• Posts Tagged ‘Sol’

    Concert Announcements – Sol, Macy Gray & F.A.B.

    by  • September 5, 2013 • Events • 0 Comments

    Sol at Showbox 11.27.13

    Tweet It’s about to go down with concerts in the next couple months happening from Sol, Macy Gray, Mistah F.A.B., and The Chicarones. To see all the shows impacting the Seattle & Tacoma area visit our daily updated Concert Calendar! September 18th: The second annual Noisemaker Fest goes down at the Crocodile for an all...

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    Fresh Juice #163 (July 25, 2013)

    by  • July 27, 2013 • Fresh Juice, Thurs 7-9pm • 0 Comments

    Fresh Juice

    Tweet West Seattle upcoming rapper Nottus Tre came through the Juice Radio studio this week to promote his upcoming album Methodone Musical and then he surprised us all with a dope ass freestyle! New tunes for you too from Chamillionaire, Yonas, J. Pinder, Slum Village, Stalley, and more! Alright, gotta go! Doin press for...

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    Fresh Juice #162 (July 18, 2013)

    by  • July 20, 2013 • Fresh Juice, Thurs 7-9pm • 0 Comments

    Fresh Juice

    Tweet This week Tacoma’s own producer/rapper/singer HAVi Blaze dropped by the show to discuss his new track dedicated to the Zimmerman case. There was also of course the regular dosage of new music this week including Jay-Z, The Weeknd, #6 Freshest in the Northwest Sol, Rapsody, The Green, P-Money, and more! Speaking of the Freshest...

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    J. Pinder’s Industry Connects Knot Him #7 Freshest in the Northwest

    by  • July 12, 2013 • Freshest in the Northwest • 0 Comments

    J. PinderJ. Pinder returns to the Freshest in the Northwest list, falling to the other half of the top 5, and still making the list initially at #6 based on the buzz building around his music industry connections. Last year, timing was Pinder’s best friend when he actually battled Macklemore for the #1 spot, falling just a hair short after being fresh off the release of his debut album Careless and national tours with Talib Kweli and Black Milk. He followed the album with a remixed version mixed by DJ Skee called the Careless Redux released late last year. Since then, Pinder has stepped out of the spotlight and has been in the studio. While as M-Pyre shared, a rapper’s studio time may be as interesting to the public as watching paint dry, Pinder has done a magnificent job of teasing meetings and sessions with some very big names such as Musiq Soulchild, Kendrick Lamar, Tha Bizne$$, and trips to Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment offices from many trips to Los Angeles. Whenever he does leak something sampled or not it’s covered everywhere and he almost followed in Macklemore’s footsteps of being named by XXL as a Freshman earlier this year.

    However, another artist, Sol, who is also off-cycle right now because of a recent nine month worldwide vacation, quickly conflicted the panel. While not being as obvious of a choice as moving Sol past Xperience there appeared to be reason to move him past Pinder as well and to take his spot at #6. The two rappers returned to the Freshest in the Northwest list from last year and have used instagram to keep their fans watching for them. Pinder shared photos with some very big industry connects while Sol shared photos of international locale. Everyone on the panel admitted following Sol’s instagram more closely and despite Sermon’s push to keep Pinder at #6, the panel convincingly voted Sol past him in a 5-1 vote. At this point Sol has convincingly passed up two rappers to jump from #8 to #6 and now sets his sights on the Top 5. Will Sol grab a Top 5 slot and what names will he run into when he gets there? Who is in your Top 5? Join in the conversation on Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag #FreshestintheNW

    Watch it at http://youtu.be/IjRduG4n9_E

    We’ll resume the daily reveals with #5 on Monday the 15th and stay tuned for the whole TV special on Seattle Community Media coming soon!

    The list so far:
    #6 – Sol – http://bit.ly/10MQamy
    #7 – J. Pinder
    #8 – Xperience - http://bit.ly/13QEjXf
    #9 – Thaddeus David – http://bit.ly/18Ip30T
    #10 – Neema – http://bit.ly/13yWpy4

    Xperience’s Grind Pays Off as #8 Freshest in the Northwest

    by  • July 11, 2013 • Freshest in the Northwest • 0 Comments

    XperienceFor most artists, the pieces never seem to come together despite their strong consistent work ethic. In 2013, the veteran Xperience finally was paid dues opening on Macklemore’s sold out world tour and then saw the rise of the veteran rap supergroup TH3RDZ, with JFK and Candit. The Olympia based rapper has had a long career in this game and the panel acknowledged how hard he has always worked for his music to be heard. In addition to the tour and TH3RDZ, the vet released the Danger on the Road EP which Q Dot admitted was a personal favorite of his.

    Despite Xperience’s moves and activity over the past 6-8 months, the panel was instantly conflicted about his placement over Sol. As stated previously, Sol managed to do what few artists will ever do and that’s take a complete break from music for nine months, and yet almost triple your audience. In the end, it came down to being known outside of the town and while Q Dot and Luvva J campaigned for the veteran, they could not argue that more areas of the Northwest are familiar with Sol. Thus, the panel voted and in a 4-2 vote Sol leapfrogs Xperience for #7, dropping XP to #8, and sets his eyes on the #6 slot! Do you agree that Sol’s inactivity trumps Xperience’s street grind? Join in the conversation on Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag #FreshestintheNW

    Watch it at http://youtu.be/epr1mA1jPZU

    Stay tuned for the whole TV special on Seattle Community College TV soon and find out who will be #6 tomorrow!

    The list so far:
    #7 – Sol – http://bit.ly/10MQamy
    #8 – Xperience
    #9 – Thaddeus David – http://bit.ly/18Ip30T
    #10 – Neema – http://bit.ly/13yWpy4