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THE SEATTLE TIMES INTERVIEWS SABZI OF THE BLUE SCHOLARS
August 24, 2009, 2:36 pm
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In a companion piece to his interview with Geo of the Blue Scholars, Seattle Times Music Columnist Andrew Matson shines a light on the local rap group’s musical backbone, Sabzi. Sabzi, aka Saba Mohajerjasbi, talks to Matson about their new EP “OOF!,” the unusual way its best song “Bananas” came together, the “cute” sound of Jawaiian reggae (Jamaican + Hawaiian), and the release party for “OOF!” downtown at ‘Ohana this Tuesday, August 25th, where there will be 100 copies of the EP for sale.



THE SEATTLE TIMES INTERVIEWS GEO OF THE BLUE SCHOLARS
August 21, 2009, 11:09 am
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On the heels of the Blue Scholars’ ne release, “OOF!” Seattle Times Music Columnist, Andrew Matson, talked with Geo (short for Geologic, hiphop for George Quibuyen) about what Hawaii means to him, what it’s like being the first Asian person an audience has seen rap, and how much pressure he feels to be the best MC in Seattle.



DUCK DOWN SIGNS TO BLUE SCHOLARS
July 27, 2009, 2:17 pm
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Walking away from numerous record label offers, Blue Scholars will release several upcoming projects through a unique partnership formed with Duck Down Records, and Seattle’s Caffe Vita Coffee Co. On August 25, 2009 Blue Scholars will release “OOF!” their newest collaborative multi-media project and the first release to be distributed through their new venture. The sales and distribution model developed by the group for their upcoming releases will allow them to maintain complete ownership of their music and total control over how it is marketed, sold, and even given away. Instead of signing a standard artist/record label deal, Blue Scholars hired the label Duck Down to run point on marketing for all of their upcoming releases. As a major player in the current and ever-changing record label industry, Duck Down Records saw this deal as an opportunity to get creative and experiment with strategies for record labels to continue evolving as viable businesses.