Wednesday, July 16, 2014

This Week's Local Hiphop Roundup, Via My Philosophy

Posted by on Wed, Jul 16, 2014 at 2:37 PM

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Here we stand, people, witness to our reward: summertime in Seattle, subject of a dozen bad local rap songs. It really is worth the rhapsodizing, though. We've got it all: green trees, blue sky, sparkling water everywhere. Booming high-tech industry. Legal weed (retailing at $20 a gram, so clearly somebody's high), a Super Bowl ring, and cops who will kill you if you don't pay the proper fare on the light rail. Multiplatinum rap acts and high-art hiphop (Shabazz Palaces' Lese Majesty comes out July 29, y'all). An embarrassment of riches—and a couple rich embarrassments...

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