(Los Angeles, CA — April 14, 2023) After building anticipation, acclaimed Minneapolis, MN rap maverick Prof presents his anxiously awaited sixth full-length album, HORSE, today out now via his own Stophouse Music Group. Listen to HORSE—HERE.
Earlier indicators and pre-orders point to a very big week for Prof. Given the excitement in terms of advance response and social media, he has a rare opportunity to earn the #1 rap record in the world right now. So, he posted this heartfelt Instagram videodiscussing it “out this small warehouse on the South Side of Minneapolis.” Urging the importance of copping a physical copy (many are signed), he added, “I appreciate you. I love you. If I could, I’d make it out with all ya’ll!” What are you waiting for? Get it now!
He preceded the record with the single “Subpar” [feat. Method Man]. His elastic flow bounces off a thudding beat as he admits, “I’m doing subpar, how are you?” Meanwhile, Method Man drops in with a slick cameo of his own. Right out of the gate, the lyric video generated 102K YouTube views, while the track piled up another 243K Spotify streams and counting.
Prof brings this bold body of work to life on The Workhorse Tour underway now. He already sold out the VIP packages for 27 shows, including both hometown gigs at Uptown Theater in Minneapolis June 23 and 24. Speaking to growing demand, the tour kicked off with a sold out show on night 1 in Grand Rapids, MI and both the Boston, MA and the second Fort Collins, CO date have sold out entirely! Joining him on the road, the bill boasts Willie Wonka, Juice Lord, and Bayo.
Check out the full confirmed itinerary below. Remaining tickets and VIP packages are available HERE.
The album notably includes “Soupy,” featuring Cozz, from J. Cole’s Dreamville Records. Right out of the gate, it landed on influential Spotify playlists such as Alternative Hip Hop [923k followers] and Beats & Rhymes [414k followers], reacting with 389K Spotify streams too. The fan favorite “Pack A Lunch” [feat. Redman] has already piled up 1 million streams and counting. Watch the music video HERE. He also spoke to The Hype Magazine about the track!
HORSE reaffirms Prof as a proven disruptor. The 14-track collection hinges on hilarious observations, hummable hooks, and hypnotic beats. It also boasts an A-list cohort of guests, including Method Man on “Subpar,” Cozz on “Soupy,” Mac Irv on “Tough Boy,” and Kevin Gates on the fan favorite “Devils Gate.” The latter has already amassed 2.7 million Spotify streams and 1.2 million YouTube views on the music video. Of “Devils Gate,” Dusty Organ declared, “Prof leads the single with punchy lyricism and bouncing rhythms, as the pair exude handfuls of confidence and flashy wordplay.”
Check out the full tracklisting below.
Back in 2020, Prof captivated fans everywhere with Powderhorn Suites. It vaulted into the Top 3 of the Billboard Current Rap Albums Chart, Top 5 of the Top New Artists Albums Chart, and Top 15 of the Top Independent Albums Chart. He notably attracted over 160K YouTube subscribers in less than two years, gathered 140 million-plus streams out of nearly half-a-billion career streams so far, and played to packed houses with 30 shows coast-to-coast.
Watch Prof ride to the forefront of the pack with HORSE!
01. High Priced Shoes
03. Snake Skin Leather
04. Pack a Lunch feat. Redman
06. Devils Gate feat. Kevin Gates
07. Big Hungry Monster
08. Subpar feat. Method Man
09. Soupy feat. Cozz
10. Tough Boy feat. Mac Irv
14. Creek Boy
HORSE Album Art
4/12 - Grand Rapids, MI - Elevation Grand Rapids
4/13 - Detroit, MI - St. Andrews
4/15 - Louisville, KY - Headliners Music Hall
4/16 - Nashville, TN - Brooklyn Bowl Nashville
4/17 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West
4/20 - St. Petersburg, FL - Jannus Live
4/21 - Orlando, FL - The Social
4/22 - Jacksonville, FL - Underbelly
4/24 - Charleston, SC - Music Farm
4/25 - Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theatre
4/26 - Charlotte, NC - The Underground - Charlotte
4/28 - Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts
4/29 - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live (first floor only)
4/30 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Made
5/2 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair
5/3 - Pittsburgh, PA - Enclave
5/4 - Indianapolis, IN - HI-FI Annex
5/6 - Madison, WI - The Sylvee
5/31 - Fort Collins, CO - Aggie Theater
6/1 - Fort Collins, CO - Aggie Theater
6/2 - Denver, CO - Cervantes
6/3 - Denver, CO - Cervantes
6/5 - Grand Junction, CO - Mesa Theater
6/6 - Salt Lake City, UT - Metro Music Hall
6/7 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory Boise
6/9 - Missoula, MT - The Wilma Theatre
6/10 - Bozeman, MT - The Elm
6/11 - Billings, MT - Pub Station - Ballroom
6/13 - Sioux Falls, SD - The District
6/14 - Lincoln, NE - Bourbon Theatre
6/16 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
6/17 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave II
6/23 - Minneapolis, MN - Uptown Theater
6/24 - Minneapolis, MN - Uptown Theater