No artist has emerged from Minnesota this decade and walked their own private catwalk quite like Prof. After spending the early part of the 2010’s having amassed a strong loyal following, distributing nearly 200,000 records through his own imprint, Stophouse, his 2013 signing to Rhymesayers Entertainment helped propel him to the next stage of his career before releasing his landmark 2015 Rhymesayers debut, Liability.

Additionally, his annual self-headlined Prof Outdoors festival has repeatedly sold out a 4,000+ capacity for years. While there’s been a perception that the eccentric Minneapolis MC is out-of-control, Prof's undeterred, unwavering commitment to his mission has revealed the detailed craftsmanship behind the perceived chaos. Today, as his latest album title states, the newly sophisticated Prof is more accurately referred to as Pookie Baby.

While Prof may be best known for his show-stopping live performances, with this album he pulls back the curtain, inviting the listener to join him for the most private of moments, and turning the record into a high-class experience. As much of a showman as he is a shaman, Pookie Baby was poured out of the perspective of a man known for wild live shows, whose rigorous touring and performance schedule led to debilitating injuries. Grounded for months and undergoing multiple surgeries, Prof returned with a new perspective, and a new pair of gators. This new Pookie Baby persona is all cleaned up, teeming with unbridled sexuality, and suited with a multitude of styles that run the gamut from triple-time Chicago drill to emotive, bluesy crooning. Pookie Baby helps clarify where this passion and the essence of Prof come from, and he’s never been better dressed for it.

As Prof continues to become more refined in crafting songs, Pookie Baby showcases a spectrum of moods, ranging from infectious absurdity to earnestly introspective. “Focus” highlights Prof’s well-buttoned dedication to perfectionism behind the anarchy. “No” unflinchingly gives aggressive self-preservation the anthem it’s always deserved. “Be Around” touches on the most satisfying comforts of dependability in relationships. “Send Nudes” finds reward in the vulnerable intimacy present in exposing oneself via text message, when done consensually. Pookie Baby culminates in the one-two punch of “Minneapolis” and “Eulogy,” with the former asserting his love for his hometown, while the latter affirms his keen awareness of the ever-present fragility of life and the specter of mortality.

From cynically skewering the authenticity of artistic statements, as on “I’ve Cooked Crack Before”, through the heartfelt reminiscence of “Designated Hitter”, to ultimately knowing how he wants to be remembered once he’s left the world’s stage, Pookie Baby is just as much the crowd-pleasing party animal’s moment of prideful self-reflection, as it is the blueprint for making the most out of life while navigating the hardships. Please remember to enjoy Pookie Baby responsibly.

Past Shows


Dec
31
st
2019
Fine Line
Dec
31
st
2019
Fine Line

Prof

with Cashinova, Taylor J and WILLIE WONKA
Apr
14
th
2019
Clyde Iron Works
Apr
14
th
2019
Clyde Iron Works

Prof

with Mac Irv, Cashinova and WILLIE WONKA
Apr
6
th
2019
PROF
Apr
6
th
2019
PROF

Prof

with Mac Irv, Cashinova and WILLIE WONKA
Sep
8
th
2018
Cabooze Outdoor Plaza
Sep
8
th
2018
Cabooze Outdoor Plaza

Prof

with Lil B, Montana of 300, Cashinova and more!
Jul
19
th
2018
Mainroom
Jul
19
th
2018
Mainroom

Prof, Sa-Roc and Cashinova

with DJ SHANNON BLOWTORCH
Sep
9
th
2017
Cabooze Outdoor Plaza
Sep
9
th
2017
Cabooze Outdoor Plaza

Prof

with Shredders, The Underachievers, Mac Lethal and more!
Jul
13
th
2017
Mainroom
Jul
13
th
2017
Mainroom
Jun
3
rd
2017
Mainroom
Jun
3
rd
2017
Mainroom

F1RST WRESTLING and Prof

with Scarlette Revolver and Queenie von Curves
May
28
th
2017
Mainroom
May
28
th
2017
Mainroom

Soundset Official After Party

with Z-Trip, Get Cryphy, Plain Ole Bill and more!
Mar
2
nd
2017
Mainroom
Mar
2
nd
2017
Mainroom

Prof

with Metasota, Finding Novyon, Cashinova and more!
Feb
25
th
2017
Clyde Iron Works
Feb
25
th
2017
Clyde Iron Works

Prof

with Finding Novyon, Metasota, WILLIE WONKA and more!
Sep
10
th
2016
The Cabooze
Sep
10
th
2016
The Cabooze

Prof

with DJ FUNDO, St. Paul Slim, Sophia Eris and more!
Sep
10
th
2016
Cabooze Outdoor Plaza
Sep
10
th
2016
Cabooze Outdoor Plaza

Prof

with Hopsin, Grieves, Sa-Roc and more!
Feb
19
th
2016
7th St Entry
Feb
19
th
2016
7th St Entry

Prof

with Mike Mictlan, Mac Irv and DJ FUNDO
Dec
31
st
2015
PROF
Dec
31
st
2015
PROF

Prof

with HAPHDUZN, BABY SHEL and DJ FUNDO
Dec
4
th
2015
Target Center
Dec
4
th
2015
Target Center

RHYMESAYERS 20

with Atmosphere, Brother Ali, Aesop Rock and more!
Oct
29
th
2015
The Sports Garden
Oct
29
th
2015
The Sports Garden

Prof

with Nacho Picasso, DJ FUNDO, Sean Anonymous and more!
Sep
5
th
2015
Cabooze Outdoor Plaza
Sep
5
th
2015
Cabooze Outdoor Plaza

Prof

with Mystikal, Murs, DENZEL CURRY and more!
May
23
rd
2015
Mainroom
May
23
rd
2015
Mainroom

Official Soundset Before Party ft. PROF

with Fashawn, BOBBY RAPS, BLVCK SPVCE and more!
Mar
20
th
2015
Holy Mountain
Mar
20
th
2015
Holy Mountain

Midwest Day Party 2015 ( Austin, TX )

with Allan Kingdom, Prof, Mike Mictlan and more!
Feb
13
th
2015
The Sports Garden
Feb
13
th
2015
The Sports Garden

Prof

with St. Paul Slim, NonFic and JAZE
Dec
31
st
2014
PROF
Dec
31
st
2014
PROF

Prof

with St. Paul Slim, Mac Irv and DJ Adatrak
Nov
23
rd
2014
Mainroom
Nov
23
rd
2014
Mainroom

Atmosphere

with Prof, deM atlaS and DJ FUNDO
Sep
23
rd
2014
Clyde Iron Works
Sep
23
rd
2014
Clyde Iron Works

Atmosphere

with Prof, deM atlaS and DJ FUNDO
Aug
22
nd
2014
Mainroom
Aug
22
nd
2014
Mainroom

Atmosphere

with Prof, deM atlaS and DJ FUNDO
May
25
th
2014
Mainroom
May
25
th
2014
Mainroom

Get Cryphy

with Plain Ole Bill, Jimmy 2 Times, DJ LAST WORD and more!
Sep
7
th
2013
Cabooze Outdoor Plaza
Sep
7
th
2013
Cabooze Outdoor Plaza

Prof

with Run The Jewels, Evidence, Fashawn and more!
Apr
13
th
2013
Mainroom
Apr
13
th
2013
Mainroom

Prof

with Metasota, Culture Cry Wolf and Mod Sun
Apr
12
th
2013
Mainroom
Apr
12
th
2013
Mainroom

Prof

with Mac Lethal, I Self Devine and HAPHDUZN
Nov
19
th
2012
7th St Entry
Nov
19
th
2012
7th St Entry
Nov
19
th
2012
7th St Entry
Nov
19
th
2012
7th St Entry
Mar
16
th
2012
Swan Dive
Sep
9
th
2011
Mainroom
Sep
9
th
2011
Mainroom

DJ FUNDO and Prof

with Blueprint, Soulcrate and Get Cryphy
Mar
30
th
2011
Mainroom
Mar
30
th
2011
Mainroom

Yelawolf

with Prof and Muja Messiah
Feb
11
th
2011
Mainroom
Feb
11
th
2011
Mainroom
Oct
17
th
2010
7th St Entry
Oct
17
th
2010
7th St Entry

BBOY Commity and MIKE THE MARTYR

with ONE MIC, NEXBORN INC, Desdamona and more!
Jul
24
th
2010
7th St Entry
Jul
24
th
2010
7th St Entry

Prof

with Jimmy 2 Times, Plain Ole Bill, DJ FUNDO and more!

More Shows

Nov
17
th
Fine Line
canceled

Leslie Odom Jr.

with Victoria Canal
Oct
1
st
NoonChorus

Kevin Morby

May
9
th
7th St Entry

The BellRays and Slim Cessna’s Auto Club

May
27
th
Fine Line

Waxahatchee

with Ohmme