February 27, 2018 in Music, Video by

Stevo The Weirdo – Whateva [Official Music Video]

One of my favorite Portland rappers, Stevo The Weirdo, dropped a chill single with a dope video earlier this month in Whateva.

A couple amigos (what’s up, Garry!) some free PBR and Black Mannequin gear are all Stevo needs for a fun afternoon on the town. While doing the most is commonplace in rap vids these days, the ATL-bred PDX rapper reminds us that it’s not what you have, but what you do with it.

Peep the video below, and then head over to Spotify and help the homie rack up the plays. #OutHere

February 14, 2018 in Album Reviews, WOHM Premiere by

Al-One Releases “Back 2 The Northwest” On Stand Alone Records

Just six months after dropping his 2017 album, Sharptongue, Sandpeople alum Al-One is back with another full-length album with Back 2 The Northwest. While the crafty NW vet’s discography dates back to the late 90s, B2TNW is the flagship project for his new record label, Stand Alone Records, and what an entrance it is.

The unique album screams “Sandpeople” while keeping with the dancy and upbeat musicality Al-One has always been known for. An eclectic cast of vocal features add energy to the decidedly lyrical project, and I couldn’t help but smile to see names like Brown Caeser, 9DM and TOPE grace the credits. Spreading the love around, B2TNW also features fresh verses from Madito, Phades, Big Saages, Uncle Suel, KP and Killer Reece, plus vocal support from Joya Marie and Lovely.

Be on the lookout for a Back 2 The Northwest release party at Mississippi Studios in the near future, and peep the appearance on DJ Klyph’s Welcome To The Neighborhood if you haven’t already. WOHM is proud to premier the first project from Al-One’s label Stand Alone Records, and encourage you to check it out on Spotify. The project will soon be available on 12” vinyl as well. #OutHere

January 30, 2018 in Music, Uncategorized, WOHM Exclusive, WOHM Premiere by

Bocha – Bounce

Today we’re proud to announce the latest WOHM Exclusive video, “Bounce“! The previously released,  Chevy C produced track is full of charisma and energy, much like Bocha himself. If you have ever had the pleasure to see this man rock a crowd then you have seen those qualities first and forefront for yourself. The Riley Brown shot video also reflects these attributes as Bocha jumps around shooting inflatable hoops and tackling eight foot tall blow up gorillas. This video drops as a promotion ahead of his next project “M.A.A.N.” (Maturing As A Nigga). The EP will be entirely produced by “Sxlxmxn” (previously known as Stewart Villain). Press play.

January 26, 2018 in Music by

Webb Wavvy – Apply The Pressure [EP]

Webb Wavvy is a rap name I’ve heard thrown around for a while, and after a couple of spins through his latest tape, Apply The Pressure, I can say he’s well deserving of the attention.

When he’s not gracing the cover of weed mags alongside Seattle cool kids Gifted Gab and Kung Foo Grip, you can find the Fine Malt Lyrics rapper rocking shows and barring out. ATP started a little slow to me but picked up in a big way, providing the type of gritty raps that I can get down to on my birthday weekend. The trap rapper bars out – especially on the uptempoOG – and that’s not something you always expect with this brand of hip-hop.

Definitely worth a few spins, check out the latest from Webb Wavvy. We’ll be keeping our ears peeled for future drops. #OutHere

January 26, 2018 in Album Reviews, R&B, Women by

Paris Alexa – Bloom [ALBUM]

Singer/looper/producer Paris Alexa dropped her highly anticipated new project, Bloom, this morning, and it’s everything we wanted. 

The 7-track R&B/Soul experience is solid from top to bottom, putting the 19 year old Seattle songstress’ skills on full display. Acoustic and upbeat production pairs wonderfully with Paris’ powerful voice, lending to a sensual and intimate listen. 

Deadhead is my personal favorite, but the story-telling throughout the project is impeccable. Definitely something you should not miss. 

January 25, 2018 in Music, Video by

S. Loyal – Trapping Is A Hobby ft. Trap Kitchen LA (Prod. by 6ix) [VIDEO]

Portland rapper S. Loyal hops off tour and makes his WOHM debut with a clean new video with cameos from Spank of Trap Kitchen, as well as FLIBOIMOE and Mikey Vegaz. Slangin’ out the food truck is the theme as Loyal does his thing over a tough beat from 6ix

Buzzing locally with their new Portland location, Loyal makes a smart bet attaching his brand to the Trap Kitchen which has already garnered attention from celebrities across the spectrum. The high-energy anthem stands on its own two though. Peep game and give it a spin. 

January 25, 2018 in Music by

The Pariahs – Jazz Ciggy

The Pariahs are one of those bands you can’t really pin a tag on, but their latest single, Jazz Ciggy, is undeniably hip-hop. Lead vocalist Wes Guy – a long time WOHM favorite – leads the way with his Kweli-esque flow, running circles around and through the eclectic instrumentalists’ dynamic living beat. 

With an album slated for Winter 2018, The Pariahs tossed out a cool loosie that should wet your whistle. Furthermore, you can catch The Pariahs at The THESIS on February 1st along with a soulful crew that will get you ready for Valentine’s Day. 

The single is available for streaming on Tidal and Spotify (below), or you can grab it on iTunes

January 24, 2018 in Music by

Maze Koroma – Rewind (Prod. by Neill Von Tally)

Maze Koroma has the uncanny ability to sound experimental when he knows exactly what he’s doing. Over a spacey beat from label-mate Von Tally, Maze spans topics in a way only he can, leaving listeners with more than a few things to think about.

The EYRST signee released his latest yesterday via Pigeons & Planes, and you should peep the associated interview. Full album later this year. Check it.

January 23, 2018 in Music by

Brown Calculus – Live At The Map Room

Brown Calculus, a duo consisting of Brown Alice and Brown Calvin, made their own unplugged style album, Live At The Map Room, during an intimate live performance. (And no, I wasn’t invited, but I’m not going to hold it against them.)

The live album flows beautifully. A soulful collection of melodies that demand calm, the EP showcases the vibey live energy that Brown Calculus has become known for. Brew some coffee, roll something up, and enjoy. 

January 23, 2018 in Music, WOHM Premiere by

Yung Mil – Crabs In The Barrel ft. Philup Banks [Official Music Video]

“I can’t name a person that I owe something /
but they still be asking let me hold something. Nah!
Did this by myself by my lonesome /
(But I) got these real ones riding with me for the long run.”

Yung Mil dropped flashy new imagery for Crabs In The Barrel, which features an appearance from Detroit’s Philup Banks, and WOHM is here with the video premiere. Created by Mil’s own visual production company, Aeon Visual, this marks the third music video from the young moguls standout EP, Thoughts 4 The City.