Friday, October 27, 2006

Artist of the Week: Blue Scholars

This duo of Dj, Sabzi and emcee, Geologic formed back in 2002 in the indie rock filled pacific northwest. Their goal has always been to inform the youth while helping Seattle forget about "Big butts and Teen Spirit". These ambitious musicians, determined to be heard, formed their own music label, Mass Line Records, with the help Ra Scion of Common Market.

Blue Scholars are currently in the studio working on their second full length album which is due out in 2007.

Their music is political charged while soothing and familiar, but always with a purpose. “Whether it's to get that next paycheck or get our land back, we've inherited a struggle that the folks coming after us will have to burden as well,” Geologic explained. “Our music reflects the hope that we'll work and fight if we have to, to lessen that burden.”

Watch: Blue Scholars - Freewheelin'

Mp3: (I hope to add more once the site starts working again)
Blue Scholars - Inkwell (Crashed Cop Car Remix 2006) (mp3)

Visit Blue Scholars here and here.