November 30, 2015 in Music, New, Rain Drops by

R.C. – Growing Up


I first heard this submission about a week ago but decided to give it another spin, besides it’s not too often we hear of hip-hop hailing from McMinnville anyways. The 21 year old rapper R.C. short for Ryan Cornelison lays down a few surprisingly smooth verses dedicated to Growing Up and discovering his passion for music. If you can disregard the cover art for the track, the young emcee might actually be onto something here. Is there room to improve? Definitely (there always is) but at age 21, time is in his favor.

Check out his latest single Growing Up below and let us know what you think!


November 30, 2015 in Editorials, Interviews by

King Leez Discusses Tacoma, Music, His Future, and Alignment With Black Umbrella


King Leez first came to my attention when he released the Jarv Dee assisted song “Black Rose.” I knew of the name before that, but that was the first time I was introduced to his music. After hearing that song I decided he was one to watch.

We got a chance to talk about various topics and I was especially juiced to hear details about the album, Supreme Being which is expected soon. I’d like to send a big thank you to King Leez for this conversation. The future for him and his Black Umbrella cohorts looks very bright.

November 30, 2015 in Music, Rain Drops by

Serge Severe – Spit The Plasma (Prod. by Zapata)

Serge Severe

Serge Severe leans on long-time collaborator Zapata for his second installment of #SevereSaturdays, Spit The Plasma. Every song Serge has ever rapped seems to be a reminder that he’s a ice-cold wordsmith, and his latest presentation does not deviate from the course, though it does feature some fantastic syllable sliding that sounds new in Serge’s typically monotonous flow.

Give it a spin and let us know what you think! #OutHere


November 30, 2015 in Features, Live Music, Newsflash by

Strapped Up PDX Presents: STOP AIDS


Rap and sex go together like beans and rice so there’s no reason the hip-hop community shouldn’t be out here supporting youth sex education.

Today, on World AIDS Day, STRAPPED UP PDX teams up with We Out Here Magazine, the Cascade AIDS Project, Sneaker Cart, Avant Grilled, A6 and the Multnomah County Health Department to bring sex-ed awareness to Portland youth through an evening of hip-hop performances and a dance battle. The goal is to engage the youth through positive lifestyle choices and the culture of music and dance.

The all-ages event will be held at Service Studio (NE 23rd and Glisan St) with doors opening at 6pm and tunes from DJ Computer Pham. The one-on-one all styles dance completion starts at 6:30, and will be hosted by popular Portland dancer Malik Delgado and judged by a distinguished panel. In addition to the dance-off, there will also be live performances by Rasheed Jamal, LFGM and Swiggle Mandela.


November 25, 2015 in Music, Rain Drops, Video by

Myke Bogan – Aye Aye [Music Video]

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Myke Bogan has been on tour with Illmaculate for the last month, exploring the vast deserts of the wasteland known as California. While on tour, the dynamic emcee shot a video for his single from Casino Carpet, Aye Aye.

Per usual, Tim Slew and the Soundlapse squad did an excellent job with the visuals while Myke’s music literally speaks for itself.

November 25, 2015 in Music, Rain Drops by

Heff & Tugg – Slide


Hard to ignore Heff & Tugg, and quite frankly, why would I? The young fellas from SQD are consistently putting out solid music and doing mad respectable numbers. Plus I hear they have a project coming and my interest is peeked.

Young and reckless, the duo turn up on Slide, promoting the type of debauchery Portland parents fear and detest. Check it out… here.

November 25, 2015 in Music, Rain Drops by

WeeB – Rainy Days


PDX emcee WeeB brings his speedy, unique flow to a common Portland rap subject in Rainy Days. Hadn’t heard from the youngin’ for a while, good to see he’s putting in work. Peep the new new.

November 25, 2015 in Music, Rain Drops, Video by

Mighty – Mrs. Goodbar feat. Horizun & AOB


I didn’t plan this, but it looks like WOHM newcomer Horizun is making a double play today, singing the hook on Mighty’s new video single, Mrs. Goodbar. With production, writing and background credits going to the ever-talented Aaron Obryan Smith, the song focuses on the dangers of domestic violence… A subject that can never have too much attention.

Shouts to Mighty for being a) a remarkably talented rapper, and b) a steward for positive messages in local hip-hop. Cameos from Javonnie Shearn and Zito.

November 25, 2015 in Music, Rain Drops by

Serge Severe – Emptied Cup (Prod. by Theory Hazit)

Serge Is Cool

Portland mainstay Serge Severe linked with longtime pal Theory Hazit for an authentic boom bap masterpiece in Emptied Cup. Serge gets crazy deep with the lyrics… Once you start listening, the story will draw you in.

One of the few rappers who can continue to entertain for years on end with virtually no switchups in his style, Serge’s flow is truly timeless, making him an underground legend. respect to the architects. #OutHere

November 25, 2015 in Music, Rain Drops, Video by

Horizun – Sunset Drive [Official Music Video]


Portland has a really dense music scene. There are literally musicians everywhere.

Horizun is a name that rings a bell but I can’t place it. The PDX crooner’s new video – shot by Perry Jay – is hella clean and the song is dope. Very smooth R&B vibes with big drums by UK producer WIZE.

If you like what you hear, there’s more on his Soundcloud. Happy Humpday. #OutHere