Recent Postshttp://new.rhymesayers.com/Recent Posts.en-us— Open Letter To The Community From Siddiq —http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/2025http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/2025<p>— Open Letter To The Community From Siddiq —<br /><br /> It's not in my nature to be a public person. I’ve spent my career behind the scenes developing platforms for other people to tell their stories and offer their messages to the world. When I read Psalm One’s comments about our 20 year celebration this Friday, my first reaction was not to respond. I’ve always believed that regardless of what anyone says, the best response is to keep it moving and let my work and legacy speak for themselves. After reading her statements though, I feel I owe it to myself, my team and our community to tell my truth.<br /><br /> I’m proud that the label we’ve built from the ground is a platform for artists with a wide spectrum of identities to express themselves. We’ve developed a roster of diverse ethnicities, religions, lang...</p>RhymesayersTue, 01 Dec 2015 15:46:00 -0600Rhymesayers 20 Compilationhttp://new.rhymesayers.com/news/2024http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/2024<p>Now, let's take a sec to think back! We've compiled 20 years of Rhymesayers history into this one monumental compilation showcasing the diversity and progression of the label over the years, for your listening pleasure. With a whopping 80 tracks covering every release from day one, arranged mostly in chronological order, this is well over 5 hours of Rhymesayers legacy. <br /><br /> Whether you've been a fan since 1995, or you've just learned of us – whether you've only heard a few RSE artists, or you follow the entire roster – this collection defines why Rhymesayers has been a mainstay in independent Hip-Hop for over two decades, and counting. <br /><br /> Discover, reflect, reminisce, and diversify. <br /><br /> Stream or buy RSE20 from your favorite service provider below NOW! <br /><br /> iTunes | Amazon | Google Play | Spotify | ...</p>RhymesayersTue, 01 Dec 2015 10:47:00 -060020 Reasons to Spend $20 for RSE20http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/2022http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/2022<p>We are just two weeks away from the Rhymesayers 20 Anniversary Concert at Target Center in Minneapolis!</p><p><strong>- Here's 20 Reasons to Spend $20 for Rhymesayers 20 Anniversary Concert - </strong><br /><br /> 1. It is the first time an independent record label from Minneapolis has created an entire bill of independent artists for a ONE night only show in the Target Center. <br /><br /> 2. This show is a once in a lifetime opportunity, there will not be a second chance. <br /><br /> 3. The number of FELT albums = 3. Yes, FELT will make a special appearance. <br /><br /> 4. What else do you have to do on a Friday night on the 4th of December? <br /><br /> 5. Doors open at 5pm and music starts right away, get your money's worth and get there early. Trust us. <br /><br /> 6. How many artist collaboration songs can happen during one show? Six? Less than six? More than six? <br /><br /> 7. Sev...</p>RhymesayersFri, 20 Nov 2015 10:09:00 -0600Rhymesayers 20th Anniversary Concert - FAQhttp://new.rhymesayers.com/news/2018http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/2018<p><strong>ONE NIGHT ONLY!! SAVE THE DATE. </strong><span >// </span><strong>TICKETS ON SALE <em><span >NOW</span></em>. </strong><br /><br />On <strong>Friday, December 4, 2015</strong>, <strong>Rhymesayers</strong>, in conjunction with <strong>First Avenue</strong> and <strong>Target Center</strong>, will bring together twenty years of music and artists for a one-night only performance at the Target Center, downtown Minneapolis, MN. <br /><br /><strong>The evening will include special performances by :</strong></p><p>Abstract Rude, Aesop Rock, Atmosphere, Battlecats, BK One, Blueprint, Boom Bap Project, Brother Ali, deM atlaS, Dilated Peoples, DJ Abilities, Evidence, Felt, Freeway, Grayskul, Grieves, Hail Mary Mallon, I Self Devine, Jake One, K-Salaam, Los Nativos, Micranots, Mr. Dibbs, Musab, P.O.S, Prof, Soul Position, The Uncluded and Toki Wright. <br /><br /><strong>Arena seats and the entire General Admission floor are <em>only $20.00</em> to celebrate twenty years of Rhymesayers! </strong><br /><br /><strong>Limited VIP p...</strong></p>RhymesayersMon, 19 Oct 2015 17:54:00 -0500Rhymesayers 20th Anniversary Concert Lineuphttp://new.rhymesayers.com/news/2016http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/2016<p><strong>ONE NIGHT ONLY!! SAVE THE DATE. </strong><br /><br /><strong> TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16 at 10 AM CST. </strong><br /><br /> On <strong>Friday, December 4, 2015</strong>, <strong>Rhymesayers</strong>, in conjunction with <strong>First Avenue</strong> and <strong>Target Center</strong>, will bring together twenty years of music and artists for a one-night only performance at the Target Center, downtown Minneapolis, MN. <br /><br /><strong> The evening will include special performances by :</strong></p><p>Abstract Rude, Aesop Rock, Atmosphere, Battlecats, BK One, Blueprint, Boom Bap Project, Brother Ali, deM atlaS, Dilated Peoples, DJ Abilities, Evidence, Felt, Freeway, Grayskul, Grieves, Hail Mary Mallon, I Self Devine, Jake One, K-Salaam, Los Nativos, Micranots, Mr. Dibbs, Musab, P.O.S, Prof, Soul Position, The Uncluded and Toki Wright. <br /><br /><strong> Arena seats and the entire General Admission floor are <em>only $20.00</em> to celebrate twenty years ...</strong></p>RhymesayersTue, 13 Oct 2015 10:17:00 -0500Rhymesayers Twitch Policyhttp://new.rhymesayers.com/news/1988http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/1988<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> </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> <em>on the Rhymesayers channel</em> at <strong>http://twitch.tv/rhymesayers </strong><br /><br />Should you decide to stop streaming our channel for your broadcast and want the music bot to leave your channel, all you need to do is type <strong>!leave</strong> <em>in <span >your own</span> chat</em>.</p><p>If you aren’t tuned into our live 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>this i...</strong></p>RhymesayersThu, 02 Apr 2015 16:42:00 -0500Rhymesayers Is For The Gamershttp://new.rhymesayers.com/news/1987http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/1987<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 -0500Fifth Element/Rhymesayers End Of The World Sale - TODAY!http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/1693http://new.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 -0600Photo wrap-up: The 2012 Welcome To Minnesota Tourhttp://new.rhymesayers.com/news/1315http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/1315<p>If you were lucky enough to be among the 7000+ fans across Minnesota who saw <strong>Atmosphere</strong> with <strong>Kill The Vultures</strong>, <strong>Big Quarters</strong>, <strong>MaLLy</strong>, and <strong>BK-One</strong>, chances are you made it into some of these incredible photos from Colton Otte who followed the tour around the state.</p><p><strong>Click HERE</strong> to head to Atmosphere's Facebook page to see the new shots and tag yourself in the pictures.</p><p>Grab Atmosphere's latest album<em><strong><em> </em></strong></em><em><strong>The Family Sign</strong></em> from Fifth Element or iTunes.</p><p>Get <strong>BK-One's</strong> new <em><strong>Tema Do Canibal EP</strong></em>! Buy Vinyl: Fifth Element | Amazon, Buy Digital: iTunes | Amazon<br /> <br /> <strong>Atmosphere:</strong> Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | Myspace | Ping<br /><strong>BK-One:</strong> Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud<br /> <strong>Rhymesayers:</strong> Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Google+ | Flickr | Soundcloud | Myspace</p>RhymesayersTue, 28 Feb 2012 17:16:00 -0600New Atmosphere and Rhymesayers merch available on the Welcome To Minnesota Tourhttp://new.rhymesayers.com/news/1301http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/1301<p><strong>Atmosphere</strong>'s Welcome To Minnesota Tour with<strong> Kill The Vultures</strong>,<strong> Big Quarters</strong>, <strong>MaLL</strong>y, and<strong> BK-One</strong> starts tonight in Mankato, MN - and RSE and Atmosphere want to make sure you're ready for the Minnesota cold.</p><p><strong>The fresh-off-the-press tour shirt will be available at the merch table starting tonight, as well as the new items below! </strong>Cold hands? Check out the new gloves, also available.</p><p><br /> <br /> </p><p>Get your tickets for the tour stops in Bemidji, Rochester, and St. Cloud before it's too late!</p><p><strong>2.20</strong> - <strong>Mankato, MN</strong> @ <strong>Verizon Wireless Center Ballroom</strong>: <strong>SOLD OUT!</strong> | RSVP<br /> <br /> <strong>2.21</strong> - <strong>Bemidji, MN</strong> @ <strong>Sanford Center Ballroom</strong>: Buy Tickets | RSVP<br /> Tickets also available at Sanford Center Ballroom <br /> <br /> <strong>2.22</strong> - <strong>Minneapolis, MN</strong> @ <strong>First Avenu</strong>e: <strong>SOLD OUT!</strong> | RSVP<br /> <br /> <strong>2.23</strong> - <strong>Duluth, MN</strong> @ <strong>Clyde Iron Works</strong>: <strong>SOLD OUT!</strong> | RSVP<br /> <br /> <strong>2.25</strong> - <strong>Rochester, M...</strong></p>RhymesayersMon, 20 Feb 2012 15:33:00 -0600The Welcome To Minnesota Tour show in Mankato, MN is SOLD OUT!http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/1294http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/1294<p>We just received word that the first show on<strong> </strong><strong>Atmosphere</strong>'s <strong>Welcome To Minnesota Tour</strong> show in Mankato next Monday is <strong>SOLD OUT. </strong></p><p><strong>Bemidji, Rochester,</strong> and<strong> St. Cloud</strong> still all have tickets available, but they're moving fast! The tour begins in less than a week, don't miss your chance to see <strong>Atmosphere</strong> with <strong>Kill The Vultures</strong>, <strong>Big Quarters</strong>, <strong>Mally</strong>, and <strong>BK-One</strong>.<br /><br /><strong>2.20</strong> - <strong>Mankato, MN</strong> @ <strong>Verizon Wireless Center Ballroom</strong>: <strong>SOLD OUT!</strong> | RSVP<br /> <br /> <strong>2.21</strong> - <strong>Bemidji, MN</strong> @ <strong>Sanford Center Ballroom</strong>: Buy Tickets | RSVP<br /> Tickets also available at Sanford Center Ballroom <br /> <br /> <strong>2.22</strong> - <strong>Minneapolis, MN</strong> @ <strong>First Avenu</strong>e: <strong>SOLD OUT!</strong> | RSVP<br /> <br /> <strong>2.23</strong> - <strong>Duluth, MN</strong> @ <strong>Clyde Iron Works</strong>: <strong>SOLD OUT!</strong> | RSVP<br /> <br /> <strong>2.25</strong> - <strong>Rochester, MN</strong> @ <strong>Mayo Civic Center Auditorium</strong>: Buy Tickets | RSVP<br /> Tickets also available at Mayo Civic Center Box Office <br /> <br /> <strong>2.26</strong> - <strong>St. Cl...</strong></p>RhymesayersThu, 16 Feb 2012 12:58:00 -0600The Welcome To Minnesota Tour show in Duluth, MN is SOLD OUT!http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/1277http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/1277<p><strong>Atmosphere</strong>'s <strong>Welcome To Minnesota Tour</strong> show in Duluth on February 23rd is now officially SOLD OUT! This marks the second show on the tour to completely sell out in advance.</p><p><strong>Mankato, Bemidji, Rochester,</strong> and<strong> St. Cloud</strong> all have tickets available but they won't last long so get yours today! The tour begins in three weeks, don't miss your chance to see <strong>Atmosphere</strong> with <strong>Kill The Vultures</strong>, <strong>Big Quarters</strong>, <strong>Mally</strong>, and <strong>BK-One</strong>.<br /><br /><strong>2.20</strong> - <strong>Mankato, MN</strong> @ <strong>Verizon Wireless Center Ballroom</strong>: Buy Tickets | RSVP<br /> Tickets also available at Verizon Wireless Center Ballroom <br /> <br /> <strong>2.21</strong> - <strong>Bemidji, MN</strong> @ <strong>Sanford Center Ballroom</strong>: Buy Tickets | RSVP<br /> Tickets also available at Sanford Center Ballroom <br /> <br /> <strong>2.22</strong> - <strong>Minneapolis, MN</strong> @ <strong>First Avenu</strong>e: <strong>SOLD OUT!</strong> | RSVP<br /> <br /> <strong>2.23</strong> - <strong>Duluth, MN</strong> @ <strong>Clyde Iron Works</strong>: <strong>SOLD OUT!</strong> | RSVP<br /> <br /> <strong>2.25</strong> - <strong>Rochester...</strong></p>RhymesayersMon, 30 Jan 2012 14:31:00 -0600Only three weeks until the 2012 Welcome To Minnesota Tourhttp://new.rhymesayers.com/news/1276http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/1276<p>Starting in only three weeks, <strong>Atmosphere</strong>, <strong>Kill The Vultures</strong>, <strong>Big Quarters</strong>, <strong>Mally</strong>, and <strong>BK-One</strong> are heading out on the <strong>2012 Welcome To Minnesota Tour</strong>. The Minneapolis show Sold Out in only eight hours, and tickets are moving even faster for the remaining shows. If you want to get out of the cold this February, get your tickets today!<br /><br /><strong>2.20</strong> - <strong>Mankato, MN</strong> @ <strong>Verizon Wireless Center Ballroom</strong>: Buy Tickets | RSVP<br /> Tickets also available at Verizon Wireless Center Ballroom <br /> <br /> <strong>2.21</strong> - <strong>Bemidji, MN</strong> @ <strong>Sanford Center Ballroom</strong>: Buy Tickets | RSVP<br /> Tickets also available at Sanford Center Ballroom <br /> <br /> <strong>2.22</strong> - <strong>Minneapolis, MN</strong> @ <strong>First Avenu</strong>e: <strong>SOLD OUT!</strong> | RSVP<br /> <br /> <strong>2.23</strong> - <strong>Duluth, MN</strong> @ <strong>Clyde Iron Works</strong>: Buy Tickets | RSVP<br /> Tickets also available at Clyde Iron Works Box Office , Electric Fetus Duluth and Fifth Element <br /> <br /> <strong>2...</strong></p>RhymesayersMon, 30 Jan 2012 10:45:00 -0600Less than a month until The Welcome To Minnesota Tourhttp://new.rhymesayers.com/news/1271http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/1271<p><strong>Atmosphere</strong>, <strong>Kill The Vultures</strong>, <strong>Big Quarters</strong>, <strong>Mally,</strong> and <strong>BK-One</strong> are coming to a Minnesota city near you in less than a month! Minneapolis is Sold Out and the other shows are moving fast - so warm up your car and head to a ticket outlet near you, or hop online and order your tickets now!<br /><br />The artists got together and made a special tour track to get y'all ready. Listen to "Somebody, MN" below. Click here to download<br /> <br /> <object width="370" height="370" data="https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F30738245%3Fsecret_token%3Ds-oqCgd&amp;auto_play=false&amp;player_type=artwork&amp;color=ff7700" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="src" value="https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F30738245%3Fsecret_token%3Ds-oqCgd&amp;auto_play=false&amp;player_type=artwork&amp;color=ff7700" /></object><br /><br /><strong>2.20</strong> - <strong>Mankato, MN</strong> @ <strong>Verizon Wireless Center Ballroom</strong>: Buy Tickets | RSVP<br /> Tickets also available at Verizon Wireless Center Ballroom <br /> <br /> <strong>2.21</strong> - <strong>Bemidji, MN</strong> @ <strong>Sanford Center Ballroom</strong>: Buy Tickets | RSVP<br /> Tickets also available at Sanford Center Ballroom <br /> <br /> <strong>2.22</strong> - <strong>Minneapolis, MN</strong> @ <strong>First Avenu</strong>e: <strong>SOLD OUT!</strong> | RSVP<br /> <br /> <strong>2.23</strong> - <strong>Duluth, MN</strong> @ <strong>Clyde Iron Works</strong>: Buy Tickets | RSVP<br /> Tickets also a...</p>RhymesayersWed, 25 Jan 2012 13:57:00 -0600Save money on tickets for the Welcome To Minnesota Tourhttp://new.rhymesayers.com/news/1260http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/1260<p>If you'd like to save some money on your Welcome To Minnesota Tour tickets, check out the information below for details on where to pick them up to see <strong>Atmosphere</strong>, <strong>Kill The Vultures</strong>, <strong>Big Quarters</strong>, <strong>Mally,</strong> and <strong>BK-One </strong>next month!<br /><br /><strong>2.20</strong> - <strong>Mankato, MN</strong> @ <strong>Verizon Wireless Center Ballroom</strong>: Buy Tickets | RSVP<br /> Tickets available at Verizon Wireless Center Ballroom Box Office for <em><strong>No Fees</strong></em> <br /> <br /> <strong>2.21</strong> - <strong>Bemidji, MN</strong> @ <strong>Sanford Center Ballroom</strong>: Buy Tickets | RSVP<br /> Tickets available at Sanford Center Ballroom for <em><strong>No Fees </strong></em><br /> <br /> <strong>2.22</strong> - <strong>Minneapolis, MN</strong> @ <strong>First Avenu</strong>e: <strong>SOLD OUT!</strong> | RSVP<br /> <br /> <strong>2.23</strong> - <strong>Duluth, MN</strong> @ <strong>Clyde Iron Works</strong>: Buy Tickets | RSVP<br /> Tickets available at Clyde Iron Works Box Office for <em><strong>No Fees</strong></em> , Electric Fetus Duluth for a <em><strong>$2 Fee</strong></em> and Fifth Element for <em><strong>No Fees w/ cash</strong></em> <br /> <br /> <strong>2.25</strong> - <strong>Rochester, MN</strong> @ <strong>Mayo Civic Center A...</strong></p>RhymesayersTue, 17 Jan 2012 14:33:00 -0600Do you have your tickets for the 2012 Welcome To Minnesota Tour?http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/1253http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/1253<p><strong>Atmosphere</strong>, <strong>Kill The Vultures</strong>, <strong>Big Quarters</strong>, <strong>Mally,</strong> and <strong>BK-One</strong> are hitting the Minnesota highways in about 5 weeks. Do you have your tickets yet? They're moving faster than ever and every show sold out last year - so hurry up and buy yours now!<br /><br />The tour crew got together and made a special tour track to get y'all ready for the tour. Listen to "Somebody, MN" below. Click here to download<br /> <br /> <object width="370" height="370" data="https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F30738245%3Fsecret_token%3Ds-oqCgd&amp;auto_play=false&amp;player_type=artwork&amp;color=ff7700" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="src" value="https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F30738245%3Fsecret_token%3Ds-oqCgd&amp;auto_play=false&amp;player_type=artwork&amp;color=ff7700" /></object></p><p><strong>2.20</strong> - <strong>Mankato, MN</strong> @ <strong>Verizon Wireless Center Ballroom</strong>: Buy Tickets | RSVP<br /> Tickets also available at Verizon Wireless Center Ballroom <br /> <br /> <strong>2.21</strong> - <strong>Bemidji, MN</strong> @ <strong>Sanford Center Ballroom</strong>: Buy Tickets | RSVP<br /> Tickets also available at Sanford Center Ballroom <br /> <br /> <strong>2.22</strong> - <strong>Minneapolis, MN</strong> @ <strong>First Avenu</strong>e: <strong>SOLD OUT!</strong> | RSVP<br /> <br /> <strong>2.23</strong> - <strong>Duluth, MN</strong> @ <strong>Clyde Iron Works</strong>: Buy Tickets | RSVP<br /> Tickets also available at Clyde Iron Work...</p>RhymesayersTue, 10 Jan 2012 14:23:00 -0600Tickets are moving fast for the 2012 Welcome To Minnesota Tour!http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/1236http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/1236<p><strong>Atmosphere</strong>, <strong>Kill The Vultures</strong>, <strong>Big Quarters</strong>, <strong>Mally,</strong> and <strong>BK-One</strong> will be hitting the road in late February for the second annual Welcome To Minnesota Tour. With the Minneapolis tickets selling out within mere hours, it's safe to say these tickets won't last very long for any of the shows. Move fast, don't sleep - we look forward to seeing you around the state. Ticket information is below. <br /><br /> <strong>2.20</strong> - <strong>Mankato, MN</strong> @ <strong>Verizon Wireless Center Ballroom</strong>: Buy Tickets | RSVP<br /> Tickets also available at Verizon Wireless Center Ballroom <br /> <br /> <strong>2.21</strong> - <strong>Bemidji, MN</strong> @ <strong>Sanford Center Ballroom</strong>: Buy Tickets | RSVP<br /> Tickets also available at Sanford Center Ballroom <br /> <br /> <strong>2.22</strong> - <strong>Minneapolis, MN</strong> @ <strong>First Avenu</strong>e: <strong>SOLD OUT!</strong> | RSVP<br /> <br /> <strong>2.23</strong> - <strong>Duluth, MN</strong> @ <strong>Clyde Iron Works</strong>: Buy Tickets | RSVP<br /> Tickets also available at Clyde Iron Wor...</p>RhymesayersFri, 23 Dec 2011 10:46:00 -0600Get your tickets for The 2012 Welcome To Minnesota Tour todayhttp://new.rhymesayers.com/news/1230http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/1230<p>After selling out First Avenue in less than 9 hours this past Friday, tickets for the Welcome To Minnesota Tour shows across the state are moving faster than ever! Don't miss your chance to see <strong>Atmosphere</strong>, <strong>Kill The Vultures</strong>, <strong>Big Quarters</strong>, <strong>Mally,</strong> and <strong>BK-One</strong> on the same stage.</p><p><em>Last year all of the shows sold out in advance so make sure you get your tickets early</em>!<br /><br /> <strong>2.20</strong> - <strong>Mankato, MN</strong> @ <strong>Verizon Wireless Center Ballroom</strong>: Buy Tickets | RSVP<br /> Tickets also available at Verizon Wireless Center Ballroom <br /> <br /> <strong>2.21</strong> - <strong>Bemidji, MN</strong> @ <strong>Sanford Center Ballroom</strong>: Buy Tickets | RSVP<br /> Tickets also available at Sanford Center Ballroom <br /> <br /> <strong>2.22</strong> - <strong>Minneapolis, MN</strong> @ <strong>First Avenu</strong>e: <strong>SOLD OUT!</strong> | RSVP<br /> <br /> <strong>2.23</strong> - <strong>Duluth, MN</strong> @ <strong>Clyde Iron Works</strong>: Buy Tickets | RSVP<br /> Tickets also available at Clyde Iron Works Box Office , Electric Fet...</p>RhymesayersMon, 19 Dec 2011 14:07:00 -0600Atmosphere sells out First Avenue in one day! http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/1228http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/1228<p>In less than 9 hours, <strong>Atmosphere</strong>, <strong>Kill The Vultures</strong>, <strong>Big Quarters</strong>, <strong>MaLLy</strong> and BK-One have <em><strong>SOLD OUT</strong></em> legendary nightclub <strong>First Avenue</strong> in downtown Minneapolis. This is a first for Atmosphere and Rhymesayers. Slug stopped by and left y'all a amessage.</p><p><object width="693" height="382" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/dIo-7GXLFUU?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/dIo-7GXLFUU?version=3&amp;hl=en_US&amp;hd=1" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /></object></p><p>Don't sleep! These tickets are moving faster than ever...<br /> <br /> <strong>2.20</strong> - <strong>Mankato, MN</strong> @ <strong>Verizon Wireless Center Ballroom</strong>: Buy Tickets | RSVP<br /> Tickets also available at Verizon Wireless Center Ballroom <br /> <br /> <strong>2.21</strong> - <strong>Bemidji, MN</strong> @ <strong>Sanford Center Ballroom</strong>: Buy Tickets | RSVP<br /> Tickets also available at Sanford Center Ballroom <br /> <br /> <strong>2.22</strong> - <strong>Minneapolis, MN</strong> @ <strong>First Avenu</strong>e: <strong>SOLD OUT!</strong> | RSVP<br /> <br /> <strong>2.23</strong> - <strong>Duluth, MN</strong> @ <strong>Clyde Iron Works</strong>: Buy Tickets | RSVP<br /> Tickets also available at Clyde Iron Works Box Office , Electric Fetus Duluth and Fifth Element <br /><br /> <strong>2.25</strong> - <strong>Rochester, MN</strong> @ <strong>Mayo C...</strong></p>RhymesayersFri, 16 Dec 2011 19:30:00 -0600Atmosphere drops "Somebody, MN" feat. Kill The Vultures, Big Quarters, and MaLLyhttp://new.rhymesayers.com/news/1227http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/1227<p>Minnesota has a solid reputation for good music and cold weather. To get you ready for these things on the <strong>Welcome To Minnesota Tour</strong>, <strong>Atmosphere, Kill The Vultures, Big Quarters,</strong> and<strong> MaLLY </strong>made a special FREE tour song for y'all to check out.</p><p>Listen to "Somebody, MN":</p><p><object width="370" height="370" data="https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F30738245%3Fsecret_token%3Ds-oqCgd&amp;auto_play=false&amp;player_type=artwork&amp;color=ff7700" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="src" value="https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F30738245%3Fsecret_token%3Ds-oqCgd&amp;auto_play=false&amp;player_type=artwork&amp;color=ff7700" /></object></p><p>Click here to download</p><p><em>Last year all of the shows sold out in advance so make sure you get your tickets early</em>! Tickets on sale now. <br /> <br /> <strong>2.20</strong> - <strong>Mankato, MN</strong> @ <strong>Verizon Wireless Center Ballroom</strong>: Buy Tickets | RSVP<br /> Tickets also available at Verizon Wireless Center Ballroom <br /> <br /> <strong>2.21</strong> - <strong>Bemidji, MN</strong> @ <strong>Sanford Center Ballroom</strong>: Buy Tickets | RSVP<br /> Tickets also available at Sanford Center Ballroom <br /> <br /> <strong>2.22</strong> - <strong>Minneapolis, MN</strong> @ <strong>First Avenu</strong>e: <strong>SOLD OUT!</strong> | RSVP<br /> <br /> <strong>2.23</strong> - <strong>Duluth, MN</strong> @ <strong>Clyde Iron Works</strong>: Buy Tickets | RSVP<br /> Tickets also available at Clyde...</p>RhymesayersFri, 16 Dec 2011 11:10:00 -0600Tickets for the 2012 Welcome To Minnesota Tour now on salehttp://new.rhymesayers.com/news/1226http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/1226<p>Tickets for the second annual <strong>Welcome To Minnesota Tour</strong> are now on sale!</p><p>In just over two months, <strong>Rhymesayers</strong> and <strong>Atmosphere</strong> are hitting the Minnesota highways for the second annual "Welcome To Minnesota Tour" with performances from <strong>Atmosphere</strong>, <strong>Kill The Vultures</strong>, <strong>Big Quarters</strong>, <strong>MaLLy</strong> and DJ sets throughout the night from <strong>BK-One</strong>. Join these artists as they tour throughout their home state of Minnesota. <em>Last year all of the shows sold out in advance so make sure you get your tickets early</em>!<br /><br /> <strong></strong><strong>2.20</strong> - <strong>Mankato, MN</strong> @ <strong>Verizon Wireless Center Ballroom</strong>: Buy Tickets | RSVP<br /> Tickets also available at Verizon Wireless Center Ballroom <br /> <br /> <strong>2.21</strong> - <strong>Bemidji, MN</strong> @ <strong>Sanford Center Ballroom</strong>: Buy Tickets | RSVP<br /> Tickets also available at Sanford Center Ballroom <br /> <br /> <strong>2.22</strong> - <strong>Minneapolis, MN</strong> @ <strong>First Avenu</strong>e: <strong>SOLD OUT!</strong> | RSV...</p>RhymesayersFri, 16 Dec 2011 10:51:00 -0600Atmosphere announces 2012 Welcome To Minnesota Tourhttp://new.rhymesayers.com/news/1221http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/1221<p>This February, <strong>Rhymesayers</strong> and <strong>Atmosphere</strong> bring you the Second Annual "Welcome To Minnesota Tour". With performances from <strong>Atmosphere</strong>, <strong>Kill The Vultures</strong>, <strong>Big Quarters</strong>, <strong>MaLLy</strong> and DJ sets throughout the night from <strong>BK-One</strong>. Join these artists as they tour throughout their home state of Minnesota. The tour begins February 20th in Mankato and makes subsequent stops in Bemidji, Minneapolis, Duluth, Rochester &amp; St. Cloud. <em>Last year all of the shows sold out in advance so make sure you get your tickets early</em>!<br /><br />Tickets for the "Welcome To Minnesota Tour" go on sale this Friday, December 16th at 11:00AM CST and are available through Ticketmaster. Tickets for the Minneapolis, Duluth and St. Cloud shows are also available at Fifth Element in Uptown.<br /><br /><strong>WELCOME TO MINNESOTA TOUR</strong><br />Atmosphere<br />Kill The Vultures <br />B...</p>RhymesayersMon, 12 Dec 2011 08:41:00 -0600Vote for Rhymesayers on KEXP and The Current!http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/1218http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/1218<p>As you know by now, <strong>Rhymesayers</strong> supports independent radio to the fullest. Now it's your turn to support the artists and RSE!</p><p>Every year, our friends at <strong>KEXP</strong> in Seattle want to know what your top 10 albums of 2011 are. You can vote for <strong>Atmosphere</strong>, <strong>Blueprint</strong>, <strong>Grieves</strong>, <strong>Hail Mary Mallon</strong>, and <strong>Evidence</strong> in their poll. Also, please consider writing in your own . Click here to pick your top albums of 2011.</p><p>Not only that, <strong>89.3 The Current</strong>, a huge supporter of Rhymesayers and Twin Cities music as a whole, has chosen <strong>Atmosphere</strong>'s <em><strong>The Family Sign</strong></em> and <strong>Grieves</strong>' <em><strong>Together/Apart</strong></em> to be in their top 89 of 2011. Won't you do the same? Head to TheCurrent.org now to cast your vote - you can also write in your own choices!</p><p><strong>Atmosphere:</strong> Facebook | Twitter | Myspace | Ping<strong><br />Brother Ali:</strong> BrotherAli.com | Facebook | Tw...</p>RhymesayersThu, 08 Dec 2011 14:31:00 -0600Listen to BK-One's RSE Radio takeover!http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/1007http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/1007<p>This past weekend on RSE Radio, <strong>BK-One</strong> took control of the production boards, with a two-hour show hosted by <strong>Brother Ali</strong>!</p><p>He played two hours of Brazilian funk music, did an exclusive interview with B+, and more!</p><p><strong>Click here to listen | Click here to download </strong></p><p>Get the new <em><strong>Tema Do Canibal EP</strong></em> today! Buy Vinyl: Fifth Element | Amazon, Buy Digital: iTunes | Amazon</p><p>Peep the new video for "Tema Do Canibal" below! It was shot live at First Avenue, joined by Hypnotic Brass Ensemble. <br /><br /> <object width="693" height="419" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/6OLTERfKZZc?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/6OLTERfKZZc?version=3&amp;hl=en_US&amp;hd=1" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /></object></p><p>Listen to the "Tema Do Canibal" remix by Paul Damerau from North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany - he won the "Tema" remix contest and is just one of many amazing submissions that BK received from all around the world.<br /><object width="100%" height="81" data="http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F22384592&amp;show_comments=true&amp;auto_play=false&amp;color=2d2d2d" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="wmode" value="window" /><param name="src" value="http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F22384592&amp;show_comments=true&amp;auto_play=false&amp;color=2d2d2d" /></object><span>Tema Do Canibal -- Paul Damerau remix by BK-One</span><br /><br /></p><p><strong>BK-One:</strong> Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud<br /> <strong>Rhymesayers:</strong> Facebook ...</p>RhymesayersThu, 01 Sep 2011 10:46:00 -0500BK-One's Tema Do Canibal EP available now!http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/1001http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/1001<p>It's about that time! <strong>BK-One</strong>'s highly anticipated <em><strong>Tema Do Canibal EP</strong></em> is now available on Vinyl and Digitally.</p><p><strong>Buy Vinyl: Fifth Element | Amazon, Buy Digital: iTunes | Amazon</strong></p><p>Available exclusively through <strong>iTunes</strong> and on <strong>limited, transparent green vinyl</strong>, the EP starts by introducing the listener to BK's multi-layered tropical aesthetic by way of the "Tema Do Canibal Video Edit" featuring the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble. Things quickly change pace with <strong>Exile</strong>'s expert chopping of the original horns and <strong>Doom</strong>'s expectedly bizarre verse on the "Mind The Gap Remix". Among Brazil's most notable DJs and record collectors, <strong> DJ Nuts</strong> flexes his expert knowledge by contributing the "Tamba Remix" which features <strong>Helcio Milito</strong> on the tamba, a percussion instrument he invented in the early '60s. Further Brazili...</p>RhymesayersMon, 29 Aug 2011 10:33:00 -0500BK-One's RSE Radio Takeover is tomorrow night!http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/996http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/996<p>Tomorrow night from 9-11pm central time on RSE Radio, <strong>BK-One</strong> will be taking control to celebrate the upcoming release of the <em><strong>Tema Do Canibal EP</strong></em> next week!</p><p>He'll be playing two hours of Brazilian funk music, doing an exclusive interview with B+, and premiering the winner of the "Tema Do Canibal" remix contest.</p><p>Listen in at KFAI.org, 90.3FM in Minneapolis, or 106.7FM in St. Paul.</p><p>Pre-Order the <em><strong>Tema Do Canibal EP</strong></em>, dropping next Monday, August 29th : Limited, hand-numbered transparent green vinyl at Fifth Element | iTunes</p><p>Check out the new video for "Tema Do Canibal" below!<br /><br /> <object width="693" height="419" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/6OLTERfKZZc?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/6OLTERfKZZc?version=3&amp;hl=en_US&amp;hd=1" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /></object></p><p><strong>BK-One:</strong> Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud<br /> <strong>Rhymesayers:</strong> Facebook | Twitter | Youtube | Myspace | Soundcloud</p>RhymesayersFri, 26 Aug 2011 10:20:00 -0500BK-One to play Tema Do Canibal remix winner this Saturday on RSE Radio, still time to enter!http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/992http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/992<p>First of all, here's a friendly reminder that the new <em><strong>Tema Do Canibal EP</strong></em> from <strong>BK-One</strong> drops next Tuesday! Pre-order now: Limited, hand-numbered transparent green vinyl at Fifth Element | iTunes</p><p>If you want a chance to win <strong>BK-One</strong>'s "Tema Do Canibal" remix contest, you've got less than 72 hours to enter!</p><p>The winner will receive a copy of the <em><strong>Tema Do Canibal EP</strong></em>, a copy of <strong><em>Rádio Do Canibal</em></strong>, all four stamps designed by Mike 2600, all inside a Rhymesayers cinch bag. Not only that, <strong>Soundcloud</strong> will give you a free Pro account! The winning track will be uploaded to BK's Soundcloud page and played on RSE Radio, Rhymesayers weekly radio show on KFAI.</p><p>BK will be broadcasting the winner's remix LIVE this Saturday night on RSE Radio on KFAI. Tune in online or 90.3FM in Minneapolis or 106.7FM in St. Paul ...</p>RhymesayersWed, 24 Aug 2011 12:36:00 -0500mtvU premieres BK-One's "Tema Do Canibal" videohttp://new.rhymesayers.com/news/989http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/989<p>Today MTVu premiered the brand new video from <strong>BK-One</strong>'s latest venture, the <em><strong>Tema Do Canibal EP</strong></em>.  The lead track of the same name features a rare collaborative performance with <strong>BK-One</strong> and the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble at Minneapolis' iconic music venue First Avenue.<br /><br /> <object id="player7" width="681" height="512" data="http://www.mtvu.com/player/embed/" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="flashvars" value="CONFIG_URL=http://www.mtvu.com/player/embed/configuration.jhtml%3fvid%3D682914" /><param name="src" value="http://www.mtvu.com/player/embed/" /><param name="wmode" value="transparent" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /></object><br />Director: Dave Wilson | DP: Jesse Cairnie <br /><br />The forthcoming EP, dropping on August 30th, is comprised of remixes of the album cut "Tema Do Canibal". With contributions from the legendary MF Doom, Brazilian maestro Arthur Verocai, West Coast producer Exile, Chicago's Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, famed São Paulo percussionist Helcio Milito and many more, BK has assembled a worldly collection of talent to reinterpret his music.</p><p>Pre-order the limited, hand-numbered, transparent green vinyl from Fifth Element<br /> Pre-order digitally from iTunes...</p>RhymesayersTue, 23 Aug 2011 10:07:00 -0500Remix BK-One's "Tema Do Canibal" today!http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/979http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/979<p>As BK-One announced a couple weeks back, there's a contest going on surrounding his upcoming project, the <em><strong>T</strong><strong>ema Do Canibal EP</strong></em>! If you're a hip hop producer or just a lover of exotic music, this contest is for YOU! Check out the message below from BK and do your thing! There's less than two weeks left in the contest so don't sleep.</p><p>"I'm giving you the drum track that I created for "Tema Do Canibal" and the horn track recorded by The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble. Use as much or as little of them as you want, and add anything you can dream up . When you're done with your creation, upload it to my dropbox on Soundcloud. Go to <strong>soundcloud.com/bk-one</strong> and click on the dropbox tab . Do anything you want and submit as many different creations as you can think up. I'll personally pick my favorite on Augu...</p>RhymesayersWed, 17 Aug 2011 12:30:00 -0500Hands On: BK-One - Tema Do Canibal EPhttp://new.rhymesayers.com/news/978http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/978<p>Check out this exclusive hands on look at the newest offering from BK-One and Rhymesayers, dropping August 30th!<br /><br /> <object width="693" height="550" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/lvVbqNMercU?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/lvVbqNMercU?version=3&amp;hl=en_US" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /></object></p><p><strong>Pre-order TODAY from Fifth Element, the official store of Rhymesayers Entertainment. </strong></p><p>Fifth Element LIMITED transparent green VINYL Pre-Order Exclusive: Your Pre-Order will come with 1 of 4 collectible stamps designed by Mike Davis for Burlesque of North America. Bundle your pre order with the purchase of the <em><strong>Rádio Do Canibal</strong></em> CD or Vinyl for a discounted price! Every bundled pre order will receive all 4 collectible stamps. Click HERE to Pre-Order now. Click here to Pre-Order from iTunes!<br /> <br />Available exclusively through iTunes and on <strong>hand-numbered, limited, transparent green vinyl</strong>, the EP starts by introducing the listener to BK's multi-layered tropical aesthetic by way of the "T...</p>RhymesayersWed, 17 Aug 2011 10:45:00 -0500Tonight at Fifth Element: Local Listening Sessions with BK-Onehttp://new.rhymesayers.com/news/965http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/965<p>Tonight at Fifth Element, join us for an exclusive listening session and get a behind the scenes look at <strong>BK-One</strong>'s upcoming release, the <em><strong>Tema Do Canibal EP</strong></em>!</p><p>The event starts at 7pm tonight, so get there early to make sure you don't miss the history behind the music.</p><p>RSVP on Facebook</p><p>Can't make it to Uptown Minneapolis tonight? Don't worry - this event will be broadcast on Ustream! Click here to watch.<br /><br />Watch the live stream below!<br /><br /><object id="utv193797" width="480" height="296" data="http://www.ustream.tv/flash/viewer.swf" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="flashvars" value="autoplay=false&amp;brand=embed&amp;cid=9035832&amp;v3=1" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="src" value="http://www.ustream.tv/flash/viewer.swf" /><param name="name" value="utv_n_165272" /></object></p><p>Available exclusively through iTunes and on hand-numbered, limited, transparent green vinyl, the EP starts by introducing the listener to BK's multi-layered tropical aesthetic by way of the "Tema Do Canibal Video Edit" featuring the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble. Things quickly change pace with Exile's expert chopping of the original horns and Doom's expectedly bizarre ver...</p>RhymesayersThu, 11 Aug 2011 10:15:00 -0500BK-One announces Tema Do Canibal remix contest!http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/954http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/954<p>We announced <strong>BK-One</strong>'s new EP last week, and now he's got this message for you:</p><p>On my new <strong><em>Tema Do Canibal EP</em></strong>, I had 7 different musicians from very different backgrounds reinterpret one of my favorite songs off my last album. The results range from a soulful and jazzy meditation to a bare bones percussion freak-out. From a blistering dancefloor anthem to a dark and bizarre hip hop opus. <br /><br /> Now I want to see what you can do. I'm giving you the drum track that I created for "Tema Do Canibal" and the horn track recorded by The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble. Use as much or as little of them as you want, and add anything you can dream up . When you're done with your creation, upload it to my dropbox on Soundcloud. Go to <strong>soundcloud.com/bk-one</strong> and click on the dropbox tab . Do anything you want and subm...</p>RhymesayersTue, 02 Aug 2011 13:36:00 -0500BK-One to release Brazlilian-inspired Tema Do Canibal EP on August 30thhttp://new.rhymesayers.com/news/949http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/949<p>Minneapolis DJ/producer <strong>BK-One</strong> has announced the follow up to his Brazilian inspired opus, 2009's <em><strong>Rádio Do Canibal</strong></em>. The forthcoming EP, dropping on August 30th, is comprised of remixes of the album cut "Tema Do Canibal". With contributions from the legendary MF Doom, Brazilian maestro Arthur Verocai, West Coast producer Exile, Chicago's Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, famed São Paulo percussionist Helcio Milito and many more, BK has assembled a worldly collection of talent to reinterpret his music.<br /> <br /> Available exclusively through iTunes and on <strong>hand-numbered, limited, transparent green vinyl</strong>, the EP starts by introducing the listener to BK's multi-layered tropical aesthetic by way of the "Tema Do Canibal Video Edit" featuring the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble. Things quickly change pace with <strong>Exile</strong>'s e...</p>RhymesayersFri, 29 Jul 2011 09:59:00 -0500Brother Ali New Year's Eve Show photo wrap-uphttp://new.rhymesayers.com/news/588http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/588<p>A huge thanks to everyone who came out New Year's Eve to see <strong>Brother Ali</strong> and <strong>BK-One</strong> ring in the new year! Ali &amp; BK started 2011 off with a dope party while raising funds and awareness for Robbinsdale-Cooper High School's music department! Check out the photos from the night below, and we hope your 2011 is getting off to a great start.<br /><br /> <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%2F72157625747382760%2Fshow%2F&amp;page_show_back_url=%2Fphotos%2Frhymesayers%2Fsets%2F72157625747382760%2F&amp;set_id=72157625747382760&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><strong>Brother Ali:</strong> BrotherAli.com | Facebook | Twitter | Myspace<br /><strong>BK-One:</strong> Facebook | Twitter | Myspace<br /> <strong>Rhymesayers:</strong> Facebook | Twitter | Youtube | Myspace | Soundcloud</p>RhymesayersTue, 04 Jan 2011 12:44:00 -06002010 Rhymesayers Recaphttp://new.rhymesayers.com/news/584http://new.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: We Have Signal - Brother Alihttp://new.rhymesayers.com/news/552http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/552<p>Our friends at We Have Signal put this video up of an incredible <strong>Brother Ali</strong> performance and an interview from the Breakin' Dawn Tour. Check it out below!</p><p><object width="693" height="410" data="http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=16660663&amp;server=vimeo.com&amp;show_title=1&amp;show_byline=1&amp;show_portrait=1&amp;color=00ADEF&amp;fullscreen=1&amp;autoplay=0&amp;loop=0" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="src" value="http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=16660663&amp;server=vimeo.com&amp;show_title=1&amp;show_byline=1&amp;show_portrait=1&amp;color=00ADEF&amp;fullscreen=1&amp;autoplay=0&amp;loop=0" /></object></p><p>Check out the tour song Ali, BK-One and Fashawn made for the tour here!</p><p>Buy Brother Ali's <strong><em>Us</em></strong> now from Fifth Element here.</p><p><strong>Brother Ali:</strong> BrotherAli.com | Facebook | Twitter | Myspace<br /><strong>BK-One:</strong> Facebook | Twitter | Myspace<br /> <strong>Rhymesayers:</strong> Facebook | Twitter | Youtube | Myspace | Soundcloud</p>RhymesayersTue, 07 Dec 2010 19:15:00 -0600Soundset Wrap Uphttp://new.rhymesayers.com/news/322http://new.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://new.rhymesayers.com/news/309http://new.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 -0500 Catch BK-One at Soundset and the Official Soundset After Partyhttp://new.rhymesayers.com/news/302http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/302<p>BK-One has been busy since the release of his latest album <em>Rádio Do Canibal</em>, he's been touring relentlessly throughout the US, Canada &amp; Western Europe with friend and MC Brother Ali. <br /><br /> You can catch <strong>BK-One</strong> opening up the Main Stage at Soundset performing with <strong>Brother Ali</strong> and last but not least rockin' the Official Soundset After Party with <strong>The Radio Do Canibal All-Stars</strong> . If you're unfamiliar with the record head over to Rhymesayers.com/Releases to get a taste of what the after party will be like. Check out <strong>"Tema Do Canibal"</strong> below, featuring the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble. <br /><br /> <object width="560" height="340" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/8HPLF3hs1ZA&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/8HPLF3hs1ZA&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1&amp;" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /></object><br /><br /> Make sure you catch <strong>BK-One</strong> this year on the <strong>Soundset</strong> Main Stage as well as at the Official Soundset After Party. <br /><br /> <strong>Soundset RSVP:</strong> Facebook | Twitter<br /><strong>After Party RSVP:</strong> Facebook<br /><br /> Buy your Soundset Festival &amp; After Party tick...</p>RhymesayersThu, 13 May 2010 17:44:00 -0500Soundset After Party tickets on sale today!http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/300http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/300<p>Due to popular demand, we have confirmed the official Soundset after party at First Avenue in Minneapolis. The after party will feature <strong>Z-Trip, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, BK-One &amp; The Radio Do Canibal All-Stars</strong> and <strong>Jimmy 2 Times &amp; Plain Ole Bill </strong>. You have to be 18+ to party, and 21+ to party with adult beverages. Doors and event start at 10:00pm and tickets are $10 advance and $15 at the door. Soundset will end by 8:30PM, so you'll have plenty of time to get downtown Minneapolis but get there early because you don't want to miss any of the action! The after party is presented by Soundset and First Avenue off festival grounds so it is a separate ticketed event. Tickets are available today at Fifth Element &amp; Ticketmaster. Follow @Soundset on Twitter &amp; friend us on Facebook for chances to w...</p>RhymesayersSat, 08 May 2010 12:49:00 -0500Official Soundset After Party!http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/296http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/296<p>Due to popular demand, we have confirmed the official Soundset after party at First Avenue in Minneapolis. The after party will feature <strong>Z-Trip, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, BK-One &amp; The Radio Do Canibal All-Stars</strong> and <strong>Jimmy 2 Times &amp; Plain Ole Bill </strong>. You have to be 18+ to party, and 21+ to party with adult beverages. Doors and event start at 10:00pm and tickets are $10 advance and $15 at the door. Soundset will end by 8:30PM, so you'll have plenty of time to get downtown Minneapolis but get there early because you don't want to miss any of the action! The after party is presented by Soundset and First Avenue off festival grounds so it is a separate ticketed event. Tickets go on sale, Saturday, May 8, 2010 at 11:00am at Fifth Element &amp; Ticketmaster. Follow @Soundset on Twitter &amp; friend us on ...</p>RhymesayersTue, 04 May 2010 14:18:00 -0500Do you know who’s playing at Soundset 2010?http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/291http://new.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 -0500Breakin' Dawn Tour Updatehttp://new.rhymesayers.com/news/289http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/289<p>The "Breakin' Dawn Tour" featuring Brother Ali, BK-One &amp; <strong>Fashawn</strong> has just over a week remaining. You can catch the tour tonight in Atlanta, GA @ the Drunken Unicorn. <br /><br /> Head over to the Breakin' Dawn tour schedule for complete event details! If you haven't heard the new <strong>"Breakin' Dawn Tour"</strong> anthem featuring <strong>Brother Ali, BK-One &amp; Fashawn</strong> yet head over to Rhymesayers.com/Radio now and download it free!<br /><br /> <br /><br />04.23 - Drunken Unicorn - Atlanta, GA | Buy Tickets<br /> 04.24 - BottleTree - Birmingham, AL | Buy Tickets<br /> 04.26 - Spanish Moon - Baton Rouge, LA | Buy Tickets<br /> 04.28 - Exit/In - Nashville, TN | Buy Tickets<br /> 04.29 - Mojo's - Columbia, MO | Buy Tickets<br /> 04.30 - Otto's Nightclub - DeKalb, IL | Buy Tickets<br /> 05.01 - Turner Hall Ballroom - Milwaukee, WI | Buy Tickets<br /> 05.02 - Vaudeville Mews - Des Moines, I...</p>RhymesayersFri, 23 Apr 2010 20:45:00 -0500Brother Ali, BK-One & Fashawn "Breakin' Dawn Tour" returns to Canada tomorrowhttp://new.rhymesayers.com/news/273http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/273<p>The "Breakin' Dawn Tour" featuring Brother Ali, BK-One &amp; <strong>Fashawn</strong> will be in Detroit, MI tonight at the Shelter. You can purchase tickets online through LiveNation.<br /><br /> After tonight's show in Detroit the entire tour heads back up into Canada. You can catch them tomorrow night in Tornoto, Saturday night in Ottawa &amp; Sunday night in Montreal. Head over to the Breakin' Dawn tour schedule for complete event details! If you haven't heard the new <strong>"Breakin' Dawn Tour"</strong> anthem featuring <strong>Brother Ali, BK-One &amp; Fashawn</strong> yet head over to Rhymesayers.com/Radio now and download it free!<br /><br /> <br /><br />04.08 - The Shelter - Detroit, MI | Buy Tickets<br /> 04.09 - The Mod Club - Toronto, ON | Buy Tickets<br /> 04.10 - Ritual Nightclub - Ottawa, ON | Buy Tickets<br /> 04.11 - Foufoune Electriques - Montreal, QC | Buy Tickets<br /> 04.13 - Jerky's L...</p>RhymesayersThu, 08 Apr 2010 17:34:00 -0500Catch a FREE ride to Soundsethttp://new.rhymesayers.com/news/272http://new.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 -0500Brother Ali, BK-One & Fashawn "Breakin' Dawn Tour" tonight in Winnipeg!http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/270http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/270<p>The "Breakin' Dawn Tour" featuring Brother Ali, BK-One &amp; <strong>Fashawn</strong> will be in Winnipeg, MB tonight at the Pyramid Cabaret. You can purchase tickets at <strong>Soul Survivors</strong>, <strong>Kustom Kulture</strong> or tonight at the Pyramid Cabaret. Head over to the Breakin' Dawn tour schedule for complete event details! If you haven't heard the new <strong>"Breakin' Dawn Tour"</strong> anthem featuring <strong>Brother Ali, BK-One &amp; Fashawn</strong> yet head over to Rhymesayers.com/Radio now and download it free!<br /><br /> <br /><br /> 04.05 - Pyramid Cabaret - Winnipeg, MB<br /> 04.08 - The Shelter - Detroit, MI | Buy Tickets<br /> 04.09 - The Mod Club - Toronto, ON | Buy Tickets<br /> 04.10 - Ritual Nightclub - Ottawa, ON | Buy Tickets<br /> 04.11 - Foufoune Electriques - Montreal, QC | Buy Tickets<br /> 04.13 - Jerky's Live Music Hall - Providence, RI | Buy Tickets<br /> 04.14 - Toad's Place - New Haven, CT ...</p>RhymesayersMon, 05 Apr 2010 18:29:00 -05002010 Soundset tickets officially on sale!http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/266http://new.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://new.rhymesayers.com/news/263http://new.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 -0500Brother Ali, BK-One & Fashawn kick off Breakin' Dawn Tour today!http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/262http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/262<p>The "Breakin' Dawn Tour" featuring Brother Ali, BK-One &amp; <strong>Fashawn</strong> officially kicks off today! Head over to the Breakin' Dawn tour schedule for complete event details! Links to buy tickets are below! Make sure you grab yours today before these shows sell out! If you haven't heard the new <strong>"Breakin' Dawn Tour"</strong> anthem featuring <strong>Brother Ali, BK-One &amp; Fashawn</strong> yet head over to Rhymesayers.com/Radio now and download it free!<br /><br /> <br /><br /> 03.29 - The Aquarium - Fargo, ND | Buy Tickets<br /> 03.31 - Zebra Cocktail Lounge - Bozeman, MT<br /> 04.01 - Republik - Calgary, AB | Buy Tickets<br /> 04.02 - The Starlite Room - Edmonton, AB | Buy Tickets<br /> 04.03 - Louis' Pub - Saskatoon, SK | Buy Tickets<br /> 04.05 - Pyramid Cabaret - Winnipeg, MB<br /> 04.08 - The Shelter - Detroit, MI | Buy Tickets<br /> 04.09 - The Mod Club - Toronto, ON | Buy Tickets<br /> ...</p>RhymesayersMon, 29 Mar 2010 18:25:00 -0500Brother Ali, BK-One & Fashawn kick off Breakin' Dawn Tour next weekhttp://new.rhymesayers.com/news/254http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/254<p>The "Breakin' Dawn Tour" featuring Brother Ali, BK-One &amp; <strong>Fashawn</strong> officially kicks off one week from today! Head over to the Breakin' Dawn tour schedule for complete event details! Links to buy tickets are below! Make sure you grab yours today before these shows sell out!<br /><br /> <br /><br /> 03.29 - The Aquarium - Fargo, ND | Buy Tickets<br /> 03.31 - Zebra Cocktail Lounge - Bozeman, MT<br /> 04.01 - Republik - Calgary, AB | Buy Tickets<br /> 04.02 - The Starlite Room - Edmonton, AB | Buy Tickets<br /> 04.03 - Louis' Pub - Saskatoon, SK | Buy Tickets<br /> 04.05 - Pyramid Cabaret - Winnipeg, MB<br /> 04.08 - The Shelter - Detroit, MI | Buy Tickets<br /> 04.09 - The Mod Club - Toronto, ON | Buy Tickets<br /> 04.10 - Ritual Nightclub - Ottawa, ON | Buy Tickets<br /> 04.11 - Foufoune Electriques - Montreal, QC<br /> 04.13 - Jerky's Live Music Hall - Providence, RI | ...</p>RhymesayersMon, 22 Mar 2010 20:44:00 -0500Brother Ali video interview with Fab5ive.nl http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/242http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/242<p>While in Amsterdam on his Us Tour Brother Ali sat down with Pay of the Fab5ive crew to discuss his latest album Us and touring in Europe. <br /><br /> <object width="600" height="375" data="http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=9963413&amp;server=vimeo.com&amp;show_title=1&amp;show_byline=1&amp;show_portrait=0&amp;color=&amp;fullscreen=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="src" value="http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=9963413&amp;server=vimeo.com&amp;show_title=1&amp;show_byline=1&amp;show_portrait=0&amp;color=&amp;fullscreen=1" /></object><br /><br /> Catch Brother Ali &amp; Bk-One with Grieves &amp; <strong>Budo</strong> tomorrow in Lille, France at La Peniche. <br /><br /> <strong>Brother Ali:</strong> BrotherAli.com | Facebook | Twitter | Myspace<br /> <strong>BK-One:</strong> Facebook | Twitter | Myspace <br /> <strong>Grieves:</strong> Twitter | Facebook | Myspace<br /> <strong>Rhymesayers:</strong> Facebook | Twitter | Youtube | Myspace</p>RhymesayersMon, 08 Mar 2010 22:28:00 -0600Tickets for Breakin' Dawn Tour On Sale Today!http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/234http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/234<p>Tickets are officially on sale today for the "Breakin' Dawn Tour" featuring Brother Ali, BK-One &amp; <strong>Fashawn</strong>. Ticket links for the shows are below. Head over to the Breakin' Dawn tour schedule for complete event details! <br /><br /> <br /><br /> 03.29 - The Aquarium - Fargo, ND | Buy Tickets<br /> 03.31 - Zebra Cocktail Lounge - Bozeman, MT<br /> 04.01 - Republik - Calgary, AB | Buy Tickets<br /> 04.02 - The Starlite Room - Edmonton, AB | Buy Tickets<br /> 04.03 - Louis' Pub - Saskatoon, SK | Buy Tickets<br /> 04.05 - Pyramid Cabaret - Winnipeg, MB<br /> 04.08 - The Shelter - Detroit, MI | Buy Tickets<br /> 04.09 - The Mod Club - Toronto, ON | Buy Tickets<br /> 04.10 - Ritual Nightclub - Ottawa, ON | Buy Tickets<br /> 04.11 - Foufoune Electriques - Montreal, QC<br /> 04.13 - Jerky's Live Music Hall - Providence, RI | Buy Tickets<br /> 04.14 - Toad's Place - New Haven, CT | Bu...</p>RhymesayersSat, 27 Feb 2010 09:30:00 -0600Brother Ali, BK-One & Fashawn kick off Breakin' Dawn Tour in Marchhttp://new.rhymesayers.com/news/229http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/229<p>This spring, acclaimed Minneapolis rapper Brother Ali will set out on his second extensive North American tour in support of his latest album, Us. The tour, called the "Breakin' Dawn Tour", also features one of the biggest new hip-hop acts to break in 2009, California-based MC, <strong>Fashawn</strong>. The trek starts on March 29th in Fargo, winding its way through Canada and hits new cities in the southern and eastern regions of America. An ambitious task yes but nothing new for the dedicated and laborious Rhymesayers wordsmith - a true testament to the dedication and reach of his fans who cannot get enough. His heavy sound and thought-provoking rhymes have created a high demand by listeners from the farthest reaches of the continent. Now even more fans will have a chance to see this legend live. Upon...</p>RhymesayersTue, 23 Feb 2010 20:46:00 -0600Rhymesayers benefit for Haiti raises over $30,000http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/220http://new.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://new.rhymesayers.com/news/210http://new.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://new.rhymesayers.com/news/202http://new.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://new.rhymesayers.com/news/200http://new.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 -0600Brother Ali & BK-One European "Us Tour" dates!http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/182http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/182<p>Brother Ali will be heading back to Europe at the end of February for a second set of tour dates. He'll be bringing friend and DJ BK-One with him to help rock the party. The list of shows is below and complete show info is on the Us Tour schedule. <br /><br /> <br /><br /> 02.24 - Berlin, Germany @ Cassiopeia | Buy Tickets<br /> 02.25 - Hamburg, Germany @ Waagenbau | Buy Tickets<br /> 02.26 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Sugar Factory | Buy Tickets<br /> 02.27 - Heidelberg, Germany @ Karlstorbahnof | Buy Tickets<br /> 03.02 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Rust<br /> 03.03 - Lund, Sweden @ Merjeriet | Buy Tickets<br /> 03.04 - Goteborg, Sweden @ Pusterviksbaren | Buy Tickets<br /> 03.05 - Oslo, Norway @ Living Room | Buy Tickets<br /> 03.06 - Stavanger, Norway @ Nytorget<br /> 03.09 - Lille, France @ La Peniche | Buy Tickets<br /> 03.10 - Belfort, France @ La Poudriere | Buy Ticke...</p>RhymesayersThu, 17 Dec 2009 19:19:00 -0600Fresh Air Tour Video #3 / Minneapolis Tonight!http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/158http://new.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://new.rhymesayers.com/news/132http://new.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 -0500Fresh Air Tour Video #2http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/124http://new.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 -0500Review: BK-One "Rádio do Canibal" in Beyond Race Magazinehttp://new.rhymesayers.com/news/104http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/104<p>Inspired by Brazilian culture, BK One’s Rádio Do Canibal demonstrates not only his seasoned ear but also his ability to create a cohesive arrangement of both instrumentals and vocals capable of moving even the most stubborn listener, thoughtfully at least. <br /><br /> Although the album’s guest appearances include renowned acts like, Raekwon, Scarface, Brother Ali, and Phonte of Little Brother, Radio Do Canibal is more of a producers gem than a writer’s prize. </p>RhymesayersFri, 09 Oct 2009 17:30:00 -0500ADDED ALL AGES BROTHER ALI SHOW @ FIRST AVE DUE TO DEMANDhttp://new.rhymesayers.com/news/102http://new.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 -0500BK-One "Rádio do Canibal" Interviewhttp://new.rhymesayers.com/news/101http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/101<p>BK-One breaks down his vision behind "Rádio do Canibal" and discusses the inspiration for the record how the ground work was laid &amp; his work with producer Benzilla. <br /><br /> <object width="560" height="340" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/x6MT8WCAwK8&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/x6MT8WCAwK8&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1&amp;" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /></object><br /><br /> Buy "Rádio do Canibal" - Fifth Element | iTunes | Amazon</p>RhymesayersWed, 07 Oct 2009 01:17:00 -0500HipHopDX gives BK-One's "Rádio do Canibal" 3.5 out of 5http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/100http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/100<p>"When news hit about a little known deejay, DJ BK-One and his partner Benzilla dropping a compilation, many were intrigued by the line-up on the disc. After all, it isn’t every day that one sees Scarface next to Brother Ali or Raekwon next to I Self Divine on an album. With the mix of underground and mainstream, the compilation mashes different styles, a testament to the blurred lines of division in the genre and in the music of the world. Still, the question has always been whether compilations like this can be cohesive. BK and Benzilla may be on the lesser known side of the spectrum, but with Radio Do Canibal, they are definitely trying to make a statement without being overshadowed by their better known contributors." <br /><br /> For the full review, head over to HipHopDX.com. <br /><br /> Grab your copy o...</p>RhymesayersTue, 06 Oct 2009 18:56:00 -0500BK-One "Rádio do Canibal" out now!http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/99http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/99<p>BK-One's <strong>Rhymesayers</strong> debut album Rádio do Canibal is in stores today! <strong>BK-One</strong> takes his years of experience as DJ and puts on his producer hat joining forces with up and coming Twin Cities beatsmith <strong>Benzilla</strong> to craft a Brazilian musical bed for some of Hip Hop's most engaging MC's. <strong><em>Rádio Do Canibal</em></strong> features appearances by <strong>Scarface, Slug</strong> , <strong>Black Thought</strong> , <strong>Brother Ali, Raekwon</strong> , <strong>Murs</strong> , <strong>Phonte</strong> , <strong>Haiku D' Etat</strong> , <strong>Blueprint, P.O.S.</strong> , <strong>The Grouch</strong> , <strong>I Self Devine, Toki Wright, Aby Wolf</strong> and <strong>The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble</strong>. <br /><br /> Rádio do Canibal is in your favorite independent or chain music store today so hit the streets and cop it now or score it online from Fifth Element, iTunes and Amazon! <br /><br /> You can catch <strong>BK-One</strong> rockin' the Fresh Air Tour now with <strong>Brother Ali, Evidence &amp; Toki Wright</strong>. Head over to the Fr...</p>RhymesayersTue, 06 Oct 2009 16:36:00 -0500Fresh Air Tour Week 1http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/98http://new.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 -0500Okayplayer exclusive - BK-One & Benzilla "Philly Boy" feat. Black Thoughthttp://new.rhymesayers.com/news/95http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/95<p>"We told you before about the star-studded lineup on the BK-One and Benzilla album, Rádio Do Canibal. The album is set to drop next Tuesday via Rhymesayers. To give you another exclusive look at the project, here is Black Thought guesting on the track "Philly Boy." Rádio Do Canibal exhibits BK-One and Benzilla crafting a musical bed for some of hip-hop's most engaging emcees, such as: Scarface, Slug , Black Thought, Brother Ali, Raekwon, Murs, Phonte, Haiku D' Etat , Blueprint, P.O.S. , The Grouch , I Self Devine, Toki Wright, Aby Wolfand, and The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble. The project was inspired by BK-One's travels across Central and South America, and the title was derived from Brazilian poet Oswald de Andrade's "Cannibal Manifesto." <br /><br /> Check out the track at Okayplayer.com</p>RhymesayersFri, 02 Oct 2009 21:53:00 -0500BK-One "Rádio do Canibal" out next week!http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/94http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/94<p>BK-One's <strong>Rhymesayers</strong> debut album Rádio do Canibal drops next Tuesday . <strong>BK-One</strong> takes his years of experience as DJ and puts on his producer hat joining forces with up and coming Twin Cities beatsmith <strong>Benzilla</strong> to craft a Brazilian musical bed for some of Hip Hop's most engaging MC's. <strong><em>Rádio Do Canibal</em></strong> features appearances by <strong>Scarface, Slug</strong> , <strong>Black Thought</strong> , <strong>Brother Ali, Raekwon</strong> , <strong>Murs</strong> , <strong>Phonte</strong> , <strong>Haiku D' Etat</strong> , <strong>Blueprint, P.O.S.</strong> , <strong>The Grouch</strong> , <strong>I Self Devine, Toki Wright, Aby Wolf</strong> and <strong>The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble</strong>. <br /><br /> Don't forget Rádio do Canibal hits your favorite independent or chain music store on 10.06.09 so hit the streets and cop it or score it online from Fifth Element, iTunes and Amazon! <br /><br /> You can catch <strong>BK-One</strong> rockin' the Fresh Air Tour now with <strong>Brother Ali, Evidence &amp; Toki Wright</strong>. Head...</p>RhymesayersFri, 02 Oct 2009 20:33:00 -0500The Freshest Kids feat. Brother Ali, Evidence, Toki Wright & BK-Onehttp://new.rhymesayers.com/news/83http://new.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 -0500New track & video off BK-One's upcoming record "Rádio do Canibal" http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/61http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/61<p>Rhymesayers &amp; BK-One are premiering the second track, "Tema do Canibal" off of his upcoming album Rádio do Canibal. The song features the Chicago based 9-piece brass band the <strong>Hypnotic Brass Ensemble</strong> who have worked with the likes of Mos Def and Erykah Badu. <br /><br /> <object width="480" height="295" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/8HPLF3hs1ZA&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/8HPLF3hs1ZA&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1&amp;" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /></object><br /><br /> <strong>Pre-Order Rádio do Canibal:Fifth Element | Amazon</strong> <br /><br /> Catch <strong>BK-One</strong> on the Fresh Air Tour with <strong>Brother Ali, Evidence &amp; Toki Wright</strong> <br /><br /> Facebook | Twitter | Myspace</p>RhymesayersFri, 18 Sep 2009 23:15:00 -0500Brother Ali - Fresh Air Tourhttp://new.rhymesayers.com/news/5http://new.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 -0500BK-One announces Rhymesayers debut album "Rádio do Canibal"http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/1http://new.rhymesayers.com/news/1<p>Better known as Brother Ali's DJ, <strong>BK-One</strong> takes his years of experience as a DJ and puts on his producer hat joining forces with up and coming Twin Cities beatsmith <strong>Benzilla</strong> to craft a Brazilian musical bed for some of Hip Hop's most engaging MC's. <strong><em>Rádio Do Canibal</em></strong> features appearances by <strong>Scarface, Slug</strong> , <strong>Black Thought</strong> , <strong>Brother Ali, Raekwon</strong> , <strong>Murs</strong> , <strong>Phonte</strong> , <strong>Haiku D' Etat</strong> , <strong>Blueprint, P.O.S.</strong> , <strong>The Grouch</strong> , <strong>I Self Devine, Toki Wright, Aby Wolf</strong> and <strong>The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble</strong>. <br /><br /> When not touring the globe with Brother Ali, BK-One has traveled extensively throughout Central and South America... these travels would become the inspiration for <em>Rádio Do Canibal</em>. The title <strong><em>Rádio Do Canibal</em></strong> refers to the Brazilian poet Oswald de Andrade's "Cannibal Manifesto". Written in 1928, the poem described ...</p>RhymesayersWed, 09 Sep 2009 14:23:00 -0500