Mac Miller doesn’t give a fuck about compeition. He went and dropped his new album Watching Movies With the Sound Off on the same day as Kanye West and J. Cole at http://bit.ly/11XXuMd and there’s a good chance he just might end up outselling them both. How’s that for Indy swag? Here’s the video for our rotation cut “Watching Movies” produced by Sap & his alter ego Larry Fisherman from the album:
Summer promises to be very fresh as Drake just announced he will be bringing his tour out to Tacoma while wave fans can look forward to concerts from Nacho Picasso & Keyboard Kid, plus Dyme Def does an all ages show and our very own Q Dot is hosting a free BBQ behind our office building! To see all the shows impacting the Seattle & Tacoma area visit our daily updated Concert Calendar!
June 29th: Dyme Def will head a concert at the always all ages Vera Project with Fatal Lucciauno, Mega Evers, Sound Mobb, and John Crown for $11 in advance, or $10 if you have a club card. Follow: @DymeDef @veraproject @FatalLucciauno @SelfMadeMega @SoundMobbKeem @JOHNCROWNTHEMC
July 6th: While this may not be a concert, who doesn’t love a good BBQ? Our very own personality Q Dot will be hosting an all ages FREE BBQ starting at 3 pm with eats, non-alcoholic drinks, and good music. But you must RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and how many guests so he knows how much food to get. Follow: @IAMQDOT @tredmarks
July 18th: Punk group Trash Talk will co-headline with rap fiend Nacho Picasso for an all ages show at Neumos presented by Flying Coffin, Alive & Well, The Hundreds, and also featuring Key Nyata and Keyboard Kid. Get tickets for $12. Follow: @TRASH_TALK @NachoPicasso @Neumos @flyingcoffin @AliveandWellSEA @thehundreds @KeyNyataBRK @KeyboardKid206
August 5th: Local producer Keyboard Kid will headline at the Crocodile for an all ages show alongside BLKHRTS and Julie C for just $5 at the door only. Follow: @KeyboardKid206 @thecrocodile @blkhrts @juliechang206
September 26th: Drake brings his Would You Like a Tour concert tour to the Tacoma Dome with his guests Miguel and Future. Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 21st. Follow: @Drake @TacomaDome @MiguelUnlimited @1future
They called today Super Tuesday because Kanye West, J. Cole, and Mac Miller dropped their new albums all on the same day, but let’s not lose the fact that they were joined by some great works by Kelly Rowland, Statik Selektah, Jez Dior, Washington’s own TH3RDZ and Leezy Soprano, and finally Deniro Farrar! To support the artist and cop an album click either the cover or the links below!
The legendary Geto Boys visit Seattle tonight while this weekend we look forward to a couple of dope album release parties from TH3RDZ & Produktive. Are you going to the show? Let us know with a comment and don’t forget to invite your friends to come with you!
Tonight (June 18th):
The Geto Boys bring their reunion tour to El Corazon for an all ages show presented by Mike Thrasher and also featuring sets from Dirtay, The Sav, Knothead, Aquino, DJ Gerze, and hosting by Neema. Tickets are $30.
Friday (June 21st):
Produktive will be releasing his new album White Noise for the 21+ at Columbia City Theater along with performances from his fellow LACOSA members, News Team, Soul the Interrogator, DL, IndaStreet Lyfe Music, Parker Edison of P&T/GMG,
BRZOWSKI & DJ HALO, DJ Scrappy and DJ Green Thumbs, and host Eton Blue. Tickets are $10 & can also be purchased from artists involved.
Saturday (June 22nd):
TH3RDZ, comprised ofXperience, Candit, and JFK will be celebrating the release of their debut This, That & TH3RDZ with a 21+ early show at Barboza before Swervewon’s Inferno night. The concert also features Neema, Sonny Bonoho, DJ Lord Nock & more with tickets going for 8 in advance.
Great Rotation slapper, from Hit-Boy “Jay-Z Interview Pt. II” co-produced by Childish Major. This is the type of video I enjoy watching. Basking in the glory, whether it be for a moment or for forever! Straight kickin’ it, meeting and greeting and plenty of photo ops!
Wyclef Jean raises awareness with a powerful ballad about gun violence in Chicago with the video to his rotation cut “Bang Bang Bang” from the tape April Showers. Get the mixtape at http://bit.ly/13WQYUF.
Pat & Chris Cashman, the stars of King 5’s hit sketch comedy series, The 206, joined D-Money after having invited him to the latest screening of the show in Fremont and in return D interviewed them for the June 6, 2013 edition of Fresh Juice! The two comedians explained the story behind the transition between Almost Live and the return as the 206, wanting to always remain local first, Pat’s role on Bill Nye the Science Guy, and lots of hilarity in between as they decided to give D lots of shit and play with his head. And, yeah, John Keister decided he was too Hollywood to be there. We don’t like John Keister now. Check out the three of them every Saturday night right after Saturday Night Live, which is technically Sunday at 1 am, or Sunday at 11:30 pm after the late news to see the brilliant local comedy they bring to the table!
Download the whole show featuring new music from J. Cole, Mayer Hawthorne, AZ, Wale, Brothers From Another, India.Arie, and more at http://bit.ly/12PYLbt!
The southern rapper Doe B sports an eyepatch over one of his eyes in the video to the remix of our rotation banger for “Let Me Find Out” featuring T.I. and Juicy J. Whoever said this game wasn’t meant for a pirate?
Seattle rapper Sam Lachow pays homage to the original wordsmith Shakespeare in the video to his rotation single “King Lear” which serves as the first single to a currently untitled EP of his dropping July 24th landing during his current national tour including stops in Seattle at El Corazon July 7th and the annual Capitol Hill Block Party. The only question is where will he be on the Freshest in the Northwest list? Later this month, you’ll find out!
Kweli has an fun and thought provoking animated video done to our heavy rotation song “Come Here” featuring Miguel from his latest album Prisoner of Consicious which you can go cop at http://bit.ly/142TcCh. Watch him talk about the selection of this song as the next single and the album in his exclusive interview with D-Money at http://bit.ly/13JDc7D.
Looking towards next month in Seattle and we’re looking at dope concerts from Elzhi, Grayskul, and Zo! with a special one from Anthony Hamilton a littler further off! To see all the shows impacting the Seattle & Tacoma area visit our daily updated Concert Calendar!
July 3rd: Elzhi will be at Nectar Lounge for a 21+ concert also featuring Luke Rain, Black Magic Noize, Task1Ne, Ro Knew ,Tai the 13th, and Spends Quality with tickets in advance for $8and $12 at the doors. Follow: @ELZHI @NectarLounge @LUKE_RAIN @blackmagicnoize @TASK1ne @RoKnewMusic @taionethree @SpendsQuality
July 18th: Grayskyl & RA Scion will bring the house down at the Crocodile for a 21+ concert also with Continental Soldiers, Clutch Douglas, and DJ Phil Anthony. Get tickets for $10 in advance or wait and get them for $12 at the door. Follow: @RAscion @thecrocodile @ContSoldiers @clutchdouglass
July 21st: The Town Entertainment will be presenting a 21+ soul album release for Zo! at Nectar Lounge featuring Kimberly*Nichole, Big World Breaks, Camila Recchio, and DJ Fresh1 of Da Association. Tickets are $12. Follow: @Zo3hree5ive @NectarLounge @KimNicky @bigworldbreaks @CamilaRecchio @Fresh1
August 28th: 2000′s soul legend Anthony Hamilton will be at the 1-5 Tacoma Showoom of the Emerald Queen Casino for a 21+ concert. There’s no links for tickets at this minute, but we’ll update ya when where is. Follow: @HamiltonAnthony @EQCasino