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Make your way on over to HipHopDX to listen to Freeway & Jake One's 'Time' and help raise funds for relief efforts in Haiti.
HipHopDX.com is offering up their "Hip Hop Helps Haiti" mixtape now on their website and asking for donations in return. The mixtape features an exclusive Freeway track which was produced by Jake One. This track is not available anywhere else so be sure to download and support those in need by donating money over at HipHopDX.com.
Following the release of his well-received Sportn' Life/MYX Music Label debut Ali'Yah, Seattle-based MC D.Black is showing no signs of slowing down in 2010. Teaming up with fellow Emerald City native and frequent collaborator B.Brown, D.Black is gearing up to release a brand new (and free!) EP entitled Black and Brown – D.Black will be handling all the vocals, while producer B.Brown provides the beats. In anticipation of the release, D.Black is leaking the first song from the forthcoming EP for public consumption. "Special" is about taking a stand against the destructive ways that most people live their lives. "We got a generation dying over wealth, but we constantly chasing our self," raps D.Black. It showcases the lyrical skills and sophistication you have come to expect from D.Black, smooth production by B.Brown, and features a guest spot from fellow Sportn' Life Records label mate MC Fatal Lucciauno. The trio prove that, just in case you weren't sure, Sportn' Life Records and MYX Music Label are a force to be reckoned with.
Freeway & Jake One went all out with this package: 4 Freeway Bills, 4 Jake One Bills, with lyrics and liner notes on the backsides, a wallet to stuff them into, plus a download card with the Instrumentals. This unique package was put together by Hip-hop's Iconic Designer, Brent Rollins.
In this episode the club owner wants to talk to the DJ about the music.
Blue Scholars members Sabzi and Geo talk about their perspective on Seattle's Hip Hop scene. This is a part of a larger project on Seattle Hip Hop music and culture. Blue Scholars answer questions about the emerging scene. Filmed by Blake Whitaker and Arie Pytel in 2007.
So here's a joint that was recorded late this summer that we figured we'd send out for yall to check out..yall know we like to keep your itunes fully stocked with Dyme Def goodies..this one's produced by Brainstorm of Dyme Def
Shoutout to Big Zo at Beacon Skillz for lettin us record this at his spot.. i think it was 105 degrees in there that night LOL
THIS DJ, Part 1
This is the normal negotiation process. Oh, the life of a DJ. Here's the meeting with the General Manager of a club.DJ B-Mello speaks truth in these videos that he's created. If you're a DJ yourself and living in Seattle, I'm sure you can relate to these very scenarios. This video series entitled 'This DJ' is something you don't wanna miss every time a new episode drops. Check back frequently.
After the club night. This is what it's like after waiting around 20 minutes. Time to settle up!
What: Brainstrom of Hip Hop group Dyme Def ( http://dymedef.blogspot.com/ ) will be chatting with his fans today.
Who: Dyme Def has been in the Seattle area music sean since early 2006 with the hit album Space Music which included the hit single " Let It Be" remixing the hit Beatles song let it be. With their recent simultaneous drop their new album SEX TAPE and Two In The Shirt (T.I.T.S.) apparel this December I wouldn't be surprised to see their albums sales jump in the the underground Hip Hop market.
When: Thursday, January 21st , 2009 at 6:00 p.m. PDT
Mistah F.A.B. recently was up in Seattle for the 'Music is a Privilege' tour and shot a video with Logics too. Soon after F.A.B. was on SF Chronicle Live with Gary Radnich. In the clip you'll see him rockin Emance's 'Art of War 3' t-shirt which is sold at Urbanity. T.I.T.S. is also in the video.
Here's a leftover from the VS. EP. Free download.
Music Video for Wizdom's "Salud" from his sophomore album Music: Soul of the Man
Director/Editor: Jon Augustavo
DP: Phil Conover, Craig Nisperos
Produced By: Epidemmik
They Live! can now add the phrase, "formerly known as" to their name as they recently switched their style up due to the governments. Check Ear Candy for the details and just know that Mash Hall is now the name. I'm sure they'd appreciate a follow to their Twitter. Question is, which one? @THEYLIVE206 or their @MASHHALL account?
This weeks mix is a collabo of all January/Aquarius artists. There was so many I couldn't fit them all in. I left out Elvis, Eddie Van Halen, Dolly Parton, Dave Matthews, Pat Benetar, Proof, Spider Loc, Coug Nut, Monifa, Rashaan Patterson,
Yummy Bingham, George Duke, Billy Ocean and plenty others.
The ones that did make the list however are plentiful still. And it goes to show that
January/Aquarius babies bring a powerful gift to the world. Please enjoy the mix, and if it seems random its bcuz it is… A handful of artist and powerful songs that you know YOU KNOW. From world leaders to musicians and more, January is all up in you.
Seattle’s music scene is brimming with creative, hard-working artists who care about helping those in need—and who know how to party. In that tradition, on Monday, January 18, a handful of the city’s favorite DJ's will descend upon Nectar Lounge’s well-equipped sound system to provide the jams for a benefit party with proceeds going towards relief efforts in Haiti.
The impoverished Caribbean island, shaken to its core by a magnitude 7 earthquake earlier this week, needs every cent it can get to fund the efforts of those already elbows-deep in the challenging tasks of picking through the rubble and rebuilding their nation. Here at home, Nectar and its partners offer you the opportunity to gather in celebration & reflection to contribute what you can financially to the cause.
We’ll see you on Monday!
Looks like Logics is back in Seattle and filming more scenes for a music video that started shooting in Vegas earlier this month. Emnace clothing in the cut! Click here to see Macklemore and Mistah F.A.B. on set.
UPDATE: Video directed by Ryan Lewis for the song 'Get It'
Chillen at @YoungGhangas and @MistahFAB's video shoot.
Happy New Years! It's our DJ's VS Bloggers Issue furthering our love for DJ's and newest avenue for all your music/news needs, Bloggers. Included in our panel are DJ's DJ YS, DJ Schemes, Miss DJ Gemz, DJ Koast, and bloggers Modi (DCtoBC), Ricky (InternetGoon), Lola Plaku (ILuvLola.net), and Gilah "Gee" (MissOmniMedia.com). Also featured Gyant, DJ Jayceeoh, Cook Classics, PaperPlates Clothing, and more.
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Seattle has its own anthem to counter Jay-Z's 'Empire State of Mind' called Evergreen State of Mind. Lyrics below.
Yeah were rolling up Ballard, ride by Queen Anne
Wave to my main man
Matthews and his rock band
Drive down I-5, holla back Huskies
eatin so much, they call 'em husky
I used to mug at Shorewood drinkin
way up there in Lynnwood, dodge Asian-Americanos
up a steamboat, ridin on the ducks blazed
Catch me in the bakery with
Douglas making cupcakes
Bussin through Denny, Nevermind the traffic
Ladies here got back so Broad, you'd think them plastic
This my stop in
CD, home of my boy Bruce Lee
used to break dem mofos and Kareem in movie
With Ryan on the Empire, Hanks on Alki
Pike Place the
right space for fish fly bys
Playa I be buzzed out, Sippin straight black
Tell by my plaid flannel, that i'm most definately from ...
Sea-Town, Emerald City where rain get played up
There's nothing but
Now you're in Sea-Town
These trees will help you to
Fresh air is here all year
Let's hear it for Sea-Town,
Catch me at the Safe with B.G. at an M's game
Junior made our team way more famous than an MC can
You should know I
bleed purple but i ain't a Yahoo!
I run Windows not crips, so I see blue
Clay molded the city and he brought em to their knees
out Seattle and they locked the fuckin Key
And though they took our team KD,
We still in Belltown with popped collars son
after the games, we'd eat @ Dick's with all the cats
Gotta message for
Howard, do the same without the @
Since I'm on the rap, and G Ell's on the
If Jay's paying D Wade, I'mma pay Aaron Brooks
My money's wide
like the Amazon, free shipping when they sell it
Like hendrix with the
hammer on, this Sound's psychodelic
Space Needle soaring, Kingdome is long
Long live King County, gem of the Nortwest thats ...
Sky is crying on folks we blind to
Pulling off the freeway,
pretending theres no time to
Find the kindness confined to the well-off and
Its the slightest of rights to be well-fed and healthy
spare coin, they like dimes not Nickels
Real Change is rare when youre livin
on a trickle
City so winded, its a sin that we dreaming,
While men on
the street sleep in ten under freezing
Cant make the bus fare, cant
fight the tide
Cant break the addiction, like a vice on their lives
Clearing tents in cities, its a scourge and
Seattle aint pretty, cant
stop the incursion
Stayed here for school, graduated to recession
Plant workers, engineers united in depression
Puffin on a Swisher, chase
it with a micro
Sleepless in Seattle is the only way that we roll ...
Umbrellas in the air for the rain city
big dreams, all lookin pretty
No place in the world that can compare
your lighters in the air, everybody say "yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah"
Jude & Lisa talk about why lesbians love hip-hop so much. Your thoughts? Do you agree or disagree?
Three tracks in one music video. Listen to Doom, Go Team, and Wrong Kids in this video from Dark Time Sunshine with mentions of a string of town folk including Champagne Champagne, Thee Satisfaction, They Live!, Dyme Def, Xperience, Macklemore, Mad Rad, The Saturday Knights, Fresh Espresso and The Physics. If I'm missing any other Wrong Kids, let me know.
Here's a link where you can download the rest of the album where these songs are included in BELIEVEYOUME [CLICK & DOWNLOAD]