On top of releasing an original hip hop album, I've heard, almost too many times, that Prof's live show is not one to miss. Heralded by numerous top artists, die hard fans, and casual fans that accidentally catch his opening act, Prof is said to have one of the most fun and electrifying shows in hip hop today.Things I Like
When I arrived, I could hear Prof on stage, but decided to take my time checking out the room where the merch tables were set up, and therefore basically missed his whole set. No big deal, I figured. At the end of the night (and it was a great night), Prof was outside handing out free copies of King Gampo. When I listened to it, I realized I'd made a mistake in not seeing this cat live.WhiteRaverRafting
I give you Prof, the rapper that I consider the best that the underground hip hop scene has to offer. He is fresh off the release of his new album King Gampo as well as a tour with Atmosphere, BluePrint, and Dilated People’s Evidence. He is another prodigy out of the Minneapolis area.
Update - A few more reviews:
City Pages - Gimme Noise
The Stophouse rapper's elastic voice covers a lot of ground, gliding from goofy to aggressive to thoughtful and everywhere in between over the course of a full 16 tracks, but he maintains a light-hearted irreverence with every line that manages to make this one of the most fun albums to come out of the often heavy Minneapolis scene.As well as their Need Your Love and Gampo video posts.
What I'm Listening To
Yesterday I started listening to the new Soulja Boy album and my head started to hurt. There was just something about it that seemed very discombobulated. I had to put on something else on. Today I put on an album and found the opposite effect. When you put an album on and it makes your head hurt that tells you something, likewise when you put an album on and that same head starts bobbing you know. We listen to music for different reasons, but I love that feel good, lift a persons spirits music. When you can lose yourself in music and just have a good time, that’s success. Today’s album, as the title states, is Prof’s King Gampo.KZSC Santa Cruz 88.1FM (Put King Gampo at #3 on the top 5 albums of 2011 list)
Sloppy and strange at first, this MC will sneak up on your musical taste buds. He’s energetic, quirky and doesn’t take himself too seriously.Free Music Is Awesome
This guy's not as big of a name as he should be. Sass, smack, and serious skill is what this guy brings to the table....Solid all around album, touching on more serious stuff, to light-hearted, funny junk.Examiner - An interview with Prof w/ commentary on King Gampo
Prof: I’m already kind of self-sustaining as a business. I could be a little bit better off and pay my bills a little bit better if I just charged $10 for a copy of this latest release. I could have more money right now, but I’d rather effect a lot of people. We’ve given out, during this Atmosphere tour and with downloads - it’s been two weeks since it came out - almost 40,000 copies. Those are huge numbers. And these are people who are willing to take it. We’re not just throwing them off skyscrapers. The plan is to go and make the money touring, the honest, blue-collar way.