Barboza Capitol Hill
Thu., Dec. 7, 8 p.m. 2017 21+
Recommended by Larry Mizell Jr.
A founder of the Moor Gang collective, a member of Kingdom Crumbs, and a prolific soloist, Jarv Dee is one of Seattle hiphop’s most consistent (and consistently improving) presences. He’s also got something only a handful of MCs in town could possibly claim to have: anthems, songs the whole hiphop-loving populace of the city knows by heart. Jarv is one of the artists signed to H1gher Music—the hiphop-focused label founded by Roc Nation’s Seattle-bred K-pop star Jay Park—which may plug him into an international audience that will similarly appreciate his instantly recognizable voice and big-block flow. This is a helluva bill featuring some more of the Upper Left’s very best, so show out like he’s already on.