October 10, 2015 in Music, New, Rain Drops by

TYuS – True


Alright, Portland listen up. As one of the newest members of the WOHM team, my goal is to provide a platform for striving talented artists who not only represent the Northwest but Portland specifically. As many of you know the city of roses is known for its hipster/indie rock scene while the hip-hop and R&B market often gets over looked. With so much talent in the town, I know its only a matter of time before someone opens the gate to the industry. Having said that, I came across this track a few days ago and was immediately re-inspired for our city.

I first heard of the 19 year old producer/singer/songwriter TYuS last year featured on a few tracks with Portland to LA transplant, Cassow. But it wasn’t too long before I found that he had a cult following of his own on Sound Cloud. With over 100k + plays on almost all of his tracks, the very talented youngster has already taken the internet by storm. If you haven’t caught on yet, I think its time you pay attention. Portland’s on the way.

Check out the latest track from TYuS titled, “True ” below!


October 9, 2015 in Music, Rain Drops by

Yung Mil – Rap Boy (Jumpman Remix)


The no longer adolescent rap star known as Yung Mil stays working and his new take on the Metro Boomin’ produced Drake/Future hit Jumpman has him back on the pages of WOHM. I haven’t actually heard the original, but Mil does a solid job with the beat.

Give it a spin! #OutHere

October 9, 2015 in Live Music, Rain Drops, Video by

The Bad Tenants LIVE from The Blue Room


The Bad Tenants jam live from home base – dubbed “The Blue Room” – and let the cameras run. The bluegrass-blues-rap group are always impressive, and will be rocking a myriad of shows over the next couple of week. If you’re in town, check them out!

10/11: Seattle w/ Nappy Roots @ Nectar Lounge
10/15: Bellingham w/ Zion I, Greyskull @ Wild Buffalo
10/24: Portland. Dia de la Soul Party @ Ash St. Saloon

October 9, 2015 in Music, Rain Drops, Video by

Swiggle Mandela – Portland Parks [VIDEO]

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Rising Portland rapper Swiggle Mandela dropped a new video last night, proclaiming it (on his YouTube page) as “Arguably the best Music Video in Portland Oregon”.

That’s certainly taking it a bit far for me, but I bit and found that this is by far Swiggle’s single best product. The song itself is strong and relevant to the times. “Police car looking like a slaveship / Penitentiary, looking like enslavement,” he raps on the final verse of a song about the youth having safe places to be… well, youth. And the video is very well done, as I’ve come to expect of any product from Totem Ent.

Check it out. #FreeLilSwag

October 9, 2015 in Album Reviews, Music by

Mat Randol – alignment. [ALBUM REVIEW]


From Calhoun & Fessenden, the North Portland native Mat Randol has long been one of Portland’s more curious hip-hop artisans. From blazing local features and helping to found the well-dispersed NB Group, to temporarily retiring from rap to endeavor in sonic engineering, Mat has been a quietly key component of the PDX rap scene, helping to drive the unique culture of St. Johns.

October 7, 2015 in Music, Rain Drops by

Dior Worthy – Here (Prod. by Deadbrainz)


The kids say they love D. Worthy. This isn’t my favorite track of his – just not my vibe – but the production is clean and he kicks some cool bars. I could’ve done without all the singing, but I see what he’s doing.

The Master P of 2015 strikes again. Peep the latest from Dior Worthy from the 360.

October 7, 2015 in Music, Rain Drops by

Astro King Phoenix – Viam Lacteum


Astro King Phoenix returns with another drop from his upcoming album, Aurum Silentium. He told me this joint is about smoking galaxies. I had to listen to it a few times, but it really is. Check for yourself.


October 7, 2015 in Music, New, Rain Drops by

Young Eastlin feat. 6ix – Study Book [VIDEO]


Portland rapper Young Eastlin hits us with a new visual for his latest single, Study Book. With MGD on the beat and a featured verse from fellow northwest emcee 6ix, the three collaborate to make a pretty smooth overall track.

Press play and check out the video below.


October 7, 2015 in Music, Rain Drops by

Cool Nutz – Bass Beatin’ feat. E-40, Mistah Fab, Glasses Malone & Drae Steves


Cool Nutz showed out for this one. The consummate PDX rap veteran brought the squad out for Bass Beatin, his latest single from #BRUH. Mistah FAB and Glasses Malone join local phenom Drae Steves in crashing the party, providing very solid guest verses, plus E-40 The Counselor came correct on the hook.

#BRUH is definitely one of Nutz best projects and this track exemplifies why. Check it out!

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.