Emerald Street Studios

Vocals | Tracking | Mixing | Mastering
Now available for bookings.

Located at the historic Washington Hall, 153 14th Ave, Seattle, Washington.
Contact: EmeraldStreetStudios@gmail.com

The Life and Legacy of The Emerald Street Boys

[Seattle, WA – November 1, 2019] Seattle’s acclaimed Emerald Street Boys’ first concert, held at the historic Washington Hall in 1981, would set the tone and amplify an entire region, signifying the expansion of Hip Hop in the Pacific Northwest.  38 years later, the impact of The Emerald Street Boys’ contributions are felt widely as generations would continue to follow the path that they helped to pave.

“Edward “Sugar Bear” Wells Jr. was the epitome of Hip Hop in Seattle, a true legend in his own right.” James “Captain Crunch” Croone Sr. remarks about his lifelong friend, crew mate and visionary behind seminal Hip Hop groups The Emerald Street Boys and The Emerald Street Girls. 

In an effort to celebrate the life and legacy of Sugar Bear, who passed away in June of 2019, 206 Zulu memorialized their community driven, state-of-the-art recording studio at Washington Hall, by naming it ‘Emerald Street Studios’; at the very location they had their start, nearly four decades ago.

206 Zulu is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing accessible spaces while serving communities through the upliftment, preservation, and celebration of Hip Hop culture. As part of an international movement to preserve and elevate the culture, 206 Zulu advocates November as Hip Hop History Month, and has garnered support with official proclamations in the Cities of Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia, Lacey, Bremerton and most recently the State of Washington.

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Emerald Street Studios is located at Washington Hall, Central District in Seattle.

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