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Sunday, May 25, 2008

Cancer Rising Reminded Me That They’re Great

posted by on May 25 at 16:45 PM

I just saw Cancer Rising for (I’m ashamed to say) the first time since Bumbershoot last year.

They were great, the crowd loved them, it was sunny and beautiful and everyone was in a glowing mood thanks to their entertaining rhymes about flippin’ off the boss and givin’ two weeks notice.

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And after seeing them immediately after the Blue Scholars totally slayed on the Mainstage, it’s hard to not toy with ideas of the Blue Scholars being Seattle’s hiphop present and Cancer Rising being a big part of Seattle’s hiphop future. Cancer Rising owned that crowd just as well as Geologic and Sabzi did on the big stage—gettin’ ‘em to dance, wave their hands in the air, clap, and sing a long. They were the puppet masters.

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Folks went especially crazy when the guys brought out members of the Massive Monkees (national champs, I hear). I could only imagine the roars if that had gone down on the Mainstage.

Moral of the story: I will not wait almost another year before seeing them again.

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"it’s hard to not toy with ideas of the Blue Scholars being Seattle’s hiphop present and Cancer Rising being a big part of Seattle’s hiphop future."

For not having seen them in a year, I think you certainly get it better than most.

Posted by godsactionfigure | May 26, 2008 1:26 PM
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hell yeah! i'm glad it went so well for them.

hopefully this is motivation for CR to get it together and go on a tour already

those are good pictures, too. bles is a fool!

Posted by ndrwmtsn | May 26, 2008 7:41 PM

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