The Residency #Seattle #Youth #MusicProgram #Macklemore

🗣 Extended Deadline (7/25) for The Residency Summer Workshop Series. Limited capacity. Don’t miss out on this opportunity!

This program is for youth ages 16-19 who want to pursue hip-hop and music as a career. This is a month-long program where 30 youth students select a vocal or production track, produce original songs, record in a professional studio, and learn about a career in music from some of the region’s best teaching artists.

Participants will receive a $600 stipend for their attendance and a $1,000 technology stipend to help bridge the technology gap.

Artists will showcase their music in front of hundreds at the finale showcase at MoPOP’s Skychurch!
Participants will gain access to year-round opportunities!

Record music for Free

Receive a signed certificate by @macklemore and the executive director, Amir Islam (@blackamir ) upon completion.

Artists will learn business acumen from music leaders and gain a social justice lens from community activist leaders.

Bus tokens, snacks, and lunch are included.

Apply now | Link In Bio | Or

Locations | Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institution, Washington Hall, and MoPOP’s Sky Church!

Questions about the program |

I wholeheartedly respect and support The Residency Seattle.

I had the opportunity to sit down and interview 3 of the young talents from this phenomenal music program. They happened to come to Las Vegas to open for Macklemore at the Recover Out Loud iHeart Radio Concert.

I am from Seattle, my home and I will always support the goodness of what takes place back home, like The Residency ❤️

Check out my interview with The Residency

LadyFlava of LadyFlavaNews

“They Want Me” by Black Stax LIVE at The Triple Door


For Immediate Release

Seattle,WA/ July 9, 2013- Black Stax releases their latest work in the form of a LIVE album on July 23, 2013.

From the debut album, ‘Talking Buildings’ , to the first installment of the Producer Series, ‘High Rhyme Smoking Jackets’ produced by Rob Castro. To now, their newest release, ‘Black Stax LIVE at the Triple Door’. Black Stax gets a chance to showcase their skills over live instrumentation.

This project comes from the work with TAF (Technology Access Foundation), STEM+Art event held in Seattle, Wa at the famed Triple Door on May 23rd, 2013. Black Stax works with a 5-piece band, Klyntel, DJ Sean Malik and background vocals from LaTanya Horace. All this comes together as they flex over soul , rock-n-roll , blues , jazz , reggae , African drum and Hip-Hop. The experience and fullness of this performance should open the eyes and ears of those who just love ‘good’ music. And, always wanted to know what a Black Stax live show consist of.

Here is the single from the live album, ‘They want Me’. Its time for Black Stax to flex their muscle and show the World that they can ‘Get Stronger’!!

Take a listen, download and share!

Black Stax Showcases Their Talents & Support at STEM+ART at The Triple Door on May 23. 2013


I speak on the subject pretty frequently how influential artists can be in how we experience life and what they can bring to the table of universal change. Black Stax is such a group. Since I became involved with Black Stax in 2009, I have come to know how important, family, youth, education, community and doing what is right means to this collective as a group and as individuals.

On Thursday, May 23, 2013 Black Stax, Klyntel along with a few special surprise come together to showcase their talents for you as we step up to raise some money to the support the education of youth at TAF Academy in Federal Way, WA which focus is to serve and educate minority children in specialty areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Black Stax has spent time at TAF as they shared their talents and voice for and with the students of this great school.


To find out more about TAF, go to: You can also make an online donation to TAF at:

During STEM+ART you will also experience the work of painter/visual artist, Tony Taj ( along with art work from students of TAF Academy.

This is a night that we encourage to join in on the celebration…Families, Friends and Community.

You can purchase your tickets online at The Triple Doors sight: Or send a message to Lady Flava at: or Black Stax at: to meet up to buy your tickets.

Step up and join us in making a difference for our future, our youth.

To find out more about Black Stax, go to:

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