"We need emotional content. Now try again." —Bruce Lee
Spoiler warning: In this column, I (briefly) talk about Drake. Wait, that's just a spoiler, isn't it? Before all that, though: There's a bunch of great hiphop (and more) being featured at the Decibel Festival showcase for the 25th anniversary of great-music institution Sub Pop Records. These are all folks I have worked with and/or currently work with and forever love, namely the gods Shabazz Palaces, Portland's two-man electro-rock NASA the Helio Sequence, my sistren THEESatisfaction, and Cloud Nice's crowned Kingdom Crumbs. This (IMO) massive happening goes down at the Showbox at the Market on Thursday, September 26. If you like rap, you might also like a lot of the beat-minded stuff going on at the world-famous dB Fest—experiential souls should check out dbfestival.com for the lineup.
Last week in this column, I spoke on a couple people we lost due to suicide and other shit—and in the week since, as we all know, there's been several more deaths, many due to shocking acts of violence.