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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Hype, Unsigned- And Where To Find It

posted by on April 24 at 14:02 PM

You know The Source Magazine right? Self-styled “Bible Of Hip-Hop Music, Culture & Politics”? Here’s the current issue, maybe you’ve seen it:
In it is obviously a story on the D-O-Double G, as well as a great story on the dangers of Southern hiphop’s favorite beverage: promethazine-laced cough syrup. Also in this issue, as with every issue as long as I can remember, is the Unisgned Hype column- where budding, unsigned talent is showcased every month. This venerable space has showcased the likes of Notorious B.I.G., Eminem, Mobb Deep, DMX, and Common before they became superstars of hiphop (and beyond). I say all that to say this: this months’s Unsigned Hype?
It’s Seatown’s sons Dyme Def!

This is the definition of ‘a good look’. If you want to know what else would be a good look, I’ll tell ya- showing up to the 2nd Edition of The Corner, taking place in the Rendezvous’ Jewel Box Theatre tomorrow night. Charles Mudede had this to say about the first installment:

Where is the true hiphop? One spot that has it regularly is the Jewel Box Theater at the Rendezvous. Here, once a month, there is a gathering of local hiphop heads. This gathering is intimate. Meaning, there is a close relationship between the audience and the performers. This closeness (and smallness) is its truth—a truth because this how it all began, in small spaces, in small rooms, in the small hours of the night. What is documented in the bibles of hiphop—Beat Street and Wild Style—is being practiced at the Jewel Box Theater.

Charles couldn’t be more correct- that basement flavor was in full effect last time, and it was positively intoxicating to go to a top-tier local rap show in such intimate quarters. And I’m not just saying that because my crew played last time, or because I’m hosting tomorrow’s edition; that’s just how it was.

If you’d like to see the Unsigned Hype that is Dyme Def, the authoritative voice of the streets D. Black, or Seattle’s dusted-savant clown prince Sonny Bonoho, you’re just gonna have to make sure you don’t miss The Corner tomorrow night. See you then.

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nice to see dd dressed up for their big moment in the spot light and really stand out from all the other promo shots. NOT!

Posted by 90's term user but correct | April 24, 2008 2:35 PM

what does that even mean?

Posted by lar | April 24, 2008 2:44 PM

I remember riding the 7 and some hip-hop heads were talking about Seattle Rappers getting some recognition.

Posted by Ivory | April 24, 2008 3:11 PM

Pardon my French but, Le Fuq Yess!!!

Posted by KELLY O | April 24, 2008 3:16 PM

This is dope. its good to see local artists get shine on a national level.

Posted by Thig Nat | April 25, 2008 12:02 PM

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