Silas Blak's Birthday show RECAP: local legends converge with young guns at the Rendevous

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.  

New Cabin Games Artist Kung Foo Grip Release Video for 'Zerkin'

The single will appear on their upcoming EP CHEMTRAILS

Local rap act and recent signees to Cabin Games, Kung Foo Grip, have released a new video for 'Zerkin' . The sparse, trippy video is shot in black and white and features energetic verses from the two rappers, complete with flashing effects that compliment the duality of the hook. "Everything's good with me, I'm perfect, maybe I'm not I might be zerkin"

Check out the video below.

Cabin Games News: Silas Blak is #1, A3C Showcase, Million Man March and More

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.

Left to right: Silas Blak, Kjell Nelson, Able Fader, Tendai Maraire, Delon Williams. Photo by Sam Gehrke.

Left to right: Silas Blak, Kjell Nelson, Able Fader, Tendai Maraire, Delon Williams. Photo by Sam Gehrke.

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 at the Cabin Games showcase at A3C. Photo by Sam Gehrke.

Silas Blak at the Cabin Games showcase at A3C. Photo by Sam Gehrke.

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 speaking at the Million Man March in D.C. Screenshot from a video by Democracy Now.

Gyasi Ross speaking at the Million Man March in D.C. Screenshot from a video by Democracy Now.

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.

Jem Marie of The Ghost Ease, live in Portland 10/8/15. Photo by Eric Jon Evans.

Jem Marie of The Ghost Ease, live in Portland 10/8/15. Photo by Eric Jon Evans.

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.

Silas Blak Premieres 'Cops On My Back' Video with Live Shots

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:

Announcing the Cabin Games Global Showcase at A3C!

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: 

Silas Blak
Gyasi Ross
Chimurenga Renaissance
Malitia MaliMob
PS the Rebels
Truss

The show starts 7:30PM on October 9 at the A3C Festival in Atlanta, GA. 

Hosted by Skyy Hook from the Wake Up Show!

In Atlanta for A3C? Come through for a killer show!

'The Letter' is Blak's Newest #BlakFriday Release

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.