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Draze finds irony on 23rd Ave, Tacocat hates the Capitol Hill weekend

Claiming musicians for a neighborhood doesn’t really work when worldwide domination can be achieved with an Instagram and a Sound Cloud account. But when the music is centered on the lives and times on the streets around us, that’s another story.

Artists we’ve featured before on CHS are out with new works this week — both have a lot to say about life in Central Seattle.

Check out Draze’s new Irony on 23rd. “They say that 23rd is booming. Man, 23rd is ruined…”

“Guess the ‘hood needed a facelift…”

Meanwhile, Tacocat, fresh off its gig opening for Swedish death metäl band Bernie Sanders at Safeco, has released its new album Lost Time replete with yet another sly diss at the neighborhood it loves to hate:

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Tegan
Tegan
5 years ago

You have to admit, the song is pretty accurate.

Tim m
Tim m
5 years ago
Reply to  Tegan

A whole song about uncle Ike’s? That shop has done more to clean up that crappy intersection than that church next to it ever did.

Tegan
Tegan
5 years ago
Reply to  Tegan

Nah, I was referring to Tacocat song.

xtal
xtal
5 years ago

everyone, except seattle, knows
one never goes out Friday & Saturday

*holidays included

ahahahaaaaaaa
Who does that?!

Bea Donnovan
Bea Donnovan
5 years ago

The pot store doesn’t intrude on the church’s mission. In fact, since it is selling a legal product, that is duly taxed, it supports the tax-exemption that that church receives.

Also, legalized pot was approved by a majority voting in the election.

Patrick
Patrick
5 years ago

Wah, wah.. The CD is not a “Black” neighborhood, it’s a neighborhood. Anyone can move there, White,Black,gay,Trans,Asian,Moslem,Morman,Pot heads, etc.

People are welcome to cluster as they chose but they are also able to move as they chose.

newyorkisrainin
newyorkisrainin
5 years ago
Reply to  Patrick

Unfortunately the CD was once a majority black neighborhood because black people were not allowed to buy property “everywhere” because of the process of “redlining”, racially discriminatory housing covenants, and processes of white flight & racism in general. Currently, racial discrimination in housing still persists across Seattle.

This article includes a short summary if you’re at all curious: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rebecca-saldana/racist-in-seattle-what-th_b_9550968.html

Bea Donnovan
Bea Donnovan
5 years ago
Reply to  Patrick

That was true of Jews and Asians too. And since there really weren’t many black people in Seattle before WWII, It was fairly balanced racially.

It was only majority black for a time in the late 60’s to the early 80’s.

time warp
time warp
5 years ago

Yeah Draze, the Union Street Hustler shop at Ike’s!!! That is hilarious!!!

For the uninitiated, the Union Street Hustlers are the gang at 23rd & Union. Hmmm, how many members of the african-american community have been shot to death by members of that gang? How many Hustlers have been killed by other sets? Yeah dude, Ike’s is the problem. Hilarious!

Dude, the world we live in is constantly changing. Sorry you are so frigging old that “times ain’t like they used to be.” You sound like my grandma from Brooklyn. Draze, you are hilarious.

RealityBites
RealityBites
5 years ago

Draze’s song is the biggest piece of rubbish I’ve ever heard.

Lollerskates
Lollerskates
5 years ago
Reply to  RealityBites

Says a white person with zero knowledge of history and no desire to learn or have any empathy whatsoever. Keep on keepin’ on, bro.