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TNO Records is dropping some work. But first, they want to party.
With upcoming projects from Risky Star (The Untold History of Risky Star) and D3 & Th3rd (ImPortland Lif3Styl3), the team has a release party tonight at Alhambra Theater in Portland. They also released 2 music videos – one for D3 and one for Risky – both of which feature the Th3rd. (I know there’s a math joke in there somewhere but I’m struggling, forgive me.) Check them out!
When I tell people that I am from Salem, Oregon (unless they have been to a show or are a music head) I usually get a response that sounds a lot like: *Sarcastically projected* “Oh, there’s rappers in Salem? How’s that? I didn’t know there was any kind of hip-hop there”.
Don’t get me wrong, there is certainly not a plethora of hip-hop talent or lifestyle in the capitol city but there IS talent here. There are a lot of rappers, rapping on rapper beats, releasing them on rapper sites and never leaving their apartment. However, somewhere through the Soundclick beat leases and lack of publication support there are a few artists in Salem making serious noise outside of their city. ThatKidCry is one of them. Let’s get familiar:
Matty: Tell the readers, who is ThatKidCry?
I’m just a guy… who also happens to rap. I don’t want to be anything special because “special” just isn’t how I see myself, ya know? I love easily, I get angry for good reasons, I cry when it hurts, and I function like every other human being on the planet. My real name is Aaron Nash (nice to meet you) and I started spitting on a microphone in March of 2012. I am the people I surround myself with… I am the music I write and perform… but above all? I’m just human.