M. Anthony Davis

Quoth the RVN

Quoth the RVN

A local rapper trades hip-hop for soft grunge, exploring the darkness within.

 

Tune In to the Lovesick Stylings of LV:SK FM

Tune In to the Lovesick Stylings of LV:SK FM

Martín Sepulveda’s hip-hop debut deconstructs masculinity and the complexities of love.

 

Still from JuiceTheGods’s “MAKE EM SAY REMIX.” By Yung Tada

JuiceTheGod Is West Seattle’s Newest Rising Rapper, But Will He Keep Rapping?

A talented artist and basketball player, circumstance may soon force him to choose between the two.

 

Photo by Robbie King

Stas THEE Boss Wrote the Happiest Breakup Music You’ve Ever Heard

The instrumentals were born amid three relationships, but the lyrics came after they crumbled.

Photo by Robbie King
DoNormaal’s Sophomore LP Is a Sprawling 19-Track Epic Written in Her Own Image
DoNormaal’s Sophomore LP Is a Sprawling 19-Track Epic Written in Her Own Image
How Casey Carter Went From Selling Mix CDs to Building a Local Hip-Hop Media Empire

How Casey Carter Went From Selling Mix CDs to Building a Local Hip-Hop Media Empire

What started as a high school Myspace page has blossomed into a vital force in the Seattle scene.

How Casey Carter Went From Selling Mix CDs to Building a Local Hip-Hop Media Empire
SassyBlack Swings Back

SassyBlack Swings Back

The R&B/soul singer flaunts a confident, sultry new sound on her new album.

SassyBlack Swings Back
‘Solar Power’ Gives Seattle Hip-Hop Its Place in the Sun

‘Solar Power’ Gives Seattle Hip-Hop Its Place in the Sun

The vinyl-only compilation documents 14 artists from the city’s stacked scene.

‘Solar Power’ Gives Seattle Hip-Hop Its Place in the Sun
Draze’s “Ain’t Nobody Talking About No Real Shit” Music Video Is One of Local Hip-Hop’s Best

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.

Draze’s “Ain’t Nobody Talking About No Real Shit” Music Video Is One of Local Hip-Hop’s Best
COSMOS Is Punctuating a Busy Year With an Eclectic New Record

COSMOS Is Punctuating a Busy Year With an Eclectic New Record

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

COSMOS Is Punctuating a Busy Year With an Eclectic New Record
Remembering Jonathan Moore

Remembering Jonathan Moore

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

Remembering Jonathan Moore
Photo by Avi Loud/Courtesy DomeCare Solutions

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.

Photo by Avi Loud/Courtesy DomeCare Solutions
PREMIERE: Brakebill Holds a Light to the Darkness in “Rochester Rut” Video

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.

PREMIERE: Brakebill Holds a Light to the Darkness in “Rochester Rut” Video
‘Radio Concuss’ Brings Peel Session-Style Live Music to Seattle

‘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.

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

Buje Bows Out

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

Buje Bows Out
Photo by Deven Morgan

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.

Photo by Deven Morgan
Moksha Fest Marks Both an End and a New Beginning for the Vital Arts Space

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.

Moksha Fest Marks Both an End and a New Beginning for the Vital Arts Space
Meet Shawn Parker, Tacoma Flex Music’s Fresh New Face

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.

Meet Shawn Parker, Tacoma Flex Music’s Fresh New Face
On ‘Mirror,’ Rapper Romaro Franceswa Reassesses His Reflection

On ‘Mirror,’ Rapper Romaro Franceswa Reassesses His Reflection

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

On ‘Mirror,’ Rapper Romaro Franceswa Reassesses His Reflection
In the Wake of Hurricane Matthew, Seattle Hip-Hop Artist Sol Lends Haiti a Hand

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.

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