Today’s episode gives you a rare inside look at the journey a Seattle hip-hop artist takes in the ride to prominence. The two guests also put to words the range of emotions many people are feeling as the city of Seattle undergoes a rapid transformation.
Draze, who has opened for Snoop Dogg and had his music appear on hit shows such as Empire, shares how Seattle’s transformation has affected his music and him personally.
You will also hear from Dave B, who collaborated with Macklemore on the hit song Corner Store, performed in front of a sold-out Key Arena, was seen on national tv performing on Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show, and recently headlined his own sold-out show at Seattle’s Neptune Theater.
Featuring the songs “The Hood Ain’t the Same” by Draze and “Sweetest Thing” by Dave B.
Voices appearing in Season 4 of Seattle Growth Podcast:
Jason Finn, drummer for Presidents of the United States of America
Pete Nordstrom, co-president of Nordstrom
Daryl Ducharme, host of Seattle After Party
Marco Collins, Seattle radio personality
Ben London, singer-songwriter and former executive at the Grammys.
Janie Hendrix, CEO of Experience Hendrix
DeVon Manier, Sportin’ Life Music Group
Dave B, recording artist
Draze, recording artist
Austin Santiago, BuildStrong Music Group and Do206
Lydia Ramsey, singer-songwriter and talent buyer at the Triple Door
Celene Ramadan, Prom Queen
Matt Bishop, Hey Marseilles
Naomi Wachira, afro-folk singer-songwriter
Kate Voss, Seattle Weekly’s jazz act of 2017
Jason Goessl, Sundae + Mr. Goessl
Tekla Waterfield, singer-songwriter
Dustin Vance, singer-songwriter
Jeremiah Craig, singer-songwriter & marketing manager
Coming in Episode 8:
David Armstrong, Executive Producer and Artistic Director of 5th Ave Theatre
Porscha Shaw, actress
Andre Brown, actor
Coming in Episode 9:
Stephanie and Levi Ware, Melodic Caring Project
Curtis Romjue, First Aid Arts
Still to come in this season:
David Meinert, Onto Entertainment
Brent Stiefel, Votiv
Hollis, singer-songwriter, producer, artist, activist
Steven Severin, Neumos