Seattle Office of Film + Music


ANDREW MATSON WRAPS UP THE YEAR IN LOCAL HIP-HOP
December 1, 2009, 11:51 am
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Seattle Times
Seattle Times blogger, Andrew Matson, recaps the year in local hip-hop. He highlights THEE Satisfaction, Champagne Champagne, They Live!, Mad Rad, Fresh Espresso and Macklemore as Seattle Hip-hop’s new crop of rappers and says, “everyone involved in the new rap guard seems to be living for the moment, making grand statements without need for validation.” For the full profile, follow the above link.



THE FOUR BEST SEATTLE BANDS YOU DON’T KNOW
July 27, 2009, 2:09 pm
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SPIN
SPIN magazine visited Capitol Hill Block Party last weekend and identified four Seattle bands to look out for: They Live!, Wild Orchid Children, Past Lives and the Moondoggies. To read the full profile, check out the above link.



LOCAL HIP-HOP CHERISHED BY CHARLES MUDEDE

The Stranger
champagne champagneWhat the bulk of the great albums of this year have in common is each is organized by a ruling concept. This does not mean they are concept albums, in the sense of Dr. Octagon’s Dr. Octagonecologyst, Handsome Boy Modeling School’s So, How’s Your Girl, and other works designed by Dan the Automator. No, the rappers of the current moment are not playing roles that can be easily discarded on the next concept album. We get strange truths from the concepts made by these rappers/producers—the black Han Solo, Shabazz, the Dro Bots, the Cigar Rock Star. For them, the new world around us, a world that has gone through considerable changes, demands this unified and systematic approach to rap and beats.