The “XXL Freshman List” repeatedly represents a phony reflection of the REAL Underground Rap scene
Me & my team have been performing at & attending shows around the Northwest from Everett, Washington to Eugene, Oregon for more than the past 10 years – and I’ve yet to see Macklemore make an appearance in the streets.
If you’ve ever seen a “NW Hip Hop Artist” appear in a popular magazine, announcing they’ve been making noise and “coming-up” and had to scratch your damn head, and ask someone “Who the hell is this? ” I’m right there with you. It seems to follow right along with the phony image-selling trend of popular music – which has infiltrated the deepest corners of the once sacred genre of Hip Hop.
Blue Nose Music has been throwing events & releasing albums for the people of the NW for years – and here comes a NW artist receiving national acclaim – yet i don’t know one person who was bumping a Macklemore record prior to his album The Heist hitting the iTunes charts.
Hungry artists in the Northwest have been struggling for elbow-room and fighting for the attention that will take their music to the next level, only growing more frustrated and starving as the years pass. When the “Rap Industry” recognizes an artist the majority of people have never heard of. Just another shining example of the Northwest being mis-represented among the Hip-Hop/ Rap Community nationwide.
Blue Nose artist Thunderchief, has recieved attention for winning freestyle battles from Wazzu to Tacoma Community College. Travelling back and forth from NorCal to Tacoma for the cause – He flew The DE out to the NW for 2 shows (Halloween Horror Nights) in October of 2013 to perform with BNM, Awall aka 2piece Beanz & Rize and NW Veteran Shao Sosa.
BNM has been supporting the NW Rap scene for years, bringing artists together; throwing concerts to connect Hip Hop fans to hungry underground artists in the Tacoma/ Seattle/ Puyallup area. Blue Nose Music has been a real supporter of the Northwest Underground on a grass-roots level.
Blue Nose Music has been gaining notoriety in the Seattle/ Tacoma area for the last few years as an independent no-nonsense Westcoast Rap label, releasing albums and throwing events without gimmicks or the typical showboating of today’s Rap scene.
Albums such as Welcome To The Doghouse, Puppy Love, Ego Centric, Experience 5ive 3re, and Release The Hounds have stuck to the script reminiscent of Westcoast Rap of the 1990’s. With lo-fi beats, simple hard-hitting choruses and a party-life attitude; BNM has grown in popularity among the 20-40 year old demographic of the Puget Sound area.
In 2014 the Blue Nose crew got their wish, going nationwide under the umbrella of Veteran Sacramento artist First Degree The D.E.’s label; Fahrenheit Records – with the help of City Hall distribution.
In hopes of bringing REAL RAP and putting control back into the hands of the PEOPLE of the Northwest and the Westcoast as a whole, Blue Nose & Fahrenheit Records are here to make a statement with the FAHRENHEIT MOVEMENT!
– Greg Double, Blue Nose/ Fahrenheit Insight