Source Of Labor

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The Seattle-based crew Source of Labor were an integral part of the Pacific Northwest hip-hop scene from their first release in 1995 until the group disbanded in 2004.
Source Of Labor gained their share of underground respect. The group was formed by rapper Wordsayer along with fellow MC Blahzay Blah, plus producers Negus 1 and DJ Kamikaze. Wordsayer and Negus 1 were brothers who were born in Seattle then spent time in Atlanta; they returned to the Northwest in the early '90s and founded the group. They also started up a label, Jasiri Media Group, and were heavily involved in the community (Wordsayer as a creative writing teacher at Seattle's Franklin High School, Negus 1 as the director of an after-school program). Blahzay Blah left the group after the release of the Balance CD single. Source of Labor worked with legendary Seattle producer Vitamin D to put out their debut full-length CD, Stolen Lives in 2000. The album was picked up by Subverse in 2001 and was subsequently distributed worldwide, leading to several 12" singles including "Wet Lands" and "Full Circle." The group broke up in 2004. Jonathan "Wordsayer" Moore passed away in 2017.

They opened for a diverse range of acts, including Gil Scott-Heron, Goodie Mob, Nas, De La Soul, Pharcyde, and Ice Cube
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Albums

none Source Of Labor - Stolen Lives album art Source Of Labor Stolen Lives (Album) Jasiri Media Group none US 2000 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

JMG-1 Source Of Labor - Sureshotsingles Vol. 1 album art Source Of Labor Sureshotsingles Vol. 1(12") Jasiri Media Group JMG-1 US 1995 Sell This Version
none Source Of Labor - Self-Titled album art Source Of Labor Self-Titled(Cass, EP, Ltd) Jasiri Media Group none US 1995 Sell This Version
none Source Of Labor - Balance album art Source Of Labor Balance (Single) Jasiri Media Group none US 1996 Sell This Version
jmgv1 Source Of Labor - Overstandings / Whatever album art Source Of Labor / Beyond Reality (3) Source Of Labor / Beyond Reality (3) - Overstandings / Whatever(12") Jasiri Media Group jmgv1 US 1997 Sell This Version
none Source Of Labor - Wet Lands album art Source Of Labor Wet Lands(12") Jasiri Media Group none US 1999 Sell This Version
SVM 16 Source Of Labor - Full Circle album art Source Of Labor Full Circle(12") Sub Verse Music SVM 16 US 2001 Sell This Version