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Sasquatch Lineup Announced, Includes Local Talent

107.7 The End
The lineup for Sasquatch has just been announced, and on it are a few extremely local and incredibly cool bands and artists. Seattle is again proving itself as a powerful music capital, landing artists on the lineup next to big acts such as Jack White and Tenacious D. Notably, the list includes names such as The Head and The Heart, Shabazz Palaces, Allen Stone, Pickwick, Hey Marseilles, Fresh Espresso, The Physics, Sol, Grynch, and Fly Moon Royalty. It should make for a great festival again this year. Here’s the awesome lineup announcement video for your viewing pleasure:



REVISIT CITY ARTS’ HIP-HOP SHOWCASE WITH THIS NEW BEHIND-THE-SCENES VIDEO

Raindrop Hustla
City Arts Magazine recently released a mini-documentary on a monumental Paramount show back in October. Hindsight has never looked as sharp as Seattle hip-hoppers Blue Scholars, Brother Ali, Macklemore, Fresh Espresso and Mash Hall do in this epic retrospective behind-the-scenes compilation of concert footage, interviews and venue montages. Watch the video to relive the glory, and those that missed the show can come as close as they ever will to time travel.
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CHECK OUT THE NEWEST INSTALLMENT OF KEXP DOCUMENTARY SERIES: “HIP-HOP: THE NEW SEATTLE SOUND”
July 8, 2010, 12:11 pm
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KEXP
This week’s installment of the KEXP 10-part series “Hip-Hop: The New Seattle Sound” features local duo Fresh Espresso. The four elements of hiphop, graffiti, dancing, beats and rhymes have expanded to include a whole host of artistic outlets including fashion design, photography and multimedia. The duo Fresh Espresso, made up of Rik Rude and P Smoov, consider themselves to be part of a collective of artists working all kinds of creations. In this interview P Smoov talks about getting his start making beats, how he wrote one of his most popular songs while homeless and living in an abandoned building and also gives advice to artists who just starting out. You can listen to the documentary after the link and you can catch fresh Espresso at the Capitol Hill Block Party on July 25.

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CHECK OUT THE KEXP DOCUMENTARY SERIES: “HIP-HOP: THE NEW SEATTLE SOUND”

KEXP
This week KEXP launched a new 10-part series “Hip-Hop: The New Seattle Sound.” They picked ten of Seattle’s hottest local acts and are doing short radio stories on them. These ten talented performers will be profiled in the coming weeks: Blue Scholars, D Black, Vitamin D, Jake One, Fresh Espresso, RA Scion, THEESatisfaction, Macklemore, Dyme Def, and Shabazz Palaces. In these episodes, producer Michele Myers sits down with each artist and asks them to tell stories, talk philosophy or just rap. Then in the editing room, they illuminate the most memorable points with their music. The first episode is on the duo Blue Scholars, made up of MC Geologic and DJ/Multi-instrumentalist Sabzi. They talk about how their music is based on storytelling, what the “Seattle Sound” is for hip-hop and also give props to local producer Vitamin D and his former band The Ghetto Children, the people who laid the foundation for today’s new hip-hop scene. The intro to each episode is a rundown of Sea-town’s hip-hop history, told by the “Mayor of Seattle Hip-Hop,” Jonathan Moore. To listen to the first episode, follow the link.

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VOTE FOR FRESH ESPRESSO’S “BIG OR SMALL” VIDEO ON MTV U’S THE FRESHMAN
March 16, 2010, 1:16 pm
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MTVU
Fresh Espresso is featured on MTV’s blog for “The Freshmen,” which calls for votes on five brand new music videos each week. The winner’s video will get into rotation on mtvU. The Seattle hip-hop outfit asked fans to vote on Twitter Monday. Voting ends 11 am on Friday March 19. There are no voting restrictions, so vote as many times as you like. Check out the video below and vote for Fresh Espresso by following the above link.
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SASQUATCH! 2010 LINEUP TO BE ANNOUNCED LIVE AT THE CROCODILE
February 9, 2010, 11:00 am
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Publicola
Live Nation and Adam Zacks are pleased to announce The 2010 Sasquatch! Music Festival Launch Party presented by Esurance and sponsored by Jack Daniel’s happening on Monday, February 15, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at the Crocodile. For the first time in the festival’s history the lineup will be announced live at this event featuring performances by Surfer Blood, Atlas Sound and Fresh Espresso and hosted by Luke Burbank. Prize packages from Esurance and Xbox will be given away all night, along with limited-edition festival posters and more. Free tickets are available courtesy of Esurance by listening to 107.7 The End all week to win, or by stopping by either Easy Street Records locations starting Friday, February 12th at 9:00 a.m. (limit 2 per person).



SEATTLE WEEKLY HAS GREAT EXPECTATIONS FOR 206 HIP HOP IN 2010
January 7, 2010, 12:30 pm
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Seattle Weekly
After a year of positive local press and sold out shows, Seattle hip hop looks to be on the verge of breaking out of the Northwest. The Seattle Weekly tackles what might happen next, “If you were at the Go! Machine shows and saw Macklemore’s impassioned delivery or Fatal Lucciauno convert pacifistic hipsters with his street sounds, then you’re probably wondering: What will it take for this scene to earn a country-wide audience on a par with those of, say, Atlanta or St. Louis? After all, we’ve got the producers, the recording studios, the MCs, the venues, an endless supply of traveling acts, and a solid local and regional fan base on which to build.” To read the rest of the profile please follow the above link.