[Listen] Rapper and producer, Tope, created a knocker slap “Talk Is Cheap” for Seattle trio that goes by the name Brothers From Another. Can’t deny this one. Heat! Turn this up! Enjoy!
King Leez delivers his newest track Just That Type featuring Kokane and Guce.
“Stemming from the oft-overlooked city of Tacoma, WA, hip hop artist King Leez is bringing his momentum to the rapidly growing Seattle hip hop scene. Growing up Leez started to learn song structure from watching music videos with his mother, and listening to his brother’s old cassette tapes of Wu-Tang, Ol Dirty Bastard, Too Short, E-40, and more. His passion progressed from freestyling on karaoke machines to headlining local parties. After realizing his potential to profit from music he decided to take rap serious, and started with the name Leezy Soprano. “On the streets, people call me T-Lay so Leez stems from Lay,” he explains.
West Coast luminary Kokane has been an influential mentor to Leez, appearing on songs with him and Kurupt, spearheading his movement past the Northwest. However Leez‘s journey took an unexpected turn when one of his rap partners got shot. He sadly recalls, “I just took a break. I was going through it for a few years.”
Now Leez is all in. The past year he collaborated with Pusha T, Kevin Gates, Smoke DZA, and opened for Dej Loaf. Recently after developing a genuine relationship with Raz Simone, Leez partnered up with Raz’s Seattle based Black Umbrella company. His latest project “Supreme Being” is available for free download onwww.kingleez.com/.”
Cohen‘s first project of 2016 showcases his continued musical growth. Produced entirely by Kemal, Off The Ground provides an expansive musical landscape filled with dark instrumentals, melodic hooks and raw lyricism. Off The Ground sees Cohen at his most vulnerable, speaking openly about his life and aspirations. Originally from Seattle, Cohen has spent a number of years in Queens perfecting his craft. The clash of East and West Coast influences is evident throughout the EP, creating a an atmosphere which is simultaneously somber and aggressive. The project features guest appearances from Wati Heru, ABGOHARD and Young Joey.
Throwback for the day is one of the most honest songs Raz Simone has released. Be sure to check out the video to Drake & Macklemore’s Platform.
Sam Lachow reaches out to other Seattle artists B. Skeez, Gifted Gab, Raz Simone, Dave B, Key Nyata and Ariana Deboo to deliver the cypher/song Young Seattle 4. Pretty dope to see the talent and sounds that are coming out of Seattle/PNW.