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Scholarly Selections: Keeping the Lights On – Seattle’s Underground Hip Hop Movement

January 19, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm


Seattle had a vibrant underground hip hop movement in the 1980s and 1990s, but not until the mid-2000s would it fully capture the attention of mainstream culture. Join UWT student Alex Zerbe to examine the twenty-year gap between Seattle’s two nationally recognized hip hop stars, Sir Mix-A-Lot (Anthony Ray) and Macklemore (Ben Haggerty). Learn how Seattle’s second generation of savvy and disciplined hip hop artists in the early 1990s laid the groundwork for the third generation today.


Washington State History Museum
1911 Pacific Ave
Tacoma, 98402
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