Recent Postshttp://rhymesayers.com/Recent Posts.en-usSoundset 2014 Wrap-Uphttp://rhymesayers.com/news/1925http://rhymesayers.com/news/1925<p>We just wanted to thank ALL of YOU for helping make this Soundset the biggest in our seven year's history and the first time ever we SOLD OUT in advance! Re-live your memories with our recap video:</p><p><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/13GGcE3IWqg" width="560" height="315"></iframe><br /><br />Share your Soundset feedback with us on this Facebook thread here or email us at info@soundsetfestival.com. <br /><br /> See you next year! <br /><br /> Follow <strong>#Soundset </strong>social media and don't miss out on any 2014 recaps or 2015 announcements: <br />Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Tumblr | Google+</p><p> </p>RhymesayersWed, 04 Jun 2014 10:31:00 -0500Soundset 2014 Lineup Announced!http://rhymesayers.com/news/1911http://rhymesayers.com/news/1911<p><strong>Rhymesayers Entertainment</strong><span > and </span><strong>Rose Presents</strong><span > announce the 7th Annual Soundset Festival: your official Midwest kick-off of the summer, with nine hours of the best Hip Hop music in one day. It all goes down at </span><strong>Canterbury Park</strong><span > in Shakopee, MN on </span><strong>Sunday May 25th, 2014</strong><span > .</span><br /><br /><span >Confirmed artists for Soundset 2014 include:</span><br /><strong>Atmosphere, Wiz Khalifa, NAS , 2 Chainz, Cypress Hill, EarlWolf , Pusha T, Chance The Rapper, Prof, Grieves, G-Eazy, Ab-Soul, DJ QBert, The Grouch &amp; Eligh, Flatbush Zombies, Lizzo with Lazerbeak, Rapsody &amp; 9th Wonder, Shad, deM atlaS, Snow Tha Product, Roc Marciano, Dosh, Jonwayne, D-Styles, Toki Wright &amp; Big Cats, Will C, Allan Kingdom, Breakbeat Lou, Nacho Picasso, Freddy Fresh, Los Nativos, K.Raydio &amp; Psymun, Mac Irv, Ecid, DJ Fundo, DJ Lean Rock, DJ D. Mil, DJ Sidereal.<br /><br />Hosted by ...</strong></p>RhymesayersWed, 05 Mar 2014 09:30:00 -0600The Official Welcome to MN 2014 Songhttp://rhymesayers.com/news/1900http://rhymesayers.com/news/1900<p>In keeping with tradition, <strong>Atmosphere</strong> has recorded a NEW official song for the 2014 Welcome To Minnesota tour, "Color In The Snow," featuring <strong>deM atlaS</strong>, Joe Horton and <strong>Toki Wright</strong>. <br /><br /><strong> Listen &amp; Download for FREE:</strong> http://bit.ly/ColorInTheSnow<br /><br /> Join <strong>Atmosphere</strong>, <strong>Toki Wright </strong>x<strong> Big Cats</strong>, <strong>No Bird Sing</strong> and <strong>deM atlaS</strong> beginning February 12, 2014 for the Fourth Annual Welcome To Minnesota Tour! <br /><br /><strong> WELCOME TO MINNESOTA TOUR 2014:</strong><br /> 2.12 - Mankato - Verizon Wireless Center - get tickets <br /><br /> 2.13 - Duluth - Clyde Iron Works - get tickets <br /><br /> 2.14 - Rochester - Mayo Civic Center Auditorium - get tickets <br /><br /> 2.15 - Fargo - The Venue at The Hub - get tickets <br /><br /> 2.17 - Minneapolis - First Avenue - SOLD OUT <br /><br /><strong> #WelcometoMN</strong></p>RhymesayersThu, 19 Dec 2013 10:13:00 -0600Toki Wright headed to Sierra Leonehttp://rhymesayers.com/news/1778http://rhymesayers.com/news/1778<p>The US State Department has selected <strong>Toki Wright </strong>as the American Hip-Hop ambassador to Sierra Leone in West Africa to perform, work with 30 young musicians, collaborate with ‘Bobor Bele’ star Emmerson Bockarie, and discuss Hip-Hop's positive impacts with the Sierra Leone government in May, 2013. More info at SierraExpressMedia.com.</p><p><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/qQYwURAgfJA" width="693" height="390"></iframe></p><p>Click HERE to download or stream <em><strong>FADERS</strong></em>, his latest project.</p><p>Check out Toki's debut Rhymesayers album <em><strong>A Different Mirror</strong></em> today: Fifth Element | iTunes | Amazon</p><p><strong>Toki Wright:</strong> Twitter | Facebook | Myspace<br /> <strong>Rhymesayers:</strong> Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Google+ | Instagram | Flickr | Soundcloud | Myspace</p>RhymesayersThu, 18 Apr 2013 03:30:00 -0500Toki Wright joins the Short Circuit Tour, check out the dates + new video!http://rhymesayers.com/news/1749http://rhymesayers.com/news/1749<p>Check it out! As the weather warms up, so do the rappers. Local standouts <strong>Kristoff Krane</strong> and <strong>Carnage</strong> will hit the road along with RSE's <strong>Toki Wright</strong> later this month. To celebrate, they made a brand new video. Once it hits 5,000 views they'll be releasing the song for FREE...almost there!</p><p>Tour dates are below the video, click here for all the info!</p><p><object width="693" height="390" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/26LghqGYBNg?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/26LghqGYBNg?version=3&amp;hl=en_US" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /></object></p><p></p><p><strong>Toki Wright: </strong>Facebook | Twitter | Instagram<br /> <strong>Rhymesayers:</strong> Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Google+ | Instagram | Flickr | Soundcloud | Myspace</p>RhymesayersThu, 07 Mar 2013 06:27:00 -0600Toki Wright drops new video, playing in Minneapolis tonight!http://rhymesayers.com/news/1702http://rhymesayers.com/news/1702<p>Got plans tonight? You might want to change 'em! Head to Triple Rock Social Club this evening to see <strong>Toki Wright</strong> rock the house with some local talent. Tickets are $10 and this is an 18+ show. BUY NOW.</p><p>Peep his newest video below! Also, head on over to TokiWright.com to check out his new digs.</p><p><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/6Xfau7QYCA0"></iframe></p><p>Click HERE to download or stream <em><strong>FADERS</strong></em>, his latest project.</p><p>Check out Toki's debut Rhymesayers album <em><strong>A Different Mirror</strong></em> today: Fifth Element | iTunes | Amazon</p><p><strong>Toki Wright:</strong> Twitter | Facebook | Myspace<br /> <strong>Rhymesayers:</strong> Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Google+ | Instagram | Flickr | Soundcloud | Myspace</p>RhymesayersThu, 10 Jan 2013 11:24:00 -0600Fifth Element/Rhymesayers End Of The World Sale - TODAY!http://rhymesayers.com/news/1693http://rhymesayers.com/news/1693<p><em><strong> </strong></em></p><p><strong>50% Off All Regular Priced Rhymesayers Items! All CDs, Vinyl, Clothing, Accessories…Everything. Great deals, right?!<br /></strong></p><p><strong>This sale is ONLINE at FifthElementOnline.com and IN-STORE<strong>. </strong>Pricing ends tonight, Friday 12/21 at 11:59pm.</strong> <strong>All these deals will be available in-store from 11am-7pm<strong> </strong>today only.<br /></strong></p><p>Those who believe they will wake on the 22nd per usual, unscathed, can do so knowing they got a great deal in the process. Those who don’t believe, they’ll probably feel happy to be alive, but then experience a moment of regret when they realize they passed on such a great opportunity! Delivery By X-Mas NOT guaranteed!</p><p><strong>Rhymesayers:</strong> Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Google+ | Instagram | Flickr | Soundcloud | Myspace</p>RhymesayersFri, 21 Dec 2012 10:08:00 -0600Vote for Rhymesayers on The Current's Top Local Albums of 2012http://rhymesayers.com/news/1672http://rhymesayers.com/news/1672<p>Every year, the folks at <strong>89.3 The Current</strong> gather up all the local releases from the Twin Cities music scene. Needless to say, the output from this area rivals cities ten times our size. This year, we've got a handful of RSE artists on the ballot. You can vote until November 30th, so get your headphones on, refresh your memory, and support Independent Hip Hop!</p><p><strong>Click here to head to TheCurrent.org</strong> and check out the list.</p><p>Rhymesayers releases you can vote for:</p><p><strong>I Self Devine - </strong><em><strong>The Sound Of Low Class Amerika</strong> </em><em><br /></em></p><p><strong>Brother Ali - </strong><em><strong>Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color</strong> </em></p><p><strong>P.O.S - </strong><em><strong>We Don't Even Live Here</strong> </em></p><p>and <strong>Toki Wright</strong>'s recent mixtape <em><strong>FADERS </strong></em>also made the list.</p><p><strong>Rhymesayers:</strong> Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Google+ | Flickr | Soundcloud | Myspace</p>RhymesayersMon, 19 Nov 2012 10:08:00 -0600Toki Wright plays A3C Festival in Atlanta this Thursday, drops new trackhttp://rhymesayers.com/news/1626http://rhymesayers.com/news/1626<p>Heads up Georgia! RSE MC <strong>Toki Wright<strong> </strong></strong>is rocking at the Kevin Nottingham Underground Express Showcase at the <strong>A3C Hip Hop Festival</strong> this Thursday at The Masquerade. To celebrate the occasion, KN premiered a brand new track for Toki yesterday.</p><p>Listen to "Let Me Live" <strong>HERE</strong> and check out more information on Thursday's show <strong>HERE</strong>.</p><p><br /><br />Click HERE to download or stream FADERS, his latest project.</p><p>Check out Toki's debut Rhymesayers album <em><strong>A Different Mirror</strong></em> today: Fifth Element | iTunes | Amazon</p><p><strong>Toki Wright:</strong> Twitter | Facebook | Myspace<br /> <strong>Rhymesayers:</strong> Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Google+ | Flickr | Soundcloud | Myspace</p>RhymesayersTue, 09 Oct 2012 12:15:00 -0500Toki Wright's Fade Left Tour begins this weekendhttp://rhymesayers.com/news/1464http://rhymesayers.com/news/1464<p><strong>Toki Wright</strong>, joined by Burnell Washburn, So Gold , and Yakub will be are hitting the road in just a few days!</p><p>Peep the video below to learn more about the tour and see a preview of Toki's new video for "High Definition". RSVP on Facebook for more information on the tour!</p><p><iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/44292765" width="693" height="390"></iframe></p><p><strong>06.23</strong> - Boise, ID @ The Shredder <br /> <strong>06.24</strong> - Salt Lake City, UT @ Utah Arts Festival<br /> <strong>06.25</strong> - Denver, CO @ Cervantes: The Other Side<br /> <strong>06.26</strong> - Las Vegas, NV @ LVCS <br /> <strong>06.27</strong> - Cortez, CO @ Blondies<br /> <strong>06.28</strong> - San Diego, CA @ Kava Lounge <br /> <strong>06.30</strong> - Salt Lake City @ Sugarspace </p><p>Click HERE to download or stream FADERS, his latest project.</p><p>Check out Toki's debut Rhymesayers album <em>A Different Mirror</em> today: Fifth Element | iTunes | Amazon</p><p><strong>Toki Wright:</strong> Twitter | Facebook | Myspace<br /> <strong>Rhymesayers:</strong> Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Google+ | Flickr | So...</p>RhymesayersWed, 20 Jun 2012 11:00:00 -0500Toki Wright touring this month!http://rhymesayers.com/news/1451http://rhymesayers.com/news/1451<p><strong>Toki Wright</strong> joined by Burnell Washburn, So Gold , and Yakub will be hitting the road later this month! Check out the info below and RSVP on Facebook for more information.</p><p><strong>06.23</strong> - Boise, ID @ The Shredder <br /> <strong>06.24</strong> - Salt Lake City, UT @ Utah Arts Festival<br /> <strong>06.25</strong> - Denver, CO @ Cervantes: The Other Side<br /> <strong>06.26</strong> - Las Vegas, NV @ LVCS <br /> <strong>06.27</strong> - Cortez, CO @ Blondies<br /> <strong>06.28</strong> - San Diego, CA @ Kava Lounge <br /> <strong>06.30</strong> - Salt Lake City @ Sugarspace </p><p>Toki will also be holding it down back home in Apple Valley, MN and St. Paul, MN . <strong>More Info</strong></p><p>Click HERE to download or stream FADERS, his latest project.</p><p>Check out Toki's debut Rhymesayers album <em>A Different Mirror</em> today: Fifth Element | iTunes | Amazon</p><p><strong>Toki Wright:</strong> Twitter | Facebook | Myspace<br /> <strong>Rhymesayers:</strong> Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Google+ | Flickr | Soundcloud...</p>RhymesayersFri, 08 Jun 2012 13:56:00 -0500I Self Devine's album release party is tonight in Minneapolis!http://rhymesayers.com/news/1404http://rhymesayers.com/news/1404<p>Tonight, <strong>I Self Devine</strong> is having an album release party for <em><strong>The Sound Of Low Class Amerika</strong></em> featuring sets from <strong>I-Rule</strong>, <strong>Toki Wright, MaLLY</strong>, <strong>Audio Perm</strong>, and DJs<strong> Jimmy 2 Times</strong> and <strong>Just 9. </strong></p><p>Advance tickets for the show are only $10. Get yours today before the show at <strong>Fifth Element</strong> , <strong>The Depot</strong> , and <strong>Electric Fetus</strong> , and Online via <strong>eTix</strong>. This is an 18+ event. RSVP now.</p><p>Pre-Order <em><strong>The Sound Of Low Class Amerika</strong></em> today from Fifth Element before the album drops next Tuesday!</p><p>Check out some live video below of I Self performing "Up Aboves" live at 7th St. Entry in March:<br /> <object width="693" height="382" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/5REEocboDjE?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/5REEocboDjE?version=3&amp;hl=en_US" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /></object></p><p>On Twitter? Use #TheCultureSeries and #TheSoundOfLowClassAmerika hashtag to join the conversation about the album, mixtapes, and shows.</p><p><strong>I Self Devine:</strong> Twitter | Facebook | Myspace<strong><br /> </strong><strong>Rhymesayers:</strong> Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Google+ | F...</p>RhymesayersFri, 04 May 2012 16:37:00 -0500Toki Wright drops new FADERS Mixtapehttp://rhymesayers.com/news/1365http://rhymesayers.com/news/1365<p>After months of hard work, <strong>Toki Wright</strong> recently dropped his latest project, the <em><strong>FADERS</strong></em> Mixtape.</p><p>Click HERE to download or stream the project, and check out the latest video below!<br /><br /><object width="693" height="382" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/fVaEOwERNg0?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/fVaEOwERNg0?version=3&amp;hl=en_US" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /></object></p><p>Check out Toki's debut Rhymesayers album <em>A Different Mirror</em> today: Fifth Element | iTunes | Amazon</p><p><strong>Toki Wright:</strong> Twitter | Facebook | Myspace<br /> <strong>Rhymesayers:</strong> Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Google+ | Flickr | Soundcloud | Myspace</p>RhymesayersMon, 02 Apr 2012 05:36:00 -0500Today at SXSW - Toki Wright, Grieves & Budo, POS, Brother Alihttp://rhymesayers.com/news/1337http://rhymesayers.com/news/1337<p>Today at SXSW 2012, you can catch <strong>Toki Wright, Grieves &amp; Budo, POS, and Brother Ali!</strong> Check out the details below.</p><p><br /> <strong>*Saturday, March 17th: </strong></p><p><strong>Toki Wright</strong> <br /> 1:10 PM<br /> Rock The Cause @ The Liberty Bar <br /> 1618 1/2 E. 6th St. Austin, TX<br /> RSVP</p><p><strong>Grieves &amp; Budo</strong><br /> 2:45 - 3:15 PM<br /> AltPress 100 Bands You Need To Know Showcase @ Red 7 Austin<br /> 611 E. 7th St., Austin, TX<br /> Free | 21+ | Streaming Live<br /> <strong><br /> Grieves &amp; Budo</strong><br /> 5:15 PM<br /> Copycats Media Party @ Thirsty NIckel <br /> 325 E. 6th St. Austin, TX<br /> Free | No Badge required<br /> <br /> <strong>POS w/ Doomtree</strong><br /> 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM<br /> MWTX Showcase<br /> 1100 E. 5th St. Austin, TX<br /> Free | All Ages | More Info<strong></strong><br /> <br /> <strong>Brother Ali</strong><br /> 12:50 AM<br /> A3C/DJ Booth Showcase @ Old Emos<br /> 603 Red River Road Austin, TX<br /> Entry with Badge only</p><p><strong>Rhymesayers:</strong> Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Google+ | Flickr | Soundcloud | Myspace</p>RhymesayersSat, 17 Mar 2012 10:14:00 -0500Today at SXSW - Brother Ali, Grieves & Budo, POS, Toki Wrighthttp://rhymesayers.com/news/1335http://rhymesayers.com/news/1335<p><strong>Today is the BIG day for Rhymesayers Entertainment at SXSW! Brother Ali, Grieves &amp; Budo, POS, and Toki Wright can all be found rocking a South-By stage. Check out the details below. </strong><br /> <br /> <strong>Brother Ali</strong><br /> 2:30 PM<br /> First Avenue Day Party @ Swan Dive<br /> 615 Red River St. Austin, TX<br /> 21+ | FREE | More Info<br /> <strong><br /> POS w/ Doomtree</strong><br /> 3:30 PM<br /> First Ave Day Party @ Swan Dive<br /> 615 Red River St. Austin, TX<br /> 21+ | FREE | More Info<br /> <strong><br /> Grieves &amp; Budo</strong><br /> 4:00 PM<br /> Etnies Day Party @ Beauty Bar<br /> 617 E. 7th St. Austin, TX<br /> 21+ | RSVP<br /> <br /> <strong>Brother Ali</strong><br /> 5:00 PM<br /> My Old Kentucky Blog Showcase @ Peckherheads aka Rumbler Lounge <br /> 402 E. 6th St. Austin, TX<br /> RSVP <br /> <br /> <strong>Toki Wright</strong><br /> 10:35 PM<br /> Signature Sounds @ BucaLounge<br /> 422 Congress Ave. Austin, TX<br /> <br /> <strong>POS w/ Doomtree</strong><br /> 2:45 AM<br /> Purevolume House <br /> 2nd &amp; Trinity St. Austin, TX<br /> 21+ | RSVP</p><p><strong>Rhymesayers:</strong> Facebook | T...</p>RhymesayersFri, 16 Mar 2012 10:47:00 -0500Rhymesayers at SXSW 2012http://rhymesayers.com/news/1326http://rhymesayers.com/news/1326<p>If you're headed to the 2012 South By Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas that begins this weekend, you can catch <strong>Brother Ali</strong>,<strong> P.O.S, </strong><strong>Grieves &amp; Budo</strong>, and <strong>Toki Wright</strong>. Not only that - next Wednesday there will be an Industry Survival Skills panel featuring Rhymesayers staff as well as <strong>Brother Ali</strong>. Head to SXSW.com for more details on the festival.</p><p><strong>*Wednesday, March 14th:</strong><br /> <br /> <strong>"Industry Survival Skills: Maximizing Income As A Hip Hop Artist"</strong><br /> Designed to help artists learn ways to use their talents and/or contacts to have supplemental income to their album sales.</p><p>3:30 PM<br /> Convention Center<br /> 500 East Cesar Chavez Street <br /> Austin, TX 78701<br /> <br /> -Moderator: Kevin Beacham<br /> -Panelists:<br /> J Bird <br /> Brother Ali <br /> Eric Larson <br /> Dessa of Doomtree <br /> Skyzoo <br /> More Info<br /> <br /> <strong>POS w/ Doomtree<br /> </strong>11:45 PM <br />Doomtree Showcase @ Scoot I...</p>RhymesayersWed, 07 Mar 2012 15:37:00 -0600Atmosphere and Toki Wright to play a benefit for Jesse Kelley in St. Paul on March 11thhttp://rhymesayers.com/news/1312http://rhymesayers.com/news/1312<p>In November 2011, Jesse Kelley was diagnosed with Stage IV Hodgkins Lymphoma, a cancer of the immune system. He is a father to a 3 year old, and 8 month old, as well as a song, brother, Army veteran, and great friend to the community. <br /> <br /> Due to the treatment for his illness, Jesse has only been able to work at a minimum, therefore decreasing his finances. Because of this, he and his family had to move out of<span class="text_exposed_show"> their home and have been forced to live in separate households. Their bills for daily living continue to pile up, along with medical bills, co-pays, and child care expenses.<br /> <br /><br /><br /> Come on out to O'Gara's in St. Paul on Sunday, March 11th! </span></p><p><span class="text_exposed_show">Show your love and support! There will be a silent auction.<strong> Admission donations of $20 GREATLY appreciated. </strong></span></p><p><span class="text_exposed_show">The event is hosted by Crescent Moon and fea...</span></p>RhymesayersMon, 27 Feb 2012 10:40:00 -0600Toki Wright begins "Faders" Tour this weekhttp://rhymesayers.com/news/1307http://rhymesayers.com/news/1307<p><strong>Toki Wright</strong> is headed out on the road starting this Thursday for the <strong>Faders Tour</strong>. The tour will take him through Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Iowa, Texas, and North Dakota. At the end of the tour he'll return to Minneapolis to rock a <em><strong>Faders</strong></em> mixtape release party! More info here.</p><p>02.23.12 - Chicago IL @ Bottom Lounge w/ Doomtree: Buy Tickets<br />02.24.12 - Richmond, IN  @ Earlham College w/ Doomtree<br />02.25.12 - Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall w/ Doomtree: Buy Tickets<br />02.29.12 - Marquette, MI @ Northern Michigan Univ. w/ Doomtree<br />03.03.12 - Mankato, MN @ Verizon Wireless Center w/ Doomtree: Buy Tickets<br />03.14.12 - Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews w/ Mayda<br />03.15.12 - Denton, TX @ Hailey's w/ Mayda<br />03.16.12 - Austin, TX @ SXSW<br />03.17.12 - Austin, TX @ SXSW w/ Mayda<br />03.18.12 - Iowa City, IA...</p>RhymesayersSun, 19 Feb 2012 12:33:00 -0600Fifth Element's Black Friday sale is today!http://rhymesayers.com/news/1202http://rhymesayers.com/news/1202<p><strong>Doors open at 9am CST</strong> for <strong>Fifth Element's</strong> Annual Black Friday event today.</p><p>RSE's own <strong>Brother Ali, P.O.S, </strong>and <strong>Toki Wright</strong> will be in the house throughout the day to hang out and help you with your shopping. Be sure to follow @fifthelementrse and @rhymesayers on twitter for updates as to who will be there and when.</p><p>Check out the RSE-related deals below!</p><p><strong>*Rhymesayers 4GB USB Drive loaded with Headshots Vol. 1-6 - </strong>An exclusive deal ONLY at the FE Black Friday Sale.<br /></p><p><strong>*Rhymesayers Rorschach T-Shirt &amp; Poster launch</strong> - Another FE Black Friday exclusive. You can pick yours up in-store on Black Friday or pre-order today!<br /></p><p><strong>*Rhymesayers Youth shirts</strong> - $10 styles and Youth classics:<br /> <object width="300" height="225" data="http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=109615" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="flashvars" value="offsite=true&amp;lang=en-us&amp;page_show_url=%2Fphotos%2F37351669%40N08%2Fsets%2F72157628112934298%2Fshow%2F&amp;page_show_back_url=%2Fphotos%2F37351669%40N08%2Fsets%2F72157628112934298%2F&amp;set_id=72157628112934298&amp;jump_to=" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="src" value="http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=109615" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /></object><object width="300" height="225" data="http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=109615" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="flashvars" value="offsite=true&amp;lang=en-us&amp;page_show_url=%2Fphotos%2F37351669%40N08%2Fsets%2F72157628112945298%2Fshow%2F&amp;page_show_back_url=%2Fphotos%2F37351669%40N08%2Fsets%2F72157628112945298%2F&amp;set_id=72157628112945298&amp;jump_to=" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="src" value="http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=109615" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /></object><br /> Featuring new <strong>Atmosphere</strong> "You Are My Family" &amp; "Tu Eres Mi Familia" onesies &amp; youth shirts:<br /></p><p><strong>*Rhymesayers Catalog CDs at $9.99</strong> ...</p>RhymesayersFri, 25 Nov 2011 08:45:00 -0600Special Guests announced for Fifth Element's Black Friday Sale!http://rhymesayers.com/news/1190http://rhymesayers.com/news/1190<p>Just announced, <strong>Brother Ali</strong>, <strong>P.O.S</strong>. and <strong>Toki Wright</strong> will all be hanging out at Fifth Element for their Black Friday Sale in one week!</p><p>Check out the RSE-related details below and head to Fifth Element's Blog for more details.</p><p><strong>*Rhymesayers 4GB USB Drive loaded with Headshots Vol. 1-6:</strong> An exclusive deal ONLY at the FE Black Friday Sale.<br /></p><p><strong>*Rhymesayers Rorschach T-Shirt &amp; Poster launch</strong>: Another FE Black Friday exclusive. You can pick yours up in-store on Black Friday or pre-order today!<br /></p><p><strong>*Rhymesayers Youth shirts</strong> - $10 styles and Youth classics:<br /> <object width="300" height="225" data="http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=109615" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="flashvars" value="offsite=true&amp;lang=en-us&amp;page_show_url=%2Fphotos%2F37351669%40N08%2Fsets%2F72157628112934298%2Fshow%2F&amp;page_show_back_url=%2Fphotos%2F37351669%40N08%2Fsets%2F72157628112934298%2F&amp;set_id=72157628112934298&amp;jump_to=" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="src" value="http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=109615" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /></object><object width="300" height="225" data="http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=109615" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="flashvars" value="offsite=true&amp;lang=en-us&amp;page_show_url=%2Fphotos%2F37351669%40N08%2Fsets%2F72157628112945298%2Fshow%2F&amp;page_show_back_url=%2Fphotos%2F37351669%40N08%2Fsets%2F72157628112945298%2F&amp;set_id=72157628112945298&amp;jump_to=" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="src" value="http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=109615" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /></object><br /> Featuring new <strong>Atmosphere</strong> "You Are My Family" &amp; "Tu Eres Mi Familia" onesies &amp; youth shirts:<br /></p><p><strong>*Rhymesayers Catalog CDs at $9.99</strong>: Need to scoop up that Jake One <em>White Van Music<strong> </strong></em>or Brother Ali's <em>Shadows On The Sun</em>? Be prepared to fill up your bag with the best...</p>RhymesayersFri, 18 Nov 2011 15:11:00 -0600Toki Wright drops new video for "Real Live"http://rhymesayers.com/news/995http://rhymesayers.com/news/995<p><strong>Toki Wright</strong> has been hard at work all summer playing shows and working on new music! Here's the latest joint, where's he's joined by Twin Cities producer and rapper Yakub. Watch "Real Live" below and buy here.</p><p><object width="693" height="419" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/l9VR3zAVH5Q?version=3&amp;hl=en_US&amp;hd=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/l9VR3zAVH5Q?version=3&amp;hl=en_US&amp;hd=1" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /></object></p><p>Check out Toki's album <em>A Different Mirror</em> today: Fifth Element | iTunes | Amazon</p><p><strong></strong><strong>Toki Wright:</strong> Twitter | Facebook | Myspace <br /><strong>Rhymesayers:</strong> Facebook | Twitter | Youtube | Flickr | Myspace | Soundcloud</p>RhymesayersThu, 25 Aug 2011 12:53:00 -0500Thank you for coming to Soundset 2011!http://rhymesayers.com/news/853http://rhymesayers.com/news/853<p>A huge thank you to friends and fans from all over the world who came to Soundset 2011 - the biggest Soundset yet!</p><p>Check out the video playlist and the photo slideshow below to re-live the day's events. We'll have more for you soon!</p><p><object width="693" height="410" data="http://www.youtube.com/p/D4F05E6483B3A505?hl=en_US&amp;fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/p/D4F05E6483B3A505?hl=en_US&amp;fs=1" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /></object><br />All videos by One Light Collective </p><p><object width="693" height="410" data="http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=71649" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="flashvars" value="offsite=true&amp;lang=en-us&amp;page_show_url=%2Fphotos%2Frhymesayers%2Fsets%2F72157626708778451%2Fshow%2F&amp;page_show_back_url=%2Fphotos%2Frhymesayers%2Fsets%2F72157626708778451%2F&amp;set_id=72157626708778451&amp;jump_to=" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="src" value="http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=71649" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /></object></p><p>All photos by Jules Ameel, Joshua Schave, and John Brunner </p><p><strong>Soundset:</strong> SoundsetFestival.com | Facebook | Twitter<br /> <strong>Rhymesayers:</strong> Facebook | Twitter | Youtube | Flickr | Myspace | Soundcloud</p>RhymesayersMon, 30 May 2011 12:07:00 -0500Don't miss Rhymesayers artists at Soundset!http://rhymesayers.com/news/847http://rhymesayers.com/news/847<p>Rocking solo sets this year at <strong>Soundset 2011</strong> are Atmosphere, Blueprint, Brother Ali, Grieves &amp; Budo, Dj Abilities, Face Candy and Sab! Playing along with others this year are P.O.S with Doomtree and Evidence with Rakaa-Iriscience and Dj Babu. Not only that, Toki Wright is hosting the Main Stage and Brother Ali will be hosting the Soundset Afterparty!</p><p>Buy your Soundset Festival tickets now online through TicketWeb or walk up through Fifth Element in Minneapolis!</p><p>Who else is playing? Peep this video:</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> <object width="693" height="410" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/y7uhW6U2sV8?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US&amp;hd=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/y7uhW6U2sV8?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US&amp;hd=1" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /></object></strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>You can still buy General Admission tickets through both TicketWeb &amp; Fifth Element. All tickets purchased through Fifth Element are walk up only which means you will have to go to the store to buy them. Fifth Element is located at 2411 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN. If you have any questio...</p>RhymesayersThu, 26 May 2011 13:28:00 -0500Soundset is in ONE WEEK!http://rhymesayers.com/news/841http://rhymesayers.com/news/841<p><strong>It's the Final Countdown...</strong></p><p><strong>TODAY</strong> is your last chance to get your Soundset tickets at the special low price of $38! At 12:00AM Midnight, Monday, May 23rd tickets increase to $43 so make sure you get out and pick up your tickets today before they go up to their final pre-sale price! VIP Tickets are SOLD OUT!</p><p><object width="693" height="410" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/y7uhW6U2sV8?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US&amp;hd=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/y7uhW6U2sV8?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US&amp;hd=1" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /></object></p><p>You can still buy General Admission tickets through both TicketWeb &amp; Fifth Element. All tickets purchased through <strong>Fifth Element</strong> are walk up only which means you will have to go to the store to buy them. Fifth Element is located at 2411 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN. If you have any questions about these tickets please call 612.377.0044.</p><p>Follow @Soundset on Twitter, like Soundset on Facebook, and text “Rhymesayers” to 66937 for chances to win tickets, upgrades and for updates!</p><p>Also, ti...</p>RhymesayersSun, 22 May 2011 13:32:00 -0500This is your last weekend to get General Admission Soundset tickets at $38http://rhymesayers.com/news/837http://rhymesayers.com/news/837<p>This is your last weekend to get your Soundset tickets at the special low price of $38! At 12:00AM Midnight, Monday, May 23rd tickets increase to $43 so make sure you get out and pick up your tickets today before they go up to their final pre-sale price!</p><p><object width="693" height="410" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/y7uhW6U2sV8?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US&amp;hd=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/y7uhW6U2sV8?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US&amp;hd=1" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /></object></p><p>VIP Tickets are SOLD OUT!</p><p>You can still buy General Admission tickets through both TicketWeb &amp; Fifth Element. All tickets purchased through <strong>Fifth Element</strong> are walk up only which means you will have to go to the store to buy them. Fifth Element is located at 2411 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN. If you have any questions about these tickets please call 612.377.0044.</p><p>Follow @Soundset on Twitter, like Soundset on Facebook, and text “Rhymesayers” to 66937 for chances to win tickets, upgrades and for updates!</p><p>Also, tickets are moving fast for th...</p>RhymesayersFri, 20 May 2011 13:14:00 -0500Do You Know Who's Playing at Soundset 2011?http://rhymesayers.com/news/822http://rhymesayers.com/news/822<p>In case you needed a reminder, check out the video below to see who will be at <strong>Soundset 2011</strong>!</p><p><object width="693" height="424" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/y7uhW6U2sV8?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US&amp;hd=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/y7uhW6U2sV8?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US&amp;hd=1" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /></object></p><p><strong>Rhymesayers Entertainment</strong> and <strong>Rose Presents</strong> bring you the fourth annual Soundset Festival: the official Midwest kick-off of the summer with nine hours of the best independent Hip Hop music in one day. It all goes down at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, MN . Confirmed artists for Soundset 2011 include: Atmosphere, Big Boi, De La Soul, Slaughterhouse , Brother Ali, Doomtree , Evidence x Rakaa-Iriscience x DJ Babu, Mac Miller, Curren$y, Blueprint, Grieves &amp; Budo, Zion I &amp; The Grouch, Sab The Artist, DJ Abilities, Face Candy, Edan with special guest Paten Locke, Macklemore &amp; Ryan Lewis, Looptroop Rockers, Rubberoom, Soulcrate Music, 2Mex, Mr. Gene Poole, Qwazaar, Longshot, Mally, Desdamona, Duenday, Mi...</p>RhymesayersTue, 10 May 2011 13:35:00 -0500Buy your Soundset 2011 tickets today!http://rhymesayers.com/news/732http://rhymesayers.com/news/732<p>Both General Admission and VIP fan pre-sale tickets are available online from TicketWeb or at Fifth Element, <strong>2411 Hennepin Avenue S., Minneapolis MN 55405 | 612.377.0044</strong>. Tickets available in store only. If you pay with cash or make an additional purchase of any kind there are no fees. If you pay with a credit card a processing fee of $2 per ticket for general admission and $3 per ticket for VIP will be applied. <br /> <br /> Ticket limit 8 per person. <br /><br /> The VIP tickets are $90.00 and include the following amenities:<br /> - limited edition swag bag<br /> - Soundset Festival shirt<br /> - exclusive VIP parking<br /> - separate VIP entrance to the festival grounds<br /> - access to a special exclusive VIP area near the main stage bleacher style seating viewing the main stage<br /> - shaded tent chill area<br /> - meet and greets with artists...</p>RhymesayersMon, 04 Apr 2011 14:00:00 -0500Soundset 2011 Tickets officially on sale today!http://rhymesayers.com/news/725http://rhymesayers.com/news/725<p>Tickets are available today at 11am local time for <strong>Soundset 2011</strong>!</p><p>Both General Admission and VIP fan pre-sale tickets are available online from TicketWeb or at Fifth Element, <strong>2411 Hennepin Avenue S., Minneapolis MN 55405 | 612.377.0044</strong>. Tickets available in store only. If you pay with cash or make an additional purchase of any kind there are no fees. If you pay with a credit card a processing fee of $2 per ticket for general admission and $3 per ticket for VIP will be applied. <br /> <br /> Ticket limit 8 per person. <br /><br /> The VIP tickets are $90.00 and include the following amenities:<br /> - limited edition swag bag<br /> - Soundset Festival shirt<br /> - exclusive VIP parking<br /> - separate VIP entrance to the festival grounds<br /> - access to a special exclusive VIP area near the main stage bleacher style seating viewing the m...</p>RhymesayersFri, 01 Apr 2011 10:02:00 -0500Fan Pre-sale tickets are now available to the public for Soundset 2011http://rhymesayers.com/news/723http://rhymesayers.com/news/723<p>Fan Pre-sale tickets are now available for <strong>Soundset 2011</strong>!</p><p>We're offering a limited amount of SPECIAL fan pre-sale tickets online at Artist Arena for a special reduced price of ONLY $30 for general admission and a limited amount of VIP tickets for $90 .<br /><br /> A limited amount of both general admission and VIP fan pre-sale tickets will also be available at 11:00AM CST at Fifth Element, <strong>2411 Hennepin Avenue S., Minneapolis MN 55405 | 612.377.0044</strong>. Tickets available in store only. If you pay with cash or make an additional purchase of any kind there are no fees. If you pay with a credit card a processing fee of $2 per ticket for general admission and $3 per ticket for VIP will be applied. <br /><br /> Ticket limit 8 per person. <br /><br /> Tickets for the fan pre-sale are limited and will go fast so make sure you buy yo...</p>RhymesayersWed, 30 Mar 2011 14:59:00 -0500Official 2011 Soundset Lineup Announced!http://rhymesayers.com/news/715http://rhymesayers.com/news/715<p><strong>Rhymesayers Entertainment</strong> and <strong>Rose Presents </strong>bring you the fourth annual Soundset Festival:  the official Midwest kick-off of the summer with nine hours of the best independent Hip Hop music in one day. It all goes down at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, MN .</p><p>Confirmed artists for <strong>Soundset 2011 </strong>include:<strong> </strong><strong>Atmosphere, Big Boi, De La Soul, Slaughterhouse , Brother Ali, Doomtree , Evidence x Rakaa-Iriscience x DJ Babu, Mac Miller, Curren$y, Blueprint, Grieves &amp; Budo, Zion I &amp; The Grouch, Sab The Artist, DJ Abilities, Face Candy, Edan with special guest Paten Locke, Macklemore &amp; Ryan Lewis, Looptroop Rockers, Rubberoom, Soulcrate Music, 2Mex, Mr. Gene Poole, Qwazaar, Longshot, Mally, Desdamona, Duenday, Midwest Konnect, Rocky Diamonds, Stage One, Shortkut, Noam The Drummer, Exile, Maseo, Skeme Ric...</strong></p>RhymesayersMon, 28 Mar 2011 10:13:00 -05002010 Rhymesayers Recaphttp://rhymesayers.com/news/584http://rhymesayers.com/news/584<p><strong>Freeway and Jake One -<em>The Stimulus Package</em></strong><em></em></p><p><strong>Philly Freeway</strong> and <strong>Jake One</strong> teamed up in February 2010 to bring you <em>The Stimulus Package, </em>a 15 track collaboration. The money-themed packaging was chosen as one of hip-hop's 50 Greatest album covers by Complex Mag . It received rave reviews and has ended up on many Best of 2010 lists like Complex Mag! To celebrate the release of the album, Free and Jake had a few release parties, check the video from Philly here. Peep the videos for "You Know What I Mean" and "She Makes Me Feel Alright" off the album as well as "Beautiful Music" produced by Jake One, and then grab some cooking tips from Freeway and Jake.<br /> <br /> <br />Buy <em><strong> </strong></em>now: Fifth Element | iTunes | Amazon<br /><br /> <object width="480" height="385" data="http://www.youtube.com/p/F4E31AF09B337191?hl=en_US&amp;fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/p/F4E31AF09B337191?hl=en_US&amp;fs=1" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /></object><br /> <object width="479" height="297" data="http://media.mtvnservices.com/mgid:uma:video:mtv.com:547194" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="flashvars" value="configParams=vid%3D547194%26uri%3Dmgid%3Auma%3Avideo%3Amtv.com%3A547194" /><param name="src" value="http://media.mtvnservices.com/mgid:uma:video:mtv.com:547194" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /></object></p><p>Free and Jake played the Paid Dues Festival with fellow Rhymesayer <strong>P.O.S.</strong> in April 2010, as well as...</p>RhymesayersFri, 31 Dec 2010 17:20:00 -0600Video: Toki Wright "A Different Mirror" premiere on MTVuhttp://rhymesayers.com/news/515http://rhymesayers.com/news/515<p>The music video for the title track from my album “A Different Mirror” is an analysis of the power dynamic in the United States.  Throughout generations since the onset of the Transatlantic Slave Trade men and women have been forced into a cycle of poverty, abuse, and systemic dependency.  A mirror will expose whatever images are put in its path.  It is my hope that this video exposes the story of another America, its vicious cycles, and helps to break them down in the name of progress and understanding.</p><p><object width="512" height="319" data="http://media.mtvnservices.com/mgid:uma:video:mtv.com:595220" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="flashvars" value="configParams=artist%3D3182461%26vid%3D595220%26uri%3Dmgid%3Auma%3Avideo%3Amtv.com%3A595220" /><param name="src" value="http://media.mtvnservices.com/mgid:uma:video:mtv.com:595220" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /></object><br /> Andrew Melby- Director <br /> Produced by- One Light Collective <br /> "A Different Mirror" Produced by Reggie Reg  <br /><br /> Cop A Different Mirror today from Fifth Element, iTunes and Amazon.  Don't forget to pick up your official <strong>Toki Wright</strong> merchandise at FifthElementOnline.com <br /><br /> 11.13 - Bemidji, MN @ Bl...</p>RhymesayersThu, 11 Nov 2010 16:25:00 -0600Toki Wright's New Video debuts next Tuesdayhttp://rhymesayers.com/news/508http://rhymesayers.com/news/508<p>Tuesday, November 9th Toki Wright drops his controversial new video for "A Different Mirror" on MTV. Get a taste of the video below… <br /><br /> <object width="640" height="385" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/wCq0RtCVv3Q?fs=1&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/wCq0RtCVv3Q?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /></object><br />"A Different Mirror" Produced by Reggie Reg <br />Directed by Andrew Melby for One Light Collective</p><p><br />Cop A Different Mirror today from Fifth Element, iTunes and Amazon. <br /><br />Catch Toki at a few of his upcoming shows! Details and dates below.</p><p>11.05.10 - Lincoln, NE @ The Alley <br />11.13.10 - Bemidji, MN @ Blue Ox <br />11.14.10 - Minneapolis, MN @ Southern Theater <br />11.19.10 - Santo Domingo, DO @ Hotel Capella Beach Resort <br />12.04.10 - Mankato, MN @ Red Sky Lounge<br /><br />RSVP on Facebook <br /><br /></p><p><strong>Toki Wright:</strong> Twitter | Facebook | Myspace <br /> <strong>Rhymesayers:</strong> Facebook | Twitter | Youtube | Myspace</p>RhymesayersFri, 05 Nov 2010 15:38:00 -0500P.O.S, Toki Wright, and I Self Devine to play at "Hip Hop for MPLS Schools"http://rhymesayers.com/news/483http://rhymesayers.com/news/483<p>In 5 days, P.O.S., Toki Wright, and I Self Devine will play with other local artists at Varsity Theater in Minneapolis at "Hip Hop for MPLS Schools" a fundraiser for Richard Mammen for Minneapolis School Board . Check out the details below! <br /><br /> +10.20.10+ <br /> Hip Hop for MPLS Schools<br /> Varsity Theater<br /> 1308 SE 14th St<br /> Minneapolis, MN<br /> Performing: POS, Toki Wright, I Self Devine, Kanser/More Than Lights, Aaron and The Sea, Duenday <br /> All Ages <br /> Price: $5 Students w/ ID, $10 General Public<br /> 7pm<br />RSVP on Facebook<br /><br /> </p><p> </p><p><strong>POS:</strong> Twitter | Facebook | Myspace<br /> <strong>Toki Wright:</strong> Twitter | Facebook | Myspace <br /> <strong>I Self Devine:</strong> Twitter | Facebook | Myspace</p>RhymesayersFri, 15 Oct 2010 18:45:00 -0500Video: Toki Wright - "The Soul (Go There)" http://rhymesayers.com/news/420http://rhymesayers.com/news/420<p>"The Soul " is the first of three videos being released from the <em>BlackMale EP</em> from Rhymesayers/Soul Tools artist Toki Wright. <br />Produced by Benzilla and shot on location in Minneapolis by Jake Handegard. <br /><br /> <object width="640" height="385" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/0iQdCveEj4w?fs=1&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/0iQdCveEj4w?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /></object><br /><br /> Download the BlackMale EP here for free - Sendspace</p><p>Toki Wright's Rhymesayers debut album <em>A Different Mirror</em> is available now!<br />Grab your copy at: <br /> Fifth Element <br /> iTunes <br /> Amazon</p><p><br /> <strong>Toki Wright:</strong> Twitter | Facebook | Myspace <br /> <strong>Rhymesayers:</strong> Facebook | Twitter | Youtube | Myspace</p>RhymesayersWed, 15 Sep 2010 20:07:00 -0500Video: Toki Wright "More Fiya" premiere on MTVuhttp://rhymesayers.com/news/343http://rhymesayers.com/news/343<p>Toki Wright drops a new video for his track "More Fiya". It was shot on location in Brooklyn, NY by Mark Carranceja of Noisemaker Media and is the second official video off his Rhymesayers debut album A Different Mirror. <br /><br /> <object width="512" height="319" data="http://media.mtvnservices.com/mgid:uma:video:mtv.com:535430" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="flashvars" value="configParams=artist%3D3182461%26vid%3D535430%26uri%3Dmgid%3Auma%3Avideo%3Amtv.com%3A535430" /><param name="src" value="http://media.mtvnservices.com/mgid:uma:video:mtv.com:535430" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /></object><br /><br /> Director: Mark Carranceja<br /> Assistant Director: Justin Denmark<br /> Directory of Photography: Mark Carranceja<br /> Editor: Mark Carranceja<br /> Video Producer: Noisemaker Media &amp; SoulTools <br /><br /> Grab your copy of A Different Mirror today from Fifth Element, iTunes or Amazon. <br /><br /> You can catch <strong>Toki Wright on the road with <strong>Abstract Rude</strong> &amp; <strong>Sab</strong> on the Awful Truth Tour. <br /><br /> 07.07 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court<br /> 07.08 - Park City, UT @ The Star Bar<br /> 07.09 - Denver, CO @ Cervantes - The Other Side <br /><br /> <strong>Toki Wright:</strong> Twitter | Facebook | Myspace <br /> <strong>Rhymesayers:</strong> Facebook | Twitter | Youtube | Myspace</strong></p>RhymesayersWed, 07 Jul 2010 21:15:00 -0500Toki Wright Announces New Music Video for "More Fiya"http://rhymesayers.com/news/341http://rhymesayers.com/news/341<p>Toki Wright will be dropping a music video for "More Fiya" off of his lastest Rhymesayers release A Different Mirror. The new video drops on next Wednesday, July 7th so stay tuned! <br /><br /> <strong>Toki Wright:</strong> Twitter | Facebook | Myspace</p>RhymesayersFri, 02 Jul 2010 17:52:00 -0500The Awful Truth Tour kicks off today in Las Vegas, NV!http://rhymesayers.com/news/334http://rhymesayers.com/news/334<p>Abstract Rude &amp; Sab kick off their two month national "The Awful Truth Tour" today! They'll be joind on June 30th by Rhymesayers label mate Toki Wright for select dates. He'll stay with them through Denver, CO on July 9th. <br /><br /> Ab will be playing three solo dates in Canada before returning to the US and hooking up with the rest of tour. Tour dates below and more details available on the Awful Truth Tour page. <br /><br /> 06.22 -Las Vegas, NV @ Boomers<br /> 06.23 -Los Angeles, CA @ Airliner Club<br /> 06.24 -Santa Cruz, CA @ Moe's Alley<br /> 06.25 -Grants Pass, OR @ Illinois River<br /> 06.26 -Eugene, OR @ John Henry's<br /> 06.27 -Mount Shasta, CA @ Roxy's Vets Club<br /> 06.30 -Portland, OR @ Berbati's Pan *<br /> 07.01 -Seattle, WA @ Nectar Lounge *<br /> 07.03 -Bozeman, MT @ Zebra Cocktail Lounge *<br /> 07.05 -Boise, ID @ Neurolux *<br /> 07.06 -Salt Lak...</p>RhymesayersTue, 22 Jun 2010 14:41:00 -0500The Awful Truth Tour kicks off next week!http://rhymesayers.com/news/328http://rhymesayers.com/news/328<p>In one week Abstract Rude will head out on tour with Sab on their two month national "The Awful Truth Tour". On June 30th they'll be joined by Rhymesayers label mate Toki Wright on select dates. He'll stay with them through Denver, CO on July 9th. <br /><br /> Ab will be playing three solo dates in Canada before returning to the US and hooking up with the rest of tour. Tour dates below and more details available on the Awful Truth Tour page. <br /><br /> 06.22 -Las Vegas, NV @ Boomers<br /> 06.23 -Los Angeles, CA @ Airliner Club<br /> 06.24 -Santa Cruz, CA @ Moe's Alley<br /> 06.25 -Grants Pass, OR @ Illinois River<br /> 06.26 -Eugene, OR @ John Henry's<br /> 06.27 -Mount Shasta, CA @ Roxy's Vets Club<br /> 06.30 -Portland, OR @ Berbati's Pan *<br /> 07.01 -Seattle, WA @ Nectar Lounge *<br /> 07.03 -Bozeman, MT @ Zebra Cocktail Lounge *<br /> 07.05 -Boise, ID @ N...</p>RhymesayersTue, 15 Jun 2010 14:48:00 -0500The Awful Truth Tour with Abstract Rude, Sab & Toki Wrighthttp://rhymesayers.com/news/324http://rhymesayers.com/news/324<p>On June 22nd Abstract Rude will heading out on tour with Sab on their two month national "The Awful Truth Tour". On June 30th they'll be joined by Rhymesayers label mate Toki Wright who will stay with them through Denver, CO on July 9th. <br /><br /> Ab will be playing three solo dates in Canada before returning to the US and hooking up with the rest of tour. Tour dates below and more details available on the Awful Truth Tour page. <br /><br /> 06.22 -Las Vegas, NV @ Boomers<br /> 06.23 -Los Angeles, CA @ Airliner Club<br /> 06.24 -Santa Cruz, CA @ Moe's Alley<br /> 06.25 -Grants Pass, OR @ Illinois River<br /> 06.26 -Eugene, OR @ John Henry's<br /> 06.27 -Mount Shasta, CA @ Roxy's Vets Club<br /> 06.30 -Portland, OR @ Berbati's Pan *<br /> 07.01 -Seattle, WA @ Nectar Lounge *<br /> 07.03 -Bozeman, MT @ Zebra Cocktail Lounge *<br /> 07.05 -Boise, ID @ Neurolux *<br /> ...</p>RhymesayersThu, 10 Jun 2010 19:54:00 -0500Soundset Wrap Uphttp://rhymesayers.com/news/322http://rhymesayers.com/news/322<p>With over 17,000 people in attendance this was our most successful Soundset yet! We'd like to thank all of the artists who performed, everyone who worked behind the scenes and of course you our dedicated and loyal fans for making Soundset an amazing success! If you missed any coverage of the event head over to www.soundsetfestival.com or check out the pictures on our flickr page. Stay tuned for some exclusive video and additional Soundset updates! <br /><br /> BK-One wanted to share his "Soundset Practice Sessions" mix with you which you can download right here. <br /><br /> <strong>Soundset:</strong> SoundsetFestival.com | Twitter | Facebook | Myspace</p>RhymesayersFri, 04 Jun 2010 15:06:00 -0500The Official 2010 Soundset Site Map!http://rhymesayers.com/news/309http://rhymesayers.com/news/309<p> <br /><br /> <strong>Soundset RSVP:</strong> Facebook | Twitter<br /><strong>After Party RSVP:</strong> Facebook<br /><br /> Buy your Soundset Festival &amp; After Party tickets online through Ticketmaster or walk up through Fifth Element in Minneapolis! <br /><br /> Make sure you follow, fan or text "SS2010" to #66937 for Soundset updates and your chance to win! <br /><br /> <strong>Soundset:</strong> SoundsetFestival.com | Twitter | Facebook | Myspace<br /> <strong>Rhymesayers:</strong> Facebook | Twitter | Youtube | Myspace</p>RhymesayersSat, 22 May 2010 04:58:00 -0500Who’s playing the 2010 Soundset Fifth Element Stage?http://rhymesayers.com/news/306http://rhymesayers.com/news/306<p>Catch some of the finest underground hip hop has to offer this year on the <strong>Fifth Element Stage</strong> at Soundset! The stage will feature some already well established artists as well as local and national up and coming artists who have been making noise this year! You can catch <strong>Busdriver, Dessa, Themselves, Fashawn, Toki Wright, Yelawolf, Prof with Rahzwell, A.R.M, Dark Time Sunshine, Cecil Otter, Ernest Rhodes, Mike Dreams, Ice Rod, I.B.E, DJ Snuggles &amp; DJ Anton</strong> Sunday, May 30th on the <strong>Fifth Element Stage at Soundset. <br /><br /> <object width="480" height="385" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/1jMPBY4aBhw&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1&amp;" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/1jMPBY4aBhw&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1&amp;" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /></object><br /><br /> <strong>Soundset RSVP:</strong> Facebook | Twitter<br /><strong>After Party RSVP:</strong> Facebook<br /><br /> Buy your Soundset Festival &amp; After Party tickets online through Ticketmaster or walk up through Fifth Element in Minneapolis! <br /><br /> Make sure you follow, fan or text "SS2010" to #66937 for Soundset updates and your chance...</strong></p>RhymesayersMon, 17 May 2010 18:12:00 -0500Video: Toki Wright - By the Time I Get to Arizona 2010http://rhymesayers.com/news/304http://rhymesayers.com/news/304<p>Dear Friends, Family, and Allies, <br /><br /> On Friday, April 23rd 2010 at approximately 1:30pm Governor Jan Brewer of Arizona signed into law the most aggressive bill against undocumented residents in the United States. Under Senate Bill 1070 local police departments have been given the authority to identify, detain, and deport anyone they deem to be illegally in the US based solely on their suspicion. Yet we ask, "what does illegal look like?" <br /><br /> We the people believe that this is not only a decision deeply rooted in racism, but also a political plot to cause disruption between the State and Federal government at the expense of hard working families. The same stigma that has plagued people of color in unfair hiring and housing practices, education, police profiling and more has now been passed in...</p>RhymesayersFri, 14 May 2010 14:42:00 -0500Do you know who’s playing at Soundset 2010?http://rhymesayers.com/news/291http://rhymesayers.com/news/291<p><object width="560" height="340" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/zSQEGyUsAbQ&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1&amp;" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/zSQEGyUsAbQ&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1&amp;" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /></object><br /><br /> Rhymesayers Entertainment and Rose Presents bring you the third annual Soundset Festival Sunday, May 30th 2010: the official Midwest kick-off of the summer with nine hours of the best independent Hip Hop music in one day. It all goes down at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, MN . <br /><br /> Confirmed artists for Soundset 2010 include: Atmosphere, Method Man &amp; Redman, Brother Ali, Hieroglyphics featuring Del The Funky Homosapien, Souls of Mischief, Casual and Pep Love, P.O.S, Murs, Freeway &amp; Jake One, Eyedea &amp; Abilities, Wiz Khalifa, Cage, DJ Rob Swift, Grieves &amp; Budo, 45 King, People Under The Stairs, BK One, DJ Revolution, Dessa, Yelawolf, Fashawn, Themselves, Busdriver, Toki Wright, Solillaquists of Sound, Prof with Rahzwell, Cecil Otter, Dark Time Sunshine, Ernest Rhodes, A.R.M , Mike Dreams, I.B....</p>RhymesayersTue, 27 Apr 2010 20:12:00 -0500Catch a FREE ride to Soundsethttp://rhymesayers.com/news/272http://rhymesayers.com/news/272<p>Soundset is officially offering a <strong>FREE</strong> ride to those of you that do not have transportation to Shakopee, MN. <br /><br /> Here's the deal, Soundset will offer a FREE shuttle service from Mall of America at the North Bus Loop direct to Canterbury- dropping off at the entrance to the concert site. We will have 2 buses going every half hour starting at 10:00am. Please note, the pick up location is NOT the MOA transit center. Just look for the orange school buses that say Positive Connection and SOUNDSET. The FREE shuttles run every half hour, with the last bus departing Soundset at 9:30PM. <br /><br /> If you have any questions, please email soundset@rhymesayers.com with subject: Transportation. <br /><br /> To get to MOA on public transportation, check out this link: MetroTransit Trip Planner <br /><br /> <strong>RSVP:</strong> Facebook | Twitter <br /><br /> Soun...</p>RhymesayersThu, 08 Apr 2010 15:39:00 -05002010 Soundset tickets officially on sale!http://rhymesayers.com/news/266http://rhymesayers.com/news/266<p>Rhymesayers Entertainment and <strong>Rose Presents</strong> bring you the third annual Soundset Festival <strong>Sunday, May 30th 2010</strong>: the official Midwest kick-off of the summer with nine hours of the best independent Hip Hop music in one day. It all goes down at <strong>Canterbury Park in Shakopee, MN</strong> . <br /><br /> Confirmed artists for Soundset 2010 include: <strong>Atmosphere, Method Man &amp; Redman, Brother Ali, Hieroglyphics featuring Del The Funky Homosapien, Souls of Mischief, Casual and Pep Love, P.O.S, Murs, Freeway &amp; Jake One, Eyedea &amp; Abilities, Wiz Khalifa, Cage, DJ Rob Swift, Grieves &amp; Budo, 45 King, People Under The Stairs, BK One, DJ Revolution, Dessa, Yelawolf, Fashawn, Themselves, Busdriver, Toki Wright, Solillaquists of Sound, Prof with Rahzwell, Cecil Otter, Dark Time Sunshine, Ernest Rhodes, A.R.M , Mike Dreams, I.B.E...</strong></p>RhymesayersFri, 02 Apr 2010 14:25:00 -0500Official 2010 Soundset Line Up Announced!http://rhymesayers.com/news/263http://rhymesayers.com/news/263<p>Rhymesayers Entertainment and <strong>Rose Presents</strong> bring you the third annual Soundset Festival <strong>Sunday, May 30th 2010</strong>: the official Midwest kick-off of the summer with nine hours of the best independent Hip Hop music in one day. It all goes down at <strong>Canterbury Park in Shakopee, MN</strong> . <br /><br /> Confirmed artists for Soundset 2010 include: <strong>Atmosphere, Method Man &amp; Redman, Brother Ali, Hieroglyphics featuring Del The Funky Homosapien, Souls of Mischief, Casual and Pep Love, P.O.S, Murs, Freeway &amp; Jake One, Eyedea &amp; Abilities, Wiz Khalifa, Cage, DJ Rob Swift, Grieves &amp; Budo, 45 King, People Under The Stairs, BK One, DJ Revolution, Dessa, Yelawolf, Fashawn, Themselves, Busdriver, Toki Wright, Solillaquists of Sound, Prof with Rahzwell, Cecil Otter, Dark Time Sunshine, Ernest Rhodes, A.R.M , Mike Dreams, I.B.E...</strong></p>RhymesayersTue, 30 Mar 2010 19:24:00 -0500Toki Wright: Black Belt Tour kicks off in Duluth todayhttp://rhymesayers.com/news/231http://rhymesayers.com/news/231<p>Toki Wright kicks off his Black Belt Tour today in Duluth, MN. Complete tour details at Rhymesayers.com/Events. <br /><br /> <br /><br /> 02.25 - Duluth, MN @ Pizza Luce<br /> 02.26 - Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium<br /> 02.27 - Sioux Falls, SD @ Nutty's North<br /> 03.01 - Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room<br /> 03.02 - Lincoln, NE @ Burbon Theatre<br /> 03.03 - Des Moines, IA @ Vaudville Mews<br /> 03.04 - La Crosse, WI @ The Warehouse<br /> 03.05 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean<br /> 03.07 - Minneapolis, MN @ Fineline Cafe <br /><br /> <strong>Toki Wright:</strong> Twitter | Facebook | Myspace <br /> <strong>Rhymesayers:</strong> Facebook | Twitter | Youtube | Myspace</p>RhymesayersThu, 25 Feb 2010 20:26:00 -0600Toki Wright - "BlackMale EP"http://rhymesayers.com/news/226http://rhymesayers.com/news/226<p><object width="560" height="340" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/vbhlgax39nE&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1&amp;" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/vbhlgax39nE&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1&amp;" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /></object><br /><br /> <strong>Download here: http://www.sendspace.com/file/ep9w54</strong> <br /><br /></p><form action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> <input name="cmd" type="hidden" value="_s-xclick" /> <input name="encrypted" type="hidden" value="-----BEGIN PKCS7-----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-----END PKCS7-----" /> <input alt="PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online!" name="submit" src="https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/btn/btn_donateCC_LG.gif" type="image" /> </form><p><br /><br /> Friends and Family, <br /><br /> First off thank you for your continued support. Since the release of my debut full length album “A Different Mirror” in June I’ve been continuing to work hard to bring you more. In the last six months I’ve traveled tour the country, released new videos, and been working daily to provide you with more original work. <br /><br /> “BlackMale” is an 8 song digital EP of all brand new music. Seeing that it is Black History month it seemed like a fitting to release this interpretation of African-American manhood. I worked closely with Benzilla, Reggie Reg, Greg Greaze, PC, and Mike Swoop to craft this project. This project was also made possible by the Minnesota State Arts Board’s Cultural Community Partnership Grant. I set t...</p>RhymesayersThu, 18 Feb 2010 23:23:00 -0600Rhymesayers benefit for Haiti raises over $30,000http://rhymesayers.com/news/220http://rhymesayers.com/news/220<p>Last night's benefit for Haiti was a huge success and we were able to raise over $30,000 dollars for the cause. <strong>We'd like to thank our sponsors Vita.MN, 89.3 The Current &amp; First Avenue, </strong><strong>all the artists who performed and last but not least all of you who purchased tickets, bought merchandise or donated additional funds last night!</strong> There are a few photos here from the show last night and keep your eyes out for some follow up video footage later this week. Thanks again for your support!</p>RhymesayersWed, 10 Feb 2010 23:06:00 -0600Rhymesayers Haiti Benefit at First Avenue one week away!http://rhymesayers.com/news/210http://rhymesayers.com/news/210<p>Tickets for the Rhymesayers presented Benefit For Haiti are officially on sale now! You can pick up tickets at the following independent record stores; <strong>Fifth Element, The Electric Fetus, Treehouse Records, Road Runner Records, Down In The Valley as well as the First Avenue box office and online through Ticketmaster</strong>! <br /><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>Rhymesayers Presents: A Benefit For Haiti</strong><strong> Tuesday, February 9th 2010<br /> First Ave <br /> Hosted by Slug of Atmosphere<br /> Performances by Brother Ali, Freeway, Sage Francis, Jake One, I Self Devine, Sims, Toki Wright, BK One, B. Dolan, Muja Messiah, Kevin Beacham, and King Otto<br /> $20 | 18+<br /> Buy tickets from: Ticketmaster</strong> <br /><br /> You can read the full press release on Rhymesayers.com <br /><br /> http://www.rhymesayers.com<br /> http://www.fifthelementonline.com<br /> http://www.oxfamamerica.org<br /> http://doctorswithoutbo...</p>RhymesayersWed, 03 Feb 2010 00:36:00 -0600Tickets on sale now for Haiti Benefit at First Avenue on February 9th!http://rhymesayers.com/news/202http://rhymesayers.com/news/202<p>Tickets for the Rhymesayers presented Benefit For Haiti are officially on sale today! You can pick up tickets at the following independent record stores; <strong>Fifth Element, The Electric Fetus, Treehouse Records, Road Runner Records, Down In The Valley as well as the First Avenue box office and online through Ticketmaster</strong>! <br /><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>Rhymesayers Presents: A Benefit For Haiti</strong><strong> Tuesday, February 9th 2010<br /> First Ave <br /> Hosted by Slug of Atmosphere<br /> Performances by Brother Ali, Freeway, Sage Francis, Jake One, I Self Devine, Sims, Toki Wright, BK One, B. Dolan, Muja Messiah, Kevin Beacham, and King Otto<br /> $20 | 18+<br /> Buy tickets from: Ticketmaster</strong> <br /><br /> You can read the full press release on Rhymesayers.com <br /><br /> http://www.rhymesayers.com<br /> http://www.fifthelementonline.com<br /> http://www.oxfamamerica.org<br /> http://doctorswithout...</p>RhymesayersWed, 27 Jan 2010 17:18:00 -0600RHYMESAYERS ENTERTAINMENT TO HOST CHARITY BENEFIT FOR HAITI, TUESDAY FEBRUARY 9THhttp://rhymesayers.com/news/200http://rhymesayers.com/news/200<p><strong>HOSTED BY SLUG OF ATMOSPHERE AND FEATURING PERFORMANCES FROM BROTHER ALI, FREEWAY &amp; JAKE ONE, SAGE FRANCIS AND MORE AT MINNEAPOLIS’ FIRST AVENUE</strong> <br /><br /> ALL PROCEEDS TO BE DONATED TO THE EARTHQUAKE VICTIMS OF HAITI <br /><br /> "This is one if the greatest tragedies of our lifetime. It's time for all of us to help the people and families who are suffering." <strong>-Brother Ali</strong> <br /><br /> <strong>Rhymesayers Entertainment</strong> &amp; friends are proudly coming together this February 9th, in a time of dire global crisis, to organize a benefit for the victims of the earthquake in Haiti. With an all-star lineup assembled for an epic night of music for a good cause, <strong>100% of the proceeds will be donated to charity!</strong> Featuring performances from <strong>Brother Ali, Freeway &amp; Jake One, Sage Francis &amp; B. Dolan, Jake One, I Self Devine, Sims, Muja Messiah, T...</strong></p>RhymesayersMon, 25 Jan 2010 16:46:00 -0600Fresh Air Tour Video #3 / Minneapolis Tonight!http://rhymesayers.com/news/158http://rhymesayers.com/news/158<p>The third tour video from the Fresh Air Tour. Tonight the tour returns home for the first of two home coming shows in Minneapolis at First Avenue. The show tonight is <strong>SOLD OUT</strong> but there are still tickets available for the All Ages show tomorrow which you can grab online from Ticketmaster or grab 'em from Fifth Element | 612.377.0044. <br /><br /> <object width="480" height="385" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/FzsPJOsA_x4&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1&amp;" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/FzsPJOsA_x4&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1&amp;" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /></object><br /><br /> You can catch <strong>Brother Ali</strong> today live on the Current at 4:30PM CST! Tune to 89.3 FM in the Twin Cities or listen online at TheCurrent.org</p><p>!</p>RhymesayersFri, 20 Nov 2009 17:28:00 -0600Fresh Air Tour update: Minneapolis 18+ show SOLD OUT!http://rhymesayers.com/news/132http://rhymesayers.com/news/132<p>Tickets for the 18+ Fresh Air Tour show at First Avenue in Minneapolis, MN on November 20th are officially <strong>SOLD OUT</strong>! You can still buy tickets for the All Ages show at First Avenue on November 21st but they are moving fast so make sure you get yours now before they sell out! Tickets for the All Ages show are available online at Ticketmaster or walk up from Fifth Element and the First Avenue box office. <br /><br /> Thanks for your continued support and we'll see you in Minneapolis! <br /><br /> <strong>11.20.09</strong><br /> Venue: First Avenue<br /> Address: 701 1st Ave N<br /> City: Minneapolis, MN<br /> Cost: $15<br /> Ages: 18+<br /> Doors: 8:00PM<br /> Performing: <strong>Brother Ali, Evidence, Toki Wright &amp; BK-One</strong> <br /><br /> <strong>SOLD OUT!</strong> <br /><br /> <strong>11.21.09</strong><br /> Venue: First Avenue<br /> Address: 701 1st Ave N<br /> City: Minneapolis, MN<br /> Cost: $15<br /> Ages: All Ages<br /> Doors: 6:00PM<br /> Performing: <strong>Brother Ali, Evidenc...</strong></p>RhymesayersFri, 30 Oct 2009 16:20:00 -0500Toki Wright Q&A with Austin's AV Club http://rhymesayers.com/news/129http://rhymesayers.com/news/129<p>"Like many hip-hop artists, Toki Wright's interests aren't limited to music. But the Minneapolis rapper's extracurricular activities are far more ambitious than starting a T-shirt company or launching his own signature energy drink. Wright is a community-service worker for non-profits like Yo! The Movement, a writer who almost covered Rwandan hip-hop for The Source , and a certified teacher who currently heads the nation's first accredited hip-hop diploma program at McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul. His understated style of rhyming is equally high-minded and bobs with a thirst for observation. Currently supporting the Rhymesayers release A Different Mirror, Wright stops by Emo's tonight as part of The Fresh Air Tour with Brother Ali. The A.V. Club caught up with him to discuss...</p>RhymesayersWed, 28 Oct 2009 18:07:00 -0500Fresh Air Tour Video #2http://rhymesayers.com/news/124http://rhymesayers.com/news/124<p>The second installment of exclusive behind the scenes footage of the Fresh Air Tour featuring Brother Ali, Evidence, Toki Wright &amp; BK-One. <br /><br /> <object width="425" height="344" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/bGRLmxjsMZw&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1&amp;" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/bGRLmxjsMZw&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1&amp;" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /></object><br /><br /> You can catch the <strong>Fresh Air Tour</strong> in Texas through Thursday this week in Lubbock, Dallas, Austin and Houston. Full details for all shows below! <br /><br /> 10.26.09<br /> Venue: Jake's Sports Center<br /> Address: 5025 50th St.<br /> City: Lubbock, TX<br /> Cost: $13/$15<br /> Ages: All Ages<br /> Doors: 8:00PM<br /> Performing: <strong>Brother Ali, Evidence, Toki Wright &amp; BK-One</strong> <br /><br /> Buy Tickets <br /><br /> 10.27.09<br /> Venue: Granada Theater<br /> Address: 3524 Greenville Ave.<br /> City: Dallas, TX<br /> Cost: $15/$20<br /> Ages: 17+<br /> Doors: 7:00PM<br /> Performing: <strong>Brother Ali, Evidence, Toki Wright &amp; BK-One</strong> <br /><br /> Buy Tickets <br /><br /> 10.28.09<br /> Venue: Emo's<br /> Address: 603 Red River<br /> City: Austin, TX<br /> Cost: $13/$15<br /> Ages: 17+<br /> Doors: 9:00PM<br /> Performing: <strong>Brother Ali, Evidence,...</strong></p>RhymesayersMon, 26 Oct 2009 21:44:00 -0500New music video "Devil's Advocate" from Toki Wrighthttp://rhymesayers.com/news/123http://rhymesayers.com/news/123<p>New music video "Devil's Advocate" off Toki Wright's new album A Different Mirror. Head over to MTV.com to see the video or watch it below. <br /><br /> <object width="512" height="319" data="http://media.mtvnservices.com/mgid:uma:video:mtvmusic.com:445447" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="flashvars" value="dist=blogs.citypages.com" /><param name="src" value="http://media.mtvnservices.com/mgid:uma:video:mtvmusic.com:445447" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /></object></p><div >Toki Wright |MTV Music</div><p><br /><br /> <strong>Directed by: Dave Wilson</strong> <br /><br /> You can catch <strong>Toki</strong> in a city near you on the Fresh Air Tour with <strong>Brother Ali, Evidence &amp; Bk-One</strong>. <br /><br /> Buy "A Different Mirror" - Fifth Element | iTunes | Amazon <br /><br /> Twitter | Facebook | Myspace</p>RhymesayersMon, 26 Oct 2009 19:53:00 -0500ADDED ALL AGES BROTHER ALI SHOW @ FIRST AVE DUE TO DEMANDhttp://rhymesayers.com/news/102http://rhymesayers.com/news/102<p>Due to high demand for the Brother Ali <strong>Fresh Air Tour</strong> show at First Avenue on 11/20 we've added a second, All Ages show on 11/21. There are a limited number of tickets remaining for the 18+ on 11/20 show so make sure you grab tickets today from Ticketmaster.com or get them in person at Fifth Element 2411 Hennepin Ave S | MPLS, MN | 612.377.0044 or from the First Avenue Box Office. Complete details for both shows below! Tickets for the newly added all ages show on 11/21 go on sale this Friday ! Both of these shows will sell out fast so make sure you buy your tickets early! <br /><br /> <strong>11.20.09</strong><br /> Venue: First Avenue<br /> Address: 701 1st Ave N<br /> City: Minneapolis, MN<br /> Cost: $15<br /> Ages: 18+<br /> Performing: <strong>Brother Ali, Evidence, Toki Wright &amp; BK-One</strong> <br /><br /> Buy Tickets:<br /> Online: Ticketmaster.com<br /> Walk Up:<br /> Fifth Element 2411 ...</p>RhymesayersWed, 07 Oct 2009 19:09:00 -0500Fresh Air Tour Week 1http://rhymesayers.com/news/98http://rhymesayers.com/news/98<p>Fresh Air Tour video update! See what's been happening behind the scenes of the Fresh Air Tour! <br /><br /> <object width="425" height="344" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/YubdSxDweDY&amp;color1=0xb1b1b1&amp;color2=0xcfcfcf&amp;hl=en&amp;feature=player_embedded&amp;fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always" /><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/YubdSxDweDY&amp;color1=0xb1b1b1&amp;color2=0xcfcfcf&amp;hl=en&amp;feature=player_embedded&amp;fs=1" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /></object><br /><br /> Head over to BrotherAli.com for regular tour updates! <br /><br /> Facebook | Twitter | Myspace</p>RhymesayersMon, 05 Oct 2009 23:01:00 -0500The Freshest Kids feat. Brother Ali, Evidence, Toki Wright & BK-Onehttp://rhymesayers.com/news/83http://rhymesayers.com/news/83<p>"The Freshest Kids" feat. Brother Ali, Evidence &amp; Toki Wright is the official anthem of the Fresh Air Tour. Production on the track comes from Brother Ali &amp; BK-One. This is just a little taste of what you can expect of the Fresh Air Tour. Coming to a city near you so grab your tickets today! <br /><br /> <object width="480" height="295" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/DYky7kUWP_4&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1&amp;" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/DYky7kUWP_4&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1&amp;" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /></object><br /><br /> Complete list of tour dates on the Fresh Air Tour Page <br /><br /> Download: The Freshest Kids</p>RhymesayersFri, 25 Sep 2009 14:37:00 -0500Toki Wright - "A Different Mirror" live videohttp://rhymesayers.com/news/10http://rhymesayers.com/news/10<p>In case you may have missed it. Here's some live video of Toki Wright performing "A Different Mirror" live for the <strong>Local Show</strong> on 89.3FM the Current. Peep the video below! <br /><br /> <object width="480" height="295" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/6qLrX9R55ik&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1&amp;" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/6qLrX9R55ik&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1&amp;" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /></object><br /><br /> If you haven't grabbed your copy of <strong>Toki Wright's</strong> "A Different Mirror cop it from your local independent or chain music store and online from Fifth Element, Amazon or iTunes. <br /><br /> You can catch Toki in September on the Fresh Air Tour with Brother Ali, Evidence &amp; BK-One. <br /><br /> Twitter | Facebook | Myspace</p>RhymesayersWed, 09 Sep 2009 19:43:00 -0500Brother Ali - Fresh Air Tourhttp://rhymesayers.com/news/5http://rhymesayers.com/news/5<p><object width="480" height="295" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/aLoNfyNugHc&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1&amp;" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/aLoNfyNugHc&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1&amp;" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /></object><br /><br /> Brother Ali is heading out on the road to support his upcoming record "Us" out 09.22.09. He'll be joined by <strong>Evidence, Toki Wright &amp; BK-One</strong>. Complete tour details can be found on the "Fresh Air Tour Page. <br /><br /> 09.22 – Duluth, MN – Pizza Luce<br /> 09.23 – Mankato, MN – What’s Up Lounge<br /> 09.24 – Iowa City, IA – The Industry<br /> 09.25 – Sioux Falls, SD – Nutty’s North | Buy Tickets<br /> 09.26 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room | Buy Tickets<br /> 09.27 – Lawrence, KS – Granada | Buy Tickets<br /> 09.29 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre | Buy Tickets<br /> 09.30 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre | Buy Tickets<br /> 10.01 – Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep | Buy Tickets<br /> 10.02 – Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue | Buy Tickets<br /> 10.03 – Boise, ID – The Venue | Buy Tickets<br /> 10.04 – Missoula, MT – The Badlander<br /> 10.06 – Spokane, WA – The Boulevard | ...</p>RhymesayersWed, 09 Sep 2009 16:56:00 -0500