Bambu ft. Prometheus Brown – Books (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on March 24th, 2013 by Hyphen

Now THIS is how you make a music video. Bam’s …one rifle per family is available here.

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Eighty4 Fly – Cool Kid (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on September 22nd, 2012 by Hyphen

The homies Eighty4 Fly and Jon Jon Augustavo have linked up for another great video from the town, this time for “Cool Kid” off Eighty4’s Colors project. Download the entire tape right here.

My favorite part of this whole Seattle movement is that everyone is legitimately down for each other. Every time someone in the scene drops a video, you see countless homies making cameos and showing support. We’re all going to look back on these days as special moments in Seattle’s music history. I hope this never stops.

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Sound Session #351 (3-4-12)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on March 6th, 2012 by Hyphen

On this week’s episode of SNSS, we were joined in studio by a few homies who have linked up for group projects: Parker (of State of the Artist) & Lace Cadence talked about their new EP, Imagination, and Prometheus Brown (aka Geologic of Blue Scholars) joined forces with Bambu to speak on their new group, The Bar.  Along with our guests, we played new music from artists like Slaughterhouse, Saigon, Dee-1, J. Cole, Miguel, Kev Brown, The Wurxs, STS, Mr. J. Medeiros, and more.


Show #351 (3-4-12)

  1. Slaughterhouse – “Hammer Dance”
  2. Saigon – “Say Yes, Pt. 2”
  3. Dee-1 – “Writer’s Block”
  4. J. Cole – “Grew Up Fast”
  6. Prometheus Brown & Bambu (The Bar) – “Lookin’ Up” (Local Music)
  8. Brother Ali ft. Phonte & Stokley Williams – “I’ll Be Around”
  9. Miguel – “Gravity”
  10. BJ The Chicago Kid – “Good Luv’n”
  11. Obie Trice ft. Drey Skonie – “Spend The Day”
  13. Parker x Lace Cadence – “Blue Paper” (Local Music)
  15. Robert Glasper Experiment ft. Mos Def – “Black Radio”
  16. Yonas Michael – “Monsters Ink”
  17. Kev Brown – “Another Random Joint”
  18. Sean Born – “Pour Out Liquor”
  19. Luck-One & Dekk – “Searchin’” (Local Music)
  20. Fly.Union – “The Hard Way (THW)”
  21. A Tribe Called Quest – “We Can Get Down” (Throwback of the Week)
  22. The Wurxs ft. Black Thought & Dice Raw – “Bernard Hop”
  23. STS – “Downhill”
  24. Mr. J. Medeiros ft. Shad – “Pale Blue Dot (20Syl Remix)”

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Prometheus Brown & Bambu (The Bar) – Lookin’ Up (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on February 22nd, 2012 by Hyphen

The first video from Geo & Bam’s Prometheus Brown & Bambu Walk Into A Bar joint project talks about where their families are from…and where they’re at now.  Dopeness.

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The Good Sin x 10.4 Rog – The Crown (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on December 26th, 2011 by Hyphen

The Good Sin documents a recent trip from Seattle to Los Angeles for a concert with the homies and it doubles as the official video for “The Crown.”  Dope record and cool visuals, though I swear…if I ever sit next to a rapper making a music video on the plane, I’m jumping out that b.

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DLRN ft. Prometheus Brown & Illecism – Reset (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on September 22nd, 2011 by Hyphen

I was recently thinking about this Delorean “Dear Langston” record that I posted a few years ago and wondered what ever happened to the group.  Turns out, they’ve renamed themselves DLRN (perhaps because of these guys?) and they’re definitely still around.  Here’s their latest work featuring the homey Geo.

DLRN proudly presents the visual accompaniment for the track “Reset” off their second EP The Bridge.  The track features the Blue Scholars’ Prometheus Brown and Illecism of Fly High.  Filmed for several days underneath the sweltering Mojave Desert sun, the video was directed by Sami Abdou of Faux Real Productions and filmed by Tim Jenkins.  Conceptualized and written by Abdou, the music video gives a modern take on the old spaghetti Westerns of the 60’s.

DLRN is currently hard at work preparing the third installment of their EP trilogy to be released next year. Until then, The Bridge & No More Heroes is still available for download at

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Curren$y – She Don’t Want A Man (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on June 25th, 2011 by Hyphen

The ongoing joke is that Curren$y and Wiz Khalifa are always rapping about hooking up and smoking weed with YOUR girl. Even Macklemore referenced it in “Tommy Chong” off the Blue Scholars’ new project. And what do you know, Spitta’s newest video touches on that subject (and your girl) yet again. Don’t get it twisted though, if they keep making records this dope, they can rap to my girl anytime.

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Logics – Problematic EP

Posted in Artists, Mixtapes on February 15th, 2011 by MitchNW

Mitch: The homie Logics just dropped his latest project titled #Problematic. I heard  couple tracks a few months ago and have been waiting for this ever since. L’s recruited a slew of Seattle artists for the EP, including the Blue Scholars’ own Geo as well as Brainstorm of Dyme Def, J.Pinder and Eighty4 Fly. Download link & tracklist after the jump. Read more »

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Blue Scholars x Coolio x Macklemore performance 8/25

Posted in Live Performances on July 15th, 2010 by MitchNW

For all the Eastern Washington heads…

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Sabzi – 69 Rolls & OOF! (mixtape)

Posted in Artists, Mixtapes on September 17th, 2009 by Hyphen

Your boy got a promotion at the day job, which is a dope thing, but also means that time is at a premium…so I’ll let Sabzi explain this one:

People ask me why I care about making a mix of Hawaiian tunes.  I tell them that it’s because Iʼm from Seattle.

I donʼt think I can apply the word ‘foreign’ to any cultural elements that have influenced me in becoming the person I am today.

Through years of, um, ‘nourishment’ from grinds, to listening to Jawaiian tunes as a teenager, to starting a group with a military kid from Honolulu, to learning the meaning of ‘false crack’ the hard way (ha!)… the spirit of Hawaii has long maintained a notable presence in my life.

And while Iʼm not Hawaiian, nor do I claim to be a local boy, I acknowledge and am thankful for the role that the Islands have played in the development of my cultural identity.

For me, a big part of the OOF! EP project was to experiment with a new way of identifying who we are and where we come from.  It was an exercise in global cultural expression.  Perhaps this is the age we can start believing that ‘where we are from’ is anywhere that has influenced us in becoming who we are.  And perhaps our brothers and sisters are simply those who want to share this belief with us.

Watch out tho.  When you embrace this idea, you start to think that home can be everywhere and your people could be everyone.

New People comin thru, son!

Respect to In4mation for the nifty ‘OOF!’ logo they designed and lent us, respect to Ohana for engineering the delicious shrimp tempura + diced spicy scallop + krab + masago sushi that they’ve dubbed the ‘69 Roll,’ and respect to you for reading this and listening to these tunes.


saba / sabzi

Download here.

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