Providing Opportunity. Rhymesayers Entertainment & IPR are teaming up to inspire the next generation of artists.
About Rhymesayers Entertainment
Rhymesayers Entertainment is an independent hip-hop record label based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Co-founded in 1995 by Sean Daley, Anthony Davis, Brent Sayers, Musab S’ad Ali, and Derek Turner, the label is composed of native Minnesotans as well as nationally recognized artists. Today, Rhymesayers is the largest hip-hop label in Minnesota and maintains its own record store called The Fifth Element, located in Uptown Minneapolis. This store is a staple of hip-hop culture and community in the Twin Cities and sells independent and commercial hiphop while specializing in local music. In 2007, Rhymesayers Entertainment signed a promotion, marketing, and distribution deal with Warner Music Group’s Independent Label Group.
Years after it all started, Rhymesayers boasts one of independent hip-hop’s strongest and most respected rosters in the industry. By pushing creative musical boundaries while still maintaining rigorous touring schedules, Rhymesayers artists boast significant sales numbers and an ever-growing national and international fan base. Rhymesayers Entertainment continually strives to navigate the long yet gratifying road of independent success.
“Rhymesayers is a company rooted in hands-on training,” explains Kevin Beacham, product manager of Rhymesayers Entertainment. “The artists as well as the staff have the common attribute of building the Rhymesayers brand by pursuing and immersing ourselves in our passion for music and hip-hop culture. It is our belief that this is a primary goal shared by the students at IPR. In the changing climate of the music industry, it’s important for aspiring artists to be well rounded in their knowledge of the business in order to be prepared. We feel that IPR offers a well-balanced experience in the various aspects of the business to help create the success stories of tomorrow.”