Prof, the newest signee to Rhymesayers Entertainment, is already a legend on the southside of Minneapolis. With three self-released albums, plus three additional mixtapes of exclusive material already under his belt, it should come as no surprise he's been tirelessly making music for over a decade. While he's continued to develop over that time, both musically and artistically, he's also fine-tuned his live show to such a spectacle that he's undeniably made a lasting impression on the scene. As an entertainer, Prof shows incredible diversity. Whether artistically, or characteristically, he purposefully maneuvers between the parallels of inconceivable experiences and extraordinary fantasies. From the factual to the fictitious, there’s seemingly no end to the number of unique narratives or deliveries at his disposal. Once considered the underdog, Prof has fought his way to the forefront of the scene and amassed a ravenous following along the way.
On Liability, Prof describes our world; a place where a harsh environment and poor circumstances can make someone abandon their expectations and change their moral compass. The album takes the listener on a journey of incredible range, and ultimately calls attention to the often unseen conditions that lead individuals down the regrettable paths of being fighters, drunks, drug addicts– or simply put, liabilities. With impressive guest appearances from Tech N9ne, Waka Flocka Flame and Petey Pablo, and a list of production credits that includes Ant (Atmosphere), Aesop Rock, Big Chocolate, Mux Mool, Curtiss King and more, this album is without a doubt Prof's greatest work to date.
VerBs. Rapper Extraordinaire, Bike Hero Positivity Ninja, and Super Host got his start in the deeply-rooted Project Blowed hip hop tradition and has continued its legacy by curating and hosting BANANAS in Leimert Park for the last 7 years. VerBS has toured America and opened with major rappers the likes of Murs, Sick jacken, Open Mike Eagle, Nocando, Kosha Dillz, Rapper Big Pooh, Milo and more, as well as indie bands. His fine-tuned, high-energy performances pale in comparison to his diverse and extensive music catalogue.
Big influences include The Life Aquatic, Mos Def, Murs, Phonte Coleman, Jay-Z, The Cardigans, Darwin Deez, One be lo, Ice Cube, Nas, Busta Rhymes, and Eminem. His monthly, Bananas, is easily Los Angeles' number one spot for underground hip hop and indie electronica. Its various spin-offs (Grey Bananas, Green Bananas, BANANAS 42 etc.) are proof that Verbs' network and reach extend far beyond his mother-genre. To look at him--his smiling face and excitement give off the impression of a newcomer to the scene, but with a portfolio that lists cultural staples and Venues such as Low End Theory, LACMA, Paid Dues music festival '09, FMLY FEST, Homie fest, it's apparent that Verbs is not only a client, he's the player president.
He likes the color seafoam and he wears a red beanie too.