Off top, I said I didn’t really want to hear any of these rappers’ Draft Day remixes. I’m not mad at a producer swapping out the beat though, and architect Alexander Devine did just that. Cool flip.
Tacoma’s Second Family released a trunk-rattling first single, Everyday, off of the upcoming 21-track album, Grit City. They also released the tracklist and some art work which leads me to assume that Rider - with a feature from popular Def Jam recording artist August Alsina – will be the next single. But let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves…
The progression is real. Astro King Phoenix teams with Ike Watson for his second “micro-EP” in the eight-part 8th Realm series, The New Wave, and the result is flat out impressive. An unexpected switch up from the prior installment, Road To Dreams, this second installment feels a bit more cohesive while replacing a layer of his trademark artistic grit with intentional aesthetic.
WOHM is once again proud to premier Astro’s latest and greatest. Enjoy!
Sam Lachow has been buzzing recently, and his recent Kickstarter success illustrates just how supportive his fan-base is. It was just a couple of days ago that I favorited a tweet from my man Sin about the Kickstarter campaign. Grammar-fail aside, I checked it out today only to find that over 300 people have already contributed, helping him exceed his goal to raise $10K to fund the development of his 2nd full length album.
There are way too many rappers. I’ve always known this, but now that a huge part of my daily grind is finding new rap, I have an entirely different appreciation for that fact. That said, the NW can always use more rap… We just might not need everybody to do the rapping; however, that does mean you can’t live a #RapLife.
The way I see it, the Rap Life is more appealing than the actual chore of rapping itself. Having your celebrity in demand, possessing the ability to command crowds, listening to your own music in the car, being irresistible to women for no clear reason… These are things people dream of, and with just the most basic ability to speak on beat you too can join the lottery.
Yung Jordan’s Trailblazer anthem, Welcome To Rip City – originally released on WOHM in January – grew new legs as the folks over at 503tv assisted with a nostalgic video, chock full of Blazer highlights old and new. Just in time for the playoffs!
There’s also a FLASH MOB scheduled for this coming Saturday at the Lloyd Center. Never been part of a flash mob? Go ahead and knock that off your bucket list. Details HERE.
Now in its 5th year, Soul’d Out Music Festival once again boasts some great hip-hop guests throughout their 10 day festival, with Alhambra being the primary location for performances in the genre. The Cunninlyguists took the stage there Thursday, and Illmac’s release party – which featured performances from NW artists such as Only One, Cassow, Nacho Picasso and Load B – packed the NE Hawthorne venue on Saturday and as far as I’ve heard, there weren’t any issues with police. As currently scheduled, Slick Rick will touch the stage this coming Saturday, but the most exciting show to me takes place tomorrow night.