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 video, which plays like a mini-movie and takes advantage of natural PNW environments, for under $100 is pretty impressive as well.

One of the best in the Northwest, Bars shows once again why the fans flock to his music.

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 signed Cozz to his Dreamville imprint. Shortly after, Cozz dropped his highly anticipated debut album, Cozz & Effect, and hit the road. His debut tour hit Eugene, OR, and WOHM was quick to get behind the young rapper, giving away tickets to the concert and landing an interview.

Now returning to Oregon with a fresh new project, we’re excited to see the LA rapper’s growth in person. A vibrant but moody project with lyrical weight and West Coast overtones, Effected boasts features from Pulitzer Award winning artist Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Curren$y, and others.

WOHM will be in the building and should be too! For tickets, check out The Roseland Theater’s website.

Check out Effected on Tidal or Spotify.

May 3, 2018 in Features, Music by

Myke Bogan- On My Way (Ft. Kid Indigo)

Summer is right around the corner in Portland, and you know what that means. There’s a plethora of chill vibes and sunshine. These are two things Myke Bogan is very familiar with. His new track “On My Way” featuring Kid Indigo (frontman of the Portland indie-pop/ Raggae group Foreign Talks) is an eerie, melodic embodiment of just some of what’s to come. Myke’s next album “Joe Fontana” is close within reach, dropping sometime this summer. So go find yourself somewhere pleasant outside, relax, and enjoy the track.

May 3, 2018 in Music, remixes by

I Love Kanye- Sxlxmxn Remix


The artist formerly known as Stewart Villain returns dropping his first remix in a couple years. This time Sxlxmxn curated an ode to one of the most influential artists to his sound, Ye. The track is a fast paced, drum heavy, dance cut that switches up more than once. Just because Sxlxmxn has been silent as of late does not mean he’s become stagnant though.


The Eyrst  artist has also been busy adding to multiple projects, including the GFE emcee Bocha’s upcoming EP “M.A.A.N.” which will be dropping soon. Sxlxmxn will also be doing a show May 12th at Kelly’s Olympian if you’re in town. Be on the lookout for more from this promising producer. Peep.

April 16, 2018 in Music, Rain Drops, WOHM Premiere by

ThatKidCry: Surfer Jack and Finding a Positive Escape

Addiction is the worst.

It leaves us reaching for help in the very thing that is destroying us.

We all know people dealing with it and the majority of us battle our own demons every day.

Last week ThatKidCry sent me his new video. His song Surfer Jack is a tribute to this familiar destruction and an honest reflection of someone who understands the need for change but is still unable to put away the bottle.

For those unfamiliar, Cry has been one of the most active members of Oregon’s hip-hop community over the last five years. His NW Hip Hop Monthly ran for three years, until its final show last year. He also has nine (!!!) complete albums available on Bandcamp.

This is the result of a man dedicated to his craft.

Enjoy the video and interview.

April 5, 2018 in TheTHESIS by


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 Naturally Grown Misfits crew that includes Fountaine, Young Shirty and newcomer Kayela J.

DPD is one of the most explosive rap groups to come out of Vancouver in quite some time. Melding competing styles and cultures into memorable music is nothing new to the Dummiez, a group/collective consisting of hungry rappers who love the stage. Skillful lyrics, dark perspectives, and a ton of energy are DPD’s calling cards and will be on full display tonight when they take The THESIS’ stage once again with their latest project, Sick To My Stomach.

March 1, 2018 in Music by

HV Gutter- The Wave 2


The Eastside Portland rapper/producer returns with the second installment of his “The Wave” series today as February draws to an end. The Ep is entirely produced by HV and while cohesive together, each track is set to showcase different production styles from the young artist. There is also a track which features two of his fellow “Gutter Family Ent.” members; Bocha & Don Keon. So twist yourself something up and enjoy.

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 women from the Portland area, Mic and A.O.B. truly let Black women take center stage as they appreciate their natural power and beauty.

A growing legend in his own right, Mic has long been known for his lyricism and ability to touch on urban themes from a conscious perspective. For more work from one of the city’s brightest, check out Concrete Dreams on your favorite streaming service.

February 28, 2018 in Features, Music, Producers, remixes by

Epp- Sammich (Sxlxmxn Remix)

The artist formerly known as Stewart Villain is one of my favorite producers in town. Sxlxmxn not only makes insane beats, but many different types, styles, and niches of them. This time around he decided to Remix his fellow EYRST artist Epp’s banger “Sammich“. This song is gritty and guttural at first with heavy drops and baselines, then eases into something a little more mellow, making for a seamless transition before changing up one last time to end the jam. Make sure to hit up “The Thesis” tomorrow night where Sxlxmxn will be performing a beat set, among other great artists from the Pacific Northwest. Peep.

February 28, 2018 in Music by

Tre Redeau- Clientele


Tre Redeau is back with another single to vibe to on this rainy, gloomy afternoon in Portland. This time the track is a bass heavy, fast paced banger that inspires shipping packs. With “Clientele“, Tre taps into his talented array of flows and drops something truly worth playing extremely loud no matter where you happen to be. Be on the lookout for much more in the future from the promising “Soar Losers” emcee. Press Play.

Also if you haven’t checked out his latest video for his couple month old single “Beef Plates“, you can do so HERE.