Posted by lars1396 at May 24, 2005 3:04 PM
Rhymesayers Entertainment is a local Minneapolis label that has distributed records across the globe. The Rhyme Sayers Collective was formed by Brent Sayers (aka Saddiq), Sean Daley (aka Slug), and Derek Turner (aka Spawn). The trio came together as a live performance group called Headshots with interests in rapping, deejaying and graffiti writing. The crew, which grew over the years, became known for participating in local emcee battles. These battles drew on the artists' creative ability and skills with fast paced wordplay. During the 90's the group released seven Headshots cassettes that featured both recorded and live performances. The Rhymesayers Collective eventually turned into a record label under the supervision of Brent Sayers, the company's CEO. Known today as Rhymesayers Entertainment, the company owns a record store in Uptown called the Fifth Element and hosts a variety of artists from Minnesota and beyond on it's record label.