Dec 06, 2013
Childish Gambino is making a huge media push for his second album, Because The Internet. He has a Multimedia Exhibition on his Tumblr page in which you can watch a live feed of, what is intended to resemble, Childish Gambino’s childhood bedroom (check it out here). The new video for “3005” shows Donald Glover (AKA Childish Gambino) on a ferris wheel with his teddy bear friend.
He also provided a screenplay that accompanies the album, which I haven’t seen anyone else do yet. Childish Gambino went big and released two videos in one day, the second video for “The Worst Guys” features Chance The Rapper (who will be performing at Showbox At The Market Dec 15) and Donald Glover having a surfing adventure with some friends. - Liz
They don’t swag, they f***ing flow. Another new one from Ka.lil who enlisted fellow Seattle artists Grynch and Fatal Lucciauno for the new Remix of “Whiskey Mask” off his 2012 album, Between Friday Night & Saturday Morning. - Liz
Mndsgn is some smooth ambient/jazzy/electronic type music. The two songs featured are from Mndsgns new album, Breatharian. - Liz
Marco Polo is a New Yorker by way of Toronto whose debut album, Port Authority, was released on Rawkus Records in 2007. His production credits include Talib Kweli, Masta Ace, R.A. The Rugged Man, and KRS-One & Buckshot (among many others). “R U Gonna Eat That?” is off his newly released album, PA2: The Director’s Cut. - Liz
It is always good to stay connected with what the heavy hitters are bringing to the table. Daft Punk has managed to stay ahead of the game for almost two decades. They released the video for “Instant Crush” from Random Access Memories today, it’s definitely worth watching. - Liz
Dec 05, 2013
New visuals released today for one of the best tracks on The City Under The City. MelloMusicGroup has been coming through with quality music lately, see also Oddisee, Dudley Perkins, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Quelle Chris, and Seattle’s former resident Def Dee. - Liz
Dec 04, 2013
Florida raised, Jake Miller, is freshly 21 years old, newly signed to Warner Bros. Records, and is currently touring the United States selling out venues as he goes. Jake’s first live performance was as an opener for Snoop Dogg in 2011. His first self-released album, Spotlight, along with the YouTube videos he’s made of himself performing since high school helped him get the attention of E1 Music and later, Warner Bros. His song/video for “A Million Lives” is from his 2013 album, The Road Less Traveled which debuted at #1 on the iTunes Hip Hop Chart.
Jake Miller names Seattle’s own Macklemore as one of his influences. In October, he released “Collide,” his latest video from The Road Less Traveled.
Jake Miller has his own YouTube miniseries, also named Us Against Them. The videos are an inside look at what life is like for a young touring rapper in 2013. The latest installment of “Us Against Them” was released last week.
Jake Miller’s Us Against Them Tour is rolling through The Crocodile on December 10. He will be joined by Action Item and Air Dubai. More info and tickets can be found here.
The whole interview can be summed up by this hilarious remix of Sway’s recent argument/interview/confrontation with Kanye West. “You ain’t been doing a education” is my favorite part. - Liz
Sol was the featured artist on Sway’s Get In The Game on the MTV website. E-40 and B.o.B. watch “Turn Me Loud,” share their wisdom with Sol, and talk about other Seattle rappers like Porter Ray and Sonny Bonoho. - Liz