February 27, 2015 in Giveaway, Live Music, News by

J.Cole, Bas and Cozz in Eugene: Forest Hills Drive Tour Ticket Giveaway


A lot of people see J. Cole as the future of hip-hop and it became clear that Interscope put faith in him as well when they inked his Dreamville Records to an distribution deal in 2014. He went on to sign 2 artists, Bas and Cozz, from Queens and South Central, respectively and are now embarking on a 3-part international tour with some of the industries brightest stars. 

What really awesome is that Act 1 of The Forest Hills Drive Tour – nicknamed Hometown – kicks off in Eugene, Oregon before it takes off to 19 other midsized cities around the country. Act 2 (The Journey) takes the team across Europe before they come home for Act 3 (Hollywood) where they will tackle the larger metropolises, including Seattle. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. The kickoff show in Eugene goes down March, 2nd. That’s next Monday.


February 27, 2015 in Music, New, Rain Drops by

Tope – BBS ft. Lindsey Reightley & Beau Bryan (Prod. by Trox)

tope bbs

“…this is the story of a come up/I’ll show you how to bubble…”

Tope decides to drop the title track from his latest release, bringing the theme of his album to home plate.  Raise your glasses & help celebrate forward progress with the homie.   Troxel on the beat, heaux.



February 26, 2015 in Music, Rain Drops, Video by

Raz Simone – Same Problems feat. Gifted Gab and Fatal Lucciauno


Raz Simone has been on a tear. The video release of Same Problems picks up where Macklemore and Chief Keef left off, and goes deeper. I’ve heard folks saying that this might be Raz’ best verse ever… I dunno, I thought he and Gab were real close on this one, but I don’t think there’s any question that Fatal (who now has Black Umbrella in his Twitter bio?) murked the track. 

Agree? Disagree? Don’t care? Sound off!

February 26, 2015 in Music, Rain Drops by

Cam The Mac – Only Freestyle


Cam The Mac lets one go from his upcoming mixtape, Chef Killa, with a remix of Chris Brown’s Only. More from the Moors, these guys never sleep. #OutHereSEA

February 26, 2015 in Music, Rain Drops, Video by

Thaddeus David – Ouncez [OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO]

Ouncez Press Visual

My guy Thaddeus released a lowkey psychedelic new video for Ouncez off of his Parallels EP. Probably one of my favorite releases of late from the Moor Gang artist, who teamed up with videographer Ray Achoa to make the visuals pop for the Blak Mic produced track. Very necessary to peep this one.

February 26, 2015 in Music, Rain Drops by

Dre C feat. Epp – Independent Royalty


Dre C drops the second single for his upcoming album, 4EVER, teaming with standout rhyme-spitter Epp. The single and the upcoming project are being produced by LoNer, not to mention mixed at Flatline Studios in Portland. Another strong record for what’s shaping up to be a nice release.

Check it out!

February 25, 2015 in News, Sponsored Article by

TrillBlazin’ x Portland Trailblazers Present: In Case You Missed It Sneaker Event

ICYMI Trillblazin

The good folks over at Trillblazin have partnered with the Portland Trail Blazers to launch In Case You Missed It (ICYMI) — Portland’s first full scale sneaker event. ICYMI will include a special sneaker showcase featuring notable sneaker collections from around the region — including Phase 2 and NDP — as well as vendors selling and trading sneakers, apparel brands and vintage sports vendors. Attendees will also be eligible for raffle prizes from Trillblazin, The Portland Trail Blazers, Compound Gallery, Unofish and more.

Thanks to the partnership with the Portland Trail Blazers, each $23 event ticket also features a Blazer game ticket to either the Dallas Mavericks (3/5) or Houston Rockets (3/11) game.
Event tickets are available to purchase on the Rose Quarter website using the code ‘ICYMI’.  A very select amount of vendor tables are still available to purchase through
Learn more about the event on the Trillblazin Facebook page.
February 24, 2015 in Music, Rain Drops by

Mic Capes – Inner City Tantrum (Prod. by LunchTime Legends)


“So understand that this wasn’t in our plans… To be killers, drug dealers and thug n****s.”

I have no problem calling this the most powerful rap song to come out this year. Perhaps St. Johns’ most poignant prophet, Mic Capes captures with incendiary accuracy the feeling up hopelessness that prevails throughout the country’s urban centers. Breaking down innately complex concepts and showcasing his understanding in prose has become the young rapper’s calling card.

Over a hypnotic beat from Lunchtime Legends, Mic shines while telling the dark stories we often skip with Inner City Tantrum.

February 24, 2015 in Music, Rain Drops by

Astro King Phoenix – Twistin (Prod. By TEOS)


“Passing paper planes/ all this air traffic.”

Another clean drop from WOHM favorite Astro King Phoenix. I like when I have to decipher the bars I hear, and Astro comes through with the cerebral limericks once again. Clean beat too. #OutHere

February 24, 2015 in Music, New, Producers by

HANiF & 5th Sequence – 12 Inch Vinyls [EP]

Hanif 12 inch vinyls cover

“…Some people have a knack for making beats/but rather punch a clock & work a shift or take a seat…”

NYC reverse-gentrifier HANiF has a national tour kicking off in March, which would make this the perfect time to release some fresh new material.   His 12 Inch Vinyls EP takes us on a journey back to a younger, probably beardless, no caps lock Hanif rocking a show in the park on Feels So Good, all the way to his current surroundings on Gentrify.   I remember a few years ago when these two started this project, and 5th Sequence is, in my opinion, an underrated producer whose mellow-but-fast-paced beats really shine on this EP (if he has a day job, lets hope he can quit soon.  Dude is nice).  Check out the EP below, which includes a few bonus tracks, and catch HANiF in Portland with Pete Rock & Slum Village on March 31st @ Hawthorne Theater.