The Saturday Knights - "45"

Don't bother to break down the lyrics of The Saturday Knights' "45." They're complete nonsense. But that doesn't stop this foolish track from being an incredibly catchy party/dance song. In fact, to call it call the Seattle trio's song 'catchy' would be a massive understatement. One spin and it will cling in your cabeza for days.

The genre-defying group of Barfly, Tilson, and DJ Suspence dropped off the map after 2008's Mingle, having only released one album and their self-titled EP. Their time in the limelight may have been short, but their lasting impact on Seattle hip hop remains.

Along with The Physics, Dyme Def, and J. Pinder, they were among the early second-generation acts after the repeal of the draconian Teen Dance Ordinance. But unlike first generation acts like Blue Scholars and Common Market, who people outside of the Upper Left could (at times derisively) label as "conscious" or "backpack rap," SK was more concerned with party rhymes than revolutionary rhetoric.

The Saturday Knights were one of the first groups to really redefine what Seattle hip hop could sound like, opening the door for Fresh Espresso, Scribes, and State of the Artist. And if that isn't enough, they've also left us with this song, which you will now be unable to stop playing all day.

Peace, Love, & Hip Hop,
NxNW Noah

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