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September 15, 2014 in Music, Rain Drops, Video by

Tope – Trouble Vision Ep. 3: Broke Boy Syndrome Trailer

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Do we rock with Tope? Of course we do! He asked for folks to RT this link one time, so we thought we’d get in on the action and do him one better.

With Broke Boy Syndrome on the way, Tope drops a cinematic preview of what’s to come. Colin Limbocker aces the visual assignment and drops it over Tope’s new song, Please Believe. Check him out. #APM

September 15, 2014 in Music, Rain Drops, Video by

Big Mo – Ay Shay [Official Video]

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When BigMo ran his latest video, Ay Shay, by me, he mentioned that it was controversial. To be honest, I didn’t even notice. This is hip-hop… But I guess some people found brown people with guns and boom boxes disturbing.

Whatever… What’s up with shorty in the harem garb tho? Ay shay!!!

Seriously though, one of Mo’s better songs and you gotta love the beat. Do peep.

BigMo – Ay Shay (Official Video) (Warning: this is satire) from GREEN LUCK MEDiA GROUP on Vimeo.

September 15, 2014 in Music, Rain Drops by

Mat Randol – Wisdom Feat. $lick Deviou$ & Maze Koroma (Produced By Steve Hash)

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We here at WOHM pride ourselves on our ability to stay on the wave. Young Mat Randol and his even younger hitters $lick Devious and Maze Koroma get down on a jazzy beat by Steve Hash. #RenaissanceCoalition

September 15, 2014 in Music, Rain Drops by

The Incorporated – PDX The Mixtape Vol. 1

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The Incorporated dropped PDX The Mixtape Vol. 1, and it’s a behemoth! 22 tracks of PDX hip-hop… You’d be doing yourself a disservice not to check this out!

#OutHere

September 15, 2014 in Uncategorized by

Amsterdam – The New Alone

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“The Dana Barros of this rap shit. Bobby Sura at the worst, he undrafted.”

The homie Amsterdam – one half of Top Shelf – quietly dropped a full-length album last week. Bend’s biggest rap star toys with slick lyrics, weaving tales of love lost and his fitted fetish in his latest offering. Mary F. Kill, which features Propane LV and Middle, goes hard, as does No, Yeah, which features Red Pill, and Earl Grey. Check it out for yourself.

September 12, 2014 in Music, Rain Drops, Video by

Jon Belz x Trox – Summertime feat. Tope & Felicia Taylor

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If you were at the Summertime Kickback, you probably noticed Sam Lingle, Jon Belz, Tope, and Felicia Taylor shooting a video for the single “Summertime.” After all the anticipation, it’s finally out. Featuring cameos from a who’s who of players in Portland’s hip-hop community (including a lot of camera love for WOHM), the video captures what was a great day for the scene and the Portland community in general.

Big ups to Hip Hop Junkies! Check it out.

September 11, 2014 in Album Reviews, Music, Video by

Aminé – En Vogue [Album Review + NYC Release Party Footage]

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Aminé’s debut album, Odyssey To Me, is one of my favorite albums to ever come out of Portland. Having seen the young Portland rapper-turned-vocalist grow up to transcend genre and indulge in a unique Afro-Caribbean urban sound along with his producer Jahosh may influence my personal opinion, but there’s no arguing that the album was successful as they went on to push over 10K downloads in less than 2 months. The tape got so popular, people started bootlegging it overseas.

His new EP, En Vogue, builds on that progress, further infusing elements of varied genres with Jahosh’s ever-progressing, dramatic and drum-heavy instrumentals alongside Aminé’s melodic rants and raps. The moody & cinematic title track and Get Down (which features singer Emily Libera) have been the most popular tracks on the project by far, and rightfully so; I conclude the latter to be an absolute masterpiece. The danceable 7-track affair has other gems as well, namely Plastic Life, Game Needs Me, and Oregon Fair. He also gets a fire feature from Neka (of the duo formerly known as 7hirdwav3) on Mr. Nobody.

September 11, 2014 in Music, New by

Chris Lee – Be Good

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In my experience, receiving a new single from an “up and coming” Portland artist is very often reason for apprehension.  But, I am here to report that I was pleasantly impressed by this debut track from Chris Lee, created with the assistance of DJ Fatboy.  The hook is catchy and the beat is nice.  The song doesn’t overstay its welcome, but cuts out after a couple of verses, giving the listener enough material to get to know Chris Lee’s style, but not so much that they lose focus.  Press play, give the man a listen and head over to Twitter to let us know what you think.

September 10, 2014 in Music, Rain Drops by

Yung Rob – Relate ft Eddie P

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PDX’s Yung Rob has clearly been working on his craft. I clicked this link and was impressed from the production to the flow to the lyrics. Featuring Eddie P, this track plays like a breath of fresh air. Very dope.

September 10, 2014 in Music, Rain Drops by

T$0$ – So Well [Remix] Ft. Mat Randol (Produced By Ryan Alan)

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Y’all know I rock tough with Mat Randol. The St. Johns rep gets deep on an ill remix of T$O$’s So Well.