RSE: “In 1995, some of the most talented artists in the Twin Cities Hip Hop scene merged to form the Headshots Crew; The Abstract Pack, Phull Surkle, Black Hohl, Urban Atmosphere, and Beyond. Here’s a look into how the crew came to be. When we return for the next episode, we’ll explore the history of [cont.]
Rhymesayers: “This video touches on the high school years, and the time right after, for pivotal members of the Rhymesayers Family; Brent “Siddiq” Sayers (CEO, Rhymesayers Entertainment), Musab “Beyond” Saad, and Anthony “ANT” Davis & Sean “Slug” Daley of Atmosphere. These are the stories whose seeds would eventually grow into Headshots. This video also includes [cont.]
Minnesota Public Radio serves up the official full-length album stream for P.O.S. new Rhymesayers LP, We Don’t Even Live Here, dropping October 22nd. You can pre-order the album in various packages via RSE’s Fifth Element shop.
Minneapolis-bred rapper, producer, hardcore musician, punk philosopher and co-founder of the hip hop collective Doomtree, P.O.S. is gearing up to release his upcoming full length We Don’t Even Live Here on Rhymesayers October 23rd. The LP, which comes three years after his well received LP, Never Better, finds the rapper with one foot still firmly [cont.]
Iconic New York-born, San Francisco-based rapper and producer, Aesop Rock, is joining forces with indie-rap powerhouse Rhymesayers Entertainment to release his sixth studio album, Skelethon, on July 10th 2012. Since the release of None Shall Pass in 2007, we’ve seen Aesop Rock touring the world, launching online arts outlet, 900bats.com, and collaborating on LPs with [cont.]
From October 2011 to January 2012 a music video was collaboratively made for the song “Became” by Atmosphere. The goal was to create an engaging educational experience with students as the focal point. The result, a collaboration story with The Minnesota School of Business, MTS Digital Media Academy, Rhymesayers Entertainment, Visumm Media, Alex Horner Pictures, [cont.]
It’s almost time ya’ll. A Rhymesayers is hosting their annual SoundSet Festival in Minneapolis on Sunday, May 29, 2011. Confirmed artists for Soundset 2011 include: Atmosphere, Big Boi, De La Soul, Slaughterhouse (Joell Ortiz, Joe Budden, Royce da 5’9″, Crooked I), Brother Ali, Doomtree (P.O.S, Dessa, Sims, Cecil Otter, Mike Mictlan, Lazerbeak, Papertiger), Evidence x [cont.]
Longtime Rhymesayers duo return with this free MP3 for V-Day.
RSE revealed the cover art, tracklist, and synopsis for Atmosphere’s seventh studio LP, The Family Sign, due April 12th. Here’s what we know: Atmosphere returns with their 7th official studio album and the newest addition to their unparalleled body of work. The Family Sign comes from a place well refined and firmly planted, from a [cont.]
Printmatic releases the second single / video from Adventures In Counter Culture, due April 5th, inspired by the ATCQ’s Midnight Marauders sketch. Shot, edited, & directed by Optical Alchemists. The single is available now via ITunes.
UGHH got the drop on the first look at photographer Dan Monick’s Seven Years With Atmosphere & Rhymesayers photo book, which ships November 16th. There will be two editions – regular and a signed and numbered limited to 1500 copies package including an RSE compilation CD and Atmosphere 10″ vinyl which is set to include “never [cont.]
New video for “Cloud Man” off of the recently re-issued Rhymesayers album “88 Keys & Counting”. Video directed by Jesse Brown & Christian Hansen.
Toki Wright has a new EP up for download from the Rhymesayers site. You may have seen him touring with Brother Ali or other labelmates from the label in the past year. He is the Worldwide Wes of Minnesota hiphop, he knows everybody and appears at nearly every hiphop event in the Twin Cities. There [cont.]
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