206UP.COM YEAR END: The Best Seattle Hip Hop Albums of 2013 – The Top 10


Today concludes 206UP’s Year End feature on the Best Seattle Hip Hop Albums of 2013. Below the jump you’ll find the blog’s Top 10 Albums of the Year (including a master list of all the albums considered at the very bottom of the post). Click on the album artwork or artist-titles for links to download or purchase.

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Best of 2013 Best Of Lists

VIDEO: “These Kids Throw Rocks” – Raz Simone

The video for “These Kids Throw Rocks” was directed by Raz himself. Simple, elegant visuals for a track that stands tall without such embellishment. Get the MC’s Solomon Samuel Simone for free here.


NEW MUSIC: Solomon Samuel Simone – Raz Simone

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Raz Simone is just a young cat but on his new EP, Solomon Samuel Simone, he sounds like an old soul both in voice and lyrical content. The thoughtful five-piece reaches for emotional depth through an array of jazzy, percussive compositions and pensive subject matter concerning the state of the MC’s community, rap lifestyle, and romantic tribulations. Ambition matches talent — a rarity, it should be noted — on this first salvo from one of the Town’s most promising new voices.

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VIDEO: “Sometimes I Don’t” – Raz (feat. Sam Lachow; dir. by Jon Holman)

“Sometimes I Don’t” is the most recent single from Raz’s upcoming Solomon Samuel Simone (due March 19). The track features frequent collaborator Sam Lachow who does his own good dirt on both coasts (NYC x SEA).