Recent Postshttp://www.rhymesayers.com/Recent Posts.en-usWatch Urban Atmosphere's "Ear Blister"http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1976http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1976<p>By 1995, Slug and D Spawn had been rocking together for a few years. However, '95 was seeing rapid growth in the popularity of an infamous collective known as Headshots, of which Atmosphere had become a part. The Headshots crew planned to release a compilation titled "Eighteen Shots On A Bus In The Middle Of Nowhere" in the Fall of that year, featuring The Abstract Pack, Phull Surkle, Urban Atmosphere, Black Hohl, Beyond, and more. Urban Atmosphere's "Ear Blister," was planned to be released on that compilation, complete with a music video. However, the compilation never materialized and neither did "Ear Blister" as an official release, though the song was a prominent fixture in their live performances around this time. For the last 2 decades, fans have been talking about "Ear Blister" ...</p>RhymesayersWed, 28 Jan 2015 12:24:00 -0600A Moment In Rhymesayers: Episode 1 - The Beginninghttp://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1974http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1974<p>Here's the first installment of our 20th Anniversary series, <strong><em>A Moment In Rhymesayers</em></strong>. Episode 1 touches on the high school years, and the time right after, for pivotal members of the Rhymesayers Family: Brent "Siddiq" Sayers , Musab "Beyond" Saad, and Anthony "ANT" Davis &amp; Sean "Slug" Daley of Atmosphere. These are the stories whose seeds would eventually grow into Headshots. <br /><br /> This video also includes clips from the infamous Microphone Check Showcase events from 1995, featuring The Abstract Pack and The Urban Mind Dwellers ! <br /><br /><strong> Make sure you follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Soundcloud, YouTube, and Twitter to see/hear rare photos/flyers and unreleased/rare music!</strong></p><p><br /><br /><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/UiPi1fNuT10?list=PL_AA8JeDxiPbrzsU6z1fYsXzINv8bv929" width="560" height="315"></iframe></p><p>Looking for some of the music from Episode 1? Check out Dynospectrum's "Industrial Warfare" and Beyond's "Cash Is Expensive" on...</p>RhymesayersWed, 21 Jan 2015 11:22:00 -0600A Moment In Rhymesayers: The Trailerhttp://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1975http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1975<p><strong><em>A Moment In Rhymesayers</em></strong> is a brand new video series celebrating our 20th Anniversary. New episodes will be released continuously, throughout the year, that will chronologically explore the growth and development of the label. This video series will share hundreds of rare photos &amp; video clips, as well as feature new interviews and untold stories straight from the Rhymesayers artists and staff members who lived it! <br /><br /> Our story is only just beginning. <em>A Moment In Rhymesayers </em>represents 20 years of successes, struggles, and accrued wisdom, all of which serve to push us into the future. Watch every episode and witness how the foundation was laid.<br /><br /><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/zD4lyEo7aFs?list=PL_AA8JeDxiPbrzsU6z1fYsXzINv8bv929" width="560" height="315"></iframe></p>RhymesayersMon, 19 Jan 2015 11:15:00 -0600New deM atlaS Video, "Drive North"http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1973http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1973<p>Earlier this morning Rhymesayers Entertainment released a brand new visual for "Drive North", a standout single from <strong>deM atlaS</strong>' debut EP, <strong><em>DWNR</em></strong>. <br /><br /> <iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/QZ8BmKJogXk" width="560" height="315"></iframe> <br /><br /> Speaking on the video deM atlaS explains, <em>"I feel this video really captures the the mood that I was in while recording "Drive North", the feeling of being left behind and trying to catch up. Hope ya dig." </em><br /><br /> Get your LIMITED, EXCLUSIVE physical copy of DWNR NOW via Fifth Element and get a digital copy of the EP instantly. PLUS each EP has a unique hand drawn cover art by deM atlaS himself. The Physical copy also includes an exclusive three button pack and sticker. <br /><br /> Physical | Fifth Element: http://bit.ly/DWNRFE<br /> Digital | iTunes: http://bit.ly/DemDWNR<br /> Stream | Spotify: http://bit.ly/DWNRsp <br /><br /> https://twitter.com/dematlas<br /> https://facebook.com/dema...</p>RhymesayersFri, 16 Jan 2015 10:26:00 -0600Rhymesayers is turning 20!http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1971http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1971<p>Rhymesayers was officially founded in 1995 – hard to believe how swiftly the years have flown by. However, celebrating our Twenty Year mark isn’t just meant to be a show &amp; tell exhibition, or a way to say, “Look at what we did!” While the anniversary is certainly a feat we are proud of, we also wanted to tell the story of the friendships that have evolved, and the long-standing relationships that have been maintained over that time. <br /><br /> For instance, one thing you may not know is that many of the key players who started the label had already been friends, and worked together previously, as part of an infamous Twin Cities collective called Headshots. Additionally, many of the Rhymesayers staff members, as well as staff of the record store, Fifth Element, have been part of the team for a dec...</p>RhymesayersThu, 01 Jan 2015 14:26:00 -0600Check Out the New Atmosphere Video for "January On Lake Street"!http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1972http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1972<p><em>"happy new year from atmosphere. don't forget to love your life, and live each day like it might be our last."</em><br />-Slug<br /><br /><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/wLF0b_wg-Bg" width="560" height="315"></iframe></p>RhymesayersThu, 01 Jan 2015 10:04:00 -0600Rhymesayers Bringing '88 Back!http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1970http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1970<p>Rhymesayers has some pretty exciting news to share with you! <br /><br /> As many of you know, the way in which we've listened to music throughout the years has changed quite a bit. We've gone from lugging crates of records around... to throwing a cassette in your Walkman... to putting in that silver, shiny CD that skips every time you drive over a pothole... to these mobile phones that provides us the luxury of taking all of our music with us, everywhere we go. <br /><br /> In following with Rhymesayers' tradition of embracing the old school and merging with the new, we've decided to partner with an innovative audio tech company called <strong>PERI</strong>. The goal is to give our fans the opportunity to combine that 80's Boombox experience with the convenience of modern smartphones. <br /><br /> We're excited to introduce the world's f...</p>RhymesayersTue, 09 Dec 2014 17:40:00 -0600Surprise! Pre-Order deM atlaS' DWNR EP on CD Now!http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1969http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1969<p>Miss your opportunity to get a physical copy of <em>DWNR</em>? You can pre-order your copy NOW! <br /><br /> <iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/viR_D0EcNts" width="560" height="315"></iframe> <br /><br /> Pre-Order your LIMITED, EXCLUSIVE physical copy of DWNR NOW via Fifth Element and get a digital copy of the EP instantly. PLUS each EP has a unique hand drawn cover art by deM atlaS himself. The Physical copy also includes an exclusive three button pack and sticker. <br /><br /> Physical Pre-Order | Fifth Element: http://bit.ly/DWNRFE<br /> Digital | iTunes: http://bit.ly/DemDWNR<br /> Stream | Spotify: http://bit.ly/DWNRsp <br /><br /> Share your custom cover on Instagram by using the hashtag <strong>#DWNRart</strong> <br /><br /> https://twitter.com/dematlas<br /> https://facebook.com/dematlas<br /> https://instagram.com/dematlas<br /> https://rhymesayers.com/dematlas <br /><br /><strong> #DWNRart</strong></p>RhymesayersThu, 27 Nov 2014 11:00:00 -0600Watch the New Atmosphere Video for "Fortunate"http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1968http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1968<p>KCRW premiered the latest Atmosphere video for "Fortunate". <br /><br /><em> "as a thank you to everyone who came out to the north of hell shows, we made a video. <br /><br /> we asked our friend dan monick to shoot this video on ant's birthday, outside of our most recent los angeles show at the hollywood palladium. shout out to anyone who waited in one of the many lines to help make this tour such a fun experience. we truly are fortunate to have the most amazing fans/friends/supporters in the entire world."</em><br /> — Slug</p><p><br /><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/3JWXNPaLSkA" width="560" height="315"></iframe></p>RhymesayersTue, 25 Nov 2014 12:22:00 -0600Mark Your Calendars for Soundset 2015!http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1967http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1967<p>Soundset 2015 will be taking place on Sunday, May 24th. Mark those calendars!</p><p>More info coming soon. Stay in touch with Soundset on social media to make sure you don't miss a thing:<br />Twitter | Facebook | Instagram</p>RhymesayersTue, 25 Nov 2014 12:18:00 -0600Watch Hail Mary Mallon's "Whales" Video NOW!http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1966http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1966<p>Earlier this morning, Funny Or Die premiered the newest <strong>Hail Mary Mallon</strong> video for "Whales", off their recently released album <strong><em>Bestiary</em></strong>.<br /><br /> <object width="560" height="315" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/zQrdKtPJxI0?version=3&amp;hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/zQrdKtPJxI0?version=3&amp;hl=en_US" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /></object><br /><br /> Tickets for the Bestiary Tour go on sale TODAY at 10am Local Time! For dates and ticket links: http://bit.ly/BestiaryTour</p>RhymesayersFri, 14 Nov 2014 09:00:00 -0600Aesop Rock & Rob Sonic Announce Bestiary Tour!http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1965http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1965<p><strong>Aesop Rock</strong> &amp; <strong>Rob Sonic</strong>, who've just dropped <strong><em>Bestiary</em></strong>– the second full-length release under their group moniker <strong>Hail Mary Mallon</strong>– have also just announced the Bestiary Tour, kicking off January 2015. Supporting the entire tour, they will also be joined by Stones Throw wordsmith, <strong>Homeboy Sandman</strong>. <br /><br /><strong> Tickets for all dates go on sale this Friday, November 14th, except for Denver, CO which will go on sale this Saturday, November 15th.</strong></p><p><strong><span > Tour Dates </span></strong><br /> 01.05 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst<br /> 01.06 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore<br /> 01.08 – San Diego, CA – Irenic<br /> 01.09 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre<br /> 01.10 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room<br /> 01.12 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom<br /> 01.14 – Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad<br /> 01.16 – Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre <br /> 01.17 – Fort Collins, CO – Aggie Theatre<br /> 01.19...</p>RhymesayersTue, 11 Nov 2014 10:06:00 -0600Brother Ali is back in the MIDWEST!! http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1964http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1964<p>LAST WEEK! <br /><br /> The "Home Away From Home" tour returns to the MIDWEST for it's final week. This week, <strong>Brother Ali </strong>talks the midwest, <strong>Atmosphere</strong>, and his love for Chicago. <br /><br /> Don't miss the final four shows! <br /><br /> <object width="560" height="315" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/FLeNv6jUzK4?version=3&amp;hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/FLeNv6jUzK4?version=3&amp;hl=en_US" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /></object><br /><br /><strong> Full list of remaining dates:</strong><br /> November 10 - Columbus, OH - Skully's <br /> November 11 - Ann Arbor, MI - Blind Pig<br /> November 13 - Madison, WI - High Noon<br /> November 14 - Chicago, IL - Reggie's <br /><br /><strong> Connect with Brother Ali:</strong><br /> facebook.com/brotherali<br /> twitter.com/brotherali<br /> instagram.com/brotheraliisblind<br /> rhymesayers.com/brotherali<br /> brotherali.com <br /><br /><strong> #HomeAwayFromHomeTour</strong></p>RhymesayersMon, 10 Nov 2014 12:00:00 -0600Get Hail Mary Mallon's Bestiary NOW!http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1963http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1963<p><strong>Hail Mary Mallon</strong> </strong>'s <strong><em>Bestiary</em></strong> is AVAILABLE NOW, one day early!</p><p>You can order NOW from the following outlets, but don't forget to support your local record stores and check with them, as well!</p><p>- <strong>iTunes:</strong> http://bit.ly/iTunesBestiary<br />- <strong>Fifth Element:</strong> http://bit.ly/Bestiary<br />- <strong>Amazon:</strong> http://bit.ly/BestiaryAMZ</p><p>Having problems finding <em>Bestiary</em> at your local store? Keep in touch with us on Twitter and we'll try our best to help you out!</p>RhymesayersMon, 10 Nov 2014 09:19:00 -0600Stream Hail Mary Mallon's Bestiary in its Entirety NOW!http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1962http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1962<p><strong>Hail Mary Mallon</strong> just unleashed their new album, <strong><em>Bestiary</em></strong>, in its entirety. The full album is available for streaming now, accompanied by an entertaining visual backdrop.<br /><br /><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/zNWdfo12Mio?list=UUHVbuwA78fcrsESJtKGz7dg" width="560" height="315"></iframe><br /><br /><strong> Don't forget– </strong><br /><br /><em> Bestiary</em> hits shelves and doorsteps worldwide next week! This is your last chance to pre-order. Digital pre-orders will receive instant downloads of the singles, "Kiln" and "Jonathan". <br /><br /><strong> Plus</strong>, pre-order from Fifth Element for your chance to add exclusive Hail Mary Mallon merch, and receive autographs from Aesop Rock and Rob Sonic! <br /><br /><em> Bestiary</em> drops Monday. Pre-order <em>Bestiary</em> from your favorite online retailer now! <br />iTunes | Fifth Element | Amazon <br /><br /><strong> Join the conversation: #Bestiary</strong></p>RhymesayersFri, 07 Nov 2014 10:45:00 -0600Surprise! deM atlaS DWNR EP Available Now!http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1961http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1961<p>Rhymesayers Entertainment presents, <strong><em>DWNR</em></strong>, a brand new EP from <strong>deM atlaS</strong>. <br /><br /> <iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Q0GILSGC0sI" width="560" height="315"></iframe> <br /><br /><strong> deM atlaS</strong> explains of the EP, <em>"DWNR speaks on the climate of how I perceive the age of today and the feelings I carry within myself; confused, unsettled, anxious, slightly paranoid, and the longing to know more as to how I can better myself. The sound consists of my favorite elements in music: grunge, electronic &amp; hip-hop. A combination of all these components brings me to name this sub genre of music 'Droan,' testifying to what Some call, "the drone age." <br /><br /> The repetitive, melodic choruses are used to birth a melancholy, happy-sad atmosphere of disdain &amp; abandonment, or joy that is reminiscing on a simpler time in one's life." </em><br /><br /> Get your <em>LIMITED, EXCLUSIVE</em> physical copy of DWNR NOW via Fifth Element and get a dig...</p>RhymesayersWed, 05 Nov 2014 18:59:00 -0600Brand New Dilated Peoples Video, Show Me The Way feat. Aloe Blacc.http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1960http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1960<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="http://www.youtube.com/v/S_imIk4eU08?version=3&amp;hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/S_imIk4eU08?version=3&amp;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>http://bit.ly/DOPitunes<br />- <strong>PHYSICAL: Fifth Element: </strong>http://bit.ly/DOP_FE <br /><br /> http://rhymesayers.com/dilatedpeoples<br /> Dilated Peoples on Twitter: http://twitter.com/dilatedpeo...</p>RhymesayersTue, 04 Nov 2014 10:09:00 -0600Brother Ali elaborates on playing Boston, talks week six on the "Home Away From Home" tour.http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1959http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1959<p>The "Home Away From Home" tour hits the North East. <strong>Brother Ali </strong>checks in with us from the tour van and talks about how crazy Boston gets on Halloween! <br /><br /> <iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/rCbXmAf1kVw" width="560" height="315"></iframe> <br /><br /><strong> Full list of remaining dates:</strong><br /> October 30 - Providence, RI - Met Cafe<br /> October 31 - Boston, MA - Middle East<br /> November 1 - Burlington, VT - Higher Ground<br /> November 4 - Montreal, QC - Phi Centre<br /> November 5 - Toronto, ON - Tattoo <br /> November 6 - London, ON - London Music Hall<br /> November 7 - Ithaca, NY - The Haunt <br /> November 8 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop <br /> November 10 - Columbus, OH - Skully's <br /> November 11 - Ann Arbor, MI - Blind Pig<br /> November 13 - Madison, WI - High Noon<br /> November 14 - Chicago, IL - Reggie's <br /><br /><strong> Connect with Brother Ali:</strong><br /> facebook.com/brotherali<br /> twitter.com/brotherali<br /> instagram.com/brotheraliisblind<br /> rhymesayers.com/brotherali<br /> brotheral...</p>RhymesayersThu, 30 Oct 2014 11:05:00 -0500Hail Mary Mallon Bestiary Packaging Revealed!http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1958http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1958<p>Get a closer look at ALL 3 COVERS of the physical packaging for <strong>Hail Mary Mallon</strong> 's <strong><em>Bestiary</em></strong>, coming in LESS THAN TWO WEEKS! <br /><br /> <iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/4GmCeaqe7lA" width="560" height="315"></iframe> <br /><br /> Pre-order physical copies from <strong>Fifth Element</strong> at http://bit.ly/Bestiary</p>RhymesayersThu, 30 Oct 2014 10:27:00 -0500Brother Ali recaps the Southern states, his health and Boston on Halloween. http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1957http://www.rhymesayers.com/news/1957<p>This snapshot into life on the road was shot and directed by <strong>Brother Ali</strong>'s multi talented tour mate <strong>Bambu</strong>. Brother Ali talks about his love for the south, dealing with getting sick on the road and playing Boston on Halloween. <br /><br /> <iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/aAYZAcAurfA" width="560" height="315"></iframe> <br /><br /><strong> Full list of remaining dates:</strong><br /> October 29 - Brooklyn, NY - Knitting Factory<br /> October 30 - Providence, RI - Met Cafe<br /> October 31 - Boston, MA - Middle East<br /> November 1 - Burlington, VT - Higher Ground<br /> November 4 - Montreal, QC - Phi Centre<br /> November 5 - Toronto, ON - Tattoo <br /> November 6 - London, ON - London Music Hall<br /> November 7 - Ithaca, NY - The Haunt <br /> November 8 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop <br /> November 10 - Columbus, OH - Skully's <br /> November 11 - Ann Arbor, MI - Blind Pig<br /> November 13 - Madison, WI - High Noon<br /> November 14 - Chicago, IL - Reggie's <br /><br /><strong> Connect with Brother A...</strong></p>RhymesayersTue, 28 Oct 2014 11:12:00 -0500