Features

January 5, 2017 in Features, Music, New by

Showtime – Cooper Glass feat. Nick B

Cooper Glass decided to make his WOHM debut as he packs his bags and heads overseas to Thailand. The newly established Portland artist has taken some time to step back and observe the scene while he re-establishes himself as a brand. The lyrical loud mouth rapper lays out his rhythmic flow on his newest single, Showtime.

Glass shows his versatility by fading between bouncing lyrics to subtle singing. His wordplay coincides with Portland artist Nick B with a line that pulls directly from Nick’s hit single “Moves”.

The Rare Vibe spokesman, Nick B, takes the helm on the second half of the turn up, delivering chop after chop with those catchy ad-libs we all know and love. I can hear this single playing inside a packed out venue, you will too. He speaks truth in verse as well, saying “I been doing this for about ten months and I got buzz in the town”. I’m already looking forward to what the next ten months has in store for both of these artists.

This single released at the perfect time. Most of Portland’s biggest brands are performing and showcasing their art at the Moda Center tomorrow for a collaborative event called Culture Shock. The Portland Trail Blazers have endorsed this event, proving that Portland continues to keep a symbiotic support system intact.

Sit back, roll up and roll out the red carpet. It’s showtime.

January 1, 2017 in Music, Rain Drops by

DANIELSEVENTWO – Nowadays

“Lord knows that I’ve come far/ Section 8 in my white tee/ 20 bands before 19/ I could care less if they don’t like me…”

Freshly-minted 21 year old rapper DANIELSEVENTWO dropped a new banger Thursday for his birthday. The Teddy Walton-produced slap showcases the based rhymer’s continued progression as he sums up his current mindstate heading into the new year.

Really dropping gems, Daniel spits quality bars at his own pace, catering to a niche audience that is steadily expanding. The lowkey rapper is in the big leagues now though; can’t wait to see how that translates to his career arc.

SoundCloud link below, or go peep it on Spotify/Tidal. Happy belated birthday, Daniel, and Happy New Year!

December 30, 2016 in Music, Style by

It’s Time To Stop Sleeping On Dior Worthy

I first met Dior Worthy after I opened for Tory Lanez at the Hawthorne Theater a while back. As I walked off stage for a quick smoke break he dapped me up, congratulated me and asked me to stick around for his set. When I came back to the stage area he had half of a nearly sold out crowd jumping and chanting his lyrics.

A year or so passed before we interacted again at The Thesis: 2 Year Anniversary, but I had an ear out for him. You can say what you want about him or the music that he makes; but you cannot deny his work or how many moves he makes. He recently returned from Paris after creating a project, performing abroad and participating in fashion week. His return from Paris brought us a visual called Paycheck, which became a personal favorite of mine.

December 28, 2016 in Music, New, Rain Drops, Video by

Caverns – The Last Artful Dodgr [VIDEO]

Fresh off of Sways Universe, The Last Artful Dodgr has been making moves to say to the least. Not to mention her and local songstress Blossom recently backed up Amine on his latest Jimmy Fallon performance as well as rocking a sold out Roseland crowd with him last night. But yeah, so what right? To everyone around the country that might not mean anything. But it means EVERYTHING to the city of Portland. Dodgr has been making waves since she moved here and now she’s finally surfing them right into the industry. Yes I may be a tad bit bias but take one listen of her latest song and you may start feeling that way too. Teaming up with one of the most talented producers in the North West Neill Von Tally and the genius behind the lense, TimSlew. The three come together to make a catchy yet eerie masterpiece called “Caverns“.

Please do yourself a favor and get familiar before there’s an “I told you so” moment”. Nobody wants that.

Be on the look out for “Bone Music” exclusively by The Last Artful Dodgr and Neill Von Tally, coming soon.

#OutHere

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 style and Larry’s laid back demeanor. Still repping Soar Losers, expect a full-length project from TSpoon in ’17.

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 follow-up to his critically acclaimed Locals Only. No word if this is a part of the upcoming project, but it gives us something to look forward to regardless.

December 19, 2016 in Music, WOHM Premiere by

Juughou$e Jay ft. Nate G – By Any Means

Nate G continues to impress and he’s bringing his friends with him. Juughou$e Jay makes his WOHM premiere – a drop from his forthcoming mixtape – with a fresh trap anthem that we can get behind.

There’s really no reason to be broke, and the duo stress that on this heart-pumping single that captures the essence of drill-styled rap while dabbling in respectable wordplay.

We Out Here Magazine is always proud to support quality breakout artists, and today’s premiere fits the bill. Do peep.

December 18, 2016 in Music, New, Video, WOHM Premiere by

Glenn Waco Releases New Visual for “Assata”

After starting filming with Ben Olsen of Out of Line productions last May, the visual for Glenn Waco’s revolutionary song “Assata” has finally arrived. The song features vocals from Neka (Neka and Kahlo), and is the first single off his forthcoming project Human . And naturally, Waco chose the December 18 release date strategically; it’s the day that marks the abolition of slavery in 1865 when the 13th amendment was adopted into the constitution.

“Whips and chains, whips and chains/The American way,  slaves, whips and chains.”

The video features Naisa Willingham playing the role of Assata Shakur, the former Black Panther activist. You may have heard of her for being Tupac’s godmother, or as one of the survivors of a 1973 shootout at the New Jersey Turnpike which led to her being very questionably charged with several crimes (including murder), becoming the subject of a manhunt, and  breaking out of jail in 1979 only to escape to Cuba and receive political asylum. She’s been living in Cuba ever since, and now with the Unites States’ changing relations with the Caribbean country, the now 69-year-old Shakur’s fate has come back into question. In 2005 the FBI classified Shakur as a domestic terrorist, and in 2013 she became the first woman to take up space on the list of FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorists. There is now a $2 million price tag on her forehead for her capture. Like the song, Waco’s video has a hopeful vibe in regards to Assata’s story (“You’ll never get Assata”), but it’s also a clapback to the way the US government treated the Black Panthers, and a celebration of women leaders in social justice.

The video also features a couple of local public figures: Former mayoral candidate Jesse Sponberg plays a detective who’s looking for Assata, and Don’t Shoot Portland’s Teressa Raiford stands in solidarity with the former Black Panther.

It’s also nice to see some great on-location shooting in Waco’s hometown of Portland. Backdrops reflect both his roots and his freedom-fighting inspirations: from standing outside of Holocene (where he hosts his DIY summer hip-hop concert series), to the base of “The Dream” Martin Luther King Jr. statue at the Oregon Convention Center, and a Malcolm X mural on NE 17th and Alberta.

Check out the WOHM premiere of the video below and be sure to clear your schedule for Waco’s Haiti Benefit edition of We Take Holocene next week!

We Take Holocene: Save Haiti
w/Roby, Deadphone Dummiez, US[+], RC Spitta, Leafs, Swiggle Mandela and Timmy Hendrixxx, Woody Beast
Thurs Dec 22,
7 pm
Holocene 1001 SE Morrison
$10
Buy Tickets Here

December 15, 2016 in Music, Video by

Speaker Minds – Loose Limbs [MUSIC VIDEO]

Portland rap/funk/soul group Speaker Minds is always up to something and their new video for Loose Limbs – off their album Gumbo Grooves – is hot off the press.

In a trippy party scene that in all honesty resembles one of their functions, lead singer Adrian Adel shows major chops, sanging her soul out as the band keeps funk alive. If you’ve never been to a Speaker Minds show, you should really check one out. One Portland’s premiere rap bands, there’s a reason they have such a huge following, and it goes far beyond just music.

December 12, 2016 in Giveaway, Live Music, Music by

TYuS Concert Free Ticket Giveaway!!!

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While all-local rap shows have been buzzing crazy in Portland for at least a good year now, there haven’t been too many opportunities to indulge in R&B concerts that star The Town’s growing talent base.

That all changes this Wednesday – 12/14 – when homegrown talent TYuS headlines an all-ages extravaganza at the Hawthorne Theater. We Out Here Magazine and Chapters Alumni are partnering once again to give away a pair of tickets to one lucky winner, who’ll get a chance to see the star’s triumphant return to The City of The Rose, as well as a wildly talented cast of openers.

Cassow, A-Ru$$ and Jonny Cool – headliners in their own right on any given night – provide support for an event you won’t want to miss.

To win, post a link to your favorite TYuS track, and tag @WeOutHereNet on Twitter, along with the hashtag #TYuSPDX. One winner will be selected at 7pm Tuesday (12/13).

You’ve got 24 hours… Good luck!