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Six Pack

by Kirk Dubb

Released 2014
Released 2014
Seattle’s ambassador of alcoholic hip-hop – the “Original Dranksta’ himself – is back for another round, “pleading the fifth and drinking it too.”
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Seattle’s Original Dranksta’ Is Back With A Brand New 6-Pack

Seattle’s ambassador of alcoholic hip-hop – the “Original Dranksta’ himself – is back for another round, “pleading the fifth and drinking it too.”

Following up the booze-fueled epics Booze and Madness and Thirsty (with Mister Holmes), Kirk Dubb’s new E.P. 6-Pack features six, slamming new tracks that should only add to his iconic status as Seattle’s undisputed Sultan of Swill.

6-Pack reunites the self-proclaimed “Menace To Sobriety” with master mixologist and longtime collaborator Dynomite D, who has also produced tracks with Kid Koala (“The Slew”) and the Beastie Boys (“Four Fly Guys”). New to the mix are producer Ragan Crowe (who also moonlights as guitarist/vocalist with Seattle rock band Shim), and Johnny Lawrence, a veteran rapper from Detroit.

Lawrence earns his bar tab on the wickedly wasted “Brewicidal,” with his own flow, matching Dubb’s inebriated lines like “Rainier was the case that they gave me” and “Beachwood aged, Buzz engaged, Ripping through bartenders like a 12-gauge” round for round.

As “mayor-for-life” of West Seattle’s infamous pub row (where you’ll find as many condos as there are bars these days), Kirk Dubb’s legend is as unquestionable as his thirst is unquenchable. In 2003, he was nominated as Seattle’s best hip-hop artist by the Seattle Weekly. More recently, Kirk Dubb earned the dubious honor of being named “Drunk of the Month” by Modern Drunkard Magazine. Earlier this year, Kirk Dubb shared a bill with Seattle rap icon Sir Mix-A-Lot in their mutual hometown of Seattle.

On another standout from 6-Pack, Kirk Dubb brings this connection full circle. “My Lincoln” namechecks landmarks like Emerald Downs right alongside his favorite West Seattle bars, on a booze cruise that takes him from Seattle’s Alki Beach to Tacoma’s Ruston Way. If Mix’s “Posse On Broadway” introduced the world to Dick’s Drive In and 23rd and Rainier nearly 30 years ago, this roadmap to Seattle is seen through a more bloodshot rearview; one where Kirk Dubb proudly admits that “like a bad law student, I can’t pass a bar.”

Kirk Dubb, “the Soldier of Suds, the “Sultan of Swill,” is back, and for this round “Papa’s Got A Brand New 6-Pack.” Chug-A-Lug, y’all.