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October 4th, 2007

The Program

a while ago we started talking about what to do for the New Year. after debating about where to play a show and who to put on it, we concluded that there was just way too much goin on in the town to limit an end-of-the-year celebration to just a couple of acts on the night of Dec 31st. besides, i'm sick of working on New Year's Eve!

soooo, we decided to do a series of shows at a good intimate venue and put the whole Town on and call it The Program. it goes as follows:

The Program - December 18 - 22, 2007

Tue Dec 18

Blue Scholars
Secret Special Guest
Unexpected Arrival
Siren's Echo

Wed Dec 19
Blue Scholars
Common Market
D. Black
Sleep of Old Dominion
DJ Vitamin D

Thur Dec 20
Blue Scholars
Saturday Knights
DJ B-Mello

Fri Dec 21
Blue Scholars,
Dyme Def
J. Pinder
DJ Jake One
Sat Dec 22
Blue Scholars
Cancer Rising
The Physics
DJ Bless One

925 E Pike, Seattle WA
8:00 pm Doors
Advance Tickets $15; $18 DOS.

Tickets at TicketsWest.com

***All Shows ALL AGES except Saturday December 22 (21 +)

Limited Presale with the password of "KEXP" starting October 8th. General public onsale starts October 12th at 10:00 a.m

and there you have it. if you've been a long time fan of Northwest hip hop, come thru! if you're new to the scene, this week will be like a complete sampler of the best and brightest our town has to offer.


September 30th, 2007

friday mixdown

i spent friday with my buddy Martin Feveyear at Jupiter Studios in Wallingford. we're mixing the new cuts for the forthcoming EP projects from your friends, Blue Scholars.

Blue Scholars - Joe Metro EP
Late October

Blue Scholars - BUTTER&GUN$ EP
sometime after Late October

these digital releases will be accompanied by more filthy videography from your other friend, Zia Mohajerjasbi.

Martin's studio is kinda off the hook. real spacious and relaxed. reminds you of your friend's garage w/a couch you used to kick it in on hot summer days.

even Macklemore came by to drop off his verse for the North By Northwest Remix that Jake One did.

keep an eye out!


September 21st, 2007

ATL (part uno)

Atlanta has been a blast so far. the digital camera died, so we had to stick to using pictures taken with the iPhone.

September 20th went as follows:

woke up, went to the Atlantis Music Conference, dipped outta there, hit up the New Era Flagship Store where the Sneaker Pimps had a "shoe battle" of some sort (i'm not really sure how that works... do they just NT tap them hella hard?) and then the camera died.

then we hit up Sol Munki next door and met up with the dood Fruit and started snappin flicks with the phone.

we only stayed at Sol Munki for a minute, they had a selection of the cre8tive recreation (my personal favorite) and a grip of ill art on the walls. and hella skateboards. to top it off, they were a selection of the friendliest clothing snobs i've met. my kinda folks.

then it was off to WREK at Georgia Tech to hit up the folks who do Wrekroom Renaissance 9pm-11pm every Thursday night. A-Dot, one of the show's hosts, explained to us that WREK has had hip hop on that time slot since '86 and their show has been carrying the tradition. wowsers.

the show went well. we talked music, business, avoided cursing and ticket prices, and gave praise to the man with the illest DJ name of the week: DJ Black Daniels. this dood by the name of Jaz-O then walked in as we were on our way out and our foolish selves didn't get a photo. =(

on the way back to the hotel, i saw this:

kind of a weird bumper sticker to put at a freeway exit...

next, after a long cab ride that included getting lost and finding that all the streets in ATL are named "Peachtree," we hit up the Remix Hotel producer/beatmaker battle at the Hard Rock Cafe. we missed the battle (damn Peachtrees!) but got a chance to see Talib rock the stage. it was filthy.

outside the club, i got a chance to get krispy with my kinfolk Kia Shine. apparently, the man is very tall and has lots of love for Seattle. that's my guy. "Stunna Frames" was on my myspace page for like 5 months straight. gee, i look sleepy and high in that picture.

then we had a chance to get by in the lobby of the Westin.

i have a friend that works at this club called Compound where, apparently, they make it rain. for real. Three 6 Mafia and Jeezy were supposed to be there that night and i was trying to see some $100 bills falling from the sky. unfortunately, nobody wanted to go.

so, after another overpriced cab ride and dodging about 37 strip clubs, we made it back to the hotel to watch Nice & Smooth rock the end of an In Living Color rerun.

we'll see what happens tomorrow.


September 18th, 2007

atlantis music festival


we're off to the Atlantis Music Festival tomorrow. should be phat. there's supposed to be over 300 different artists playing the showcase. we'll take some pictures and post up for ya'll. stay posted!


September 11th, 2007

kirkland is krackin

on Sunday, i went out to kick for the afternoon with my guy Khalil (Khingz) and our homie Jill. he came thru the crib and was like "ey foo, i hella heard that there's this sneaker expo in Kirkland goin on today."

word? let's go check it out. we grabbed some coffee and made the trek out to Peter Kirk Park in Kirkland.

Khalil kept talkin about how whenever he goes anywhere north or east of Seattle he gets nervous. i told him to chill.

Kirkland isn't a bad place. it's actually kinda crackin. hella parks, stores, community center for young folks to kick it. etc. i went to many a GLITTA by Sonny Bonoho and Unexpected Arrival shows at the community center in Kirkland not long ago.

anyway, when we showed up at the park we couldn't find any kind of sneaker expo. we looked in windows of the community center and saw nothing. nobody in the parking lot either. just this guy playing the bag pipes.

ey khalil, what kind of shoes were they expo-ing again?

then out of the corner of his eye, Khalil was like "hey those look like some sneaker head doods over there." and he was right. they did look like sneaker head doods. they were hella wearing sneakers, and they were all doods.

turns out this "sneaker expo" was really just 33 pairs of sneakers laid out on a picnic table. ironically, i found out i knew the guy that put it together. he goes by Derrick and i met him through my old roommate and homie Hoven (brother of Darvin of PFOM, TIKKKI show at BLVD, and the graphic artist behind Lovework.)

Derrick and his homies Tony, Emmanuel, and Lenard were proud to present the first annual Feet & Greet at the Peter Kirk Park in Kirkland. i actually thought it was kinda filthy, especially after coming from MAGIC in Vegas where the cool guy snobbery was a little overwhelming. these were just some good town folks enjoying some drinks and sneakers on a late summer afternoon.

keep doin yo' thing fellas!

we stayed just lampin for a minute and dipped. later on, i got home and laughed at how most of the pictures we took usually had Khalil walking away in them.

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