hip hop

Yirim Seck (Video still by Notework)

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Senegalese-American rapper Yirim Seck hopes his new video will start a dialogue about how police violence impacts kids in black families.

Seattle hip hop artist Draze performs at the EMP's Black History Month Kickoff on Saturday. (Photo by Jama Abdirahman)

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Seattle hip-hop's hometown hero Draze has a new mixtape filled with South Seattle anthems.

Stic.Man of Dead Prez performs in Sweden in 2009. (Photo from Flickr by Henrik Isaksson)

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Don’t be surprised if the next big Seattle rap classic isn’t about big butts or thrift stores, but gentrification and community displacement.

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.

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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.

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Tired of living out negative Somali stereotypes, the rapper behind Seattle's Malitia MaliMob decides to confront them head-on.

Carlo Antonion Chalisea sautees the meat for a Lomo Saltado Sandwich at Hilliard's Beer. (Photo by Cristy Acuña)

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A Seattle street chef aims to become culinary ambassador of Peruvian food in America.

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

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A few lines have earned Kendrick Lamar's new single 'The Blacker the Berry' a closer reading than any hip hop song in years.

Seattle hip hop artist Draze performs at the EMP's Black History Month Kickoff on Saturday. (Photo by Jama Abdirahman)

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Talib Kweli and Draze joined up and coming Seattle artists in celebrating the value of Black lives.

(Photo courtesy AEG)

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

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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...

206 Zulu founder King Khazm. The organization is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this weekend.

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Seattle hip hop icon King Khazm is ringing in ten years of globally connected hip hop in the 206. #ZuluNation

Still from a Sham MC's video by Egyptian director Yassin Gabriel.

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The Sham MC's have refused to let war in their country dash their dreams of hip-hop stardom. I first met Syrian hip-hop group Sham MC's...

Nurtured by the Seattle scene, R&B singer JusMoni has come into her own, and is ready to lift up a new generation of local music...

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As a mixed race, Filipina, 2nd generation immigrant, Black, round, queer, 1st generation college student, daughter of farm workers from a military family, it...

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In Medellin, Colombia, the call to violence, prostitution and gang activity can be overwhelming for youth with limited options after school. The Eskeula 4...

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The international music presence at Sasquatch music festival this year was small, but global acts ranked among the more memorable of the weekend. Highlights...

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It's a late afternoon in San Francisco's Mission District and Seattle emcee Gabriel Teodros is hard at work shooting a short film. Just a...

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Not feeling the commercialization of Christmas in America? Take a trip to Ethopia. The country's large Orthodox Christian community traditionally observes the day with...