Tonight! 9pm at Regal Winter Park. Coast to Coast: Miami Soul to Seattle hip hop. @floridafilmfest (at Regal Winter Park Village 20)
#tbt A staple of Seattle hip hop, there’s a lot of history in this compilation. Go cop it if you don’t own it. http://triballegacy.bandcamp.com/album/do-the-math
@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..
What’s good Florida? We’ve been selected to screen at @floridafilmfest in April!
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The messages of Macklemore and other Seattle rappers inspired speedskater J.R. Celski as he battled back from his leg injury in 2009 and then helped make a documentary about them.
Celski, who resides in Seattle, is an avid hip-hop fan, and more specifically, a major fan of Pacific Northwest hip-hop. One of the local artists at the time had an interesting sound and message that appealed to J.R. That artist was named Macklemore.
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.
Photos from Bumbershoot 2013
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.