Why the Grammy’s wanted Macklemore to compete for Pop Awards instead of Hip Hop

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, the mainstream rap duo that swept the rap Grammys in 2014 and received backlash after besting Kendrick Lamar, didn’t submit their latest album for contention at the 2017 Grammy Awards. A person close to the nomination process, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the person was not allowed to publicly talk about the topic, said Macklemore & Lewis didn’t submit “This Unruly Mess I Made” when submissions were due last September. The album, the group’s second, was released last February. Like Macklemore & Lewis, Frank Ocean also didn’t submit his two latest albums for … Continue reading Why the Grammy’s wanted Macklemore to compete for Pop Awards instead of Hip Hop

Seattle artist Scribes One talks Albums, Shows, & The Local Music Scene with Mistah Wilson on WilsonBlock100 Radio

Seattle rapper Scribes One recently sat down with Mistah Wilson to discuss the challenges and rewards of pursuing a career as a musician, his latest projects, and life growing up in Seattle, Washington. Tha HipHop/R&B fusion artist has been on his grind for years now, climbing beyond tha walls of his city to find his way. In tha exclusive interview, Scribes talks about his collaboration with Macklemore and how they know each other. Scribes also speaks on the pressures of his local music scene and what is expected of him by his family. Mistah Wilson spins some of Scribe’s latest … Continue reading Seattle artist Scribes One talks Albums, Shows, & The Local Music Scene with Mistah Wilson on WilsonBlock100 Radio

Buy "Winter & the Wolves" album by Grieves

Seattle rapper Grieves returns to deliver his fourth studio album, Winter & The Wolves, on Rhymesayers Entertainment. The insatiable, devil-may-care MC is well known for his meticulous exploration of life, love and loss, through a unique medley of hip-hop and soulful music. Together with B. Lewis, Grieves created 14 new tracks, combining organic pianos and guitars with boisterous synthesizers, to paint a colorful backdrop for his unique blend of rapping and singing. A reflection on growth and maturity, Winter & The Wolves is about the instinctual fight for survival. It’s about suddenly finding that you’re all alone, facing countless hindrances … Continue reading Buy "Winter & the Wolves" album by Grieves

Mistah Wilson reviews "Whoa Is Me" song by Grieves

“Whoa Is Me” by Grieves is a dope track! I heard it over at a friend’s house and it immediately caught my ear! Although this song was released only 2 years ago, it reminded me that there are countless dope tracks out there already released. Tha pool of independent music has risen significantly, and it has made it a bit more challenging to find what you’re looking for. “Whoa Is Me” off of Grieves album Winter & The Wolves compliments the image of Seattle’s lovely music scene. You know that feeling you get when you hear artists like Macklemore, Scribes, … Continue reading Mistah Wilson reviews "Whoa Is Me" song by Grieves