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This tune was by far the best song included on the Blue Scholars 2011 release, Cinemetropolis. It’s an ode to Seattle basketball legend Slick Watts (hence the name) but really just consists of Saba AKA DJ Sabzi rolling around the city stuffing his face. Not only does he stuff his face, his friends all stuff their faces too, but the point is, every five and dime that Saba visits in this video is actually worth visiting in real life. I sure hope the business at these restaurants increases now that the video is released.
Big shout out to Blue Scholars for creating yet another music video that highlights as many aspects of Seattle culture as possible…including the musicians, the food spots, the personalities and the subtle humor.
Mr. Zia Mohajerjasbi and crew have done it again. When it snows hardy in Seattle, you can expect greatness from the Blue Scholars camp and this time is no different. If you’ve never seen the original “Coffee and Snow” video, I recommend watching it before clicking on what’s above. Just for reference on where Blue Scholars are coming from with this current cinematic adventure. The boys work well in bad weather and “Coffee and Snow 2″ is a damn good job considering they created it in less than 48 hours. I hope Zia has found some time to rest. I can imagine they were burning the midnight oil getting this one ready. You’ll even notice that Zia makes an appearance at the end. And you’ll hear Geo make references to the teacher in Spokane that got suspended for passing out the lyrics to a Blue Scholars song. So it goes. Thank God it snowed.
Also, if you’re looking to download this track and the “Barf Riddim” instrumental for remix purposes, they’ve made it easy for ya.
Who doesn’t love an afterparty? Good times. Remember: Team Das Racist tonight at Members Only, and File Jerks, WD4D, Tang & Toast, Gordon Voidwell and special guests tomorrow at Moe Bar. Lock in!
Hey Vita! happy belated b-day from the not so tall homies @ LxNxM ! Vitamin D humbly presides in the upper echelon of Seattle producers and hip hop culture in general. Smoothly riding the currents of the Seattle “waves of hip hop ( see Mudede’s timeline/wave theory of Seattle Hip Hop)“, Vita has expanded outside of the 206 with notable collabos with Abstract Rude, Gift of Gab, and various Rhymesayer heads. On the local tip – Vita ever remains the accessible tall homey, laying down clever verses all over the place and supplying enduring beats that seem to tailor fit local emcees and singers.
Alright, so the word on the Born day EP is that Vitamin D recorded all these tracks on his b-day! source- local emcee ispire of Canary Sing. Not surprisingly the EP knocks, but it also entertains in way that will put a gleam in the eye of any true hip hop head. Vita gets it in throughout the nine tracks – exploring topics from wack birthdays, the limitations of playahood in the age of social media, and identity politics of Seattle Hip Hop. Download the Born Day EP here for free and whip test immediately thereafter.
This Sunday, Last Night’s Mixtape and Red Eye are hosting a party at Moe Bar to celebrate and wrap-up a busy busy weekend. This weekend is the Blue Scholars’ Double Feature weekend, with two shows from our boys in blue, and featuring many of the folks you’ve seen written about right here on LxNxM, including Das Racist, Bambu, Macklemore and your boy DV One, among others.
To send the weekend off with a bang, we’re throwing a party with some of our favorite selectors: the File Jerks, DJ WD4D, and LxNxM’s own Tang and Toast. Plus, some secret surprise guests – with so many folks in town, there’s no telling just who might get on the tables.
We’re also releasing the second installment of the LxNxM mixtape series that night, and we’ll have free physical copies for the first 50 or so people in the door.
The Hella Official Double Feature Weekend Afterparty
Sunday, March 28//10pm to close
Moe Bar//FREE 21+
Aw yeah. Aw yesss. LxNxM just got our paws on a leaked out WD4D mixtape (or, as Krieg would say: a mixclusive), packed to the gills with every piece of music you’ve been wanting, whether you knew it or not. Clocking in at almost an hour and twenty minutes and 59 total tracks, it’s a beast of mix, which is suiting for the man recently crowned champion at the Battle of the Megamixes.
There are some juicy little exclusives in the mix here, including tracks by local producers Dead Noise, what sounds like an unreleased (and secretly added?) and WD4D’s own ridiculously hardbody mashup of the Blue Scholars’ The Ave and Major Lazer’s Hold the Line – the resulting Hold the Ave is a thing of stomping, unexpected beauty.
Add to that a lineup that includes the who’s-who of about-to-be-massive producers worldwide (from Schlomo to Robot Koch to Fulgeance to Flako), as well as well-selected cuts from the already-massive folks (Exile, Dabrye, Flying Lotus, Thes One), and you get a sense of how epic this thing is.
Download it. Get it in your life. Take it. Care for it.
Tracklist after the jump:
West coast undergound heads are probably no stranger to the Native Guns crew – composed of emcees Kiwi and Bambu. The Filipino duo deftly discoursed modern proletarian/petite bourgeoisie life over hood certifiable beats, never failing to move a crowd.
Parting ways in recent years to pursue solo efforts, Kiwi and Bambu have stayed on their grizzly. In this track off his upcoming EP, …paper cuts, Bambu gets cold and candid on the psuedo-conscious emcee and their triflin’ pro-woman messages. Hopefully folks listen to our dude and save us all some forehead slapping moments in hip hop… download “The queen is dead”
…paper cuts drops Feb 23rd on the Homegrown Blendz label., …paper cuts will feature Chace Infinite (Self Scientific), Geologic (Blue Scholars), Malcolm & Martin, Thurzday (U-N-I) and Diz Gibran, with production by Digital Martyrs, Fatgums, 6Fingers, MTK, Anon and Nick James. Shouts to 2dopeboys for the post.
This is some filthyness. Sabzi, noted worldwide man of leisure and DJ/producer for Northwest hip hop heroes Blue Scholars and Common Market, is throwing a party. It’s called Tropikali. And it’s all about the goodness we love here on LxNxM.
To promote/celebrate, Sabz just put out a mixtape of reggae/dancehall/Jawaiian goodness for your earballs. Download, listen, and if you’re in Seattle, show up on November 28th at the Vera Project for the official get down.
This past year Duck Down Records has remained active with a onslaught of quality releases from a growing roster of artists. Rather than force fans to scour the Internet looking for low quality MP3s on our product, we have taken it upon ourselves to provide you with a collection of music from various MCs on Duck Down through the DOWNLOAD THE RIGHT THING sampler mix cd.
Hear music from KRS-ONE & BUCKSHOT, Sean Price, Kidz In The Hall, Blue Scholars, DJ Revolution, Heltah Skeltah, Random Axe (comprised of Sean Price, Guilty Simpson and Black Milk), B-Real of Cypress Hill, Skyzoo, Team Facelift, Naledge, Smif N Wessun, Marco Polo & Torae, Ruste Juxx, General Steele and Boot Camp Clik.
This is a filthy, filthy line up, and I’m definitely happy to see the Blue Scholars on this mixtape represntin the 206. They actually have a new distribution partnership deal with Duckdown and, oddly enough, Cafe Vita, through which they put out their new EP, OOF!. Read more about their distribution partnership here, and buy the new EP here.