VIDEO: “Greeny Jungle” – Gabriel Teodros & SoulChef (feat. Shakiah)

“The places you get broken are the places you get strong.” – Gabriel Teodros.

GT’s new video for “Greeny Jungle” (featuring Shakiah and produced by SoulChef) is a vital entry in Seattle’s #BlackLivesMatter protest movement. From Gabe’s excellent Evidence Of Things Not Seen.

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VIDEO: “Light Attracts Light & Everything Else Too” – Gabriel Teodros & SoulChef

Gabriel Teodros and SoulChef dropped a new video for their song “Light Attracts Light & Everything Else Too,” from their soulful and uplifting Evidence Of Things Not Seen. GT has always seemed preternaturally aware of what the hip-hop community needs to hear in moments of crisis. This is yet another example. Check out the recent interview he did for Africa Speaks 4 Africa and also peep the video interview I co-produced with the 28Hundred team at the bottom of this post.


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

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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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28HUNDRED PRESENTS: Gabriel Teodros

206UP and Jae Change have collaborated to form 28Hundred, a new media company dedicated to producing original video content and in-depth, personality-driven interviews with some of your favorite artists. Stay tuned here for the latest 28Hundred productions.


Gabriel Teodros’ music and family may take him to different cities across the globe, but he is without a doubt a Town rap fixture. 28Hundred caught up with GT in Bushwick, Brooklyn this past summer to chop it up about his music, his Ethiopian Heritage and the time 2Pac visited him in a dream. We’re also thrilled to have this video featured on the Monarch Review and Okay Africa¬†— many¬†thanks to the good folks at those outstanding websites!

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NEW MUSIC: Evidence Of Things Not Seen – Gabriel Teodros & SoulChef

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Gabriel Teodros (MC) and SoulChef (producer) connect time zones and worldly perspectives on their new collaboration, Evidence Of Things Not Seen. Gabe recorded his lyrics in Seattle, Toronto and Quebec; and SoulChef cooked the beats in Auckland, New Zealand. See it come together live on November 6 at Columbia City Theater where GT will mark the occasion by releasing a limited-edition lyric book along with the CD. Also watch for the 28Hundred interview with Gabe, dropping tomorrow (Wed., 10/29).

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NEW MUSIC: “Greeny Jungle” – Gabriel Teodros & SoulChef (feat. Shakiah)

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Seattle’s righteous son Gabriel Teodros and New Zealand’s own SoulChef are preparing to release their album Evidence Of Things Not Seen on October 28. “Greeny Jungle” (featuring Shakiah) is fearful and optimistic in a single tranquil breath.

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VIDEO: “Black Love” – Gabriel Teodros & SoulChef (feat. Sarah MK; dir. by Shimby)

Ethiopian filmmaker Shimby constructed this gorgeous vignette using a 16mm camera and zero digital effects. The track, “Black Love,” is a previously released joint by Town fixture Gabriel Teodros and producer SoulChef; their Evidence of Things Not Seen is set to drop October 28. Sarah MK lends her vital vocals to this smoothed-out, sensual track.

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NEW MUSIC: Children Of The Dragon – Gabriel Teodros & AirMe

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Gabriel Teodros met producer AirMe while on a 24-hour layover on his way from Seattle to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia — the MC’s mother’s homeland. Their newly released collaboration, Children Of The Dragon, was the product of that serendipitous encounter. You can pre-purchase and preview the album below via Bandcamp and an animated video production of traffic footage on the streets of Addis Ababa.

Better yet, catch GT and Air at an album release party this Wednesday, May 7, at Jaam Rek (aka. the old Hidmo building).


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NEW MUSIC: “24 Hour Layover” – Gabriel Teodros & AirMe

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World weary travelers Gabriel Teodros and AirMe wrote and recorded this track during a 24-hour layover in Washington DC en route from Addis Ababa to the Six. It’s a great window into the creative minds of two observant artists caught between shifting time zones. Watch for their Children Of The Dragon coming soon.

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