NEW MUSIC: Nightmares & Fantasies – D-Sea

D-Sea - Nightmares & Fantasies

D-Sea is a “hibernating Seattle hip-hop artist” according to the rapper’s Facebook page. You saw him though — if you were paying attention, that is — on the blog about a month ago when he dropped the video for “Hold Up”, the first song from his new EP Nightmares & Fantasies. D pals around with L.A.C.O.S.A. clique members Mack E and Produktive — good company if your focus is lyric-based hip hop fundamentalism (one of the few times that that word is associated with something good). In any case, check out D-Sea’s latest single, “Stayin’ Up”, below.



VIDEO: “Red Cup Affair” – Ripynt (feat. L.A.C.O.S.A.)

Ripynt and the L.A.C.O.S.A. clique are acting up in the former’s new video for “Red Cup Affair” (directed with hedonistic flourish by Dyllyn Greenwood and produced by Produktive). Expect more antics on Ripynt’s upcoming A Beautiful Funeral.



VIDEO: “The City” – Mack E

“I’m a hippie that just happens to have a whole heart,” raps Mack E in “The City”. Indeed. The underground L.A.C.O.S.A. collective grows hip-hop like organic root vegetables. Go here to learn more about ’em.


VIDEO: “IDGAF” – Produktive (dir. by On 1)

Produktive is from the L.A.C.O.S.A. camp, a crew of dedicated local underground heads who you can learn more about here. From the press:

The Northwest is home to countless artists who strive to bring higher consciousness to their craft and hope to become beacons of enlightenment for their communities. Produktive attempts to do nothing of the sort, and instead uses his vast vocabulary, pronounced punctuation, and lyrical precision to appeal to his audience.

So, yeah, that’s cool I guess.