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Seattle Super-Group Blue Scholars to Rock Lewis &
Clark College on Friday, February 1
Blue Scholars Bring Conscious Hip Hop to All Ages
Portland, OR / January 18, 2008 - Fresh off 5 sold out nights of "The Program," a celebration of Northwest Hip Hop, the Blue Scholars will arrive at Lewis and Clark College on Friday, February 1 to perform songs from their new digital EP "Joe Metro," (released November 6, 2007) and past album "Bayani." "Bayani" debuted at # 37 on the Billboard Hip Hop chart and #25 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and was praised by Vibe Magazine as "depth in its melodically driven, Latin-flavored instrumentals and intellectually stimulating rhymes." The Blue Scholars will rock the Evans Auditorium at Lewis and Clark College on Friday, February 1, at 8:00 p.m. Lewis and Clark College Evans Auditorium 0615 SW Palatine Hill Rd. Portland, OR 97219 Entry is free to Lewis and Clark students with ID; otherwise tickets are $10.00 at the door. This is an all ages event. If you would like to cover the show, schedule an interview, receive a press copy of the EP or have any questions, please contact me at or (425) 361-2754 ###

About Blue Scholars Prior to the duo's formation, Geo made local rounds as a battle emcee and spoken-word performer, while Sabzi honed his skills as a classical and jazz-trained pianist while coming up in the indie ska and punk scene. This unlikely partnership set the precedent for what distinguishes the group from the vast sea of independent hip-hop artists - the ability to strike a balance between worlds usually seen distant from one another. Poetic lyricism with beats you can dance to. Marxist theory with Baha'i spirituality. Musical influences ranging from Thelonius Monk and Aphex Twin to Marvin Gaye and J Dilla. However, the bridge between the two artists goes far beyond musical interests. Blue Scholars is as much rooted in the music as it is in working in the community. Their experiences as college students provide an intellectual dimension to their craft, while their backgrounds as second-generation sons of working-class immigrants keep the music grounded. Less sloganeering and more storytelling, Bayani showcases a more focused Geologic and a polished Sabzi coming into their own as a premier DJ-emcee duo. Released on local upstart label MassLine in partnership with the legendary Rawkus Records, Bayani debuted at # 37 on the Billboard Hip Hop chart and #25 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart, as well as reaching #9 on the iTunes Hip Hop chart and #1 on the Amazon West Coast Hip Hop Best Sellers chart. In addition, the critically lauded album spent 6 weeks at #1 on the CMJ Hip Hop chart. ###