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Review: Atmosphere, “To All My Friends, Blood Makes The Blade Holy”

Atmosphere, To All My Friends, Blood Makes The Blade Holy Rhymesayers Entertainment Slug may never get recognized as one of hip-hop’s greatest storytellers, but he deserves to be. The Minneapolis rapper excels at the confessional, rhyming first-person narratives so vivid … Continue reading

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Brother Ali’s “Us”

Brother Ali’s fourth album, Us, drops September 22 on Rhymesayers. As usual, ANT handles the production, while Joell Ortiz, Freeway, Chuck D. and Stokley Williams from Mint Condition make guest appearances. Here’s the press info: Brother Ali’s last album, the … Continue reading

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Eyedea & Abilities’ “By The Throat”

Underrated Minneapolis duo Eyedea & Abilities will release their new album By The Throat on July 21. Set for release via Rhymesayers, it’s the group’s first album in five years. Here’s a bit from the bio: Their first album since … Continue reading

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Toki Wright launches RSE Spotlight Series

Next month, Rhymesayers Entertainment is launching the RSE Spotlight Series. The series will spotlight relatively unknown independent artists and, in its words, “provide select services and distribution to emerging artists ready to go to the next level, by expanding their … Continue reading

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Abstract Rude’s “Rejuvenation”

Over a year after Abstract Rude signed with Rhymesayers Entertainment, the L.A. vet has scheduled Rejuvenation for a May 5 release. Initially titled Dear Abbey, Abstract Rude’s third solo album is completely produced by Seattle’s Vitamin D and, according to … Continue reading

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Brother Ali’s “The Truth Is Here”

On March 10, Brother Ali returns with The Truth Is Here EP, his first package of new material since 2007’s acclaimed The Undisputed Truth. Set for release via Rhymesayers, it collects seven tracks and two B-sides (“Palm the Joker” and … Continue reading

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P.O.S. is “Never Better”

On February 3, Rhymesayers will release Minneapolis rapper P.O.S.’ third album, Never Better. Here’s a section from the press release: P.O.S. himself made more than half of the beats on Never Better, and the production bears his unmistakable signature. The … Continue reading

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Atmosphere produces “Lemons”

Atmosphere is set to release its first album since 2005’s underrated You Can’t Imagine How Much Fun We’re Having. On April 22, the Minneapolis, Minn. group drops When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold through its Rhymesayers … Continue reading

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Grayskul broadcasts “Bloody Radio”

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Two years ago, a relatively unknown group called Grayskul released Deadlivers on Rhymesayers. Despite its low profile, Deadlivers drew kudos from those who heard it. It was an album that balanced Gothic-styled lyrics with a dark, mystical atmosphere, and was reminiscent of early 90s horrorcore classics like Gravediggaz’ 6 Feet Deep and Organized Konfusion’s Stress: The Extinction Agenda.

Now the Pacific Northwest group is back with a new joint. Bloody Radio features Onry Ozzborn (where’s that Gigantics album you promised?), JFK and DJ Wicked holding court with the likes of Slug, Cage, Aesop Rock, Pigeon John and Andrea Zollo, formerly of the late indie-rock band Pretty Girls Make Graves. The duo’s mighty Oldominion crew help out, too.

Grayskul’s Bloody Radio drops September 11 on Rhymesayers Entertainment. The track listing is below.

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Brother Ali is “The Undisputed Truth”

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A few days ago, a publicist who shall remain nameless joked to me that all Rhymesayers MCs sound the same. But of course that’s not true. Brother Ali, for example, can carry his own with just about any underground rapper out there. And yes, that may not be saying much to all y’all backpack haters/Lil Wayne dick riders. For those that appreciate the Minneapolis albino, however, prepare for his first new album in four years, and first release since 2004’s Champion EP.

The Undisputed Truth is set for a March 20 release on Rhymesayers. A particularly strong cut, "Original King," was posted on his MySpace page a few months ago. Unfortunately, it’s not on the promo version of the album.

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