Our SNSS local song of the year a few years ago is now a smash hit on the international charts. Wow! Congrats to everyone involved, especially Mack, Ryan, and Jon Jon. This might end up being video of the year too!
It’s no secret that Seattle’s hip-hop scene is thriving these days and the rest of the country is rapidly taking notice of the talent we have in the town. Macklemore is leading the way, but there’s a bevvy of artists making great music with breakout potential. People already know about folks like Sol, The Physics, Grynch, J. Pinder, Nacho Picasso, etc., but from what I’ve heard of Raz Simone, I think it’s safe to put him on that list as well.
Here’s the video for “Cold,” a record Raz debuted on Sound Session last week from his upcoming Solomon EP. Great stuff.
Some great footage recapping Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ two shows in Seattle, courtesy of Ryan and Jon Jon. Watching Mack’s ascent has been amazing and something that the entire region should be proud of. He’s doing it.
Thoroughly enjoyed this documentary from Jabari on the homies Mack & Ryan, shot during the lead up to their stellar album, The Heist, and including behind the scenes footage of the “Thrift Shop” music video. Shout to everyone involved with this.
Honestly, the verse was ill, but Mack rocking that jacket on BET is all you need in life. And for all my label homies that hit me up about Mack pretty much every week, check the rhyme starting at 1:42. That should answer your questions…
Dee-1 was recently named as the main support for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ nationwide tour, which should come as a great time since Dee is gearing up for his #TheFocusTape, hosted by DJ Drama and Mannie Fresh, set to drop 9/11/12. Here’s the first song and video from the project, “Shut Up and Grind”…something more rappers should do.
Not only is it great to see Mack and Ryan link up with my guy Nick @ Hard Knock TV (cough…SXSW HoopxHang Champions!…cough) during the Paid Dues Festival, but the interview turned out really good as well. But if you’re familiar with Hard Knock content, that’s no surprise. Peep both clips to hear the fellas talk all about their story, their upcoming album, Seattle’s hip-hop scene, and much more.
Following up on his XXL Freshmen cover, Mack releases his new video with Ryan Lewis for “Victory Lap,” showing that his rise to stardom has been in the works far longer than just the past year. Obviously everyone in Seattle knows this firsthand, but this video should help tell that story to the rest of Mack’s rapidly growing fan base. So proud of these two guys for absolutely killing it…for years!
Sol is back with a video and track off his upcoming album, Yours Truly, set to drop on January 20th. On the same date, Sol will be performing at his release party at Neumos, alongside Shad. Don’t miss it!
I’m in awe.
What started out as somewhat of a novelty record has attained cult-like status, and it’s sure to grow to unprecedented heights with the release of the visuals for “And We Danced.” I remember when we played this on Sound Session after Ryan first sent it over and we confused the hell out of our listeners. I don’t know why though…the proposition is simple:
We’re having a hoedown…are you hoes down?
You should be.