Prometheus Brown aka Geologic of Blue Scholars catching up with us in Eugene Oregon @ The Kaleidoscope Music Festival back in August 2013. Another major influence in Underground indie Hip Hop who has paved the way for many up and coming artists who are on the rise. We here at the BLOG are huge Blue Scholars fans and it was a true honor to get this interview with Geo. Pawz One delivers another classic interview for all Hip Hop fans to enjoy….UndergroundHipHopBLOG.com
Prometheus Brown aka Geo Quibuyen is a Cali-born, Hawaii-raised, Seattle-based rapper with a camera. He attended the University of Washington, where he met Sabzi to form the acclaimed Seattle hip-hop duo Blue Scholars in 2002.
In 2010, he started the Rappers W/ Cameras vanity project (parties, photozines, blog) with Thig Nat of The Physics.
All these collaborations are ongoing.
Geo has toured all over North America, being the first Filipino rapper to rap in front of many crowds who he asked “how many of you are seeing a Filipino dude rap for the very first time?” From 2007-2011, his photo was the first image listed in a google search for “Filipino Tattoo.”
Geo abandoned a struggling but budding writing career to pursue music, having written for UrbanEarth.com, URB Magazine, and being the Urban Music reviewer for the UW Daily. He resumed his dormant desire to write, launching Prometheusbrown.com as a film blog in 2008 and contributing to online publications such as Racialicious and IMDb.com. He has contributed op-ed pieces for Al-Jazeera and The Seattle Times, for which he wrote an editorial rap on gun violence that was nominated for a 2012 Online Journalism Award.
Currently, Geo is the Seattle Town Hall artist-in-residence and in Spring 2013 he will return to UW to complete his B.A.s in History and American Ethnic Studies.
DISCOGRAPHY (links to iTunes)
Blue Scholars – Blue Scholars (2004)
Blue Scholars – Blue Scholars extended (2005)
Blue Scholars – The Long March EP (2005)
Blue Scholars – Bayani (2007)
Blue Scholars – Bayani Redux(2008)
Blue Scholars – OOF! EP (2009)
Blue Scholars – Cinemetropolis (2011)
The Bar – Prometheus Brown & Bambu Walk Into A Bar(2011)