Archive for the ‘Rhymesayers’ tag
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.
I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect from this mash of three songs/videos from newish Seattle/Chicago team Dark Time Sunshine, but after giving it a couple spins, it’s looking goodington. The songs are Doom, Go Team and Wrong Kids (which features a goodly chunk of the fresh batch of the Northwest scene). DTS is Seattle emcee Onry Ozzborn (of Grayskul/Oldominion/Rhymesayers fame) and producer Zavala, who’s repping Chicago and otherwise isn’t popping up where I can find him. They released a free ep (check below), and this high-production video popped up soon after.
Check the video(s), the first and third are my personal favorites, so make sure you watch that thing through, y’hear? Plus, shouts to anybody who puts Kelly O in front of the camera rather than behind it. Good on you, Kelly!