Rhymesayers Entertainment

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Rhymesayers Entertainment
Founded1995 (1995)
Distributor(s)ADA (former)
Secretly Distribution (current)
GenreHip hop, underground hip hop, alternative hip hop
Country of originU.S.
LocationMinneapolis, Minnesota
Official websitewww.rhymesayers.com

Rhymesayers Entertainment (sometimes abbreviated RSE) is an American independent hip-hop record label based in Minneapolis.

History[edit | edit source]

Rhymesayers Entertainment was co-founded in 1995 by Sean Daley (Slug), Anthony Davis (Ant), Musab Saad (Sab the Artist) and Brent Sayers (Siddiq). Former members of the Headshots crew. Beginning in 2008, Rhymesayers Entertainment sponsors the annual Soundset Music Festival, a popular attraction that takes place over Memorial Day weekend in Minneapolis. The music festival was postponed in 2020.

Rhymesayers released Prof and Dem Atlas from their label in 2020.

In 2020, Rhymesayers was among the many labels distributed by Alternative Distribution Alliance that left the company after ADA moved all of its business to the Indiana-based Direct Shot Distributing. Controversy erupted when Direct Shot received numerous complaints from retailers over delayed or missing shipments. As a result, Secretly Distribution became the current distributor for Rhymesayers Entertainment.

The label also opened a record store in 1999 called Fifth Element, which closed on April 1, 2020.

Rhymesayers Entertainment is headquartered in the same building as its former music store, Fifth Element, in Uptown, Minneapolis, 2013.

Roster[edit | edit source]

Artists in promotion by 2016[edit | edit source]

Young, Killian (March 12, 2015). "Once Upon a Time in Minneapolis: 20 Years of Rhymesayers". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved January 6, 2016.

External links[edit | edit source]