hip-hop http://kuow.org en First Listen: Shabazz Palaces, 'Lese Majesty' http://kuow.org/post/first-listen-shabazz-palaces-lese-majesty Broadcasting live from the land of legal weed and sliding into the frame like a giant Pacific octopus, here comes <em>Lese Majesty</em>, the third album from Seattle's <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/search/index.php?searchinput=shabazz+palaces">Shabazz Palaces</a>. It's definitely hip-hop, but... was that a drum? Human? Synthesizer? Sample of an old record? We may never know. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:17:29 +0000 Andrew Matson 38631 at http://kuow.org First Listen: Shabazz Palaces, 'Lese Majesty' Future Wants To Change Your Mood http://kuow.org/post/future-wants-change-your-mood The Atlanta-based rapper named Future has become an influential figure in hip-hop and pop over the last couple of years, writing songs for Rihanna and Ciara, and landing guest spots from Miley Cyrus, Pharrell and Drake. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 17:24:23 +0000 NPR Staff 33527 at http://kuow.org Future Wants To Change Your Mood '90s Nostalgia Revisited: 6 Musicians We Miss http://kuow.org/post/90s-nostalgia-revisited-6-musicians-we-miss <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AOVf9p9ht4</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5COHP3KZuq4</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilKcXIFi-Rc</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4OJFWgF9os</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUFObCZtGWQ</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUOkg4jFNus</p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 04:23:00 +0000 Ann Powers 20267 at http://kuow.org '90s Nostalgia Revisited: 6 Musicians We Miss First Listen: Elvis Costello & The Roots, 'Wise Up Ghost' http://kuow.org/post/first-listen-elvis-costello-roots-wise-ghost The new documentary <em>Muscle Shoals</em> recalls how interracial harmony in tumultuous times made possible a new kind of music. Leading African-American artists traveled to North Alabama — not exactly a place they thought they'd be welcome in the civil rights era — to jam with an all-white crew of session players. In little rooms near the wide Tennessee River, they perfected soul and anticipated Southern rock. Mon, 09 Sep 2013 17:46:20 +0000 Ann Powers 19991 at http://kuow.org First Listen: Elvis Costello & The Roots, 'Wise Up Ghost' Kanye West Stands Alone http://kuow.org/post/kanye-west-stands-alone What happened over the weekend? At 8:34 on Friday night, Kanye West <a href="https://twitter.com/kanyewest/status/335569132214972416">tweeted</a>. He said he'd be premiering a song in a half hour and we'd have to do what he said to hear it – we'd have to go to a particular address and stand outside with other people and watch a video projected onto the side of a building. Of course, the first <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVp1cr8J3q0" target="_blank">video of the video</a> was up within minutes, so most people didn't have to do any such thing. Fri, 24 May 2013 16:06:38 +0000 Frannie Kelley 13690 at http://kuow.org Kanye West Stands Alone M-Eaze: Producing The Beat Of Seattle Hip-Hop http://kuow.org/post/m-eaze-producing-beat-seattle-hip-hop <p>Seattle is known for many things: coffee, the tech industry, and of course, rain. But hip-hop is not on that list. We asked people on the street which rap artists come from Seattle, and the only ones they could think of were Macklemore and Sir Mix-A-Lot. None had heard of a rapper who has lived here his whole life, <a href="http://www.reverbnation.com/eazefromthehood">M-Eaze</a>. Thu, 09 May 2013 22:12:45 +0000 Le'Jayah Washington & RadioActive Youth Media 12294 at http://kuow.org M-Eaze: Producing The Beat Of Seattle Hip-Hop Episode 38: Introducing The Newest RadioActivians http://kuow.org/post/episode-38-introducing-newest-radioactivians <p><a href="http://www.kuow.org/radioactive" style="line-height: 1.5;">RadioActive</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> hosts Sarah Rosenthal and Ann Kane bring you stories created by the </span><a href="http://www.kuow.org/post/welcome-kuows-spring-2013-radioactive-youth-producers" style="line-height: 1.5;">newest generation of RadioActivians</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. They reported these stories as part of </span>RadioActive's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> 2013 spring workshop:</span></p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 21:40:22 +0000 RadioActive Youth Media & Ann Kane & Sarah Rosenthal & Le'Jayah Washington & Varun Dhananjaya & Riley Guttman & Yafiet Bezabih & Nolwenn Delisle 11937 at http://kuow.org Episode 38: Introducing The Newest RadioActivians Seattle's Massive Monkees Open Hip-Hop Dance Studio http://kuow.org/post/seattles-massive-monkees-open-hip-hop-dance-studio <p></p><p>Seattle's Chinatown-International District is home to many commercial establishments. Think about the&nbsp;legions of great Asian restaurants, boutiques, even pet stores. Now meet the ID's first hip-hop dance studio: The Beacon. It's one of the newest participants in <a href="http://storefrontsseattle.wordpress.com/">Storefronts Seattle</a>, a collaboration between neighborhood businesses, the city and Shunpike, an artist support organization.</p><p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 17:02:16 +0000 Marcie Sillman 7398 at http://kuow.org Seattle's Massive Monkees Open Hip-Hop Dance Studio VIDEO: Hip-Hop Poet Laura "Piece" Kelley http://kuow.org/post/video-hip-hop-poet-laura-piece-kelley <p><a href="http://s100.chasejarvis.com/people/laurakelleyjahn">Laura "Piece" Kelley </a>is a Seattle hip-hop artist, poet and educator who encourages young people to create music that expresses their lived experiences. A self-described single mom, high school dropout with no college education, she's worked with household names such as Drake, T.I., and KRS-One, and she once read a poem for the Dalai Lama himself. Tue, 18 Dec 2012 18:54:34 +0000 Kadian Vanloo & RadioActive Youth Media 5162 at http://kuow.org