Hooded Headed Medics



Washington’s PlagueDoctor has a new remedy entitled “Hooded Headed Medics”

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Imagine if you will, if the Beastie Boys were born in a cold, heavily wooded area and then were raised by the Gravedigga’z.  What would that album sound like?  Well friends, let me introduce PlagueDoctor and their freshest vaccine “Hooded Headed Medics.”

This Rhythmic, folky, poetic crew is made up of Lighthouse, WilneverTell, APD and 8 Track Mind. The good doctor is Bellingham, Washington’s answer to the plague of boring, predictable Hip-Hop.  Right when the air is getting cold, trees are dying and a season known for wickedness is upon us, our anti hero-hero’s roll in like the fog with their new project.

“Hooded Headed Medics” is filled with sounds atypical to modern Hip-Hop music, like the sound of glass breaking, bells, weird toy piano’s, real piano’s and all kinds of intriguing things.  While all these things are meticulously placed, it is all threaded together by deep drums, cryptic scratching and a heavy dose of samples from early psychedelic theater.

The emcees are distinct but resonate on the same wavelength, sometimes passing verses back and forth, sometimes rapping symbiotically, passing along medical secrets as they take us on a walk through the woods at night. One might think they were being led to their doom but, sometimes the best cures are the most unconventional. This is the medicine, let it work. You will come out the other side feeling much better.  Here’s the album, listen to it twice, don’t call me in the morning. I already know.


More about: PlagueDoctor

PlagueDoctor is a hip-hop quartet based out of Bellingham, WA. Members include: WillneverTell, an emcee formerly of local legends The Wilson Project, and Haunted Authors; Lighthouse, a producer/emcee new to the Bellingham scene with mad raw talent; 8 Track Mind, a producer formerly of The Wilson Project and many cerebral-beat-laced solo projects; and the atmospheric scratch styling of APD, also known as Serv Stacks.
Inspired by their shared affinity for dim bars, dark humor, lights-at-the-ends-of-tunnels and an ever-growing desire to cure hip hop from the growing threat of being boring as fuck. PlagueDoctor makes folk music made of hard, sharp beats for a lost generation damned by all things digital. Sweet, sad and lovely poetry that was born in the waters, woods and pavement of the Pacific Northwest. Washed in endless rain, and dried by herbal campfires; PlagueDoctor makes hip hop.

PlagueDoctor is affiliated with the local record label known as ZAPNOW Records and studio. ZAPNOW is founded and run by Tony Zapien, who’s generous contributions to the local hip-hop scene are tremendous and span more than a decade.


PlagueDoctor is ready to see you now.

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