Martin lobbying in DC for health benefits for Native peoples.
The Cabin Games crew took over the Rendevous last Thursday... and brought out extended family to rock the stage including Specs Wizard, Asun and Julie C, Rainwater Conglomerate, Yirim Seck, Ampfire, Wizdumb, Merm & Malsaint, and Wojack, all of whom turned out stellar sets.
Around 1:30 am, the baton was passed to Kung Foo Grip, with Fish unleashing a 3 minute acapella verse that reminded the crowd why he's one of Seattle's premier young lyricists. He and Greg Cypher then launched into a raucous 20 minute display of rocket fueled pugilism, treating show goers with an anthem-packed set featuring hits from their every growing catalog.
Then the man of the hour, Silas Blak, appeared and proceeded to pour gasoline on the pulpit, fierce-eyed, circling the stage like a lean and hungry predator. Blak's performance - despite being cut short due to the venue's time constraints - was a fierce spectacle of lyrical prowess and stage presence that held the crowd's devoted attention. While frequent Cabin-collaborator Able Fader held down the decks, host Chris G repeatedly reminded the artists/industry-types in the crowd to build, promote and cross pollinate with each other in order to truly strengthen our local scene.
Silas Blak and DJ Able Fader present The Others, Silas's birthday show at The Rendezvous this Thursday January 12th. Cabin Games spitters Kung Foo Grip will also be performing. You can get tickets here:
Art Zone with Nancy Guppy recently featured Silas Blak on their acclaimed PBS show. It's a beautifully shot video where we get a glimpse of what motivates S. Blak and his craft. Clips of Silas's powerful performance during the 2016 The Stranger Genius Awards - which he was also nominated for - is also featured in the piece.
Gyasi Ross provides his own perspective, and that of all underrepresented and unheard minorities, in his new track White Privilege III. Listen below to hear his take on privilege:
Silas Blak puts out the newest video for the track "Diamonds On Mic Stands", off his album Editorials: (wartunes).
Blak spits his rhymes while stalking around a basement that would have quite a few of us thinking we had reached heaven.
Happy Monday! It's been a great week over here at Cabin Games, and we just wanted to share some updates and news with you all.
A3C in Atlanta was amazing. Our showcase with Cabin Games artists Silas Blak and Gyasi Ross, as well as Seattle favorites Chimurenga Renaissance went very well, we've got lots of love for that festival and the community that they bring together. Check out some great pictures from the festival on Sam Gehrke's Instagram.
Silas Blak's single "Cops on My Back" has reached the #1 spot on the Rapnetwork Record Breakers Chart, which compiles plays from 72 of the most influential independent hip hop DJs in the country. We're super excited about the response to the single, and can't wait to put out his full length record "Editorials (War Tunes)", which was produced by Kjell Nelson, on November 23rd.
Gyasi Ross was invited to be a speaker at the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March up in DC this weekend. He delivered a passionate speech about justice for indigenous people, and spoke against the Catholic Church and their Doctrine of Discovery. He also talked to Democracy Now as part of the event, check out a video he did with them here.
The Ghost Ease have been doing great out on their US tour for their new full length record, RAW, kicking it off last Wednesday in Seattle with a live KEXP session. They'll be doing two shows at CMJ this weekend in NYC, at Cake Shop on 10/14 and The Shop on 10/17! Check out their full list of tour dates here.
Today, Cabin Games artist Silas Blak has dropped the latest video for his single 'Cops On My Back', from his upcoming album "Editorials (War Tunes)", which drops on November 13th. This new visual for the song shows clips of the live intensity that Blak will be bringing to venues around the country soon, including a showcase at A3C in Atlanta on October 9th.
Check out the full video below:
Their debut album on the Cabin Games imprint is available everywhere today!
We're proud to announce the lineup for our Cabin Games Global Showcase at the All 3 Coasts Fest in Atlanta, GA!
The Cabin Games Global Lineup Includes:
In Atlanta for A3C? Come through for a killer show!
Upon release to radio, Silas Blak's 'Cops On My Back' came in at #2 on the charts for hip hop adds! It fared even better on the Record Breakers and Rap Attacks charts, peaking at #1. Keep requesting it!
Silas Blak continues his workhorse ways with another #BlakFriday release. 'The Letter' is off his upcoming Blak Friday Mixtape Volume 2, coming on the heels of the previous singles 'Gail's Son' and 'Karousel'. This scorcher features production by Reese and cuts by Able Fader as Blak goes on a tear of conscious aggression.
The Ghost Ease are headed back to Seattle for a show at Lo-Fi. Car Seat Headrest (NYC), The Gods Themselves, and Wood Knot will also be performing. Check out the Facebook page to stay up-to-date.
RSVP below, and check out their other upcoming shows as well!
Cabin Games has a number of artists at the annual K Records event
Set at a picturesque organic farm in Rochester, WA, the music is the backdrop to a full weekend of camping, dancing, swimming in the Chehalis River, and eating delicous local food. RSVP on the Facebook page and check out the official website for full info.
Silas Blak will perform in the monthly Home Slice Hip Hop Showcase at 8PM on Thursday, August 13th. Sharing the stage with him that night will be KLTZ, ZELLi, and Travis Thompson. Tickets are $5 at the door; all ages.
RSVP on Facebook and click the image below for more info:
"Seattle spitter Silas Blak returns with the official video for “Cops On My Back” from #BlakFriday: The Mixtape... The video, which juxtaposes a clean cut Silas and a tormented Silas, is... dedicated to the lives of unarmed men and women of color murdered by law enforcement officers... The video definitely resonates today, on the anniversary of the killing of unarmed St. Louis teen Michael Brown" Read the list of names and watch the video on Okayplayer.