Jul 2016 12:00:00 -0500Brand new video for "Sum-Mo" from mF deM, PLUS get mF deM NOW!<p>Check out the brand new video for "Sum-Mo", the second song released from <strong>deM atlaS</strong>' brand new project, <strong><em>mF deM</em></strong>, dropping TODAY! <br /><br /> The new video, directed and animated by <strong>Distrakt</strong>, shows an illustrated rendition of deM atlaS navigating through a decaying urban environment in search of the missing link to unleashing his rap super powers, which he finds when he stumbles upon the mask so coveted by <strong>DOOM</strong> himself. <br /><br /> mF deM features 13 previously released DOOM beats with all new raps by deM atlaS. The mixtape is available NOW at Fifth Element on LIMITED CD or Picture Disc Vinyl LP, or available for FREE download here: <br /><br /> The LIMITED Picture Disc Vinyl LP and the CD both include artwork by @toddthepainter and a custom PVC jacket, with a DOOM mask printed in metallic ink. <br /><br /> CD ...</p>RhymesayersFri, 15 Jul 2016 09:46:00 -0500Extra Life 2016 - Help Us Help The Kids!<p>Last year was our first time participating in Extra Life, an online movement working to save local kids through online gaming by raising donations that go towards <strong>Children's Miracle Network Hospitals</strong>. We are excited to share that we will be participating again this year and calling all of our gaming fans to join us in our efforts! <br /><br /><strong> So, how can you help?<br /></strong><br /> There are two ways you can help us help the kids! <br /><br /> 1) You can help us reach our goal by making safe, easy donations online through our Extra Life profile ! When visiting the profile, click the "DONATE" button at the top. You will then be given a variety of donation recommendations for one-time only or recurring monthly. <br /><br /><strong><em> Your donations will be tax-deductible and <span >100%</span> OF PROCEEDS go to help the kids. Every dollar counts! </em></strong><br /><br /> 2) We also have ...</p>RhymesayersFri, 08 Jul 2016 12:27:00 -0500Atmosphere New Tour Dates Added!<p>Atmosphere has added tour dates in Madison, WI, Grand Rapids, MI, Detroit, MI, Toronto, ON, London, ON and Chicago, IL to their Freshwater Fly Fishermen Tour with Brother Ali, deM atlaS, Plain Ole Bill and Last Word. Tickets for these newly added tour dates go on sale this Friday, July 8 at 10:00am local time. <br /><br /> Atmosphere Updated Tour Dates: <br /><br /> 7.22 - Jämsä, Finland @ Pipefest +<br /> 7.23 - Helsinki, Finland @ Tavastia Club<br /> 8.06 - Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion ^<br /> 8.13 - Somerset, WI @ Summer Set Music &amp; Camping Festival +<br /> 9.02 - Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheater ^^<br /> 9.08 - Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick Centre **<br /> 9.09 - Saskatoon, SK @ O'Brian's Event Centre **<br /> 9.10 - Calgary, AB @ One Love Music Festival +<br /> 9.11 - Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall **<br /> 9.13 - Victoria, BC @ Sugar Nightclub *<br /> 9....</p>RhymesayersWed, 06 Jul 2016 11:21:00 -0500Atmosphere Freshwater Fly Fishermen Tour On Sale Today!<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></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 Atmosphere<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:<br /> Listen:<br /> Pre-Order: <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!<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" :<br /> Pre-Order "Fishing Blues" : </strong><br /><br /> Pre-ord...</p>RhymesayersWed, 22 Jun 2016 11:00:00 -0500New deM atlaS Project - MF deM<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 Light<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 Mixtape<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 <br /><br /> <iframe src="" 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)<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 -0500