Seattle Office of Film + Music


WATCH BLUE SCHOLARS PERFORM LIVE ON KEXP
July 19, 2011, 9:55 am
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The Seattle hip-hop scene will never be the same because of groups like Blue Scholars.  In their latest release, they fuse lyrics that touch on topics from socioeconomic class struggle to community empowerment with high quality beats. Watch the duo perform a hit from their new album Cinemetropolis, live in the KEXP studios.

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SEATTLE HIP HOP WILL DESCEND UPON SXSW IN FULL FORCE THIS 2011
March 1, 2011, 1:46 pm
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Get geared up for Seattle hip hop’s huge presence at this year’s South By Southwest music festival with this video from Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ sold out Showbox show last week. Macklemore will be representing Seattle in Austin at SXSW along with local rap acts Blue Scholars, D. Black, Grynch, Sol, Fatal Lucciauno, State of the Artist, Grieves, and The Physics. Be sure to catch Macklemore and all the other Seattle bands at the SXSeattle Party on March 18th at SXSW. The video below chronicles the love and energy of Seattle hip-hop fans and how Seattle artists really bring it on stage. What could be a better send off to Austin then three sold out shows?

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NEW VIDEO FROM SEATTLE RAPPER CANDIDT
November 17, 2010, 1:08 pm
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Raindrop Hustla
Hark back to the days of summer with this new video for “Imaginary Stereo” from Seattle-bred rap artist, Candidt. Shot during the 2010 Capitol Hill Block Party, the video is cut together with footage from a live concert at Neumos, and also features backstage antics with other key players in Seattle’s hip-hop/rap scene. Jam on to Candidt’s soulful “Bangalang” rhythms below.

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NEW INSTALLMENT OF KEXP DOCUMENTARY SERIES “HIP-HOP: THE NEW SEATTLE SOUND”
August 6, 2010, 11:13 am
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This week’s installment of the KEXP 10-part series “Hip-Hop: The New Seattle Sound” profile Shabazz Palaces. Ishmael Butler is best known for his work with the Grammy-winning hip-hop group Digable Planets from the 1990s. These days he’s heading up a new project called Shabazz Palaces with beatmaster MTK. The music is hard to pin down, it’s layered with textures and story fragments. The groove is haunting and the hooks hit deep. They made a splash at SXSW this year, were listed as a “Best new track” my Pitchfork, and just picked up the first Stranger Genius Award for Music. In this episode, Ish talks about growing up as an artist working with Digable, his unique definition of success, and why Shabazz Palaces’ music is shrouded in mystery. To listen to the full show, check the above link.

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“SEATTLE’S BEST” HIP-HOP
July 16, 2010, 11:43 am
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For once in this fine city, we’re not talking about coffee. Sporting a great range of summer anthems and club bangers, this Mario Sweet-hosted and Justo-DJ’d Seattle’s Best mixtape was made “not only for the local heads to ride into the beautiful sunsets of Seattle summer with, but also for those people both far and wide starving for a taste of something fresh, something innovative and very Northwest.” The tape features tracks from a dozen of the city’s finest, including The Physics, Grynch, D. Black, THEESatisfaction and Sol, J. Pinder. The best part? You can download the sweet jams for free! Follow the link, procure delicious summer mix.

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NEW INSTALLMENT OF KEXP DOCUMENTARY SERIES “HIP-HOP: THE NEW SEATTLE SOUND”
July 15, 2010, 12:05 pm
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This week’s installment of the KEXP 10-part series “Hip-Hop: The New Seattle Sound” features Ra Scion, the rapper/frontman/lyricist for Seattle hip-hop bands Common Market and Victor Shade. His raps are conscious, collegiate even, and are sometimes written in a kind of code, so the listener has to listen several times and pay close attention to get his meaning. Originally from Kentucky, Ra got his first radio airplay in 2003 when he submitted his self-released solo debut, The Apostrophe, to KEXP. Since then, he’s worked with Sabzi (the producer from Blue Scholars) on the project Common Market. He’s recently dropped a new release with producer MTK under the name Victor Shade. Taking the new band name from the alter-ego of a comic book hero called Vision. Victor Shade’s sound is based on funky soul samples. And Ra Scion sounds better than ever. Check out the show after the link.

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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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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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