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April 18, 2014 in Music, Rain Drops by

Drake – Draft Day (Alexander Devine reDesign)

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Off top, I said I didn’t really want to hear any of these rappers’ Draft Day remixes. I’m not mad at a producer swapping out the beat though, and architect Alexander Devine did just that. Cool flip.

#FlatlineStudios

April 18, 2014 in Music, News, Rain Drops by

Second Family – Everyday + Announce Grit City Tracklist

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Tacoma’s Second Family released a trunk-rattling first single, Everyday, off of the upcoming 21-track album, Grit City. They also released the tracklist and some art work which leads me to assume that Rider - with a feature from popular Def Jam recording artist August Alsina – will be the next single. But let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves…

April 18, 2014 in Album Reviews, Music, WOHM Exclusive by

Astro King Phoenix + Ike Watson – The New Wave EP (WOHM Premiere)

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The progression is real. Astro King Phoenix teams with Ike Watson for his second “micro-EP” in the eight-part 8th Realm series, The New Wave, and the result is flat out impressive. An unexpected switch up from the prior installment, Road To Dreamsthis second installment feels a bit more cohesive while replacing a layer of his trademark artistic grit with intentional aesthetic.

WOHM is once again proud to premier Astro’s latest and greatest. Enjoy!

April 18, 2014 in Interviews, News, Video by

Sam Lachow Exceeds Kickstarter Goal With Time To Spare

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Sam Lachow has been buzzing recently, and his recent Kickstarter success illustrates just how supportive his fan-base is. It was just a couple of days ago that I favorited a tweet from my man Sin about the Kickstarter campaign. Grammar-fail aside, I checked it out today only to find that over 300 people have already contributed, helping him exceed his goal to raise $10K to fund the development of his 2nd full length album.

April 17, 2014 in Music, Rain Drops by

Scrips – If You Ain’t Know

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Lowkey late pass, but NE Portland rapper Scrips dropped a lil’ gem recently. Always good to hear from the young veteran. #OutHere

April 16, 2014 in 5 Ways, Editorials, Op-Eds by

5 Ways: To Live A Rap Life Without Rapping

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There are way too many rappers. I’ve always known this, but now that a huge part of my daily grind is finding new rap, I have an entirely different appreciation for that fact. That said, the NW can always use more rap… We just might not need everybody to do the rapping; however, that does mean you can’t live a #RapLife.

The way I see it, the Rap Life is more appealing than the actual chore of rapping itself. Having your celebrity in demand, possessing the ability to command crowds, listening to your own music in the car, being irresistible to women for no clear reason… These are things people dream of, and with just the most basic ability to speak on beat you too can join the lottery.

But there are other – and often better – ways to live a Rap Life than making music.

April 16, 2014 in Music, Rain Drops, Video by

Yung Jordan – Welcome To Rip City [VIDEO]

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Yung Jordan’s Trailblazer anthem, Welcome To Rip City – originally released on WOHM in January – grew new legs as the folks over at 503tv assisted with a nostalgic video, chock full of Blazer highlights old and new. Just in time for the playoffs!

There’s also a FLASH MOB scheduled for this coming Saturday at the Lloyd Center. Never been part of a flash mob? Go ahead and knock that off your bucket list. Details HERE.

April 15, 2014 in Music, Rain Drops, Video by

Ant Bradford – Hey Yo! [VIDEO]

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We debuted Ant Bradford a couple weeks ago… Little did we know he had a video on the way. Clean yet filthy visuals from Martin Van London add to the already impressive track, setting the bar for the new artist from Portland.

April 15, 2014 in Editorials, Music, News, Sponsored Article by

Soul’d Out Music Fest Bringing ?uestlove To PDX’s Alhambra Theater

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Now in its 5th year, Soul’d Out Music Festival once again boasts some great hip-hop guests throughout their 10 day festival, with Alhambra being the primary location for performances in the genre. The Cunninlyguists took the stage there Thursday, and Illmac’s release party – which featured performances from NW artists such as Only One, Cassow, Nacho Picasso and Load B – packed the NE Hawthorne venue on Saturday and as far as I’ve heard, there weren’t any issues with police. As currently scheduled, Slick Rick will touch the stage this coming Saturday, but the most exciting show to me takes place tomorrow night.

April 15, 2014 in Music, Rain Drops by

DanielSevenTwo – Mickeys (Prod. by Colson)

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This new track from Oregon rapper DanielSevenTwo is fun, largely due to a fresh and dynamic beat from 19 year old producer Colson. Check it out!