August 13, 2018 in Rain Drops by

Fatal Lucciauno – Blame Fatal

Seattle legend Fatal Lucciauno dropped a dark gem last week; nothing to step to, this one’s for the bad guys.  Fatal stepped in last minute and killed it in May at The THESIS in Seattle performing this very song, so I had to take the time and post the full track. And I have it on

August 13, 2018 in Rain Drops by

Mic Capes – FRNZY (prod. by Drae Slapz)

Mic Capes knows the value of a solid album, but that doesn’t mean he won’t let the loosies fly. With Drae Slapz on the cybal- heavy beat, FRNZY features an inspired Mic on offense with no clear target – and no hook – for almost 3 minutes. Album fodder or not, the high energy single

August 2, 2018 in TheTHESIS by

The THESIS XLIV – Brookfield Duece, Raquel Divar, Swiggle Mandela, Andre Waymond

No lie, the Roman Numerals are getting tricky as we approach our 50th consecutive month of TheTHESIS, but what a problem to have right? As the summer winds down and the temps cool, we’ve got a veteran lineup of emcees ready to heat up the stage tonight at Kelly’s Olympian with new music and heavy

May 29, 2018 in Music by

Bouquet of Bones – Sonic Truth/Flex Pistols

I can admit that I’ve been sleeping on Bouquet of Bones. The combo of Bloodmoney Perez and B!LLYWH?T delivers with funky production and true school flows, making tracks I didn’t know I needed. Just one of the various recent short releases from the pair, this is a great place to get your feet wet. Check

May 29, 2018 in Music, Video by

Mike Bars – Oh! (Buried Alive)

I’m a sucker for a good video, and Mike Bars has done it again, pairing a high-quality song with remarkable visuals for his new single, Oh! (off of his latest album, Desperate Measures.) Rap, sing, direct, write… there’s little Bars can’t do, and he does it all very well. His claim to have completed this

May 28, 2018 in Live Music by

Cozz “Effected” Tour Hits The Roseland June 30th

Dreamville rapper Cozz is on a national tour promoting his sophomore album, Effected, and on Wednesday (May 30th) he lands in Portland to play at the Roseland. Firmly based in West Coast rap, the South Central native (born Cody Osagie) dropped his debut single, Dreams, in early 2014, garnering the attention of J. Cole, who

April 5, 2018 in TheTHESIS by

The THESIS XXXXI: DPD & NGM

Tonight the best local rap concert series in the NW returns for First Thursday at Kelly’s Olympian with two dynamic crews who are sure to turn the energy all the way up. Portland’s own The THESIS brings the Dead Phone Dummiez back – a year after their last headlining appearance – and introduces a re-tooled and ever-rebellious

February 28, 2018 in Music, Video by

Mic Capes ft. Aaron O’Bryan Smith & Lauren Steele – Black Pearls [VIDEO]

Mic Capes really did the thing with his video for Black Pearls, holding off for nearly a year to drop the melanin-inspired video during Black History Month. Complete with a powerful opening poem from Jefferson High graduate Lauren Steele (who is not the model at the beginning of the video) and cameos from dozens of

February 27, 2018 in Music, Video by

Stevo The Weirdo – Whateva [Official Music Video]

One of my favorite Portland rappers, Stevo The Weirdo, dropped a chill single with a dope video earlier this month in Whateva. A couple amigos (what’s up, Garry!) some free PBR and Black Mannequin gear are all Stevo needs for a fun afternoon on the town. While doing the most is commonplace in rap vids

February 14, 2018 in Album Reviews, WOHM Premiere by

Al-One Releases “Back 2 The Northwest” On Stand Alone Records

Just six months after dropping his 2017 album, Sharptongue, Sandpeople alum Al-One is back with another full-length album with Back 2 The Northwest. While the crafty NW vet’s discography dates back to the late 90s, B2TNW is the flagship project for his new record label, Stand Alone Records, and what an entrance it is. The unique