October 6, 2015 in Music, Rain Drops by

Tope – Better Place (Prod. by Stewart Villain)


Tope back! A Stewart Villain-powered Lauryn Hill sample provided the skinny Portland kid the perfect platform to do what he does best and tell his life story.

He busted out this gem at TheTHESIS this last Thursday and the crowd went nuts. Shouts to the PDX fam.

October 1, 2015 in Music, Rain Drops by

Koncept & J57 feat. Hollis – Porcelain


Brooklyn product and former Red Bull artist, Koncept, spent the summer in Portland absorbing the swag and giving back in the process. The first single off his new project The Fuelavailable on iTunes - goes big with stadium-style production from J57 and a feature from the Seattle homie Hollis.

Look at NW rap culture spreading. Give it a spin.

October 1, 2015 in Music, Rain Drops, Video by

The Nouns – GTWTW [VIDEO]


Portland rapper BigMo has been quiet lately, but only because he’s been retooling. Returning with a legit band, the student/MC has reinvented himself as the leader of new group, The Nouns, and released a live video. Expect more from the jazzy rap squad in the near future. #OutHere

October 1, 2015 in Music, New, Rain Drops by

Trox + Novej – Country Boy

Country Boy Art

Fresh out of iStandards Beat Camp LA, Portland’s very own Trox teams up with North Carolina emcee Novej. With Trox’s heavy hitting bass and industry ready sound, Novej delivers a down south flow dedicated to making it back to the city. As many of you know the Portland producer has worked with various artists from local to label, exploring the different sounds and opportunities along the way. The duo definitely displays a smooth design of cohesiveness and chemistry throughout the record. I’m thinking they might be onto something here.

Check it out for yourself!

October 1, 2015 in News by

Multiple Casualties Confirmed in School Shooting in Roseburg, OR


Reports broke out about an hour ago that there has been a mass shooting on the campus on Umpqua Community College in the southern Oregon city of Roseburg. The tragedy quickly rose to the list of Twitter’s trending topics as user quickly began to debate gun control.

The number of victims is being reported as 12-15 dead and more than 20 wounded, although these numbers are obviously still in flux. Our hearts go out to the victims and their families.

Details are scarce. The shooter has been described only as male, and while police seem to have eliminated the threat, it is not clear whether he survived apprehension. According to Piers Morgan, this is the 137th school shooting in the US since Sandy Hook in 2012.



September 29, 2015 in Editorials, Live Music by

XRAY.FM Joins #TheTHESIS w/ Tope, Dre C and Zoo?


This may be We Out Here Magazine’s 11th #TheTHESIS, but it’s the first for our new partners at XRAY.FM. Needless to say, we’re very excited about this new transition and we’ve put together one hell of a show to celebrate!

September 28, 2015 in Music, WOHM Premiere by

Neka & Kahlo – Blood On The Moon [WOHM Exclusive]


“If they talk behind your back, they’re behind you for a reason…” ~ Kahlo

Neka & Kahlo are back with their first single since their Fridays In May EP this SpringWith the duo preparing for a bittersweet exit from the city, Blood On The Moon is a sultry single that features powerful production and some very clever wordplay from the veteran pair. We Out Here Magazine is honored and proud to bring you this exclusive release. Enjoy.

September 28, 2015 in Music, Rain Drops by

Astro King Phoenix – Omnes Videntes Nubes (Prod. by Luna God)


When he’s not filming music videos or plotting murals, Astro King Phoenix moonlights as my favorite spaced-out rapper from Seattle. Ambient and unconventional with a gruff voice that somehow fits with his far-out lyrics, Astro is ramping up for a new project AuremSilentium… Latin for “Golden Silence” and indeed a strange name for a rap album.  

But that’s why we like Astro. His first single, Omnes Videntes Nubes, is transitional and fun. You can look up the meaning yourself. But first, peep the song. #OutHere

September 28, 2015 in Music, Rain Drops by

Thaddeus David – The Rise: White Summer


Moor Gang’s Thaddeus David just dropped a new EP produced exclusively by Portland black-sheep Aviel. Thad does his thing with the raps – as always – on the 5 tracker, executing witty raps with the nasal precision he’s so well known for.

Give it a spin if you haven’t already. Much love for the light bright from up North.

September 25, 2015 in Music, WOHM Premiere by

John Crown ft. Fatal Lucciauno – Maintain


It’s been a while since I’ve heard anything from John Crown, but all of the sudden he seems to be back on the scene with some new material. This morning, the Tacoma-area rapper released all new heat featuring long-time WOHM favorite Fatal Lucciauno. It should go without saying that WOHM is very proud to premiere this new slap.

Sporting a sick sample hook and a dreamy beat, Maintain taps into the duo’s shared penchant for rapping about the more complicated flairs of life. Check out John Crown’s new Soundcloud page; he’s got a few gems up and seems to be poised for a strong return to the scene.