Seattle’s hip hop resistance

Seattle hip hop is resistance in the form of music and art — combining the Seattle experience with activism.
Apr 25, 2017
Sleep Steady performs at the 6th Annual Block Party at the Station coffeehouse in Beacon Hill. (Photo by Jovelle Tamayo)

What you missed at the Block Party at the Station

The block party at The Station Coffeehouse on Saturday was a breath of fresh air in a city with increasingly inaccessible public festivals.
Jun 20, 2016

Photos: Unity on Union protest blocks Uncle Ike’s 4/20 party

A protest yesterday in front of the contentious pot shop Uncle Ike's brought African American leaders together from the NAACP, Africatown, the Black Book Club, and Mt. Cavalry Christian Center.
Apr 21, 2016
Uncle Ike's in the Central District has pushed laws that limit pot stores to one 1,600-square-inch sign by putting larger neon signs on its paraphernalia shop next door, and on a mural next to the shop. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

What’s not to like about Uncle Ike’s?

Selling weed next to a teen center is just the beginning of problems black community leaders in the Central District see with the popular pot shop.
Apr 20, 2016
Seattle hip hop artist Draze performs at the EMP's Black History Month Kickoff on Saturday. (Photo by Jama Abdirahman)

What the south end sounds like: Draze drops “Seattle’s Own”

Seattle hip-hop's hometown hero Draze has a new mixtape filled with South Seattle anthems.
Mar 31, 2016
Seattle hip hop artist Draze performs at the EMP's Black History Month Kickoff on Saturday. (Photo by Jama Abdirahman)

5 unlikely highlights at this weekend’s Folklife Festival

The Northwest Folklife Festival sheds its hippy image with some incredible free events celebrating global and local cultures this weekend.
May 22, 2015