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Aug 21, 2014

New Video: Shabazz Palaces - “Live On KEXP”

Shabazz Palaces

The “Live on KEXP” videos are always able to capture the artists at their best, this new Shabazz Palaces performance is no different. The next Seattle Black Weirdo party at Chop Suey on August 29 will feature DJ sets by Shabazz Palaces, Thee Satisfaction, DJ Riz, Chocolate Chuck, and DJ Mursi Layne. There will also be a Shabazz Palaces performance at the Frye Art Museum on September 5 with Erik Blood and OCnotes. - Liz

Aug 20, 2014

New Album: Filthy Fingers United - “At The Drive-In”

Filthy Fingers United

The theme to this month’s Filthy Fingers United release is movie samples. The Able Fader, Quivive, and Yclept Insan tracks are the early favorites. - Liz

New Video: Cam’ron x Montreality Interview

Cam'ron

Cam’ron speaks his mind on Michael Brown, his messages for the youth, his favorite cartoon character, and his interview with Anderson Cooper in his new interview with Montreality. You know we’re excited to see him August 24 at Neumos and August 25 at Portland’s Roseland Theater. - Liz

New Video: Sims - “Sims Jong Il”

Sims

The latest in the #LAAB (Lights And A Backdrop) series is Sims from Doomtree’s “Sims Jong Il.” Check him out live at The Crocodile on September 11 when he opens up for South Australia’s Hilltop Hoods with special guests The Bad Tenants. His new EP, Field Notes is to be released on September 2 and is available for pre-order now on the Doomtree website.- Liz

New Video: Statik Selektah - “Carry On” f. Joey Bada$$ & Freddie Gibbs

Statik Selektah

“Carry On” featuring Joey Bada$$ and Freddie Gibbs is off the new Statik Selektah album, What Goes Around, released yesterday on Duck Down Music.



This Joey Bada$$ video for “Big Dusty” was released last week and should not be missed. Joey Bada$$ will be at The Showbox on October 10. - Liz

New Contest: Win Your Own 7” Inch Stones Throw Release

Stones Throw Records

Peanut Butter Wolf and his Stones Throw label are challenging you to record your own raps to Charizma and PB Wolf’s “My World Premiere” beat, made in 1993 and released in 1996. If you win, the recording will be released on 7” inch vinyl and will be chosen by Peanut Butter Wolf himself. More info about how to enter can be found on the Stones Throw website. - Liz

New Video: Hilltop Hoods - “Won’t Let You Down” f. Maverick Sabre & Brother Ali

Hilltop Hoods

Southern Australia’s Hilltop Hoods released a new video yesterday for their collaboration with Maverick Sabre and Brother Ali. We are definitely looking forward to seeing Hilltop Hoods at The Crocodile on September 11 with Sims from Doomtree and The Bad Tenants. - Liz

Aug 19, 2014

Takin’ It Back Tuesday: Blackalicious - “Deception”

Blackalicious

“Deception” is off the Nia album, released by Quannum Projects in 1999. Gift Of Gab and Chief Xcel of Blackalicious were two of the original members of Solesides (founded in 1991), which evolved into Quannum Projects around 1997. Blackalicious will be at The Crocodile this Thursday, August 21 with Black Stax, Justis, and DJ Seabefore. Co-founders and label-mates Lateef and Lyrics Born of Latyrx are also on tour and arrive in Seattle on September 11 to perform at Nectar Lounge with Nightcappers and Project Lionheart. -  Liz

Aug 18, 2014

New Video: Hilltop Hoods Behind The Scenes In The Red Bull Studios

Hilltop Hoods

Australia’s Hilltop Hoods recently made this great video with Red Bull featuring Brother Ali and Maverick Sabre about their collaboration on their new album, Walking Under Stars. Join us for Hilltop Hoods with Sims from Doomtree and The Bad Tenants on September 11 at The Crocodile. We also have Brother Ali shows coming up on September 23 at The Crocodile and September 26 in Bellingham at The Wild Buffalo with Bambu, DJ Last Word, and Mally. - Liz

New Video: Watsky - “Never Let It Die”

Watsky

Watsky’s latest album, “All You Can Do” was released last week with a new video for the single, “Never Let It Die.” The “All You Can Do Tour” arrives at The Showbox on Wednesday, December 3 with Kyle and Anderson .Paak. - Liz