Shaprece – Molting EP

Shaprece is back! Always liked her on guest appearances and she also dropped a short EP a few years back called “Scatterbrain”. Since then it has been promise of a album but it still has yet to arrive. In the meantime Shaprece has hooked up with Noisetrade to release the “Molting EP”. It is only six songs but should give you a direction of what Shaprece is heading towards sound wise in the future. She does a great job of being able to mix soul into a electronic R&B sound. No features besides a Blue Sky Black Death Remix on the last track.
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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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Thaddeus David – Everything

Thaddeus David never leaves you without new music. Just when you might of outplayed his last project he is already in route ready to drop another. Summertime is the perfect time to release the right single and Thaddeus finds a banger in “Everything”. The song features Portland’s go to producer Stewart Villian and T Spoon and T Soprano. The sample is undeniable and you sometimes hate to see artists not do them justice but that is not the case here.
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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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Mr Jonze – Paper

It has been a minute since hearing the name Mr Jonze in the speakers. Recall him mostly from the Shakedown album he did with Gangsta Nutt. Did not see much after the project besides a sporadic guest appearance every so often. Seems like Mr Jonze is back on his grind with what looks to be the early push for a new album. Right now the focus seems to be on his new single “Paper” which he has been pushing heavily in the streets and online. You can get the single on your favorite digital retailer.
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Stevo The Weirdo – Get High

Stevo The Weirdo was once an army brat who had the luxury of seeing other regions before settling in Portland. Now it’s the place he calls home and where he has decided to start his music journey. While maybe not known in mass yet looks as if Stevo has had a few previous projects before releasing his latest single “Get High”. The song features some other prominent city artists in Mikey Vegaz and Tope. You can grab the single on any digital retailers.
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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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