- "Seattle's 'underground' hip-hop scene breaks out with big Exhibition Hall gig on August 17, 1984"
- "Spring Rapfest concert ends in mini-riot outside Seattle's Paramount Theatre on May 16, 1987"
- "Nastymix Records' party marks Gold Record awarded to Sir Mix-A-Lot's SWASS album on April 29, 1989"
- "Nastymix Records hosts Fifth Anniversary Party on November 29, 1990"
NW MUSIC: HIP-HOP / RAP
BELOW ARE LINKS to essays about the early history of hip-hop culture & rap music in the Northwest. From 1980s Seattle shows by touring stars such as Grandmaster Flash, Kool Moe Dee, D.J. Jazzy Jeff, Fresh Prince, and 2 Live Crew; to the rise of DJ Nasty Nes' trail-blazing Rap Attack radio show; to the emergence of local talents including Sir Mix-A-Lot, Vitamix, and Kid Sensation...