Hidmo was a community center cleverly disguised as an Eritrean restaurant in Seattle's Central District, and a mecca for Seattle hip-hop, a space co-created by the late Rahwa Habte. DJs Gabriel Teodros and Larry Mizell, Jr bring together a playlist of some of Rahwa's favorite artists who graced the hut, along with personal memories shared from the artists themselves.
On December 1st, 2006, Rahwa and Asmeret Habte took over Hidmo on 20th & Jackson. In a very short amount of time, Hidmo became known as a community center cleverly disguised as an Eritrean restaurant in Seattle's Central District, and a mecca for Seattle hip-hop. The space Rahwa and Asmeret helped create along with their family and friends became a safe space for youth in the neighborhood, an organizing hub for a large amount of community organizations in the city, and an all-ages venue for musicians who had very few venues accessible to them. Hidmo brought together community in a way that very few venues in our city ever have, and what happened those 4 years on 20th & Jackson can still be felt throughout our community, and the world today.
Rahwa tragically passed away earlier this year, and in honor of her legacy and the legacy of what she helped build, we brought together a playlist of some of her favorite artists who have graced the hut, along with personal memories shared from the artists themselves, including Blue Scholars, THEEsatisfaction, Khingz, JusMoni, Hollis, Shabazz Palaces, Meklit, Invincible, Dakota Camacho, Beyond Reality, Siren's Echo, One Be Lo and more.
1. Blue Scholars - The Distance (feat. Rahwa Habte & Semone Andu)
* words from Prometheus Brown
2. Khingz - Blaq Han Solo (feat. Rahwa Habte on the outro)
* words from Meklit
3. Meklit - This Was Made Here
* words from Dakota Camacho
4. Dakota Camacho - Hita (unreleased)
* words from Imani Dinish
5. Invincible - People Not Places (feat. Sabreena da Witch)
* words from Invincible
6. One Be Lo - Books a bout you (HisStory)
* words from Stas THEE Boss
7. Shabazz Palaces - Capital 5 (Recorded After Hours at the Gun Ballad Resource Center on Sweeper St.)
8. THEESatisfaction - EEN SAH EWE
* words from SassyBlack
9. Vitamin D - Home Don't Feel Like Home (feat. Yirim Seck & Game Solo)
10. Hollis - All My Weight
* words from JusMoni
11. JusMoni - Never Too Late (feat. Khingz)
12. Chev - Universal Branches
* words from King Khazm
13. Black Stax - River
14. Beyond Reality - Souls Journey (feat. Felicia Loud)
* words from Kylea
15. Siren's Echo - Perfect Peace
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