Seattle Hip Hop Group Releases Acclaimed New EP

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With their new EP, Cancer Rising is climbing to the top of the Northwest hip hop scene.

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Brand new and limited edition, the self-titled album by CANCER RISING ( is unleashing on the local music scene. Their latest release is landing rave reviews and massive airplay from Seattle's international taste maker, KEXP (90.3 FM). Cancer Rising now ranks #1 on the station's Hip-Hop charts, #1 on the Northwest charts and sits Top 10 on the Variety charts.

Intense, vintage West Coast b-boy breakbeats and confident, brassy rhyming are making Cancer Rising one of the year's most popular local hip hop releases. Their fierce live performances rocked sold-out crowds of 1,500 at Showbox Sodo and 700 at Neumo's, and this month they're opening for the Wu-Tang Clan. As Seattle builds its national rep for homegrown hip hop, expect this trio to stand out.

CANCER RISING is DJ Tiles One + Judas + Gatsby (aka Larry Mizell Jr., son of legendary jazz-funk producer Larry Mizell, blood to the dearly departed hip hop icon Jam Master Jay, and hip hop columnist for Seattle's alt-weekly The Stranger). CANCER RISING also founded Seattle hip hop forum .

Read some of the love for CANCER RISING:

"Whether they're contemplating their part in life or controlling the life of the party this Seattle hip-hop group always comes correct with their rock and soul flavored tracks ..."

XLR8R Magazine
"West Coast hip-hop strikes back! Well, upper-upper West Coast, that is. Straight-outta-Seattle heavy spitters Gatsby ... and Judas, together with DJ TilesOne, form the Voltron robot of Cancer Rising. …The trio brings the brouhaha with a searing amalgam that conjures vibes of Jurassic 5, Dujeous, Blackalicious and Eminem ... Seattle is on the come up, fa' sho!"

The Stranger
"Their hiphop stands alone; a totally exotic plant with thick roots that are nourished by heavy metal and the heavy mental."
"... it is their electrifying performances that certify them as one of the finest rap groups in the Pacific Northwest, both live and on tape."

Seattle Weekly
"Consisiting of MC's Judas and Gatsby and DJ Tiles One, Cancer Rising have infiltrated the forefront of Seattle's burgeoning hip hop scene thanks to a steady work ethic, some choice live shows and several releases ..."

Nick Dale

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