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Rhymesayers Entertainment

Rhymesayers Entertainment (sometimes abbreviated RSE[1]) is an American independent hip hop record label based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.[2][3] It was co-founded in 1995 by Sean Daley (Slug), Anthony Davis (Ant), Musab Saad (Sab the Artist) and Brent Sayers (Siddiq).[4] Beginning in 2008, Rhymesayers Entertainment sponsors the annual Soundset Music Festival, a popular attraction that takes place over Memorial Day weekend in Minneapolis.[5]

Rhymesayers Entertainment
Rhymesayerslogo.jpg
Founded1995 (1995)
Founder
Distributor(s)Warner Music Group
GenreHip hop
Country of originU.S.
LocationMinneapolis, Minnesota
Official websitewww.rhymesayers.com

Current rosterEdit

 
Rhymesayers Entertainment is headquartered in the same building as its music store, Fifth Element, in Uptown, Minneapolis.

Artists currently promoted include[6]

Archived artists include

Artists formerly signed to the label include

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

Compilation albumsEdit

  • Headshots - Vol. 1: WBBOY Sessions (1995)
  • Headshots - Vol. 2: Arrogance (1996)
  • Headshots - Vol. 3: Compensation (1996)
  • Headshots - Vol. 4: History (1996)
  • Headshots - Vol. 5: Effort (1997)
  • Headshots - Vol. 6: Industrial Warfare (1997)
  • Headshots - Vol. 7: Se7en (1999)
  • Atmosphere - Lucy Ford: The Atmosphere EP's (2001)
  • Mr. Dibbs - Sucker Punch Breaks Volume One (2002)
  • Mr. Dibbs - Dead World Reborn (2012)

MixtapesEdit

  • Atmosphere - Strictly Leakage (2007)
  • I Self Devine - LA State of Mind (2012)
  • I Self Devine - The Upliftment Struggle (2012)
  • I Self Devine - Reports from the Field: In the Trenches (2012)
  • I Self Devine - The Shining Path (2012)
  • Dem Atlas - MF Dem (2016)

EPsEdit

SinglesEdit

  • Musab - "Actin' Rich" (2000)
  • Eyedea & Abilities - "Pushing Buttons" (2000)
  • Eyedea & Abilities - "Blindly Firing" (2001)
  • Atmosphere - "Modern Man's Hustle" (2002)
  • Atmosphere - "GodLovesUgly" (2002)
  • Monsta Island Czars - "Escape" (2002)
  • Mr. Dibbs - "Outreach 5" (2002)
  • Atmosphere - "Trying to Find a Balance" (2003)
  • Brother Ali - "Room with a View" (2003)
  • Micranots - "Glorious" b/w "Heat" (2003)
  • Semi.Official - "Crime" (2003)
  • Atmosphere - "National Disgrace" (2004)
  • Eyedea & Abilities - "Now" (2004)
  • MF Doom - "Hoe Cakes" b/w "Potholders" (2004)
  • Atmosphere - "Watch Out" b/w "Smart Went Crazy" (2005)
  • Blueprint - "Boombox" (2005)
  • Boom Bap Project - "Rock the Spot" (2005)
  • Felt - "Dirty Girl" (2005)
  • Grayskul - "Prom Quiz" (2005)
  • I Self Devine - "Ice Cold" (2005)
  • P.O.S - "P.O.S Is Ruining My Life" (2005)
  • Atmosphere - "Say Hey There" (2006)
  • P.O.S - "Bleeding Hearts Club" (2006)
  • Soul Position - "Hand-Me-Downs" b/w "Blame It on the Jager" (2006)
  • Brother Ali - "Truth Is" b/w "Freedom Ain't Free" (2007)
  • Grayskul - "Scarecrow" (2007)
  • Mac Lethal - "Make-Out Bandit" b/w "Pound That Beer" (2007)
  • Atmosphere - "You" (2008)
  • Atmosphere - "Shoulda Known" (2008)
  • Jake One - "The Truth" (2008)
  • Blueprint - "So Alive" (2011)
Releases taken from official website.[7]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kangas, Chaz (December 2, 2015). "Rhymesayers at 20: How the best roster in hip-hop was built". City Pages. Retrieved June 30, 2019.
  2. ^ Rhys, Dan (December 4, 2015). "How Rhymesayers Entertainment Survived 20 Years As An Indie Label". Billboard. Retrieved June 30, 2019.
  3. ^ Burbeck, Rory (February 4, 2015). "Rhymesayers Label Founders to Discuss 20 Years of Success at SXSW Music 2015". SXSW. Retrieved January 6, 2016.
  4. ^ Setaro, Shawn (November 30, 2015). "Rhymesayers At 20: An Oral History". Forbes. Retrieved January 6, 2016.
  5. ^ Fischer, Reed (May 23, 2012). "How Rhymesayers set up the Soundset Festival". City Pages. Retrieved June 30, 2019.
  6. ^ "Artists". Rhymesayers Entertainment. Retrieved January 6, 2016.
  7. ^ "Releases". Rhymesayers Entertainment. Retrieved September 12, 2018.

Further readingEdit

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