Arts Freshening the Airwaves
Stranger associate editor/writer Charles Mudede and My Philosophy columnist Larry Mizell Jr. are in negotiations with KEXP’s John Richards to host their own Seattle-centric hiphop program on the influential station.
The two rap authorities meet next week with Richards to sort out the details of the proposed show. Mudede hopes they can secure at least 30-60 minutes a month to air music from Seattle’s burgeoning hiphop scene, which has been drawing international attention over the last few years. He stressed the importance of his and Mizell’s access to local luminaries’ works in progress. “This show will allow us to get material early from the streets, old-school-style, bringing it from the [artists’] studios to the airwaves,” Mudede says. Stay tuned for future developments.