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June 17, 2017 in Music, Rain Drops, Video by

Burn Money Music Presents: Bridge City Cypher #3

RC Spitta, Kid Indigo and the rest of the Burn Money Music camp light it up (both literally and figuratively) in this premeditated cypher vid. I’ll admit, I’m not too familiar with the squad, but I like what I hear and their studio space looks pretty awesome. 

Don’t be swayed by the nonchalant opening bars, these guys warm up fast and the energy goes off the charts. I’m hoping there’s more to come, I’ll be keeping an eye out. 

June 17, 2017 in Music, Rain Drops, Video by

Sadistik – God Complex [VIDEO]

Seattle rapper Sadistik dropped Alters back in April and his second single from the new project is wild. Impressive lyricism meets the ever-so-clean camera of Tim Slew for blasphemously gorgeous results. Safe to say Sadistik just keeps getting better.  

The video premiered on niche site Beautiful Bizarre, and if you like the song the related interview is certainly worth a read. #OutHere

June 17, 2017 in Music, Rain Drops by

The Bad Tenants – Altitude Check

Seattle best (and only?) blues/rap band is at it again, with an upbeat new single in Altitude Check.

The soulful hook-driven jam makes great use of the Tenant’s signature horns over production by Rudy Wilmington and the seemingly ever-present IG88. But don’t let the band vibe fool you, this song is explicit and the guys are clearly feeling themselves. I’d really love to see this performed live; seems like a ton of fun.

June 10, 2017 in Music, R&B, Rain Drops, Women by

China Marie ft. Ray J & Jamari – Policy [VIDEO]

Portland native China Marie has been making some crazy moves down in LA, most recently linking up with LA bad boy Ray J and rapper Jamari for her latest video single, Policy.

The upbeat yet light and vibey track floats out of the speakers, and is certainly enjoyable enough. The video takes it to another level as China flosses and flaunts her LA-lifestyle, stunting on her audience with ease.

Hoping to see more from the Portland bombshell, and when we do, we’ll share it. #OutHere

June 10, 2017 in Album Reviews, Music by

Al-One: The Remedy – Sharptongue [EP]

“Rey on the dang drums, motivate me to say su’um/
 For real I been a microphone killa since day one”

From The Chosen, to Sandpeople, to Alphabet Stew, Al-One has been one of Portland’s most respected underground MCs since the late nineties and never strays from his roots. 

His latest solo venture, Sharptongue, serves as a quick reminder of both Al’s skill and his commercial viability. The well produced and clean project features cameos from fellow town legends such as Illmac, DJ Wels, DJ Spark, Theory Hazit, HalfManHalf, and Serge Severe, not mention production from IllMind, Rey Holliday, Chase Moore, Pale Soul and Panama Red.

Highly enjoyable EP, I must say. Don’t sleep on the veteran. This is Town Music.

June 10, 2017 in Music, Rain Drops by

Astro King Phoenix ft. Taylar Elizaa Beth – Wake Up (Prod. by hansmjustin)

WOHM favorite Black hippie Astro King Phoenix is back, applying his metaphysical style to a curiously worldly song featuring Taylar Elizza Beth. The two minute diddy is just enough to wet your whistle. Check it out. 

June 10, 2017 in Music, Rain Drops by

J Plath ft. Stewart Villain – Jump Shot (Prod. By YT808)

I saw Stewart Villain last month at TheTHESIS, he insisted that he was done rapping… Yeah, whatever Stew.

J Plath meanwhile is preparing for his solo debut project, Fuck My Rep, and released a trap single, Jump Shot, about a week ago. Much to my surprise, the single includes a featured verse from none other than The Villain himself. 

Plath’s lane seems clear – hustle friendly trap music – and with a voice reminiscent of (actually retired) Seattle rapper Thaddeus David, he comes across as a natural. Peep the latest and keep an eye out for more from the Portland upstart. 

June 1, 2017 in Live Music, Music by

TheTHESIS: Ms. Lopez’ Birthday Celebration featuring Fountaine, Vytell, Lisa Vazquez, Dre C

In case you forgot, today’s the first of the month. It’s also Thursday which means, it’s first Thursday… so tonight is TheTHESIS! Don’t worry, such details never fail us and we’ve got an exemplary show in store for you tonight at Kelly’s Olympian. 

The big story, of course, is the return of Fountaine to our THESIS stage. As the first rapper (and producer) to rock our stage 2.5 years so, Fountaine literally set the bar for the event. As the headliner for our first all-ages show, he raised it even higher. As the star of X-Ray, he’s helped to redefined the ever-broadening image of Portland rap, and for all of this, we’re proud to have him back.

May 26, 2017 in Music, New, Rain Drops by

Rare Treat – Mornin’ Dew (Exile Remix) ft. Choosey

On Wednesday 2dopeboyz premiered the third installment of the Rare Treat remixes. Following Eastghost and Chester Watson, legendary producer Exile and label mate Choosey put their spin on the most popular track off of the Rare Treat EP, “Mornin Dew.” Rare Treat is comprised of Myke Bogan, The Last Artful, Dodgr & Neill Von Tally. In 2016 the trio released their Rare Treat EP to local and national appreciation including looks from 2dopeboyz, DjBooth & earmilk.

Myke, Dodgr, and Neill are on the forefront of the budding Portland hip hop scene and are primed for a big summer. Next up for Myke is playing Volume Music Festival in Spokane at the start of June and later in the month Dodgr & Neill will be playing at What The Festival.

The Last Artful, Dodgr & Neill Von Tally’s album “Bone Music” is also now available for pre-sale via Fat Beats. The vinyl will be released June 2nd. Be on the lookout for Myke’s album “Pool Party” dropping later in the summer.

– Taylor Dutton of Eyrst

By the way, it’s Dodgr’s birthday today so on behalf of the staff at WOHM we hope you have a great day! Go wish the queen a Happy Birthday!

#OutHere

 

May 15, 2017 in Music, Rain Drops by

Weeb – House of Cheeks Party Recap

Portland rapper Weeb has been on the move lately, and his new video for House of Cheeks serves as evidence. Turning footage from a packed February house party into an engaging video for a catchy song, Weeb effectively kills two birds with one stone, promoting both the track and the next party. Smart.

Weeb‘s lyrical skill is becoming a well-known secret around town, and he shocked us earlier this month with a surprise appearance at TheTHESIS, whipping the crowd into a quick frenzy. Kick back and check out the flow for yourself, and let us know what you think! #OutHere