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Rhymesayers Entertainment (Record label)
Rhymesayers Entertainment is a Minneapolis-based record label for hip hop music, founded in 1995 by Sean Daley, Anthony Davis, Brent Sayers and Musab S’ad Ali.
Rhymesayers Entertainment in Features
Music Interview | posted 13.07.2012
Aesop Rock
»If I Can Do It, I'll Do It«
Since 15 years Ian Bavitz aka Aesop Rock is one of the pioneers of an alternative hip hop, that features the lyrical side of rap in a wordy and complexe way. As a producer Ian Bavitz has been responsible for a lot of productions and collaborations. We spoke to him about the centerpiece of his productions, abstract lyrics and why he’s dragging a dead cat through New York City in the album trailers.
Music Column | posted 10.10.2011
High 5
Rhymesayers' finest - selected by Evidence
It was an official surprise, when Evidence announced his signing to Rhymesayers Entertainment around two years ago. Except for Slug’s guest verse on Ev’s ‘’The Weatherman LP’’ the ways of the Dilated MC and the label from Minnesota crossed rather sporadic to date. But with the Rhymesayers debut Cats & Dogs and the big U.S. tour with Atmosphere in the back, Evidence is by now an official member of the RSE family. Nevertheless, we are interested in how familiar Michael Perretta is with the impressive release catalog of his new label home and asked for his top 5 songs on Rhymesayers.
Music Portrait | posted 08.09.2011
Evidence
The Bad Weather Man
Evidence is »the Weatherman«, the guy with the bad news, the dark images, the one who say it out loud what in Los Angeles otherwise left unspoken. With Cats & Dogs there’s a new solo album coming out.
Music Portrait | posted 26.04.2011
Atmosphere
Chose to get real
Atmosphere are more serious and less playful than ever. Now the band from Minneapolis wrote a kind of concept album about family issues. In the end The Family Sign is a kind of Blues album, recorded with live instruments and lined with fine storytelling, that certainly is different, but just want to be captured so
Music Portrait | posted 06.04.2011
Blueprint
As if he were exchanged
Blueprint’s first solo album in six years, shows the way of the freestyle champion becoming a serious storyteller. And even musically there’s something new on Adventures in Counter-Culture.
Rhymesayers Entertainment in Reviews
Music Review | posted 11.03.2020
Atmosphere
Whenever
Atmosphere, the duo from Minneapolis, is back with a new album. »Whenever« avoids experimentation and is a solid delivery.
Music Review | posted 12.08.2016
Atmosphere
Fishing Blues
Vigorous rhymed storytelling in tangible pictures, also with pulled down trousers; on their 8th album, Atmosphere sings the »Fishing Blues«.
Music Review | posted 15.08.2014
Dilated Peoples
Directors Of Photography
»Directors Of Photography« is the first record in eight years by Dilated Peoples around Evidence, DJ Babu and Rakaa Iriscience – it’s got its moments, really.
Music Review | posted 05.06.2014
Atmosphere
Southsiders
On »Southsiders«, Atmosphere are once again falling back on live-recorded instrumentals and a great variety of different topics – and that’s what they’re good at.
Music Review | posted 08.01.2014
Atmosphere
Seven's Travels
»Seven’s Travels« is celebrating its tenth anniversary. As a birthday-gift, the album is being re-released, and – despite slightly dragging on at bits – it’s still as convincing as ever.
Music Review | posted 16.05.2013
The Uncluded
Hokey Fright
»Hokey Fright« by Kimya Dawson und Aesop Rock is sometimes more of an audio book than easily consumable music. And that’s what makes this record so very interesting.
Music Review | posted 05.11.2012
P.O.S.
We Don't Even Live Here Anymore
As important the rebellion of the rhymesayer might be in our cynical times, the musical implementation on »WDELHA« remains meaningless.
Music Review | posted 11.09.2012
Brother Ali
Mourning In America And Dreaming In Colour
Brother Ali’s fourth record seems to be heavy with meaning – fortunately, it isn’t. Instead, Ali appears thoughtful and angry.
Music Review | posted 04.10.2011
Evidence
Cats & Dogs
After four years in the hiding, Evidence returns with a mighty album, proving how simple and how good Hip Hop can actually be.
Music Review | posted 09.05.2011
Atmosphere
The Family Sign
The Family Sign is almost a concept album, leaning towards instrumental and blues, while only bearing little resemblance to Ant’s production-experiments made for When Life Gives You Lemons.
Music Review | posted 27.04.2011
Blueprint
Adventures In Counter Culture
Blueprint re-discovers synthesizer, rock and HipHop and publishes Adventures In Counter Culture, which totally lives up to its name.
Music Review | posted 06.05.2008
Atmosphere
When Life Gives You Lemons You Paint That Shit Gold
Stagnancy is the devil, but isn’t it allowed to get a bit irritated when Atmosphere declares minimalism at the beginning of When Life Gives You Lemons?
Rhymesayers Entertainment in News
Music News | posted 10.06.2021
Evidence
Exclusive Edition: »Unlearning Vol.1«
On June 25th, 2021 the new solo album of Dilated Peoples’ Evidence will be released via Rhymesayers. Exclusively on HHV Records »Unlearning Vol.1« will be available in a limited Orange Vinyl Edition.
Music News | posted 04.11.2011
Rhymesayers Entertainment
Meet & Greet at the HHV Selected Store
The Rhymesayers Entertainmen artists will give you the unique chance for a meet & greet at our HHV Selected Store on Tuesday, November 15. You can bring your own gear and let it be printed for free with exclusive artwork.
Recent Articles
Music Review | posted 11.06.2021
Resilient Vessels
Live At The Cell
Four musicians got together last year in New York to record a brilliant jazz album under the name Resilient Vessels, »Live At The Cell«.
Music Column | posted 11.06.2021
Records Revisited
Porter Ricks – Biokinetics (1996)
When Porter Ricks released the album »Biokinetics« in 1996, it was more than just a collection of their first 12inches flanked by two bonus tracks. It was a utopian attempt to expand upon the dub techno formulas.
Music Portrait | posted 10.06.2021
BBE Records
The influencer's influencer
Peter Adarkwah is the reason why some lives have been changed by J Dilla, why Roy Ayers experienced a second spring and why Japanese jazz albums are reviewed by Pitchfork. In other words: BBE Music turns 25 years this year.
Music Portrait | posted 26.05.2021
Portico Quartet
Guest Mix
»Terrain« is the name of the new album of the British band Portico Quartet, which was released these days on Gondwana Records. For us, Portico Quartet’s Jack Wyllie has put together 60 minutes of music in an exclusive DJ mix.
Music List | posted 27.05.2021
Record Store Day 2021 – 1st Drop
12 vinyl records to look out for
On June 12, 2021, the first of two Record Store Days will take place this year. For this alone, several dozen exclusive releases have been announced. We have picked out twelve records that we would like to recommend to you.