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March 30, 2015 in Music, Rain Drops by

POPPACAP – Blossom (Prod. by BRXTN CHASE)

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A talented young Portland rapper that kind of fell off of the map a few years ago, the rapper formerly known as Captain re-emerges as POPPACAP. His new song discusses his journey to enlightenment, using the Blossom as a metaphor for growth “from dirt to beauty through wisdom and Understanding”. PDX standout BRXTN CHASE does his thing providing a cinematic and dynamic soundscape for the song.

Pretty dope if you ask me. Also, I dig the artwork. #OutHere

March 30, 2015 in Music, Rain Drops by

Dior Worthy – Dior Boomin

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Billing himself as “the 2015 Master P out of Vancouver, WA”, Dior Worthy impresses with a clean flow over Metro Boomin’s No Sleep 4 The Youth instrumental. No doubt, the young rapper has been putting in work, earning his way out of a PDX suburb not known for rap music. Give this a spin.

March 30, 2015 in Music, Rain Drops by

Astro King Phoenix – Yarn (Prod. by ARwwae)

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Seattle’s Astro King Phoenix keeps pumping out work. Word has it he’s got yet another project on the way, but in the meantime, here’s a loosie for the people. Spacey lyrics over a piano-heavy boom bap loop… that’s Astro.

March 25, 2015 in Music, Rain Drops, Video by

Illmaculate & OnlyOne – Gattaca featuring J-Rome [OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO]

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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.

March 25, 2015 in Music, Rain Drops by

Ike Watson – Guess Who?

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Ike Watson is a rather dope producer from Seattle who has been getting his feet, ankles and knees wet with the raps. His upcoming project, Blvck Diamonds is shaping up to be pretty cool. Check out his latest single and give him some feedback. #OutHere

March 25, 2015 in Music, News, Rain Drops, Video by

InfinitRakz’ Senseless Video Premieres On WSHH

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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.

Regardless, we need this message right here in the NW too. Do peep. Shout out to InfinitRakz, LC Jetson, Alexis Whitney and DJ Sneakers for a job well done.

 

March 24, 2015 in Video by

Brookfield Duece Goes To Portland – Part 3 [Video]

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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.

#OutHere

March 20, 2015 in Music, Rain Drops, Video by

Load B feat. Dust – Grey Poupon [VIDEO]

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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.

March 20, 2015 in Music, Rain Drops, Women by

Jai Kelli – Ride With Me feat. Karma Rivera

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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

March 20, 2015 in Music, Rain Drops by

Rasheed Jamal – SANKOFA [Album]

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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.

Whether you’re in the car, the gym, or bumping it in your headphones, this project goes. Standout tracks include “Speeding in Slow Motion,” “Japanese Mammoth,” and the epic “E. Grand.”