There’s no denying the talent of Only and Ill. But I gotta say I was surprised to see them linking with Portland area R&B crooner J Rome. Even more so to see a nicely shaped lady starring in the video. Don’t think they’ve sold out though, Gattaca hits as hard as any track you’d expect from the PDX duo.
I don’t usually mess with World Star Hip-Hop, but they’ve (temporarily) gained my respect for the moment by premiering the video for what I feel is a great song by a few NW artists. Ironically, Senseless seems to oppose everything that people go to WSHH to see, so hopefully the message is going to those who need it the most.
In the final installment of Brookfield Duece’s Goes To Portland video series, the Oakland emcee joins PDX standouts Amine & Glenn Waco in producer Jahosh’s studio for a recording session (which led to this collaboration), and end the video with a live performance at Amine’s OTM Party. Check out part one and part two of the series if you haven’t already, and check out Duece’s free January mixtape along w/ Training Camp on iTunes.
Load B is the wildest group I’ve ever seen out of Portland; I’m convinced these are the guys that ate the Dalmations from Brown Sugar. Add Dust and Stewart Villain in the mix and… yep. Debauchery at it’s finest.
The video in itself tells a lot about the sensibilities (or lack thereof) of the team. Highly suggested that you don’t watch this if easily disturbed. Personally, I like regular mustard but shout out Grey Poupon one time.
Eastern Washington starlet Jai Kelli teams with SW Washington rapstress Karma Rivera to convey that they need men, not boys with swag. This may come as bad news for some of us, but at least they said it nicely.
Nice to see two ladies in different genres doing work in the region. Give this a spin. #OutHere
After whetting people’s appetites with tracks like “Dope Tape (VLR),” “Urban Decay,” and “Condolences,” Rasheed Jamal has finally dropped SANKOFA. According to Rasheed Jamal, the title signifies learning from past mistakes and never forgetting where you come from.
“…better getcha sunscreen when I step up on the scene/cuz I shine like the bald head of Master Rochi offa Dragonball Z…”
Ever since his eye-opening performance/beat set at #TheTHESIS show (presented by WOHM x KPSU every first Thursday, and the next show is on a boat if you ain’t heard), I’ve been looking forward to NE Portland (!!!) emcee/producer Fountaine‘s debut album. Well Blak $ushi has arrived, and its the perfect soundtrack for your late-night Toonami marathon. The project represents Fountaine’s anime persona, with many references from anime culture depicting the world as he perceives it. My personal favorite is Master Rochi, but the whole project is solid, and young artist is definitely on the right track.
Fountaine – don’t be surprised if the good people @ Adult Swim come knocking.
Just Saturday, I was asking The Good Sin, “What ever happened to Porter Ray?”
Then like magic – poof! – new video. Searching, a single from last year’s Fundamentals mixtape showcases Porter’s clever yet chill flow in a video directed by Malcom Proctor and WOHM favorite Astro King Pheonix. Very smooth. Shout out to Respect My Region for bringing this to our attention. #OutHere
Cover Photo courtesy of The Stranger