For the Love of Music

It’s been another boon year for Seattle hip-hop; records have been featured everywhere from Pitchfork to Amazon, music videos made their way onto MTV, and tours stretched all the way to the East Coast. The local scene is continuing to grow, and the beauty of its hometown community support is that it’s been oft-reciprocated—in this instance, through a compilation called “4 The Love of Music” that features everyone from OG legend Sir Mix-a-Lot to media darlings Shabazz Palaces and benefits the Rainier Vista Boys & Girl’s Club Music Program. The lineup includes some of the best Seattle has to offer, and though our hip-hop still might not yet have the big-time national audience it seeks, it’s certainly closer than ever. With Shabazz Palaces, Macklemore, Mad Rad, Mash Hall, Thee Satisfaction, Champagne Champagne, Cloud Nice, Draze, Meez, Run-a-Way Slaves, Stay Hi Brothers, Young Fast. NICK FELDMAN

Tue., Dec. 21, 8 p.m., 2010

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