Nyce Lutchiano – No Turning Back

Heard about Nyce Lutchiano when he was dropping several videos in promotion of his mixtape “No Turning Back”. Seems like a few of the songs that had videos did not make the final mixtape but either way you get to hear what Nyce is about over 13 songs. Music is a form of entertainment that we all crux on even though its often fabricated. That being said you need that change-up or it starts to become repetitious. Nyce is not really trying to follow a trend but more relying on spitting ability with life being the backstory. Like a lot of the wave of newer Portland artists you hear some promise in the music. Producers include Slickcity, Facx Murda, and Jacob Gardner.
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Swisher Sleep – Fresh Out The Box

Swisher Sleep been grinding for awhile so it’s good to see his album “Fresh Out The Box” drop. Remember him running with Mac Wayne heavy in his early promo days. He started to drop a few mixtapes which he really pushed and they did pretty well locally. Swisher keeps a west coast sound alive that many of the OG’s have even strayed away from. He has that gumbo pot flow which is a mix of several good elements that if you could make them one you would have Swisher’s style. Production is handled by Big Will, Pac Man, Cheese, West Coast Stone, John Silva, Psycho, Mafia, and Saucy P Newton. Features you have a few known names like Layzie Bone and Crooked I. He also found Francci! Have not heard that name in awhile but she used to tear the features up. Mac Wayne, I Am Radio, and Jay Townsend also make appearances.
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Avatar Darko – Soviet Goonion 3

Avatar Darko keeps pressing on peoples necks when it comes to new music. His Soviet Goonian series has become well known and the third part continues to show his mastery when it comes to dark trappy sounds. Features come from Pusha Boy, Young Fast, Dolce Drako, Key Nyata, Jarv Dee, Nacho Picasso, Cashtro, Laila Adem, and Owuor Arunga. Production is abundant as usual with a whole slew of producers such as Illmind, Megaman, Rewd Adams, Teeza, Flashy Beats, Honorable C.N.O.T.E., Southside Of 808 Mafia, Dirtbag Dexter, Adot The God, The Flavr Blue, Ty Eyffe, Big Cat, MTK, Billy Patron, Apoulo, V Don, Robbie Anthem, and Sarafis Midas.
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Green Team – Boat Life

G_Force aka Calvin Valentine and Lawz Spoken make up the collective known as Green Team. Two of the more talented producers coming from the Portland area the two re-unite for their second project “Boat Life”. Centered around a feel good vibe with soulfully fun samples only the way Green Team can flip it’s a perfect project for the summer.
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Tope – Chicken Wings x Ice Cream Cones EP

Tope continues to be consistent whether it’s as a solo artist or part of various group factions. Giving away enough but not too much Tope releases his latest project “Chicken Wings & Ice Cream Cones”. A prelude giveaway until his new solo album arrives. Production courtesy of Trox, Stewart Villiain, and Steez.

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Royce The Choice – Razorr Ramone

Royce The Choice (government name: Royce Thomas) chooses to go by his real name in order to tell his story and to engage his listeners in their choice of listening to him. Born and raised in Seattle, he found himself briefly living and working in Los Angeles in 2010 when he released his first mixtape ‘Choosin’ Season Volume 1.’ He describes ‘Choosin’ Season Volume 1′ as a choice mixture of remixes and covers that allowed him to put his own spin on, as well as original material. With simple attempts to be heard, he did just that more and more. Royce’s music traveled from Hawaii to France to Australia, with DJ’s discovering his mixtape thanks to the Internet. He also caught the attention of the Australian Sensation, one DJ Rush, and has been featured on his new radio show Rush Hour on RawFM with an exclusive titled ‘Radio Snap. Royce the Choice independently shot a video for his cover of Erykah Badu’s ‘Window Seat,’ produced by GMK. The video put a face to the voice, and was received well. Royce also managed to receive the attention of the staff of 50 Cent with the appearance of his in-studio peformance video ‘Stoopid’ on 50’s site Boobootv.com. He was busy in 2011, recording over 100 songs, some of which appeared on the aptly titled ‘Choosin’ Season Volume 2.’ Unlike its predecessor, however, Volume 2 featured all original material. With his eyes to the sky, Royce’s following project is ‘Razor Ramone’ EP, which was produced entirely by GMK, received great reviews throughout the Northwest and nationally.
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Calvin Valentine x DJ FlipFlop – SLWDWN94

And it don’t stop, not for Calvin Valentine that is. Just recently dropping a project with TxE Calvin now releases a five song special titled “SLWDWN94” for V-Day. With the last name Valentine go figure but it has been a little while since we have heard him on the raps. He takes a break from producing for the most part with DJ Flip Flop providing the production on every track. This is just another notch in a long belt for DJ Flip Flop as his discography of work with people is long over the years. Calvin’s smooth flow is always easy to vibe too and his beat selection is always grade-A. DJ Flip Flop keeps the soul on every beat with a lot of dope samples which makes the project have its own vibe versus being cliché expectance. Only feature comes from Sam Trump.

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Mikey Vegaz Presents – Loyalty Over Love

Them Flavin boys are giving something for the ladies this Valentine’s Day. Mikey Vegaz presents the project which has Fli Boi Moe hooking up with the Portland hook king Aaron O Bryan Smith for a six track EP catered to the Holiday of love. The oft used internet acronym “LOL” gets double duty for this particular release as they title the six track project “Loyalty Over Love”. Street flavored love raps meets AOB’s vocals means an all-around soundtrack with an ample amount of songs that should come with a happy ending. Production is done by Buckmouth Beats and Wes One.

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Cam The Mac – 2HUNNIDx6

Cam the Mac was born June 1, 1991, in Seattle Washington. As a product of the 90’s, he uses his many influences to create expressive outlets to capture his struggles. Cam’s supporters and fans all relate to his real and truthful interpretations of life in the Seattle streets. Capturing real-life moments with his pen and pad, he constantly produces true life art that illustrates the blessings and curses he has encountered. His debut release is a mixtape titled “#2Hunnidx6” which features twelve songs and a feature from C-Money. Cam’s highlighted performances include opening up for sold out crowds for Curren$y, Key Nyata, and the Moor Gang.

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DJ Funk Daddy – Planet 206

Magmata Records is proud to release DJ Funk Daddy’s EPIC collaborative artist release; Planet 206. This dynamic, hip hop record, sets the bar high for the Northwest, featuring Seattle’s cream of the crop MC’s; Spac3man, Livio, T.N.T, Fatal Lucciano, and Pearl. DJ Funk Daddy also brings newcomer; female Korean rapper “So Yung” to the mix with her unique cadence, swagger and charm. DJ Funk Daddy also mixes it up with EQ, arguably one of Seattle’s most-talented R&B singers. Planet 206 launches off with the flagship single and video “Grown Ass Kid” featuring Spac3man which showcases Spac3man’s skill in one of the most effects driven, CG videos to ever come out of Seattle by Magmata Studios. Planet 206 is a collection of tracks that will tax your subwoofers, and your neighbors will hear you from around the block with eighteen banging tracks!

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