A disclaimer: Seattle’s hip-hop scene is a weird place. While some of its most well-known vets (Common Market and Blue Scholars) are alternative acts who embraced a melodic boom bap sound, the scene today is really a hodgepodge of ideas and influences, more unified by a mutual love and respect than by any one sonic identity. Some have said it’s that lack of identity that’s been the reason for Seattle consistently getting overshadowed by movements—marked by one specific sound or production style—out of Atlanta, Houston and the Bay Area. Knowing this, Seattle rhymers have still continued to experiment and explore different sounds, so even with a Macklemore-approved spotlight on them, chances are The Town’s rhymers aren’t going to change now.
Sometimes you just know this place is home (or should be). After that it’s just an emerald-colored blur.
I can’t lie, almost more entertaining than the article is the comment from the guy who had a negative Seattle experience. Among other complaints, he is aggressively insistent that everyone is constantly farting on flights to and from Seattle. He who smelt it dealt it though, am I right?
WHAT: Free cheeseburgers at Dick’s Drive-In
WHERE: The Queen Anne location, 500 Queen Anne Ave. N.
WHEN: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 16.
THE SCOOP: The first 1,000 people get a free burger. There’s no purchase necessary, and the offer is only good at the Queen Anne Dick’s location. Other than that, the only question is if you’ll add ketchup, tarter or onions for 5 cents.
This picture of Kurt Cobain’s home was taken April 8, 1994, the day he was found dead there. Photo: Mike Urban/Copyright MOHAI, Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection, 2000.107_19940408_0074.