Portland playboy Stevo The Weirdo makes excellent use of HD videography with his latest visual release. Shot by Get Live Studios, Lapped Up is the first in a series of three videos from his new project, iNFLUENCED. Can’t be mad at that.
The Incorporated has been hard at work, putting together their first musical project, PDX The Mixtape Vol. 1… Well tonight’s the night as they host the mixtape release party, boasting performances from featured Portland artists Futro, ePP, Mat Randol, Mic Capes, Maze Koroma, Jon Belz, D Worthy, Grape God, Yung Rob and The Soar Losers.
Hawthorne Theater is the place to be. 8pm. $8 online or $10 at the door.
Today, unsigned Vancouver, Washington emcee Karma Rivera released her 13-track mixtape, Rain In The Summer. Featuring Karma’s consistent signature flows over varied production, the project packages several of her recent releases with some tracks you may not have heard.
Worth a listen, for sure. Check it #outhere.
These days, being different is a trend. People go out of their way (see: try too hard) to be “unique.” Others don’t have to try. They’re happy being themselves and that’s as unique as it gets. As Katt Williams would say, they’re in tune with their star player.
Blue is one of those people. Unapologetically honest. Unapologetically herself. Relentlessly artistic. Coming off of her last album, a five act musical entitled “Breakage: A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Babylon, The Musical” (which can be found at www.bluefolktronica.com), Blue decided to take on a new challenge: Become a published author. Her first literary offering, “The Tao of Pimpin’,” answers the question, “What if Laozi and Iceberg Slim got together and wrote a book?” Both hilarious and insightful, “The Tao of Pimpin’” is one of those reads you’ll have a hard time putting down. WOHM caught up with Blue to discuss the new book, music, artistic freedom, and more. Here’s what she had to say.
Underground rap artist Mostafa shines in his latest release, Our Dream, a collab with producer Deep Lemon, who creates a dope soundscape for the clever Washingtonian rapper. This is the first single off of their upcoming album, Calendar Year Vol. II. The album is said to include features from Gift Of Gab, Graves 33, Landon Wordswell, and Araless, and will be available October 10th at Mostafa.Bandcamp.com
While I really like raw music, I think this could have benefited from sharper visuals and a cleaner mix. Still a good listen, especially for lyrical value.