Love Raindrop Hustla
posted by June 5 at 12:39 PMon
Props go to the new Northwest hiphop blog Raindrop Hustla, recently launched by Stranger contributor Larry Mizell, Jr. and wish-he’d-contribute-more Andrew Matson, plus a couple other local scribes. The blog’s archives go back a while but it looks like they just kicked it into overdrive.
It’s a surprisingly fertile field, with recent posts highlighting a classic NYC street rhymer from the early ’90s (a gravel-voiced dude named Nine), hiphop and homophobia, and an awesome double comeback/epic video from UGK and Outkast. Nice look all around.
My favorite player on the Raindrop Hustla team is venerable Staff Polka Editor Larry Dalla$, who weighs in with a hard-hitting essay about the new breed of Seattle “hip-hopper showstoppers that no doubt will change not only the way people all over the world think about rap singing- but will alter the fabric of time & space itself.” Dude’s the truth!
Really though: It’s great to see this kind of knowledgable and playful coverage of hiphop local and national. These guys are working on several levels at once, which is what makes Raindrop Hustla more fun and more entertaining than your average blog. It’s hard to have a scene without someone talking about it, and thoughtful commentary can be both validation and inspiration to any active creative community. Thanks for caring, fellas.