Grynch is an interesting hiphop artist from Seattle worth a listen. He just released his new album called Perspective and its an excellent choice if you are looking for something that makes you want to hang out on your porch bbqing on a warm summer night. There are some instant classics on here for sure and you’ll be flashing back to the days of “Mister Rogers” while gaining a new perspective on life.
2. So Far (feat. Brother Ali & Shaprece)
3. I’m Good (feat. Sol)
4. Mister Rogers
5. The Twilight Zone (feat. Fatal Lucciauno & Bambu)
7. No Sunshine (feat. Stefo)
8. In the Rain (feat. Malice & Mario Sweet) In the Rain (feat. Malice & Mario Sweet) – Perspective
9. Too High
10. When I’m With You When I’m With You – Perspective
11. No Price Tag
12. Final Bow (feat. Thig Natural)
13. After Effect (with The Physics) [Bonus Track]
I went to pick up my friend Deejay Julicio from the Sea-Tac airport around 11am. Since he was only going to be in Seattle for one day we decided to attempt a mountain of travels around the city.
First stop was West Seattle and the Casual Industrees house. I wanted to show Julicio what the local art scene is like here in Seattle. The boys at Casual are producing some of Seattle’s most fun and innovative clothing designs out of Dan Reid’s house near Alki. They have a full screenprint operation up and running, with the ability to receive, design, screenprint, and ship all in one location.
Someone at the Casual house told him that Jimi Hendrix was buried nearby in Renton. As a musician you can’t pass through the city without visiting the grave of Jimi Hendrix. According to Julicio, “It’s like visiting Paris and not visiting Jim Morrison’s grave.” Kinda creepy, we both agreed, but we decided to visit for the adventure. Plus I’d never even been there and its a local landmark. It turned out to be a very classy memorial made of marble located at Greenwood Cemetary.
We headed to downtown Seattle so I could take him to my favorite happy hour sushi spot called Umi Sake House. We ate a couple Seattle Rolls, mmmmm, then went to scope the Pike Place Market.
I showed him the infamous Gum Wall. There is a gumball machine there and by my estimates they have sold well over a million gumballs. There is hardly a spot to put gum anymore, there are so many pieces all over the wall.
We went through the waterfront district and up to the Seattle Center. There is all kinds of cool stuff to do down there like the Science Center, the Seattle Skate Park and the International Fountain. Key Arena was hosting a live taping of the X-Factor TV show and all kinds of people were filing in.
By this time we started to get ready for a set at Ibiza Nightclub where Julicio was opening with MIC T at an album release party for 206 entertainment. After great performances by the two, we headed out to Bellingham to get prepared for Friday’s Summer Hiphop Kickoff party.
Stephen Marley came to Seattle Sunday June 19th at the Showbox Downtown near the Pike Place Market during his Revelation, Pt. 1: The Root of Life – Stephen Marley tour. Stephen was joined by guest Sragga Benz for a 3 hour plus performance that included hits from Mind Control, Revelation, Pt. 1: The Root of Life, and Stephen’s father, the legendary Reggae master from Jamaica, Bob Marley. Its cool to see one of the Marley brothers anytime you can because they give off an aura of good vibes and you can feel somewhat closer to Bob Marley when you hear one of his classics recited by his son. Stephen Marley is joined by Ky-Mani Marley and Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley as the singing sons Bob produced through his numerous relations with many women. When its a guy like Bob, it was best to spread his seed as much as possible. We benefit from the many members of the extended Marley family by getting a chance to continue the love and progression brought on by the love for reggae music. All in all in would rate a Stephen Marley concert two thumbs up for great crowd interaction, passionate music, and great drum playing. It amazed me that there was no opener, just hours of Stephen pumping us up with his hits. A highlight was seeing what seemed to be Stephen’s young son out dancing for a few songs, and the two female backup singers, who really get the crowd going.
Check out this Stephen Marley “Jah Army” remix featuring Biggie