July 27, 2014 in Sponsored Article by

NW Legend Sunday Only Sale


For today only, use “WOHM” as a promo code at NW Legend and save 10% on all gear! The limited “Oregon Homeboy” tee is currently available for pre-order, and as always, a portion of all proceeds go the Oregon Food Bank.

Get you some!


July 25, 2014 in Music, Video by

Asher Roth – Parties At The Disco Feat. ZZ Ward [Video]


Perhaps not the most Northwest thing on this beautiful Friday where everyone including myself should head out side ASAP but Shouts to ZZ for having her Roth feature get some visual treatment, makes me wanna bump this at a roller rink on a summer night.

July 25, 2014 in Music, News, Rain Drops by

TNO Records Album Release Party + New Videos


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!

July 25, 2014 in Music, Rain Drops by

Aminé – Not At All (Prod. by Kaytranada)


Aminé is working on a new EP, but first… Peep the freestyle he dropped over an ill Kaytranada beat. Check it out!

July 25, 2014 in Music, News, Rain Drops by

Luck One – Ex Games (Prod. by TMak)


Luck One’s #WeeklyWonders series with 2DopeBoyz comes to a close after 10 weeks. I don’t know about you, but I’m definitely going to miss it. After nearly 40,000 plays, Luck will be releasing the summer drops – along with 3 original tracks – on August 12th.

Salute. #APM

July 25, 2014 in Rain Drops, Video by

Q Dot – A Day In The Lab


Tacoma rapper/producer Q Dot is having fun with this music thing. Watching he and his friends loosely plot on a music video shoot had me cracking up. Fun way to do promo.

July 25, 2014 in Music, Rain Drops, Video by

Nefe Stone X PropaneLV – Mary (Produced by Nefe Stone and Tony Ozier)


The power collabs continue as Nefe Stone teams with fellow Portland standout PropaneLV for an ode to their favorite girl, Mary.

Appearances from Sarah Nichole don’t hurt a bit. Nope. Not at all. Also think I saw Genesy Rogers one time… #OutHere

July 25, 2014 in Interviews by

7 Questions w/ ThatKidCry



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.

July 24, 2014 in Music, Rain Drops by

The Rareness – Dreams // Repeated Motions


The Rareness is comprised of HG and Aviel, two Portland rapper/producers who’ve been working together since high school. Now all grown up and polished, the duo came together for an interestingly dense and moody 2-track project.

Def worth a spin or two. Do it.

July 24, 2014 in Music, Rain Drops by

Donté Thomas – Raining Roses


PDX upstart Donté Thomas smooths it out with his latest release, RainingRoses. Dude has come a long way since C.O.L.O.R.S. without stepping outside of his jazzy sub-genre. Excited to see what he brings next.