What About Prof?
Written by Julie B. on October 20, 2019
Prof, is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He released his first full-length album, Project Gampo, in 2007 and has since released three additional albums and three EPs. In 2012, City Pages named Prof on their list of Minnesota’s 20 best rappers. A co-owner of Stophouse Music Group, Prof signed to Rhymesayers Entertainment in late 2013.
Prof has been noted as one of the few Minneapolis rap acts (in addition to Doomtree and several Rhymesayers artists) who are capable of selling out the city’s famed First Avenue Mainroom, and the only to do so in recent years without the backing of Minnesota Public Radio station 89.3 The Current.
In May 2013, when Busta Rhymes failed to show up at the Soundset Music Festival in Shakopee, Minnesota, Prof substituted for him with only an hour’s notice.
On December 3, 2013, Prof signed to Rhymesayers Entertainment The announcement video featured the label’s co-founder, Slug, and coincided with the release of a single called “The Reply”. The Star Tribune reported on the occasion that Prof would release another album in 2014.
In a May 2015, Prof announced his debut record on Rhymesayers, entitled Liability. In the same interview, he also revealed he had signed with William Morris Endeavor for his future touring ventures. Prof released a single called “Ghost” from the album. Liability was released October 16, 2015, and peaked at 141 on the Billboard 200 chart November 7, 2015.
On February 20, 2018 Prof announced he would be releasing a new album, titled Pookie Baby, on April 13, 2018. On September 6, 2019, Prof premiered a music video for his song titled “Cousins” featuring Saint Paul, Minnesota rapper, Cashinova.