The Coolout 20th Anniversary

Seattle was fashionably late to the hip-hop party. The movement and music were birthed in the Bronx in the late ‘70s and slowly spread throughout America’s major cities over the next decade or so. The Northwest scene didn’t blow up until the early ‘90s, but when it did one New York-to-Seattle transplant was there to catch it all on camera. Georgio Brown, founder of Coolout TV (formerly known as The Coolout Network), which ran on public-access before switching over to webisodes in 2007, is now celebrating his twentieth year filming local rap shows, interviewing artists and being a general man about town. In honor of the occasion, Brown is throwing a party at the Crocodile. Isiah Anderson and DJ Rocphella host the event, which will include “surprise performances by Northwest hip-hop & R&B stars,” and a screening of some vintage Coolout footage of the halcyon days of Emerald City hip-hop. KEEGAN HAMILTON

Sat., April 2, 9 p.m., 2011

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