PAZE – Powerful Az Ever

PAZE is one half of one of the busier Chicano rap groups from the Northwest in Double O Ryderz. The group has several albums to date most notably “Chicano Rap Made Me Do It” and “Last Of A Dying Breed”. The group reside out of Boise, Idaho but also have ties to Oregon as well. Know for a mix of classic hip hop, west coast vibes, and a mix of radio friendly music the group has gained a steady fan base since the early 2000’s. As of late the two have started solo ventures with PAZE recently completely his second solo album “Powerful Az Ever” on longtime label Beat Down Productions. The album features production from producers like Arcturus Of Mad Ro, Charlie Ray, Jae Mez, Garin Reese, Marvious, and J Lux.

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Jawbo – Viral Versatility

Being an artist from the northwest can sometimes feel like a disservice as you constantly have something to prove but Jawbo is one who feels he is one of the leading acts coming out of the region. While trying to make it in a region that has already had limited success Jawbo has that much more groundwork to do coming out of Idaho. Recording since the age of fourteen he has already done numerous guest appearances and released two projects including a solo album “My Music” plus a group release with Risky called “Northwest Roulette”. Summer of 2011 marked the release of Jawbo’s second solo album “Viral Versatility” which was produced completely by Squintz of Wavbenderz Productions. Keeping things family the guest appearances come from close associates like Mista Snipe, Rayne, Riot, Risky, Stak, Producer P, Krown Royal, and many more.
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33 Deep – Appreciate The Vibe

33 Deep has quickly become one of the hottest hip-hop/ dance groups to hit the northwest, with a mainstream vibe that has reached a broad range of music lovers throughout the region.  Consisting of three lyrically gifted MCs (Swift, Burna, Bone), the Idaho-natives released their first project to the Boise underground in 2005, which was followed by three more albums before 2009, including “208 Redefined”, and the widely recognized “Hip-Hop Reborn”. The two initial albums solidified the group’s presence in the 208 underground, and with the release of their first commercial project, “208 Redefined”, the group had already begun to see an impressive regional following.
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Tha Northwest Street – Volume 1

Rap has always identified itself at a street level and though the degrees of it vary a lot of it originates from the bottom before it rises to the top. The Northwest at one time was full of hardcore hip hop and what many label as gangsta rap but over the years it has kind of weaned itself off to a moderate level due to the success of pop rap. Even though the tables have turned there is still a considerable amount of artists releasing music that many would not deem radio worthy. Not a worry because many artists who never receive radio play still have a solid fanbase due to newer outlets and forms of promotion. Tha Northwest Street Volume 1 is the first of many upcoming volumes that will feature artists with a street edge to their music. We are currently taking submissions for Volume 2 which will be released in the very near future, you can email submissions to thanorthwest@gmail.com along with information about the song.
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The Pleasantville Killerz – The Return Of The Pleasantville Killerz

The Pleasantville Killerz (Sketchy Waze and Jesse James) is one of the hottest rap/ hip-hop duos to hit the Northwest, and they are quickly taking the entire region by storm with their captivating sounds and clever wordplay. Fans of all ages can appreciate the true-to-life messages within the music, delivered over hard-hitting beats and combined with catchy melodies. An explosively high-energy stage performance has only added to their reputation, which already precedes the two rising stars.Partners-in-rhyme since the ages of 11 and 13, the Boise-native duo has dropped 8 albums to the Northwest Underground since 2001.
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Iselda Gonzalez – My Diary

Originally from the tiny town of Nyssa, Oregon Iselda Gonzalez is a 24 year old R&B sensation that is being uncovered. Iselda Gonzalez has been singing since she can remember. Her earliest memories are from her father Koki (Jorge) Gonzalez (R.I.P). She recalls being told to sing before leaving family events such as birthday parties; He would run his fingers through his guitar strings while he waited for his precious, yet nervous very young and talented daughter to overcome her fear of stagefright. This built confidence and determination that she applies today. She aspires to be a common household name as was one of her idols Selena (R.I.P). In the beginning of 2009, Iselda Gonzalez took her talent to the studio to create her first solo project.
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