Category Seattle Rap

A Look at the 2013 Bumbershoot Rappers

By Ashley Roe This year’s Bumbershoot lineup is stacked with several high-profile Seattle rap artists who will be showcasing their work for their hometown crowd. The following profiles dive into the background of these rap artists and groups by looking into how they view the Seattle rap scene, how they define success, and more. The […]

Seattle Rap Summer Concert Calendar: Shabazz Palaces, Onry Ozzborn and Nacho Picasso take the stage

By Ashley Roe Many Seattle rap artists are set to take the local stages and perform their artistry this summer. To make sure you don’t miss any of the action, below is a calendar comprised of the must-see Seattle summer rap concerts: Friday, June 14: Don’t Talk To The Cops! The duo of Bruce Illest […]

Capitol Hill Block Party’s Up-And-Coming Rappers Dish on their Influences

By Ashley Roe This summer’s Capitol Hill Block Party lineup includes a few up-and-coming Seattle rap artists who are ready to expose their sound to a wider fan base. Dave B, Jarv Dee, Sam Lachow and Raz Simone are just some of the local rappers who be performing at the festival. These profiles dive into […]

The Year In Seattle Rap: Reviewed

By Ashley Roe This is a collection of reviews for some of the best Seattle rap albums produced between June 2012 to May 2013, which encompasses the variety of the sounds and styles that are uniquely produced in the region. Fresh Espresso, Bossalona (June 5, 2012, http://freshespresso.bandcamp.com/album/bossalona) P. Smoov’s productions, intertwined with triumphant horns and […]

Don’t Talk To The Cops! and Katie Kate’s Unique Additions to Seattle Rap

By Ashley Roe On May 23, Don’t Talk To the Cops! and Katie Kate will be performing an album release show at Neumos for Don’t Talk To The Cops!’s “Champions of Breakfast”. Both are paving their own way with original styles and sounds, so I wanted to dig up how they view the Seattle rap […]

Seattle Rap Sounds Like…

By Ashley Roe Seattle’s rap scene is a culture within itself, with each artist contributing a unique piece of the puzzle through their styles and techniques. The artists support one another by going to each others shows or lending their voice to rap a few bars on a friend’s song. This has helped in forming […]