Why the fuck am I existing?
When I first found out in January of 2007 that there was a hip hop scene in Seattle, I was shocked. I'd been listening to hip hop all my life from the east to the west to the dirthy south, but never had I heard of any Seattle-based or "Pacific Northwest" rappers. I was skeptical. I gave some a listen and found that they're just as good as rappers from the rest of the country.
One of the first, and possibly my favourite, that I've heard thus far is Macklemore. Despite being a white boy, he sure can rock the mic. His lyrics are meaningful and he flows well, which is a must if you're rapping, and the beats are solid. "Inhale Deep" from The Language of My World is a good example along with many more from this album. You know by listening to him that he's doing it for the love.