Recent Posts Posts.en-usBrother Ali at BIG SOUND 2015<p><strong>Brother Ali </strong>will be delivering a keynote speech at this year's Big Sound music industry conference in Brisbane, Australia. Also, on deck as a confirmed speaker this year, is Rhymesayers' own <strong>Ashanti Abdullah</strong>. <br /><br /> For more information on Big Sound, please check out:<br /></p>RhymesayersFri, 31 Jul 2015 12:23:00 -0500I Self Devine "What Can I Do, Where Can I Turn?" [PROD BY ANT]<p>Self Destruction only had one official 12” single for the album, “Ice Cold” . This was around the time when 12” singles were starting to lose a bit of steam and the focus was shifting more toward full-lengths and digital releases. However, there was a second single for the album planned. “Overthrow”, an album favorite for many, was planned to be the A-side with “Everyday Shit” on the B-side. There was also a plan to include an unreleased ANT produced track on the single as well. When we first stumbled upon the master for this single, it didn’t have a track listing, so there was some debate about its origins, specifically the title. Through that process, it was dubbed “What Can I Do, Where Can I Turn?”, based off the hook. However, further discussion with I Self Devine revealed that this...</p>RhymesayersTue, 28 Jul 2015 11:00:00 -0500Prof - New Video and Liability Album - Pre Order Now!<p align="center"><strong>Prof Announces New Album!</strong><br /><strong><em> Liability: Dropping 10/16</em></strong><br /><strong> Pre Order Now!</strong><br /><br /></p><p><br /><strong> Prof</strong>, the newest signee to Rhymesayers Entertainment, is already a legend on the southside of Minneapolis. With three self-released albums, plus three additional mixtapes of exclusive material already under his belt, it should come as no surprise he's been tirelessly making music for over a decade. While he's continued to develop over that time, both musically and artistically, he's also fine-tuned his live show to such a spectacle that he's undeniably made a lasting impression on the scene. As an entertainer, Prof shows incredible diversity. Whether artistically, or characteristically, he purposefully maneuvers between the parallels of inconceivable experiences and extraordinary fantasies. From the factual to the fictit...</p>RhymesayersFri, 24 Jul 2015 10:00:00 -0500Stay Connected with Rhymesayers!<p>Looking for Rhymesayers Entertainment on social media and streaming services? Be sure to stay connected with us so you don't miss a thing!</p><p><strong><span >SOCIAL MEDIA:</span></strong><br />•  <strong>Facebook</strong> → /rhymesayers<br />•  <strong>Instagram</strong> → @rhymesayers<br />•  <strong>Snapchat</strong> → realrhymesayers<br />•  <strong>Tumblr</strong> → rhymesayers<br />•  <strong>Twitter</strong> → @rhymesayers <br /><br /><strong><span >STREAMING + VIDEO:</span></strong><br />•  <strong>Soundcloud</strong> → /rhymesayers<br />•  <strong>Spotify</strong> → /rhymesayers<br />•  <strong>Twitch</strong> → /rhymesayers |  To read about our Twitch policy, click here.<br />•  <strong>YouTube</strong> → /rhymesayers <br /><br /><strong><span >NEWLETTER:</span></strong><br />To stay updated via email on what is happening with the label as a whole, as well as all of our artists, sign up for our mailing list here!</p><p><br /><br /><br /><br /></p>RhymesayersMon, 13 Jul 2015 11:40:00 -0500I Self Devine & P.O.S' "This Is That Shit"<p><strong>Get Your Tickets Now For <em>Self Destruction</em> Performed Live At First Avenue's 7th Street Entry : </strong><br /><br /> As mentioned last week with the “Ice Cold [OG ANT Demo Mix]" leak, while recording “Self Destruction”, I Self Devine recorded a lot of extra songs that didn’t make the album. In fact, just last week he confirmed, “I recorded about 70 songs...” This is testament to I Self’s prolific nature. He’s driven to write, create and convey his messages. It’s a flow of expression that he can’t easily turn off.</p><p>That said, “Self Destruction” wasn’t the first time he created a wealth of music that the world didn’t get to hear. He has unreleased albums, songs, and projects that he's continued to amass since the mid ’90s. While “Self Destruction” was off getting mixed and mastered, I Self conti...</p>RhymesayersSat, 11 Jul 2015 13:00:00 -0500PROF Outdoors 2 Coming September 5th to The Cabooze!<p>The wildest party of the summer returns with <strong>PROF</strong> Outdoors 2! That's right, this will be the biggest show in the history of PROF, with additional guests and surprise performances throughout the night! It all goes down <strong>Saturday, September 5, 2015</strong> at <strong>The Cabooze</strong> . This event will be All Ages; Doors at 5pm.<br /><br /> Tickets go on sale for $25 THIS SATURDAY, July 11th at 12pm CST.<br /><br /> For those who were already signed up for our mailing list before 11am CST today, you should have received a newsletter with the pre-sale information and password.</p>RhymesayersWed, 08 Jul 2015 13:07:00 -0500I Self Devine's "Ice Cold" (OG ANT DEMO REMIX)<p>Did you know that the demo version of<strong> I Self Devine</strong>'s "Ice Cold" was produced by <strong>ANT</strong>? For the first time, take a listen on SoundCloud now:<br /><br /> <iframe src=";color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%" height="166"></iframe><br /><br />If you are in the Twin Cities, celebrate the 10th Anniversary of his <strong><em>Self Destruction</em></strong> album on AUGUST 1st at First Avenue's 7th St Entry. Get your tickets at</p>RhymesayersSat, 04 Jul 2015 13:00:00 -0500Brand New Rhymesayers "Bruiser" Socks - Available Now!<p>Available now for the first time in-store and online, Rhymesayers “Bruiser” socks! Cop them in two unique colors, navy with red &amp; white stripes or black with white and gray stripes, perfect to go along with your Bruiser tee &amp; hoodie.</p><p>This intricate 3 color woven design by <strong>Dave Quiggle</strong> will be sure to step your sock game up to the next level. Packaged in a full color printed wrap, ones size fits all. Be sure to get them while supplies last only at Fifth Element!</p>RhymesayersWed, 01 Jul 2015 11:17:00 -0500Boom Bap Project featuring Rakaa (of Dilated Peoples)-Cut Down Ya Options (2005)<p>This track is from <strong>Boom Bap Project</strong>'s debut album on Rhymesayers, <strong><em>Reprogram</em></strong>, which released ten years ago yesterday, on June 21st 2005. In honor of the album's tenth anniversary, we're offering both CD and Digital versions for only $4.99, for a limited time! PLUS, when you buy Reprogram, you will also get Boom Bap Project's "Welcome To Seattle" Mixtape forFREE! Also available, a FREE D/L of <em>The Shakedown</em>, a full album that features the same production team as <em>Reprogram</em> and a nice array of guests, that Boom Bap Project put together for their supporting tour for the album. <strong>Get yours NOW: </strong><br /><br /><strong> The History:</strong> Emerging out of Oldominion, one of the most prominent crews to represent out of the Northwest, Boom Bap Project had a distinct musical goal in mind. The plan was...</p>RhymesayersMon, 22 Jun 2015 13:04:00 -0500Pre-order Grimace Federation's The Measure In Mixture (Featuring Aesop Rock) Now<p>Coming off his latest Rhymesayers release, <strong><em>Bestiary</em></strong>, as part of <strong>Hail Mary Mallon</strong>, <strong>Aesop Rock</strong> recently collaborated with friends, the experimental group from Philly, <strong>Grimace Federation</strong>. Previously, the two worked together on Aesop Rock's <em>Skelethon</em> album, as well as Aesop's butchered remix of "Bosico", from Grimace Federation's <em>On Velvet</em> album, and more. <br /><br /> Grimace Federation's sonic collages create a symphonic, cinematic, and immense sound. The band’s musical foundation could be discovered in the grooves of records from post-rock legends such as Jaga Jazzist, Tortoise, and Stereolab, while latter day influences, like Mogwai and Black Sabbath, and a lifetime of collecting obscure underground hip-hop records notably seep into their symbiotic chaos. <br /><br /><strong><em> The Measure In Mixture</em></strong> combines spastic kr...</p>RhymesayersFri, 19 Jun 2015 10:31:00 -0500Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Boom Bap Project's Reprogram<p>Ten years ago, on June 21st 2005, Rhymesayers Entertainment released <strong>Boom Bap Project</strong>'s <strong><em>Reprogram</em></strong>. In honor of the album's tenth anniversary, we're offering both CD and Digital versions for only $4.99, for a limited time! PLUS, when you buy Reprogram, you will also get Boom Bap Project's <strong>"Welcome To Seattle" Mixtape</strong> for FREE! <br /><br /><strong><em><span > SPECIAL ALERT:</span></em></strong> There are only about a dozen copies left of the album on vinyl before it goes out of print, so this could be your last chance to grab this on wax! <br /><br /> Emerging out of Oldominion, one of the most prominent crews to represent out of the Northwest, Boom Bap Project had a distinct musical goal in mind. The plan was revealed in the group's name –hard beats and hard rhymes– a.k.a that good ole Boom Bap. Armed with strong Hip Hop sensibilities, unbreakable co...</p>RhymesayersMon, 15 Jun 2015 11:00:00 -0500Fifth Element's 2015 Parking Lot Sale<p>Every August, <strong>Fifth Element</strong>, the official Rhymesayers retailer, hosts a Parking Lot Sale filled with newly discounted items, rare and exclusive merch, and all sorts of fun stuff! However, although it's called a Parking Lot Sale, we also make these deals available through the online store, too!</p><p>Join us in person,<strong> or online</strong>, August 22nd, 2015 for this year's action-packed event, with DJ's spinning all day and an expanded collection of used vinyl.</p><p><strong>Details + RSVP</strong></p>RhymesayersTue, 09 Jun 2015 11:28:00 -0500Celebrate I Self Devine's 10-Year Anniversary of Self Destruction!<p>On August 2nd, 2005, Rhymesayers Entertainment released <strong>I Self Devine</strong>'s <strong><em>Self Destruction</em></strong> album, featuring production from <strong>ANT</strong> , <strong>Jake One</strong>, <strong>Vitamin D</strong>, and <strong>Bean One</strong>. <em>Self Destruction</em> marked a transition in I Self's career, allowing him to create a musical identity separate from what he had built with <strong>The Micranots</strong>, and giving a deeper, more personal look into his life. To celebrate the ten-year anniversary of <em>Self Destruction</em>, we have some exciting things planned: <br /><br /><strong> I Self Devine - <em>Self Destruction</em> - Live At 7th Street Entry, Aug 1st, 2015</strong><br /><br /> Come for an exclusive performance of the <em>Self Destruction</em> album by I Self Devine! Plus special guests: <strong>Sarah White</strong>, <strong>Muja Messiah</strong>, <strong>Lioness</strong>, <strong>DJ Todda</strong>, <strong>DJ Just Nine</strong>, and host <strong>Tish Jones</strong>!</p><p>Tickets on sale now at Fifth Element, The Depot, and online via First-Av...</p>RhymesayersTue, 09 Jun 2015 11:22:00 -0500Soundset 2015 Wrap Up<p>We can't thank you guys enough for another great year at Soundset! Thanks to the fans, artists, and crew that all helped make this possible. Here's the recap.<br /><br /><strong> See you next year on May 29, 2016 at the new location: the Minnesota State Fairgrounds!</strong><br /><br /><iframe src="" width="560" height="315"></iframe></p>RhymesayersThu, 28 May 2015 10:49:00 -0500Soundset: Coming Back Home To You<p>Thank you for joining us at Soundset 2015. We're excited to announce that we're coming back home next year. See you on May 29th, 2016 at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds!<br /><br /><iframe src="" width="560" height="315"></iframe></p>RhymesayersMon, 25 May 2015 12:12:00 -0500New Rhymesayers "Bruiser" Merch is Here!<p>New Rhymesayers merch is in!</p><p>Welcome our new "Bruiser" hoodies and tees, designed by <strong>Dave Quiggle</strong>! Get them now at Fifth Element:</p>RhymesayersWed, 08 Apr 2015 10:20:00 -0500Rhymesayers Twitch Policy<p><strong><em> </em></strong><br /><br /> Many of you have asked us where we stand with streaming our music on Twitch. Now we have answers for you!</p><p><br /><strong><span > VOD</span></strong><br /><br /> As long as you are using a Rhymesayers song openly available through Twitch’s music library, it will <span ><em>not</em></span> be muted on VODs. <br /><br /><strong> Explicit Playlist</strong> |  <strong>Instrumental Playlist</strong></p><p> </p><p><strong><span > STREAMING</span></strong><br /><br /> You are welcome to tune into the Rhymesayers channel during your Twitch streams without your VODs being muted. All we ask is that you please help show your support and include our track listing bot in your channel. You can do this by typing <strong>!join</strong> on the Rhymesayers channel at <br /><br /> If you aren’t tuned into our channel, if you can, we ask that you use XSplit or similar tools to show your viewers which songs are being streamed live. <br /><br /> Another way to show your support is by adding <strong>t...</strong></p>RhymesayersThu, 02 Apr 2015 16:42:00 -0500Rhymesayers Is For The Gamers<p>We are proud to announce that we have officially launched our channel on <strong>Twitch</strong>! <br /><br /> For those unfamiliar with it, Twitch is the world's leading social video platform and community for gamers. Each month, more than 100 million community members gather to watch and talk about video games with more than 1.5 million broadcasters. Twitch's video platform is the backbone of both live and on-demand distribution for the entire video game ecosystem. This includes game developers, publishers, media outlets, events, user generated content, and the entire eSports scene. <br /><br /><strong> Once a week, we will begin streaming video games and hosting community events among staff, artists, <em>and you! </em></strong><br /><br /> Our kick-off community event will begin this <strong>Friday, April 3rd at 5 PM PST / 7 PM CST</strong>. For three hours, join <strong>Grieves</strong>, <strong>Sarah...</strong></p>RhymesayersThu, 02 Apr 2015 11:24:00 -0500A Moment In Rhymesayers: Episode 4 - Headshots Tape 4 History<p>"History" is a critical piece in the Headshots tapes puzzle. First and foremost, it’s a celebration of the life and talent of influential Headshots member Sess , who passed away earlier the same year that the tape was released. Additionally, it represents a shift from the crew trying to lure new listeners with music from outside artists, to focusing on their own music, instead. Lastly, it makes the jump from primarily selling excerpts from their live shows to focusing on 4-track recordings from Ant’s basement a.k.a The Factory. "History" is the most comprehensive collection of material from the original Headshots Crew on one tape, featuring music from The Abstract Pack, Phull Surkle, Atmosphere, Beyond, I Self Devine , and of course Sess, who is featured on a handful of songs, as well a...</p>RhymesayersWed, 01 Apr 2015 19:04:00 -0500Official Spotify Soundset 2015 Playlist<p>The Soundset 2015 official <strong>Spotify</strong> playlist is here and includes songs from your favorite artists performing this year! <br /><br /> Follow the playlist, enjoy the music, and share with your friends. We will be updating tracks regularly leading into Memorial Weekend. <br /><br /><strong> Listen to the Playlist ► </strong><br /><br /><strong> Still need to get your Soundset tickets?</strong> Purchase them in-store at <strong>Fifth Element</strong> or online at! <br /><br /><strong> Follow #Soundset on: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram</strong></p>RhymesayersFri, 13 Mar 2015 12:05:00 -0500