M. Anthony Davis

Draze’s “Ain’t Nobody Talking About No Real Shit” Music Video Is One of Local Hip-Hop’s Best

With its incredibly wide-scope and commitment to realness, Draze’s latest is a 2017 highlight.

COSMOS Is Punctuating a Busy Year With an Eclectic New Record

Even though “Moonshine” ranges stylistically, Téron Bell’s lyricism holds it all together.

Remembering Jonathan Moore

Looking back on the life of one of Seattle hip-hop’s most vital mentors.

Seattle Hip-Hop Legend Jonathan Moore, 47, Passes Away

Beyond his own artistry and mentorship, Moore was also one of the architects of the hip-hop scene we know today.

PREMIERE: Brakebill Holds a Light to the Darkness in “Rochester Rut” Video

The stark, animated video from local artist Annisa Amalia finds power in simplicity.

‘Radio Concuss’ Brings Peel Session-Style Live Music to Seattle

Rob Castro’s new YouTube channel wants to showcase local artists in their natural element.

Buje Bows Out

One of Tacoma hip-hop’s most talented is calling it a day for rap.

Seattle Hip-Hop Pioneers Ghetto Chilldren Return After 19 Years

Responsible for crafting the Seattle hip-hop sound in the ’90s, the duo is ending its hiatus.

Moksha Fest Marks Both an End and a New Beginning for the Vital Arts Space

The U District boutique is closing with a blowout music fest before reopening in the ID in spring.

Meet Shawn Parker, Tacoma Flex Music’s Fresh New Face

At 20, he’s one of the town’s promising crop of young trap-rappers.

On ‘Mirror,’ Rapper Romaro Franceswa Reassesses His Reflection

The local hip-hop artist’s new record is a confident stride towards an ascendant selfhood.

In the Wake of Hurricane Matthew, Seattle Hip-Hop Artist Sol Lends Haiti a Hand

Proceeds from Sol’s upcoming show will go toward rebuilding 10 Haitian schools lost in the storm.

Bruce Leroy’s (North)West Coast Hip-Hop

The Tacoma rapper’s latest makes a case for the PNW’s inclusion in the West Coast rap canon.

Diogenes and Remember Face Reflect the Exciting Spectrum of Contemporary NW Hip-Hop

At their joint album-release party, sample a distinctive but broadening regional sound.

On ‘Hiding Places,’ Local Rapper/Producer Brakebill Puts His Past on the Table

The downcast ambient hip-hop record finds the artist wrestling with the sins of the father.

When His Daughters Asked Hard Questions About Tamir Rice, Local Rapper Yirim Seck Made a Song

“We Call it Murder,” speaks to the psychological damage images of brutality are having on children.

On Crimewave’s Latest, Death Metal and Hip-Hop Join in an Awkward Marriage

The Tacoma artist’s ‘Cage W/Mirrored Bars’ EP attempts to innovate, but lands in a noisy jumble.

Stasia Irons on Taking Over KEXP’s ‘Street Sounds’ and the State of Seattle Hip-Hop

The former THEESatisfaction frontwoman plans on keeping the show chill and focusing on the jams.

Video Premiere: Khingz Issues a Rallying Cry With ‘Good Gangster’

Seattle Weekly’s 2009 ‘Best MC of the Year’ returns with a sobering new track.

The Genre-Fluidity of Raven Matthews

‘Disco Christ’ is a raw, emotional, uncategorizable work of self-exploration.