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Talent: Coaster

Hometown: Selah, WA

Work: National Touring Hip-Hop Artist, Motivational Speaker, Sobriety Influencer, Indie Actor (Non SAG)

 

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Accomplishments: 

  • 9 1/2 years of sobriety (2024)

  • Trip to Los Angeles sponsored by Joyus (2024)

  • Contracted as an official ambassador of Athletic Brewing Company (2023)

  • Pizza named after Coaster at Zac’s Zzas Pizza - Gleed, WA (2023)

  • Joined Joyus’ Sober Summer campaign (2023)

  • Threw out first pitch for the Yakima Valley Pippins baseball team (2023)

  • Energy drink named after Coaster at River Canyon Espresso & Eatery - Selah, WA (2023)

  • Trip to Texas sponsored by Joyus (2023)

  • Performed at first red carpet event: Emerald City Gala - Seattle, WA (2022)

  • Headlined a show at Boise State University (2022)

  • Best Performance winner at Yakima AppleJam: Battle of the Bands (2022)

  • First hip hop artist to perform at Live @ 5 Summer Concert Series - Richland, WA (2022)

  • 4 songs picked up for radio play on KBFG 107.3 FM North Seattle, KAVZ 102.5 FM Whatcom County, KPNW-DB Bellingham, KOSW 91.3 FM Ocean Shores (2022)

  • Placed Top 5 in Summer Meltdown competition - Seattle, WA (2022)

  • Shave ice named after Coaster at Hang Loose Shave Ice - Selah, WA (2022)

  • Song “Vibe With Me” went to #2 nationwide on Rap Attack’s Top 30 charts for college hip hop radio (2022)

  • Auditioned for America’s Got Talent - Los Angeles, CA (2020)

  • Performed at the Hard Rock Cafe - Seattle, WA (2018)

  • Placed Top 5 in Summer Meltdown competition - Seattle, WA (2017)

  • First hip hop artist to perform at Chinook Fest - Naches, WA (2017) 

  • Started motivational speaking for schools (2017)

  • Headlined Oregon's first legal cannabis festival (2017)

  • Performed at the Yakima Sundome for WE DAY - Yakima, WA (2016)

  • Awarded Selah Community Pride Award coin (2016)

  • Song "I'll Be There" went to #3 nationwide on Rap Attack’s Top 40 charts for college hip hop radio (2015)

Opened For: Afroman, Stevie Stone, Shwayze, Locksmith, Token, Snak The Ripper, DJ UNK, Dizzy Wright, Aaron Carter, Ying Yang Twins, Flo Rida, T Pain, MGK, MC Magic, YG, RITTZ, Snow Tha Product, Jarren Benton, Asher Roth, Odd Squad Family, Andre Nickatina, Digital Underground, Total Devastation, Crooked I, Spice 1, The Jacka, Berner, Chingo Bling, Devin The Dude, King Lil G, Cryptic Wisdom, Gifted Gab, Smokepurpp, Twisted Insane, JLB Hood

 

States Performed In:

Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, California, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Texas, & Hawaii

 

Tours: 

  • 5 tours with Afroman 

  • 2 tours with Stevie Stone

  • 1 tour with Locksmith

  • 1 tour with Shwayze 

  • 1 tour with Snak The Ripper 

  • 1 tour with DJ UNK 

  • Multiple headlining tours

 

Festivals:

  • Skagit Bigfoot Fest - Mount Vernon, WA

  • Pig Out In The Park - Spokane, WA

  • The Root Experience Festival - Spokane, WA

  • Rappin’ The Rivers Music Festival - Cardwell, MT 

  • Downtown Summer Nights - Yakima, WA

  • Hoop For The Valley Music Festival - Mount Vernon, WA

  • Uptown Get Down Music Festival - Richland, WA

  • Okanogan Family Barter Faire - Tonasket, WA

  • Indie Fest Musica - El Paso, TX

  • Live @ 5 Summer Concert Series - Richland, WA (x2)

  • Seattle Hempfest - Seattle, WA

  • Chinook Fest - Naches, WA (x2)

  • BrodieNation Music Festival - Carnation, WA (x3)

  • PreSeason Barter Faire - Ford, WA (x3)

  • Evolve 4-20 Festival - Spokane, WA

  • Weedstock - Ford, WA

  • Northwest 420 Fest - Friend, OR

 

Project Releases: 

  • Wish Me Worries (2021)

  • Never Again (2017)

  • The Outbreak (2015) 

  • Contagious (2013) 

  • Brain Food (2011) 

 

Schools / Motivational Speaking:

  • Selah High School - Selah, WA (Classroom) x4

  • Zero Proof Experiences - Seattle, WA (Sobriety Event)

  • Lake Roosevelt Sr. / Jr. High School - Coulee Dam, WA (Assembly)

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary - Yakima, WA (Assembly) x2

  • Washington Middle School - Yakima, WA (Assembly)

  • Road To Recovery - Gresham, OR (Sobriety Event)

  • The Bridge Music Project - Olympia, WA (Classroom via Zoom)

  • Rising Together Conference - Yakima, WA (School District Event) 

  • Rod’s House - Yakima, WA (Classroom) x2

  • Selah Middle School - Selah, WA (Assembly)

  • Wilson Middle School - Yakima, WA (Assembly)

  • Davis High School - Yakima, WA (Classroom)

  • Stanton Academy - Yakima, WA (Classroom)

  • Arthur H. Smith Elementary - Grandview, WA (Assembly) x2

  • McClure Elementary - Grandview, WA (Assembly) x2

  • Harriet Thompson Elementary - Grandview, WA (Assembly) x2 

  • Edmonds Heights K-12 - Edmonds, WA (Classroom)

  • Ellensburg Excel High School - Ellensburg, WA (Classroom) x2

  • Selah High School - Selah, WA (Assembly)

  • Grandview High School - Grandview, WA

  • Grandview Middle School - Grandview, WA

  • We Day at The Sundome - Yakima, WA (School District Event)

 

Radio / Podcast Interviews:

  • Babble Buddies NW - Seattle, WA (2023)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W687PO3A01w&t=138s 

 

  • KYRS 88.1 / 92.3 Inside The Hype - Spokane, WA (2023)

https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=24032474743010229&set=a.266972033320500 

 

  • El Cuarto Verde Podcast - Kennewick, WA (2023)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRJ8csknYgE&t=2191s 

 

  • Wise Media Group - Yakima, WA (2023)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZSughh--KM&t=15s

 

  • Cross The Street - Portland, OR (2023)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNUQ-f9ydbg&t=55s 

 

  • The Local Music Scene - Seattle, WA (2023)

https://www.facebook.com/reel/735302398062372/ 

 

  • 808 AFTA Show - Honolulu, HI (2022)

https://www.facebook.com/808AFTA/videos/3353539018224788 

 

  • 107.3 KFFM - Yakima, WA (2022)

https://www.facebook.com/coasterclique/videos/1202944167221296 

 

  • 107.3 KFFM - Yakima, WA (2022)

https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?ref=search&v=1667723356932340 

 

  • News Talk KIT 1280  - Yakima, WA (2019)

https://www.facebook.com/coasterclique/videos/384528342204659 

 

  • KPHI 96.7 FM - Honolulu, HI (2018)

https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?ref=search&v=826175364228787 

 

  • 107.3 KFFM - Yakima, WA (2016)

https://www.facebook.com/Coasterelly/videos/1170902016294719 

Blog Articles:

  • The Creative Sober Shoutout - February 2024

https://www.instagram.com/p/C3lXoX8vle4/?img_index=1

 

  • Joyus Sober Shoutout - September 2023

https://drinkjoyus.com/blogs/posts/sober-shoutout-coaster 

 

  • 107.3 KFFM - July 2022

https://kffm.com/selah-coaster-artist-music-washington/ 

 

  • Respect My Region - December 2021

https://www.respectmyregion.com/coaster-wish-me-worries/  

 

  • Respect My Region - December 2020

https://www.respectmyregion.com/16-artists-hip-hop-northwest/ 

 

  • Respect My Region - April 2019

https://www.respectmyregion.com/coater-yakima-valley-rapper/

 

  • Respect My Region - November 2018 

https://www.respectmyregion.com/yakima-hip-hop-artists-need-to-hear/ 

 

  • Respect My Region - January 2018  

http://www.respectmyregion.com/coaster-prolly-on-his-way-video/

 

  • 107.3 KFFM - July 2016

http://kffm.com/the-cookout-pre-show-party-august-24-2016-at-the-seasons-performance-hall/

 

  • Respect My Region - February 2015 

http://www.respectmyregion.com/panoramic-dreams-cypher/ 

 

  • Respect My Region - August 2013

http://www.respectmyregion.com/coaster-driving-slow-music-video/ 

 

  • Respect My Region - August 2012

https://www.respectmyregion.com/coaster-ft-sauve-loc-dont-tell-me/ 

 

  • Respect My Region - July 2012

https://www.respectmyregion.com/coaster-faded-remix/

 

  • Respect My Region - February 2012 

http://www.respectmyregion.com/a-new-face-making-big-moves/


News / Newspaper:

  • August 24th 2023

https://www.inlander.com/culture/the-new-two-day-roots-experience-showcases-bipoc-performers-and-filmmakers-from-across-the-greater-pacific-northwest-26521184 

 

  • July 24th 2023

https://www.valleyrecord.com/life/photos-16th-annual-brodienation-music-festival/

 

  • May 4th 2023

https://kimatv.com/news/local/local-artist-looks-to-share-his-journey-and-message-of-hope-to-students-in-the-valley?fbclid=IwAR3tvyh-h4ml7lUyG-dEQfZbdNylKmauFi4WLCD54APs4uf4QAugPE5zRhY# 

 

  • May 4th 2023

https://www.tri-cityherald.com/entertainment/arts-culture/article274931261.html 

 

  • February 2023

https://www.tri-cityherald.com/entertainment/arts-culture/article272565681.html 

 

  • July 5th 2022

https://www.yakimaherald.com/news/local/yakima-fourth-of-july-celebration-ends-with-applejam-winners-and-a-bang/article_a783654c-0f1d-5764-9038-be0a32eafddd.html

 

  • August 2019 (not available online)

https://www.facebook.com/coasterclique/photos/a.361174980728830/1246688662177453/?type=3&theater 

 

  • August 16th 2019

https://www.yakimaherald.com/scene/things-to-do-this-weekend-aug/article_65436fd3-b532-56a4-91d5-94c5d9a19817.html 

 

  • January 2019 (not available online)

https://www.facebook.com/coasterclique/photos/a.361174980728830/1094308460748808/?type=3&theater

 

  • December 5th 2018

https://www.yakimaherald.com/scene/music/music-notes-wanted----new-year-s-song/article_2887fb64-f8df-11e8-8300-2b4f62ff1028.html
 

  • November 15th 2018

https://www.yakimaherald.com/scene/things-to-do-this-weekend-nov/article_652c2388-e868-11e8-94b1-c71af01df33f.html 

 

  • October 31st 2018

https://www.yakimaherald.com/scene/arts/things-to-do-this-weekend/article_e442a14c-dd50-11e8-91b4-d72dc3af635f.html
 

  • January 31st 2018 

http://www.yakimaherald.com/scene/music/music-notes-check-out-new-releases-from-taz-allen-coaster/article_ff2e74e0-06be-11e8-b76e-afaa8944e681.html 

 

  • October 4th 2017 

http://www.yakimaherald.com/scene/music/musician-q-a-coaster/article_cbd54d08-a93a-11e7-9a62-8354ff499dcf.html 

 

  • August 30th 2017

http://www.yakimaherald.com/scene/music/annual-chinook-fest-is-fast-approaching/article_97304f1a-8dd0-11e7-a414-c78164cef9e7.html 

 

  • August 23rd 2017 

http://www.yakimaherald.com/scene/music/music-notes-tales-from-the-road/article_ecf6b52a-8852-11e7-97dd-b357e77049c5.html 

 

  • June 21st 2017

http://www.yakimaherald.com/scene/five-things-to-do-this-weekend/article_62b54636-56b3-11e7-8fa8-537910a66abd.html 

 

  • June 8th 2017

http://www.yakimaherald.com/scene/music/music-notes-folks-are-debating-the-local-music-scene-and/article_f053f3e2-4bc9-11e7-8e34-7f5178b67000.html 

 

  • January 17th 2017 

http://www.yakimaherald.com/unleashed/we-day-part-of-a-larger-vision-for-world-s/article_74c450de-dd4a-11e6-b3ad-3b9c2089a008.html

 

  • September 21st 2016 

http://www.yakimaherald.com/scene/music/local-rapper-coaster-to-play-seasons-this-month/article_d859a008-7f95-11e6-ba8d-fbf14bec80d3.html 

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