'The Viaduct' by The GNU Deal

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by KING 5 News

NWCN.com

Posted on October 31, 2011 at 8:20 AM

Updated Monday, Oct 31 at 8:20 AM

Inspired by the demolition of the Alaskan Way viaduct, Ashton Hemmons and Eric Graham of the Seattle rap group The GNU Deal initially recorded "The Viaduct" as an entry into a WSDOT competition. The song will now appear on their upcoming album.

Hemmons says the song idea started as a metaphor for the slow crumbling of the independent music industry before hitting the note of nostalgia. The lyrics, set to a sample of jazz saxophonist Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, echo the sentiment of many this week.

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