A couple Sundays ago, we unveiled the 15 new tracks off Cinemetropolis at a listening party with fam in Seattle.
We wanted to let everyone know about this proposed project, The Hip Hop Word Count: A Searchable Rap Almanac, that takes being a hip-hop head to brainiac status. This guy Tahir Hemphill is the mastermind behind the project, which he describes thusly: How can analyzing lyrics teach us about our culture? The Hip-Hop Word Count [...]
Four seconds. That’s how long it took for SPD Officer Ian Birk to gun down John T. Williams in broad daylight last August 30, as evidenced in this dashboard video that was ordered released by a judge last month. This week, the inquest into this shooting began at the King County Courthouse. Since I’ve posted [...]
Video by Brad Curran from the City Arts Fest opening night show at The Paramount feat. Macklemore, Brother Ali, Fresh Espresso & Mash Hall.
At the beginning of 2010, I resolved to take a 35mm film camera onstage at every performance so that one day I can show my grandkids through old photographs how cool their lolo used to be. Sometimes I remembered this resolution, sometimes I didn’t. Here are some of the times I did remember.