@prometheusbrown giving some credit where it’s due. Just a reminder, the Olympics are wrapping up on Sunday so this weekend will be your last chance to stream The Otherside for free. Don’t sleep on it! Photo by @jordanloveskats at our @siffnews premiere last year.. High-res

@prometheusbrown giving some credit where it’s due. Just a reminder, the Olympics are wrapping up on Sunday so this weekend will be your last chance to stream The Otherside for free. Don’t sleep on it! Photo by @jordanloveskats at our @siffnews premiere last year..

USA Today: Olympic speedskater teams up with Macklemore for film

Hip hop artist Macklemore and U.S. speedskater J.R. Celski may be friends, but Celski isn’t expecting the rapper to join him at the Olympics.

"I don’t think he’s going to be in Sochi," Celski said. "He’s risen to fame pretty fast in the past couple months. He’s a busy guy."

So is Celski. Not long after winning two bronze medals at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, Celski turned his attention to producing “The Otherside,” a documentary chronicling the Seattle hip hop scene which features Macklemore. It debuted at the Seattle International Film Festival in May and will be shown at other festivals in upcoming months.

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Komo 4: For independent artists, hip-hop is the new grunge

In August, Seattle hip-hop got yet another big national boost, as local duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis accepted three MTV Video Music Awards, tying Justin Timberlake for the most Moonmen of the night. The moment was huge — not just for a city that, to quote the Blue Scholars, “has been waiting to blow since big butts and teen spirit,” but for a do-it-yourself community that has been hustling to make it happen for decades. The burgeoning independent  hip-hop scene is borrowing from the scrappy, bootstrapping path laid out by Seattle’s grunge pioneers and, finally, it seems to be taking hold. 

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