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Union Block Teamsters Update

Seattle’s first Hip Hop artist union, the Union Block Teamsters are on a roll. Their logo has been finalized, so be on the look out for posters and T-shirts, as well as a compilation album. In the meantime, the Teamsters have been performing, promoting, and doing radio interviews all across the state. Do4Self Records opened for 2 Live Crew in Yakima, Washington, Gator opened for Twister in Spokane, Washington, and the collective will soon be opening for Yung Buck. In addition, Union Block Teamsters have launched their DVD project, which will include videos from Do4Self and Parka Brothaz, as well as interviews with union members, local DJs, and other “industry tastemakers.” Ghetto Prez of Sea-Sick Productions, who spearheads the Teamsters Union, says the DVD is a way to cultivate personal connections between the artists and their audience. “It’s more than just listening to the songs,” he says, “we get into their personal characters.” The DVD project is also bigger than the Teamsters, the Prez asserts. “It’s about supporting the local scene, getting DJs some exposure.” Be on the look out for both the compilation album and DVD this summer. The Union Block Teamsters meet Thursday nights at Vito’s.