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June 13, 2008 8:21 PM

Cancer Rising

Posted by andrew matson

I just watched Seattle rap group Cancer Rising. I know these guys- rappers Gatsby, Judas and blesOne and DJ Tiles One- so I'll acknowledge some conflict of interest, BUT...

They got Georgetown Music Fest's crowd going like no other group so far. Thirtysomething couples leaned into each other's ears and repeated clever lines they picked up. CR rapped about Seattle things Seattle people know about like Ezell's fried chicken and "rollin' Rainier" Avenue, and that brought smiles to all ages of faces on the street and in the nearby packed beer area. There was a small child dancing with her mom right near the stage (side note to parents: get some earplugs for your kids!) and Gatsby worried aloud that his music had too much swearing for the youngster. With crowd endeared, CR ran through a set of West Coast-style party raps while people danced in what is now becoming dusk.

Missed Godspeed. Hearing Triumph of Lethargy Skinned Alive to Death right now. Brutal rock. The coffee shop is closing.

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