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.

Live Coverage Photos

NEW MUSIC: The Revelations – Xperience (prod. by MTK)

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Finally got a chance to check out XP’s new EP, The Revelations. Local master of bombast MTK is responsible for producing all eight tracks which are very Just Blaze-ish in their big-samples-meets-big-synth grandiosity. “Make Enough” (featuring Hellfyre Club’s resident genius Open Mike Eagle) and “Take Me Back” (with Q Dot and Ashley Dubose) were highlights for me. Xperience has always sounded like he’s rapping (and singing) from the pulpit, but on Revelations he explicitly puts himself there: check out “Walk By Faith” for rap proselytizing on wax, the likes of which Seattle hasn’t really seen before.

Stream the EP on DJ Booth here and drop some change for the record on iTunes here. Also, check out the video for “New Religion” below.

Audio Video

NEW MUSIC: This That & Th3rdz – Th3rdz

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This one’s been a while in the making. It was supposed to drop in its entirety last year but instead we got a steady stream of loosies and videos, each one more slap-happy and super-lyrical than the last. Anyway, Th3rdz — the Oldominion supergroup consisting of JFK, Candidt and Xperience — add the full length This That & Th3rdz to the mix and it’s definitely worth your seven to ten ducats. Shit is just fun, freewheeling rap, appropriate for the particular season in which it finally sees a release.


VIDEO: “Go For Broke” – TH3RDZ (prod. by Kuddie Fresh; dir. by Eric Miller)

This That & TH3RDZ is scheduled to drop June 18 on Camobear records. The best thing about this Oldominion supergroup is how they combine slap-heavy party joints with smart humor and some of the deftest lyricism you’ll find anywhere on the Western seaboard. We talk a lot about chemistry when it comes to the best team-ups in rap, and TH3RDZ is a perfectly balanced formula.


NEW MUSIC: “On Your Block” – TH3RDZ (prod. by Bruce Waine)

Click image to get it.

Click image to get it.

Hey, there’s a street date for TH3RDZ’s debut album, This, That & Th3RDZ, and it’s June 18! Chyeah! In the meantime, get hyped to their new song, “On Your Block.” Hooray for rap super-groups of the Pacific Northwest!

Audio Downloads

VIDEO: “Boobiewhos” – Th3rdz (feat. Sonny Bonoho)

Fucking slaps and riotous laughs in this clip by Th3rdz. Candidt is a special fool for this one. For your reference:


[boo b whos] Show IPA noun, verb, bobbiewhoing.  
1. A person who plays you small until you blow up.
2. Catcher of the vapors.
3. Shallow person.
4. Bandwagoner.
5. Snake in the basket awaiting charming.