December 20, 2014 in Uncategorized by

iLL Chris – Bolo Tape / Birthday+Record Release Party


Aye Chris Bolo Flyer

The homie iLL Chris does a lot for NW hip-hop; if you don’t know you better ask somebody. The APM general dropped his long awaited Bolo Tape just in time for Hanukkah, complete with features from Mic Phenom, Cally Reed, Illmaculate, Spac3man, Gifted Gab, Grynch, Leezy Soprano, Yo X, Fearce Vill, Smoke DZA and even Nacho Picasso… who will also be hosting the release party that doubles as a birthday party for Chris himself.

So tune in, turn up, and show up. Happy Saturday! I’ll be bumping this while I get ready for brunch.


December 19, 2014 in Music, Rain Drops by

Dre C – Deep Down (Prod. By LoNer)


Introspective rap rules the world… My world at least. Dre C provides a large dose with his latest single, in which he also shows a ton of emotion; something I often felt his music lacked. Give this a spin or few.


December 19, 2014 in Music, Rain Drops by

Marsden – Kids To Kings (Prod. by LFTY)


Said it before and I’ll say it again, Oregon rapper and standout hooksmith Marsden is one to watch! Another chill banger from the youngin’ with the sing-song style over a cool beat by LFTY. Check it #outhere!

December 17, 2014 in News, Politics by

The 5th Annual Efryting Drive + Friendly Fire Battle

Eftryting Drive Dump

That Jessie Sponberg guy never quits. NEVER.

As if endlessly organizing masses to march, rally and shut down bridges wasn’t enough, Sponberg still managed to put together his 5th annual Efryting Drivean annual event he uses to attain an insane amount of items – primarily warm clothes and blankets – for the city’s large and highly vulnerable homeless population.

Last year, the City threatened to fine Sponberg when they learned of his plan to drop a dump truck sized load of resources on a downtown street. We Out Here Magazine offered to pay the fines, but the City backed down. The Oregonian captured the dump on video. (See cover photo.) With the police once again out to snatch belongings from the homeless, no time like the present to donate some stuff you don’t need to someone who really does. As Sponberg put it, “It is literally a race against the police to keep people from dying.”

But why not have some fun in the process?

December 17, 2014 in Music, Rain Drops by

Cam The Mac – Only A Man

Cam The Mac

If Obama was really on it we’d quit the robbin’. Instead he’s absent so we stick to mobbin’.”

Having bars is something new to Cam The Mac, but I think this latest release might be his most poignant. Gangsta rap that could pass for conscious rap I am certainly here for, and Cam is all over it. Do listen.

S/o Miss Casey Carter on the heads up!

December 16, 2014 in Live Music by

#DONTSHOOTPDX Aims For Constructive Assembly

Dracey With Bullhorn

Young rapper (turned activist?) Glenn Waco has been making waves since he started going hard with the #DONTSHOOTPDX block. Talking to him today, he noted that the city continues to turn a blind eye to police abuses at home because of a lack of “documented complaints”, especially from those in the minority community.

I am personally still waiting for my call from the Independent Police Review guy, Constantine. Not holding my breath though.

For folks looking to get involved, there is a rather major action on Wednesday at The Portland Building. The goal is to share examples of police misbehavior so that they can be documented and reviewed for direction in policy change. GET MORE INFO HERE.

SIDENOTE: Don’t Shoot Portland also has a Twitter account. Follow for updates.


December 16, 2014 in Music, Rain Drops by

Thaddeus David – Annex (Prod. by SSA)


Between partying and Snapchatting, Thaddeus somehow manages to continuously put out solid cuts. A cold beat from SSA (DJ Semaj, 1st Born & Blak Mic) assists on the dark but fun new single for his upcoming EP, Parallels, which drops December 22nd.

Yup. New Thad Dave for the whip. The artwork is kinda cool too. We Out Here.

December 16, 2014 in Music, Rain Drops by

Ike Watson – How You Feel ft. Astro King Phoenix


Young Ike Watson shows his sensitive side on a self-produced track that touts a cold verse from the homie Astro King Phoenix. If you like this, there’s more to be found on his recently released album, ME. 

And now you know. #OutHereSEA

December 16, 2014 in Music, New, Rain Drops by

DanielSevenTwo – Live It Up (Prod. by WhosColson)

Daniel Seven Two Live It Up Cover

Its refreshing to know that when I meet rappers from Portland these days, I don’t have to automatically assume the music they usually leave me with will be subpar, and tend to give it a listen before I decide to introduce it to my recycle bin (Kobe!).  When the young homie DanielSevenTwo shot me this record, I was impressed from the jump, and hope that there is more where this came from.  Anyway, I f*ck with it.  Check him out. #OutHere

December 16, 2014 in Music, New by

Tope – BrokeBoySyndrome [ALBUM]


With a regional tour w/ Gift of Gab under his belt, an Erykah Badu shout out, and a couple of 2DopeBoyz premieres, Portland’s Tope has had one hell of a year.  What better way to end it than with releasing his long-awaited album? Check out Broke Boy Syndrome below. #OutHere