October 27, 2016 in Music, Video by

Macklemore – Drug Dealer

Seattle superstar Macklemore strips down (literally and figuratively) for his new video about drug addiction and the torment that today’s pharmaceutical industry is causing. Teaming up with Seattle singer Ariana Deboo, the song delivers a chilling message from the perspective of someone directly involved. Ben Haggerty, more famously known as Macklemore, has been well documented on

August 24, 2015 in Features, News by

illmaculate wins KOTD Title Match

(Main photo credit to @RapGrid) “You think Patty can play with me hell no/ he was handed his legacy, branded creatively, Canada’s reigning king, battle’s complacency, snatching the chain to bring it back on the plane with me”. – Illmaculate on “New Chain” #Foreshadowing While we were all concerned with the eerie haze Oregon had

June 8, 2015 in Music, WOHM Exclusive by

FourFiveSeconds – (Stewart Villain Remix)

In light of Mr. West’s 38th Birthday today, Soar Loser’s crew member and standout Stewart Villain decided to remix the Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney hit FourFiveSeconds. Speaking with him over the last couple of weeks, we decided to do a short interview to correspond with the remix. Hit play below and then read

April 8, 2015 in Music by

X.O. – Blow It (produced by G_Force)

                  X.O. returns with his third offering of the year, with the smokey melodic ballad Blow It. The Southern California babyface rhyme slinger contemplates his overbearing addiction to “green” over wavy production from Portland native G_Force. X.O. boasts his lofty ambitions as he gears up for the

December 30, 2014 in Interviews, Music, News, Politics by

Macklemore Talks Race, White Privilege and Music

“For me, as a white rapper, I’m like, how do I get involved on a level where I’m not co-opting the movement, but also realizing the platform that I have and the reach that I have and doing it in an authentic, genuine way.” – Macklemore Following their massive success in 2013, Ben Haggerty (famously

November 25, 2014 in Video by

TOPE – Trouble Vision Episode 3 [Video]

Over the last year, TOPE has been putting in a crazy amount of work and is finally starting to get his well deserved due. We’ve been rocking with him every step of the way, including his “Trouble Vision” docu-series which highlights the young Portland rapper’s life. TOPE’s progression is always evident and it shows in

October 15, 2014 in Interviews, Live Music, Music, News by

Hip-Hop Festival at OSU (w/ MC Lyte, Lil Flip and illmaculate)

“Today’s hip-hop is a porous intercultural phenomenon. There are rappers in both small villages and urban centers – just like there are listeners wherever people can gather together or a set of headphones or speakers are found.” – Dana Reason, Ph.D (Oregon State University) The College of Liberal Arts at Oregon State University in conjunction

September 5, 2014 in Music by

Mat Kearney – Coming Home (Oregon) [Music Video]

I’ve personally been a huge fan of Mat Kearney’s music since High School when I heard “Girl America” on his first EP. The Eugene born musician made a big name for himself with his album “Nothing Left to Lose” which has a total of 5 top 20’s on the adult top 40 charts. The title

August 13, 2014 in Music, Video by

ThatKidCry – “Kids/Schools Out” Video

  Salem’s ThatKidCry drops new visuals for “Kids/School’s Out” from his album “The Rise and the Fall” available now. Peep game. Directed by Justin McGrew for allTRUEistic Films.

July 28, 2014 in Interviews by

DJ Klyph – The Future of Welcome to the Neighborhood

“Welcome to the Neighborhood” is a radio show broadcasted on 107.1 FM KZME hosted by DJ Klyph. If you’re a part of the music scene in and around Portland you most likely know who he is. I personally have been to the neighborhood multiple times with Klyph and every single time I leave feeling more