May 15, 2017 in Music, Rain Drops by

Weeb – House of Cheeks Party Recap

Portland rapper Weeb has been on the move lately, and his new video for House of Cheeks serves as evidence. Turning footage from a packed February house party into an engaging video for a catchy song, Weeb effectively kills two birds with one stone, promoting both the track and the next party. Smart. Weeb‘s lyrical skill is becoming a

May 3, 2017 in Live Music, Music, Producers by

The Thesis: Stewart Villain, Bravo Domo, Epp

Putting up three rappers and a special guest is fun and all but I want to be honest, I get tired of the template sometimes, and I know you do too. So here in May, for the monthly first Thursday hip-hop extravaganza we call TheTHESIS, we’ll be switching it up and doing something a little

April 10, 2017 in Music, WOHM Premiere by

Lang X Mic Capes – DOA II (Mixed By Drae Slapz)

A couple of weeks ago at Mic Check, Mic Capes (no relation) crashed the Rare Vibe set debuting a new slap with Lang that quickly won over the crowd. Already somewhat of an officially unofficial member of Portland’s rarest crew, Mic deepens his ties to the upstart rap crew with this bar-riddled vibe.  With a

March 23, 2017 in WOHM Premiere by

Mic Capes – Chains [VIDEO]

When you have confidence in your product, you can keep drawing from it. That’s a rarely followed principle in the genre of hip-hop, where artists routinely (and perhaps constantly) look to drop new music before their existing work has been fully absorbed by their fans. Time and time again though, Mic Capes has proven himself different. Dropping

January 19, 2017 in Live Music, News, Style by

Dame 3 “Rip City” Sneaker Launch

As you may have heard, superstar basketball player/rapper Damian Lillard is dropping his Dame 3 “Rip City” shoe today, and tomorrow he plans to celebrate the launch with you – the fans! Once again, Dame and adidas are tapping Amine to perform at the release – you may recall that Amine rocked Dame’s initial signature shoe

January 17, 2017 in Music, Rain Drops, Video by

Dead Phone Dummies – WE [VIDEO]

I’d been hearing about these Dead Phone Dummiez, but after doing a little research, I’m seeing some major potential. The PDX/Vancouver camp is ripe with talent and creativity, and I’m excited to announce that they’ll be bringing their high-intensity set to February’s edition of TheTHESIS, joining Bocha and Foday for a show full of deep

January 17, 2017 in Music, Rain Drops by

A-RU$$ – Private Party (Prod. by Robodruma)

Cover photo by Michael Magnuson A-RU$$ didn’t skip a beat heading into the new year. PDX’s most swagged out singer is right back at it, dropping new heat barely a month after the release of his EP, you know who you are.  The skillful soprano has really upped his marketing, picking up over 6,000 Soundcloud plays

January 1, 2017 in Music, Rain Drops by

DANIELSEVENTWO – Nowadays

DANIELSEVENTWO, rap, stoned, nowadays, Portland, music

December 22, 2016 in Music, Rain Drops by

TSpoon ft Larry June – Big Money [VIDEO]

TSpoon keeping it lit is nothing new. The PDX vet, known for high energy swag raps and ferocious features heads to The Bay for his latest video release, swooping up the ever-influential Larry June to cut up over a slap by Nonstop. A creative heist video compliments the upbeat knock, showing off Spoon’s high-end street

December 21, 2016 in Music, Rain Drops by

Donte Peace – Disrespectful

Donte Peace may not be the most popular rapper in Seattle, but it’s tough to find many more skilled. His latest release, Disrespectful, is an excellent showing, putting his gritty style and clever wordplay on display. An ill nineties-styled beat by Tcustomz gives the single an old-school trap feel. Word is that Donte is working on a