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CHECK OUT THE NEWEST INSTALLMENT OF KEXP DOCUMENTARY SERIES: “HIP-HOP: THE NEW SEATTLE SOUND”
June 24, 2010, 12:50 pm
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This week’s installment of the KEXP 10-part series “Hip-Hop: The New Seattle Sound” features DJ/Producer/MC Vitamin –D. Vitamin D’s band The Ghetto Children and Tribal Music label laid the foundation for today’s new hip-hop scene and were a huge influence on acts like Blue Scholars, Jake One, D. Black and more. Vita’s studio, The Pharmacy has had an open-door policy, welcoming anyone from the community who was willing to put in the work. In addition to his talents as a DJ, producer, composer and engineer, Vitamin D also mentors youth in the community, giving kids from hard neighborhoods a chance to make music. To listen to the documentary follow the link.

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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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