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Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Raindrop Hustla

posted by on June 5 at 12:39 PM


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.

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The write in campaign for Larry Dallas is gonna run Nickels outta town with little problem if any.

Posted by Vote Larry Dallas For Mayor Of Seattle | June 5, 2007 1:04 PM

rndrphstla holds seattle's illest umbrella ella ella ella

Posted by rihanna | June 5, 2007 1:30 PM

newest favie music blog! bookmark this sh*t now

Posted by KELLY O | June 5, 2007 2:29 PM

We Care A Lot!

thanks y'all

Posted by lar | June 5, 2007 3:06 PM

wow, Andrew's really coming up! I remember when he was just a big headed kid writing articles about his own band for the Gonzaga Bulletin. all that press and the band didnt even make it!

Posted by Eric | June 6, 2007 6:28 AM

that trick doesn't work for me either.

Posted by lar | June 6, 2007 10:15 AM

ooohhh, bringing up old shit? you might as well put a link to that bands myspace account...what were they called again?

Posted by nick | June 7, 2007 10:56 AM

was it...the short bus?

Posted by nick | June 7, 2007 10:59 AM

like hova said, you gotta learn to live with regrets.

say, have you heard that hip alternative rock outfit, the apple slice? they are the most.

Posted by moltomario | June 7, 2007 12:53 PM

@9 -- the most what? the most coolest? the most bestest? molto mario - sounds like it's you andrew. why do you have to hide under the flabby skin of a fat food network chef? you are no iron chef. for the record. the name of the band was... the gifted programme and they're still on myspace. and yes, i was in the band too and it was fun and i wish we still played music. oh yeah, nick like to pee sitting down.

Posted by Eric | June 7, 2007 4:24 PM

only in familiar bathrooms, it's more comfortable.

Posted by nick | June 7, 2007 4:30 PM

just the most bestest overall.

why am i always in your mouth. you want to make out with my life.

bring your anti-swagger to the basketball court at st. john's tomorrow.

Posted by basketball beef | June 7, 2007 5:06 PM

don't let anti-swagger meet swagger. you're talking about total conversion.

Posted by lar | June 8, 2007 2:50 PM


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