Minneapolis’ independent hip hop’s heavyweights, Rhymesayers Entertainment, have signed a distribution deal with Warner Music Group’s Independent Label Group.
The home of Atmosphere, I Self Divine, Brother Ali, Psalm One, Soul Position, MF Doom et al will see the ILG control their catalogue and distribute their albums via Alternative Distribution Alliance.
The first release to come under this deal is Brother Ali’s upcoming album The Undisputed Truth, which is due for release on April 10th.
RSE co-founder Brent “Siddiq” Sayers said of the deal:
“If we have someone who wants to be on a major label, we can, in fact, do that. But if we have someone, like Atmosphere, who does not want to do that, we can keep doing what we’re doing and bring in some select [promotional/marketing] services”.
Brother Ali will be hitting Notting Hill’s YoYo club on April 5th. Be there!