Sasquatch! Festival 2012 features The Roots, Childish Gambino, Shabazz Palaces

February 4, 2012

The Sasquatch! Festival in the hinterlands of Washington state this year will have a heavy dose of hip-hop with The Roots, Childish Gambino, Shabazz Palaces, and araabmuzik in the lineup for the multiday music festival in George, Washington. The rest of the hip-hop offerings will have a heavy Seattle flavor, as Shabazz collaborators THEESatisfaction will perform, as well as Dyme Def, Fresh Espresso, The Physics, Sol, Grynch, Fatal Lucciauno, Metal Chocolates, Spac3man, and Scribes.

Also there will be Little Dragon, Girl Talk, Pretty Lights, SBTRKT, Charles Bradley, punk/rap fusion act Don’t Talk to the Cops, and soul R&B group Fly Moon Royalty, along with the headliners Jack White, Beck, and Bon Iver. The festival runs during Memorial Day weekend at The Gorge Ampitheater, tickets are available now.


Fearce Vill feat. Grieves, Grynch, “Let It Be (Remix)”

​Fearce’s second go-around with the Beatles sample (the first time was off of Dyme Def’s Space Music way back in 2007) sees fellow Seattle rapers Grieves and… Watch


Nas feat. Q-Tip, “One Love” Live on Fallon

This is a gem. With Q-Tip (the track’s original producer) to his right, Nas performs his classic with live instrumentals, including a kalimba and upright bass,… Watch


Sol feat. Shayhan, “Tomorrow”

The always-heartening Sol and his crew the Zillas drop a blue-collar but inspirational track. From his new EP Eyes Open. Watch


Childish Gambino, “I’d Die Without You” Live on BBC Radio 1

​Childish Gambino takes a trip over the pond and covers one of PM Dawn’s most memorable tracks. (Boomerang soundtrack, y’all.) Watch


Childish Gambino feat. Chance the Rapper, “The Worst Guys”

​Donald and Chance head to the beach and try a life of surfboards and waves. From the new Childish Gambino album Because The Internet. Watch


Childish Gambino, “3005”

Childish Gambino goes on a ride on a ferris wheel, while his thoughts go around in circles. ​From his latest Because The Internet. Watch