Music News & Reviews

Music News & Reviews

Saba creates like there's no time to waste

Saba's music holds two seemingly opposite ideas – tragedy and triumph – in close proximity. There are moments when Saba has to step back and appreciate that he is a part of making history, a key player in a great era for Chicago hip-hop dominated by a new wave of MCs and producers. But he is also part of a generation decimated by urban violence and a sense that the Civil Rights struggles of the '60s were not the dawning of a new, more enlightened America, but a prelude to the struggles and bloodshed to come.

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Macklemore and Ryan Lewis bring hip hop to O-Town

Hip hop recording artist Macklemore, holding his 1-year-old daughter Sloane Ava Simone Haggerty, along his musical partner Ryan Lewis receive keys to the city as Olympia Mayor Cheryl Selby reads a welcome proclamation. Throngs of fans greeted them before their Sunday evening show at the Capitol Theater in downtown Olympia.
Steve Bloom sbloom@theolympian.com
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis bring hip hop to O-Town 3:24

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis bring hip hop to O-Town

Man live streams his takedown of Arkansas' Ten Commandments monument 1:04

Man live streams his takedown of Arkansas' Ten Commandments monument

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Standoff update: "We're being very cautious that he might be armed."

81-year-old woman on a coffee run leads police on slow-speed chase 4:16

81-year-old woman on a coffee run leads police on slow-speed chase