June 27, 2017 in Interviews, Producers, Video by

P-Lo Discusses Portland Tour Stop & New Album, “More Than Anything”

  Later tonight, Bay Area trendsetter P-Lo takes over the Hawthorne Theatre for what’s sure to be a great show featuring openers Rexx Life Raj, sxlxmxn (FKA Stewart Villain) and Donte Thomas. An originator of the Heart Break Gang (Kehlani, Sage The Gemini, Iamsu!), P-Lo touts fresh lyrics over insane production and is currently pushing his

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

January 6, 2017 in Music, New, Producers by

Mat Randol & Snugsworth – Libero EP

The Webster definition of libero is “the rearmost, most defensive player in a volleyball match or soccer game”. The title name of this six track EP still intrigues me. But after a quick Twitter check by Snugsworth, I have been informed that the EP is based around the Italian word meaning “free”. My WOHM colleague

November 10, 2016 in Music, Producers, Rain Drops by

Tieren Simon – Seasons [EP]

Underground Seattle producer Tieren Simon shot over his 3-track EP and it’s amazing, if not totally hip-hop. I pressed play during a work break, fully expecting to have to turn it off after 30-60 seconds, and instead found myself doubly confirming that I was listening to an unsigned artist. Seasons is a masterfully produced project that utilizes an array

August 12, 2016 in Live Music, Producers by

Crate Diggers II: Second Blood

Crate Diggers is a podcast all about our connections and influences in music. Hosted by The Thesis resident DJ, Verbz and engineered by his brother, hip hop producer, Steez; Crate Diggers has featured some of Portland’s best talent its two years of production. Past guests include WOHM favorites like Tope,Blossom, Maze Koroma, and more. Friday, August 12th, Crate Diggers is throwing their second live podcast and

March 25, 2016 in Music, Producers, Rain Drops by

Dave B – Worth It (Stewart Villain Remix)

When Stewart Villain isn’t making slaps for his Portland compadres there’s a good chance he’s busy making slaps for his amigos in other cities. Either that, watching Adventure Time, playing Metal Gear Online, or thinking of clever comebacks for my random Twitter salvos. His remix of Dave B’s Worth It – which debuted through eTc Tacoma – builds on a

March 21, 2016 in Editorials, Interviews, Producers by

THNDRTHF / Simple Talks About His Latest Project, “Posting While High”

 [Editor’s Note: The review for THNDRTHF’s new 51-track project dropped last Friday, and as promised, Daniel Wojciech is back with an in-depth interview with the Sandpeople staple and one of the more interesting fellas from Portland’s rap scene. Enjoy!] What are your goals with Posting While High? If I don’t release some of the music

March 2, 2016 in Editorials, Live Music, Music, Producers by

The THESIS March ’16: Vinnie Dewayne, Wool See, Näkyo͞oəs

After 2 months of really fun shows that featured some of the younger up-and-coming rappers that The Town has to offer, we decided to get back to the basics here in March with an all new cast of vets. St. Johns native and Columbia College of Chicago graduate Vinnie Dewayne headlines at #TheTHESIS tomorrow, with strong support from

February 12, 2016 in Music, Producers, Rain Drops by

HOT16 feat. Ohmega Watts – Rhythm [7″ Vinyl]

PDX DJ wizard HOT16 linked with Brooklyn-born Ohmega Watts (of Lightheaded) for a 7″ vinyl release of Rhythm, a swaggy new single complete with an instrumental and a remix. Gotta love this trend of putting out music the 80’s way. The OG version of the song includes instrumentals courtesy of locals such as Farnell Newton, DeAngelo Raines,

February 3, 2016 in Album Reviews, Music, Producers by

Cee Goods – Roots [Instrumental EP]

So I just want to let y’all know that I’m a cheap mother f***er. I don’t buy new music. The last album I bought at a record store was Kurt Vile’s “B’lieve I’m Goin Down.” I buy my clothes and sneakers at thrift stores. My main splurge is typically a bag of weed on a