+50-24 “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
+57-27 Portland-based producer Sam “Samarei” Waldo first caught my attention when he produced Strange Fruit for Hanif (the artist formerly known as Luck One) in Spring of ’13. Since then, the Portland State music composition major has continued to work at his craft, teaming with Green Luck Music Group and producing for artists near (Illmaculate, Rey
+36-26 As part of the Red Bull Sound Select live music showcase, Portland’s own Illmaculate and TxE will be opening for Big Freedia on September 2nd at Holocene. Summer is almost over, so take advantage of this opportunity to get out and enjoy some live tunes. When you RSVP here, tickets are only $3.
+48-29 A day (or 5) late but short zero bars is The Norths ‘bullet proof tiger with wings’ Vs a St. Louis representer Aye Verb. To keep it 100 I knew a lil bit about the battle scene when Grind Time was running it, but I don’t really anything now days namely who Aye Verb
+44-24 Gotta love how Illmac always looks bored when everyone else is rockin’… I guess battle habits die hard. The Portland rep goes bananas on the third verse of this Mission Underground video feature, making words do things they are not supposed to. No more talk, just watch. Shout out Team Backpack.
+52-24 Nefe Stone is not technically a hip-hop artist, but he gets it. He recently put together a cool, reggae inspired collaboration with Portland high-fliers Luck One, Cool Nutz, Mikey Vegas and Illmaculate. Haven’t seen all these guys together since the Blue Monk situation, and I don’t think I’ve ever heard them all on a
+40-31 They’re a little late but FOX 12 decided to join the city’s latest discussion about hip-hop and the police. The FOX 12 piece features interviews with Illmaculate and Cool Nutz, as well as a discussion with a police officer. Generally, you’d look for some more depth from a story this far removed from the
+50-27 North Portland’s OG flag carrier continues on the campaign for his latest project release, Clay Pigeons, with a video for the OnlyOne assisted WoodStock inspired by TV, hippies, blunts and good old American anti-government protests. Once you ingest that, do yourself a favor and watch Take A Hit if you haven’t done so already, its
+46-18 Saturday was a big night for Northwest hip-hop. Despite the perception that Portlanders don’t turn out for local rap shows, the Alhambra Theater was definitely buzzing for Illmaculate’s Clay Pigeons Release Party. The event, hosted by Cool Nutz, started off on a high note with a set from Load B. Granted, we could
Northwest hip-hop is buzzing now more than it has been in a very very long time. Good music and controversy have been shedding light on the region and the artists doing big things here. We here at WOHM are all about giving props where they’re due so here is a list of artists who are doing their