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From Seattle, with a clean slate

Blue Scholars not ‘conscious’ but wide awake

MC Geologic (left) and DJ/producer Sabzi make up the Seattle rap duo Blue Scholars. MC Geologic (left) and DJ/producer Sabzi make up the Seattle rap duo Blue Scholars. (Canh Solo)
By Siddhartha Mitter
Globe Correspondent / November 4, 2011

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For nearly a decade the duo of MC Geologic and DJ Sabzi has been spinning rhymes that are at once national, even global in their social scope, and hyper-local, an engagingly detailed and affectionate guide to their hometown Seattle. In the process, they’ve become leaders in that city’s fertile but long-unheralded hip-hop scene. “Cinemetropolis’’ is their third full-length album (they’ve also made a flurry of EPs), and their strongest. They visit the Paradise on Thursday.

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BLUE SCHOLARS

With: Bambu, Grynch

At: Paradise Rock Club, Thursday, 7 p.m. Tickets: $15. 617-562-8800, www.thedise.com