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Ohana Belltown Tonight: Blue Scholars CD Relase

The local Hawaiian hip hop duo Blue Scholars will be releasing their latest EP at Ohana this evening. 10PM.

Check out the Times’ thorough review of the artist and also a full sampling of their upcoming tracks. Looks fun.

It’s a varied affair that may or may not sound like “hiphop” to the average listener. There’s cutesy reggae (“Cruz”), aerobics-paced synth-pop (“New People”), and one minimalist experiment with tribal drums. No offense to the rhymes—which swing more than on previous Scholars releases—but “OOF!” is all about the beats.