Fashawn & Alchemist Dropped An EP, Need We Say More?

Fashawn & Alchemist Dropped An EP, Need We Say More?

The Ecology was an album that seemed like it was possibly coming out in 2014. Fashawn signed to Mass Appeal Records (being sought out by Nas himself), then announced the album. Time went on without many updates. We’re sitting and waiting on the album, which is slated for early 2015 release. For his fans, and hopefully a slew of new listeners, nothing screams “ALBUM HYPE” like doing an entire EP with none other than Alchemist. We can go on and on about this EP. FASH-ionably Late is awesome on paper and in your ears. The beats are signature Alchemist, Fashawn… continue reading

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Video: Sam Lachow – 80 Bars Pt. 5

Video: Sam Lachow – 80 Bars Pt. 5

The Lachow man put out his 80 Bars EP last month, featuring five “80 Bars” freestyles. During his show at The Neptune (sold out history, we might add), he performed a couple of them and the crowds went nuts. In the video for part V, he combines some of this fun footage on stage with his usual walking around random areas in Seattle rapping. There’s a blink and miss it moment where I’m in the video (2:04-2:06) behind Nacho Picasso. If you missed it, also watch my interview with Sam where he revealed that he’s working on a Huckleberry leftovers… continue reading

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Video: Brothers From Another – Blame It On My Youth

Video: Brothers From Another – Blame It On My Youth

The Seattle trio known as Brothers From Another, or BFA for short, look nothing like what you’d expect a hip-hop group to depict. That’s one of the reasons why they’re intriguing to pay attention to. Once they take your attention, they give back with some awesome music. Directed by Jon Holman, BFA created a lively visual for “Blame It On My Youth.” There’s lots of dancing (you know Nick Beeba loves to dance like there’s no tomorrow), being active in school, and some recent footage from a sold out performance. These three have some nice plans in the works for… continue reading

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SD Exclusive: Ryan Caraveo on What He Brings to Seattle’s Music Scene

SD Exclusive: Ryan Caraveo on What He Brings to Seattle’s Music Scene

The Crocodile in Seattle can hold a capacity of 525. Usually reserved for rappers coming on tour from out of town, Ryan Caraveo defied odds on December 12 when he almost sold it out. Was it mentioned that this was his first big headlining show? That same day, Ryan leapt into the Seattle music scene fully with his debut album, Swings. The album is a four-year in the making project for the young native. A culmination of hard work that bends pop and hip-hop together. Not only was The Crocodile packed, but these fans who came out were well familiar… continue reading

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Album Stream: Tope – Broke Boy Syndrome

Album Stream: Tope – Broke Boy Syndrome

The great white American Tope (I’ve been waiting to say that forever) hails from the Northwest. Portland, OR to be exact. A city with budding talent but nobody really on a huge scale yet. As far as anybody is concerned, Tope is slowly filling that spot. The young’n is all over the net with co-signs from 2DopeBoyz, XXL, Okayplayer and others. His new album, Broke Boy Syndrome, will further push him in the right direction. He’a assisted by the elusive Blu, L.A. rapper CashUs King and more. On the production, he recruits a lot of Portland’s finest, including Trox and… continue reading

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Raz Simone – Out Here Getting Money

Raz Simone – Out Here Getting Money

The most common thing in albums is having those one, two or even more songs that you skip over. Ones that just don’t strike as hard as the others. With Raz Simone rolling out his entire album song-by-song, “Out Here Getting Money” falls under that category. It’s perhaps his first miss out of five singles, which is a great ratio. “Out Here Getting Money” as an actual song is fairly generic. His story at the end is what will draw you in as only Raz can do. He’s waxing poetry here, and that outweighs the entire stacking paper concept. Production… continue reading

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