Travis Thompson

AUDIO: Living For The Future – Travis Thompson

Living For The Future - Travis Thompson

Travis Thompson is an emerging rapper from the Town who fits right alongside the current wave of young, pop-oriented artists gunning for wide appeal: Think Ryan Caraveo and Shelton Harris who, incidentally, both appear as guests on Living For The Future, Thompson’s well-executed eight track EP. This debut positions Travis as the unassuming but ambitious rookie; an underdog story for the teenager (Travis himself is just 18) who’s always dreamed of rap stardom.

 

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Thaddeus David
Can't Wait (Artwork)

VIDEO: “Can’t Wait” – Spekulation (feat. Mic Flont, Khingz & Paolo Escobar)

Mic Flont, Khingz, Paolo Escobar, and the maestro of the track, Spekulation, push it along in a Seattle summertime fashion. “Can’t Wait” is about not being complacent in art and activism, two things that inform each other in the lives of these artists. Catch them all, plus the rising Dex Amora and Jamil Suleman at Columbia City Theater this Thursday (7/30).

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Sol 2

AUDIO: “Back 2 U (Zillas Remix)” – Sisters (feat. Sol)

Back 2 U - Sisters feat Sol

Seattle indie favorite Sisters gets remixed by Sol and his production team, the Zillas. “Back 2 U (Zillas Remix)” debuted on the venerable Okayplayer a few days ago. The soulful pop sensibilities of Sisters plays well with Sol’s introspective lyrics and sharp, in-the-pocket delivery.

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The Bar

AUDIO: Son of Barkada – The Bar (prod. by DJ Nphared)

SON OF BARKADA COVER LG

Prometheus Brown and Bambu are The Bar. They are on a West Coast tour. They have a new EP. Son of Barkada is a self-referential curio; an objet d’art for the Filipino community (and those desperately wanting to be down). Maybe, just maybe, if you’re on that Tyrese artwork, you too could be baptized in The Bar’s holy rap waters.

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BFA 2

AUDIO: This Summer – Brothers From Another

This Summer - BFA

Brothers From Another waited for the perfect moment — and the perfect Seattle summer — to drop their best work yet. The trio of Isaiah, Cole and DJ Beeba is billing This Summer as their “debut album,” certainly a debate-able declaration considering the group’s extensive back catalog, but let’s not split hairs here. Summer is the feel-good Seattle rap record of the year — hands down — and you don’t need to look any further for the perfect soundtrack to bump with the sunroof open. BFA makes the Town living so easy.

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Dex Amora
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