Proximity to water makes the soul a little gentler.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

It's no secret that I'm obsessed with Seattle. Blue Scholars are Seattle's best hip-hop export (if you even so much as think the words "Sir-Mix-A-Lot" I will punch you). Geologic's spoken word roots are noticeable: varied structures, complex grammatical devices...but they're never overpowering. His rhymes are the perfect compliment to Sabzi's beats. (Sabzi is also the DJ for Common Market, another of my Seattle favorites.) Their latest album, the Oof EP, has them taking their first journey away from the Northwest and spending some time in Hawaii - I highly recommend the entire album for a breath of fresh air.

"The Inkwell" is a track from their 2005 self-titled album. Like the whole disc, it features bobbing beats and chopped up jazz tracks. It'll make your head nod and your mind race - don't fight it.

"The Inkwell" - Blue Scholars

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D said...

love love love. saw them a couple months ago (common market too)...there's an infinite inkwell high above the city...

Lauren said...

ASK ME MY STORY about the Blue Scholars!