Beyond Boundaries 5

Foundry10 is happy to present their 5th annual high school hip hop dance competition, Beyond Boundaries 5. Currently across the world, hip hop dance trends emerge and then quickly evolve, leaving the original ideas of what hip hop dance was lost in translation. We feel it’s important for dancers to revisit the foundations of hip […]
Apr 18, 2019

Cross-Cultural Connections in Mock Battle: From African Dance and Kung Fu to Capoeira and Breakin’

Cross-Cultural Connections in Mock Battle: From African Dance and Kung Fu to Capoeira and Breakin’ Presented by Global Artists Collective in association with 4Culture and Third Place Commons An all-ages free event at Third Place Commons, Lake Forest Park Sunday, March 17, 2019, 1:00 – 2:00 pm Join us for special demonstration performances and Masters’ panel discussion […]
Mar 15, 2019

Ella Mai

Ella Mai is scheduled to perform live in Seattle for The Debut Tour. She will hit the stage at ShowBox SoDo on February 14, 2018.  Doors open at 8:00 PM and the show starts at 9:00 PM.  Tickets on sale.  Get your Ella Mai tickets now.
Nov 21, 2018

Denzel Curry

Denzel Curry is performing live in Seattle. He will hit the stage at Neumos on September 25, 2018. Doors open at 6:00 PM and the show starts at 7:00 PM. Tickets are on sale. Get your Denzel Curry tickets now.
Aug 27, 2018

Celebrate film and Hip Hop with a special screening of “The Killing of the 5th Element”

“The Killing of the 5th Element” Is music just entertainment or a movement that can spark change? The Golden Age of hip-hop with its “consciousness” is regarded as the best era in hip-hop/rap. Diverse artists and academics examine how the music changed and try to answer the question: Why did the knowledge element of Hip […]
Apr 13, 2018

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
Indigenous DJ trio A Tribe Called Red. (Courtesy photo by Falling Tree Photography)

A Tribe Called Red’s “Electric Pow Wow” comes to Seattle

First Nations DJ trio A Tribe Called Red’s rising star as musicians has put them on the forefront of indigenous activism.
Nov 14, 2016
Yirim Seck (Video still by Notework)

Rapper, father Yirim Seck calls out impact of police violence on kids

Senegalese-American rapper Yirim Seck hopes his new video will start a dialogue about how police violence impacts kids in black families.
Sep 27, 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
Stic.Man of Dead Prez performs in Sweden in 2009. (Photo from Flickr by Henrik Isaksson)

Dead Prez show apt to shake up a gentrifying city

Don’t be surprised if the next big Seattle rap classic isn’t about big butts or thrift stores, but gentrification and community displacement.
Feb 17, 2016
Members of N.W.A. as depicted in the new film 'Straight Outta Compton,' which opened to big audiences and beefed up security at movie theaters last weekend.

Straight outta patience with white fear

Movie theaters beefed up security for 'Straight Outta Compton,' a reminder that not much has changed since N.W.A.'s heyday. Black lives still matter less than white fear.
Aug 18, 2015

Malitia MaliMob rapper voices Somali American struggles

Tired of living out negative Somali stereotypes, the rapper behind Seattle's Malitia MaliMob decides to confront them head-on.
May 12, 2015
Carlo Antonion Chalisea sautees the meat for a Lomo Saltado Sandwich at Hilliard's Beer. (Photo by Cristy Acuña)

Peruvian food, diverse friendships inspire Don Lucho’s

A Seattle street chef aims to become culinary ambassador of Peruvian food in America.
Apr 30, 2015

Straight Outta Compton: biopic on N.W.A. has relevance in Seattle

N.W.A.'s hip-hop was an important voice in black activism, that is still relevant today.
Feb 20, 2015

‘Hypocrisy’ in new Kendrick Lamar lyrics has fans debating

A few lines have earned Kendrick Lamar's new single 'The Blacker the Berry' a closer reading than any hip hop song in years.
Feb 12, 2015
Seattle hip hop artist Draze performs at the EMP's Black History Month Kickoff on Saturday. (Photo by Jama Abdirahman)

Black History Month gets a star-studded kickoff at EMP

Talib Kweli and Draze joined up and coming Seattle artists in celebrating the value of Black lives.
Feb 9, 2015
(Photo courtesy AEG)

Die Antwoord: South Africa’s answer to world music?

South African rave-rappers Die Antwoord return to Seattle’s Paramount Theatre on Monday.
Sep 18, 2014

In-depth: Globalist apprentices explore Ethiopian-American identity, shellfish contamination

After a year of developing skills in writing, photography, video/audio and reporting for The Seattle Globalist, our youth apprentices are proud to share the following projects with you. These in-depth pieces were dreamed up, designed and reported by each apprentice on a topic they are passionate about. Now equipped with some serious reporting skills, we know these young […]
Jul 28, 2014
206 Zulu founder King Khazm. The organization is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this weekend.

206 Zulu celebrates a decade of universal hip-hop

Seattle hip hop icon King Khazm is ringing in ten years of globally connected hip hop in the 206. #ZuluNation
Feb 13, 2014
Still from a Sham MC's video by Egyptian director Yassin Gabriel.

Rappers bring horror of Syrian Civil War to life in lyrics

The Sham MC’s have refused to let war in their country dash their dreams of hip-hop stardom.
Oct 24, 2013