LIVE COVERAGE: Jurassic 5 – The Showbox, 7.10.15

Showbox Presents: Jurassic 5 | The Showbox | July 10, 2015

Photos by Rafael Ochoa.

Quality control is ensured by way of photographer Rafael Ochoa’s razor sharp lens work, and his subject: the legendary Jurassic 5 who played the Showbox this past Friday.

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LIVE COVERAGE: Seattle Hip-Hop at Sasquatch! 2015

Sasquatch! | The Gorge | May 22-25, 2015

Photos by Rafael Ochoa.

Armed with a press pass for the weekend, 206UP sent our intrepid photographer Rafael Ochoa into the Sasquatch! fray. He emerged exhausted and sunburned, but triumphant in his efforts to grab some dope shots of Seattle hip-hop artists doing their thing. Check it out below.

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PHOTO SET: Miss Casey Carter 4 Year Anniversary Party at Neumos – Friday, 1.16.15


Seattle media giant Miss Casey Carter celebrated her company’s four years in existence last Friday night at Neumos. Gifted Gab, Brothers From Another, Bruce Leroy, Tre Ross, Leezy Soprano, and Sneak Guapo all shared the bill (in addition to some surprise guests). Photographer Rafy Ochoa paid camera respects for 206UP.

Miss Casey Carter & Flywheel Present: MCC 4 Year Anniversary Party | Neumos | Friday, January 16, 2015

Photography by Rafael Ochoa.

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PHOTO SET: ¡Mursday! at The Crocodile – Sunday, 11.16.14

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¡Mursday! rolled through the Crocodile this past Sunday on their 2014 national tour. Freelance gun-for-hire Rafael Ochoa captured the set for 206UP. Hit the jump for more.

The Crocodile & ReignCity Present: ¡Mursday! (Murs & ¡Mayday!, with Ces Cru and Kap Kallous) | The Crocodile | Sunday, November 16, 2014

Photography by Rafael Ochoa.

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PHOTO SET: Gabriel Teodros with Draze, Xperience & EarDr.Umz at Columbia City Theater – Thursday, 11.6.14


Seattle hip-hop chosen son Gabriel Teodros celebrated the release of his new full-length album, Evidence Of Things Not Seen, last night at the Columbia City Theater. The show also featured Draze, Xperience, DJ/producer EarDr.Umz, and one very special (and very famous) guest — hit the jump to find out who. Photographer Rafael Ochoa attended on behalf of 206UP.

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Of All The Mickey D’s in New York

I used to cop in Harlem,
all of my Dominicanos
right there up on Broadway,
brought me back to that McDonalds

– Jay-Z, “Empire State of Mind”

I live in Harlem and occassionally I’ll pop into the McDonald’s at 145th and Broadway either for an Egg McMuffin or large coffee in the morning. I wondered if Jay was talking about that particular Mickey D’s in “Empire State of Mind”. Apparently I was right:

Jay @ 145th & Broadway, Harlem (10.1.09)On my way to the subway this morning he was perched on a railing just outside the entrance to the Downtown 1 train, shooting that verse for the “Empire State of Mind” video.

You never know who’ll you run into in NY.

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