Hip Hop 206: Emerald Street Boys

Sound & Vision
Hosted by Emily Fox

As part of Sound & Vision’s mini-series on the history of hip hop in Seattle, we look back at the city's first rap group, Emerald Street Boys.


 
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emerald street boys // photo by Kristine Larsen

Seattle’s first rap group formed 40 years ago. They called themselves the Emerald Street Boys.

As part of Sound & Vision’s mini-series on the history of hip hop in Seattle, we look back at the Emerald Street Boys' beginnings, their distinctive performance style, their lasting impact on hip hop, and where they are now.

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