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May 20th, 2013

First Avenue by Kore Ionz x Prometheus Brown

by Kevin Hsieh - channel APA

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First Avenue by Kore Ionz x Prometheus Brown

Seattle reggae rockers Kore Ionz released their first official music video for “First Avenue” off the World War Free album. Both the song and video feature a collaboration with Prometheus Brown (aka Geologic) of renowned Seattle hip hop duo Blue Scholars. Starring rapper Prometheus Brown and up-and-coming actress Jessica Hu, “First Avenue” explores an interracial and cross-cultural relationship that starts in an American Ethnic Studies classroom at the University of Washington and ends when Hu brings the Filipino American rapper home to meet her Japanese American father. Stephen Sumida, Ph.D. and Gail Nomura, Ph.D., both professors of American Ethnic Studies at the University of Washington, make special guest appearances in the music video. Home on a quick break from The Heist World Tour with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, trumpet player Owuor Arunga was also present for the shoot. “First Avenue” was shot in Seattle at a private residence in the Mount Baker neighborhood, the University of Washington, and at `Ohana Belltown. The music video was shot in two days in early March 2013 with director and cinematographer Terrence Jeffrey Santos of M.A.D. Northwest, who documented the current state of the booming Seattle rap scene in “The Otherside.”

First Avenue by Kore Ionz x Prometheus Brown

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