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ThaWilsonBlock Magazine Issue52

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Meet Suntonio Bandanaz aka Asun, a pioneer of Seattle Hip Hop

Suntonio Bandanaz, (aka Asun) is a core MC and spearhead of the pioneering Seattle collective of Mc’s, deejays, b-boys, and other artist-visionaries, known as Alpha P. (1st Platoon). Having overcome hardship and struggle in his own coming-of-age, this veteran artist consciously utilizes music as a platform to not only entertain, but also to uplift and empower. A sophisticated lyricist committed to keeping rap clever, Suntonio Bandanaz’ distinctive style has influenced many other local up-n-comers over the years. Bandanaz is an MC’s MC– as highly skilled freestyler as writer; whose chop is as sharp as his flow is smooth, and who can hype even the mellowist crowd.

As an active member of the global hip hop community, Suntonio Bandanaz has shared stage with the respected likes of Afrika Bambaataa, Dead Prez, Abstract Rude, Percee P, The Jacka and
Living Legends; and collaborated with many of Seattle’s prominent emcees and deejays. Over the years, Bandanaz has forged strong relationships with community-based organizations and crews such as- Project Mayhem, Project Blowed, Silent Lambs Project, Tribal, 206-Hop and Centro de la Raza. Both as a performer and educator he has played an important role in the work spearheaded by Universal ZULU Nation (206) and Hip Hop Congress. A prominent figure in his own community, Bandanz co-hosts Seattle’s most popular, longest running weekly b-boy night, “Stop Biting.”

Friday, June 23, 2017

Man Free Handles Black Widow Spider to Prove They Are Not Out to Bite You


In this segment of On Location, Coyote free handles a Black Widow spider!

Yes you read that correct, in an attempt to prove that this widely feared arachnid is actually rather docile and always more interested in avoiding humans than inflicting a bite, Coyote will attempt hold one with his bare hands.

He does this with the confidence that these mild mannered creatures will actually remain calm if unprovoked…but there is always the slight chance and the question...WILL IT BITE?!

Well if Coyote is bitten the consequences will be extremely painful and potentially deadly, so the team will be on standby to call for medics just incase the worst scenario actually unfolds…to be BITTEN by a Black Widow Spider! YIKES!

Get ready, this video is going to be INTENSE!

EVENT: 626 Night Market (6/30/17)


The midnight snacker's greatest fantasy is just a car ride away. One of America's largest Asian food markets spans the course of Santa Anita Park's front Paddock Gardens (285 W Huntington Dr). Come hungry and come caffeinated—this lively market, complete with over 150 Asian street food and booze peddlers, live music, artists, films, games, and beyond, won't put itself to bed until 1am on Friday and Saturday (and midnight on Sunday). The event has also expanded its way to Orange County.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

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