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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

LA Love

posted by on March 18 at 12:14 PM

The LA Times’ SXSW Blog:

But the festival’s biggest surprise was the Blue Scholars, a Seattle group making its first SXSW appearance. They’ve been the toast of Seattle’s burgeoning hip-hop scene for the last few years, and for good reason. Their politically conscious lyricism, delivered smoothly and eloquently by Geologic, features political protesters and soldiers returning home from war. The group recalls the early days of hip-hop with one DJ and one MC. Check them out for yourself here .

The question that confronts local hiphop is this and this alone: Can it save hiphop as a whole? If this is not its mission—to maintain the form’s founding political principles, pleasure principles, and aesthetic values without waging a war on the mainstream (the error made by LA’s underground scene)—then our scene will crumble and vanish.

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what we look like? Capt. Save-A-Ho?

Posted by lar | March 18, 2008 12:33 PM

the real question is where geologic got his pilipinas adidas sweatshirt. that shit's been on backorder for months.

Posted by angela garbes | March 18, 2008 12:43 PM

swagger jacker

Posted by lar | March 18, 2008 2:13 PM

only the fans can save hip hop - the great artists are out there making great music already.

Posted by Frank | March 18, 2008 2:29 PM

Blah blah blah...the goal is to shake asses, Chuck. Get over yourself.

Posted by beardo | March 18, 2008 3:17 PM

lol @ "our scene"

Posted by The Door Definitely Did Not Hit Me In The Ass | March 18, 2008 3:55 PM

my man

Posted by lar | March 18, 2008 5:04 PM

Thanks to these guys for not making the audience wave their hands every 3 minutes, but it's still just straight forward hiphop w/ slamming beats and good flow. Millions of other acts sound this way.

Posted by stalwart | March 19, 2008 9:48 AM

@6 beat me to it!

Posted by lol | March 20, 2008 8:06 PM

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