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Hand and hand with friend Seattle-based rap organizations Common Marketplace and Growth Bap Task, the Blue Scholars led the charge in proclaiming the Pacific Northwest like a mating floor for “true college” hip-hop. Perceiving themselves as blue-collar intellectuals, DJ/maker Sabzi (given birth to Alexei Saba Mohajerjasbi) and MC Geologic (given birth to George Quibuyen) utilized their music as a car to market their socially mindful objectives also to create a hip-hop picture in Seattle, WA, and its own surroundings. Both first met in the School of Washington campus as learners in 1999, but produced the group in early 2002. They bonded even more strongly being a formidable duo during doing numerous concert events. Preventing the bureaucratic crimson tape of record brands, they had taken the D.We.Y. strategy and self-pressed their debut LP, Blue Scholars, in early 2004. Sabzi drew on his Persian/Iranian traditions, classical piano schooling, and affinity for jazz to compose light and breezy beats to check Geologic’s enlightening rhymes. The album’s popular reception exponentially elevated their demand for concert events and shows, something the intensifying duo didn’t anticipate. In addition they didn’t expect the Seattle Regular to mention it Record of the entire year, which helped force the album to become found for nationwide and worldwide distribution in 2005. Rather than recoiling in the spotlight and the neighborhood popularity, Geologic and Sabzi had been bent on cultivating a motion. Sabzi teamed up with another previous pupil of UW, RA Scion, to create Common Marketplace in 2005. In summertime 2006, they founded the impartial imprint and media company, Mass Collection Press, with MC Gabriel Teodros (of Abyssinian Creole).

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Full Name Blue Scholars
Music Songs No Rest for the Weary, Joe Metro, 50 Thousand Deep, Sagaba, Tommy Chong, North by Northwest, Slick Watts, Still Got Love, Ordinary Guys, Southside Revival, Hi-808, Fire for the People, Yuri Kochiyama, Fou Lee, The Inkwell, Morning of America, Motion & Movement, Burnt Offering, Rani Mukerji, Opening Salvo, Evening Chai, Seijun Suzuki, Blue School, The Ave, Commencement Day, SelfPortrait, Anna Karina, Marion Sunshine, Life & Debt, Solstice: Reintroduction, Wounded Eyes, Proletariat Blues
Albums Cinemetropolis, Bayani, Blue Scholars, Oof!, The Long March, Joe Metro, Butter & Gun$ EP

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