A film about Northwest hip-hop from 2011
From the ghost of Christmas past–or I guess, 2011–here’s Bad Ass Yellow Boyz’s debut full-length, Ziplock Hip-Hop. This album launched the careers of three local hip-hop legends: Jarv Dee, Nacho Picasso, and Steezie NASA. And it’s toe-tappingly good, every song a banger, and the verses profane in just the right way. They give off the tough guy stance, but you’re well aware they’re having a blast making these songs. The hit single “Fast Lane” is the one track you should not miss.
Local blog 206UP adds the following: “ZLHP slaps your eardrums in a fashion unlike anything else currently doing in The Town — believe it. It’s profane, jocular, and a notable sonic departure from what we’re used to hearing from the Cloud Nice space camp. Jarv Dee got jokes and disses, and Nacho Picasso sounds like Redman’s ankle-biting cousin.”
Also, great trompe l’oeil cover by Tay Sean.