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June 28, 2016 in Music, Rain Drops by

Dame DOLLA & Brookfield Duece – Ready For It

  

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A lot of cameras in my face that’s like all of the sudden /
I knew I’d make it to this point / What’s with all of the fussin’? /
Money call and I’m buzzin’ / I’m with all of my cousins /
That’s every time you see me out and that’s ballin’ or clubbin’

Dame Lillard and Brookfield Duece are back, trading verses over a yet another wild slap from Pennsylvanian super-producer Jahlil Beats.

Ready For It seems to leave off where They Sleep left off, with the cousins barring out about exceeding the expectations that others had set for them, only to be where they’d always planned, and still ready for what’s next. Jahlil’s production impresses immediately, flipping a tricky Middle-Eastern sample into a certified knock. Dame leads the way with a metaphor-riddled verse, setting up Duece who comes through with the show-ready hook and a slick, lingo-laden sixteen. The pair close out with a back and forth, showing chemistry on the alley-oop as the beat deconstructs after Dame closes.

It’s really dope what Dame, Duece and the rest of the clan are doing in the Portland rap scene; understanding that they are in a unique position, the Brookfield (Oakland) natives are dropping quality music, building with locals, and adding excitement to the atmosphere. Enjoy this latest drop, and feel free to leave your thoughts!

June 27, 2016 in Music, New by

Byrdi – Martell Webster

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Last week former NBA player Martell Webster dropped “Byrdi,” the first release from his upcoming mixtape ARTT, (out July 15) which will come in front of his long anticipated Emerald District EP.  The new song is produced by EYRST labelmate Neill Von Tally, with mixing-and-mastering help from Justin Longerbeam. And the track’s definitely got that distinctly-EYRST vibe, made complete with an ethereal sound and mellowed mood.

Check out the new new below:

June 22, 2016 in Features, Live Music, Music, Video by

Trust No One Entertainment Presents: SQD

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As Portland’s all-ages scene bubbles, few are as involved as Trust No One Entertainment. The Eastside promotions company has been amazingly active with 22-year old DeAndre Woods at the helm, and their all-ages shows at Hawthorne Theatre have pumped excitement into an often over-looked section of Portland’s larger rap scene, proving that there are fans hungry for youthful rap in town.

The rise of SQD has been fun to watch, and tomorrow night they’ll headline the latest showcase at the Hawthorne, brought to you in conjunction with We Out Here Magazine. The high-energy collective – led by solo artists A-Ru$$, Heff and Tugg – has been making moves all year, collaborating and releasing music at a staggering rate. The youthful crew seems to have found their target demographic and the kids come out in droves to support.

Need I say anything about STRAY? After tearing it up at TheTHESIS in June, Chris Lee, Chief and G6ix reunite with the LA-living Donte Thomas for what’s sure to be a monster homecoming performance. Hot off the run-away release of Lemonade The Movie, expect to see Lee turn up extra hard as well. But don’t count out Chief and G6ix, polished performers who will keep the energy and the bars coming.

June 17, 2016 in Uncategorized by

Dodgr, Myke Bogan and Neill Von Tally Drop Off A “Rare Treat”

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Two of Portland’s biggest rap imports, The Last Artful, Dodgr and Myke Bogan, have been in the booth working. Their new EP, Rare Treat – which doubles as a group name for the charismatic vocal tandem plus EYRST producer Neill Von Tally – dropped last night and is grabbing major attention in the city.

Von Tally’s imprint is all over this one, combining spacy, futuristic soundscapes with hard hitting drums and analog filters for a unique sound that doesn’t really fit in a box. Dodgr transitions from song to rap at will, relying heavily on her unparalleled vocal qualities to add depth to the Von Tally’s production while Bogan carefully enunciates his unapologetically irreverent bars with striking precision.

June 15, 2016 in Music, Rain Drops by

Jon Belz – Feels

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This MF Jon Belz is an animal!! After releasing his previous record “Drive” off of his forthcoming project “Purple Heart”, Jon reached out to social media stating that once he hit 1k views he’d release some more heat for us to enjoy. 13 days later, here we are!

“STRONG MAN CRY NO TEARS …”

A fantastic summertime anthem that will without a doubt be in my playlist for quite some time; “Feels” is a track that cuts through the fallacies of everyday life. A track that could keep you pushing to achieve whatever goals you may have. A track that displays the pressures of a man on the brink of success!

Longevity cannot be displayed in a day! It’s clear Belz knows what he’s doing!

June 15, 2016 in Music, Video, WOHM Premiere by

Q Dot – Soul Clap [VIDEO]

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It’d been a while I’d heard from Q Dot. The hyper-talented indie artist from Federal Way recently reached out to let me know he was dropping some new heat, and boy was he not lying.

It’s hard to find quality feel good hip-hop these days but Q Dot seems to do it effortlessly. Soul Clap boasts not only deft lyricism, but also fantastic instrumentation. The Grammy-nominated, Twitter-verified Ph.D student shows off his skills on the piano in the simple, honest and effective visual, rocking on time to a fresh beat that’ll leave you clapping along. Picking up right where The Darkness left off, Soul Clap reminds us that music can be both dope and positive. It feel good, don’t it?

WOHM is proud to premiere the video for this excellent project, and we hope you like it as much as we do.

June 14, 2016 in Music, Rain Drops, Video by

HalfManHalf x Lukis Beats – Belts [VIDEO]

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Portland export HalfManHalf linked with PDX producer Lukis Beats for a heavy new song in Belts.

Dedicated to Morgan Mitchell (RIP), the video – shot and directed by Kit Crenshaw – is intriguing and intense, perhaps even disturbing, and I think that’s the point. Pain is something often expressed in art, and Half does a great job conveying his coded frustrations, wrapping it all in a series of metaphors over a a jazzy beat from Lukis. No dummy music here, when you press play prepare to listen closely. #OutHere

June 13, 2016 in Interviews by

The St. Johns Scholar – Exit Interview w/ Vinnie Dewayne

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Last week, popular Portland rapper Vinnie Dewayne announced that he was going back to Chicago, the city where he got his college degree.

The St. Johns native has been back in town less than 2 years, but in that time he’s created a massive buzz, dropped a town classic, and stirred up more than his share of controversy. I got a chance to sit down with the outspoken rhyme spitter before he left, and my handy Galaxy S5 phone cam captured his responses. Always fun to sit down with the sparkly-eyed kid, and this time was no different.

Best of luck in Chicago, Vinnie. Keep doing your thing.

June 13, 2016 in Music, Rain Drops by

Cassow – Bad Bitch Only

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Cassow is not playing games out here, aggressively holding onto his spot as one of Portland’s best and busiest rappers.

His latest, produced by Polo Parker, finds the usually somber rapper on a slightly upbeat note. All he wants is the bad ones, and he’s not afraid to admit it. Few NW rappers have managed to maintain the vibe and cult-like following that Cassow has. Check out his latest for yourself!

June 13, 2016 in Editorials, Women by

Most Out Here

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I decided to do a photography post of all the stuff I’ve shot in the last month, showcasing events, photo shoots and special Ms. Lopez Media projects I’ve been working on. Keep up with my grind and all the dope moments I get to capture and be a part of! #mostouthere #MsLopezMedia

The beginning of May I got the pleasure of taking Ashleigh’s graduation pictures, this lady is so inspiring me, she grinds super hard and is a beautiful plus size model. To be honest I was a bit nervous to shoot her. She is super professional and always post beautiful pictures so I wanted to make sure I did her pictures justice.  As soon as I met her and her Momma, I felt right at home. She worked the camera and was so easy to shoot! It’s always important for me to shoot positive images of Black women because we never see enough of that in the media, when we know Black women are the most educated out there to date! Congratulations Ashleigh, can’t wait to work with you again and can’t wait to see where you go!