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I’ve already expressed my feelings about Kingdom Crumbs so no need to repeat all that or explain why I’m posting this video. Their live show is great and I love how they are bringing their album to life even more with the rollout of music videos.
And I don’t mean to compare or try to relate, but watching this made me think if Sonny Bonoho and Fresh Espresso partied together, it would looks/sound something like this.
My first directing project in years! Susy Sun, Ronnel Abrigo, and I had lots of fun doing this. Just getting ready for some real official videos for Susy Sun to come in 2013.
Zac Millan aka Turtle T’s solo track dropped this season.
I’ve seen this guy perform with Nu Era and freestyle on UW Campus. I’m glad he did this. Zac’s a very talented emcee and to see him do it solo is even more impressive. You’re gonna want to catch him live if you can. And I don’t mean at a show on a stage. I mean outside chillin on the street, at a party, or in a cypher. Believe me…
P.Steezie NASA at the Crocodile - Dec 2012
Perry Porter was one of the opening acts at the Neon Christmas party at Chop Suey, organized by Maveryk who also headlined, along with Owuor. Teo. & Friends.
Not many people in Seattle know about Perry, and it’s my job to make sure that changes in 2013. Perry is the second half of Sleep Steady. Together, him and emcee/producer, CARLisDEAD are on a more serious journey nowadays now that I have agreed to be their manager.
This is when the real work starts.
If you’re curious, see what I saw in them: http://www.youtube.com/sleepsteady
A few months ago dancer and artist, Sarita Valdes, stumbled upon some old doors. But to her, they weren’t just old doors, but pieces she could transform into art. So she took the doors home and starting painting them. She showcased her collection of doors at a Pioneer Square art gallery last month and this month they ended up at a show at Chop Suey. I’m sure we’ll be seeing the doors around town again in 2013.
Find out more about Sarita Valdes here, http://saritavaldes.com.
When I was introduced to Dice a couple years ago at a show I was told that she’s someone that I don’t want to miss. A lovely person, a talented songstress, and emcee, and local favorite, she finally released her new album, Reflections In A Broken Glass.
And I got to say, I really like her style.
Photos taken at “Reflections In A Broken Glass” Album Release Party @ Barboza, Dec 2012
I stopped by Ari’s studio today and found him doing this. Gold foil on canvas.
Emcee, Mic Flont has been around for a minute. He practically knows every Hip Hop head in town. He works with at-risk youth, and he’s seen it all. We often end up having long conversations about life, politics, and love. It was one of those days that we planned to meet up to chat and he ended up needing a fill-in for his music video for “Walk Wit Me” so I came along and pretended to drink coffee at The Station for the shoot.
Mic is one of those artists that not only talk about change, but works in the community to fight for that change. You’ll find that a lot of your local favorites either work or have worked in the community with youth. Their influence goes beyond the lyrics in their songs.
Mic says he’s ready to start a new chapter in his life and go out and see more of the world. Though originally from the East Coast, Seattle holds a special place in his heart. But he’s ready for another journey, if you didn’t already pick that up from watching the video.