WEEKEND HIP-HOP: Sarx, Qui Vive and others ...

By Josh Rizeberg on December 14, 2012


This weekend looks to be pretty mellow as far as 253 hip-hop goes. There really are not any local shows and there are not many notable releases or videos that will be dropping this weekend either - except for Beanz & Rize (CONFLICT OF INTEREST!) So, let us delve into the Seattle Hip-Hop scene and other neighborly-areas to find something fun to do.

Tonight, ya could go up north to Mill Creek and land at The Jet Bar. There you will find a show put on by the Fated Empire record label. The cover is $10, which is a tad-steep. There is not much else to do in Mill Creek, so ya really do not have a choice. The show starts at 9 p.m. Fated Empire consists of Graves 33, Sarx and others. Sarx has history in Puyallup - that is the 253 connection. Fated Empire is a quality, underground, local hip-hop outfit. They are the thinking man's underground rap. They are Part Project Blowed, part Rhymesayers and part Oldominion ish. It makes for a deep and interesting group of artists.

Saturday, ya can take a shorter trip north to The Sea' and ya can catch local hometown Tacoma kid Qui Vive killing his live instrumental hip-hop mp3 set. Qui Vive is a frequent show rocker in Seattle. Seattle has more of an instrumental hip-hop scene, and they have embraced Qui Vive as one of their own. This man is straight-fonky. Check out his music on Soundcloud and Bandcamp. This show is at the Vermillion Art Gallery and it starts at 9 p.m.

That will do it. Sunday go down to the Graffiti Garages as usual at 1 p.m. Have a good time Family!