Clams on the half shell and roller skates, roller skates. That attitude is evident in a brand new video by Seattle soul vocalist Choklate. Maybe some of you have been seeing the growth in Seattle’s hip-hop scene in the last few years, and may have wondered “where’s the soul?” I’ll give you the luxury: your search doesn’t end here, it begins here. This track was produced by one of my favorite producers, Vitamin D, so you know it’s going to be hot like a verse from Samson S.
Choklate is a vocalist from Seattle who comes recommended from Phonte Coleman, who suggested this to people in his timeline. It’s a song that celebrates the holiday season, but as you watch the video, it celebrates a side of Seattle that rarely gets celebrated in the mainstream media, one that represents more than just flying fish and the Alaskan Way viaduct. It also shines the light on a side of Seattle’s music scene that rarely gets acknowledged, even in the Pacific Northwest, so even if suggestions and recommendations aren’t your thing, trust your ears on this one.