Yo!-X – Grind Determines Wealth

Yo!-X brings you his debut project “Grind Determines Wealth” An 11 track Album with songs “Gary Payton” Feat iLL Chris “100” and “Super Fuckin TRILL”. With a seemingly dominated backpack rap region of the northwest. X Displays a character and rap style thats all his own. His cool character and laid back personality makes him an easy fit over such beats produced by Portland’s own Stewart Villain. He builds his music from his lifestyle of a southern influence with such influences as Currensy and UGK. Yo! X has toured with his rap-mate iLL Chris with national shows and showcases such as SXSW, Jet Life Tours 1 and 2, Only that real tour with Iamsu and many more.
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Q.Z. Tha Leader – Moment Of Genius Opus: Part 1

Just under a year ago, the southern producer and wordsmith, Q.Z., left his hometown in search of inspiration in the Pacific Northwest. He reestablished his idiosyncratic storytelling and lyricism in the great city of Portland, Oregon, which he now calls home. With the most artistic freedom he’s ever had on any other project, Q.Z. finally pulls back the shades and opens up his life to the world. His new artistic hub, coupled with his eccentric vision, helped shape and mold the sound for Q.Z.’s new opus. “Moment of Genius Opus: Part 1” is Q.Z.’s 3rd solo project and it is available now for free on Bandcamp.com and Soundcloud.com. The project is executive produced by CoDa and features a leading single, “Monte’ Carlo,” which has an accompanying video that debuted on YouTube. A new path is being paved with the release of this EP, which looks to reclaim the essence of true artistry and music.
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Cool Nutz Ft Bosko – Top 10 List

Top ten lists always make artists feel salty whether its about placement or not being on the list at all. It will be a never ending conversation of debate between individuals. Cool Nutz addresses the issue with his latest track. Surely a top ten nod in any list for Cool Nutz would be great but his track record speaks for itself. While the AD production and Bosko hook already had most sold Cool Nutz delivers with the raps as well.
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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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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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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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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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Luck-One – King Of The North West II: Curse Of The Pharaoh

Having maximized what the Northwest had to offer as far as opportunity and accomplishments Luck-One moved to New York to further his career as an artist. It seems to be moving in a positive direction as he has seen more opportunity come his way in all forms. Luck-One is coming with that Richard Sherman bravado and he has no qualms about telling you he is the King of The Northwest. He says he is one of the hardest working artists and he just continues to back those words. It has been one of the longer stretches for Luck-One as far as new music but 2014 brings “King Of The North West II: Curse Of The Pharaoh”. Geographically things have changed but Luck still reps for the home crowd and continues to make his own brand of music. It has pretty much been like that since day one when he dropped his first album which was a local favorite. First thing people try to do is throw comparisons and Luck might have similarities but in whole he is still fresh in consideration to what is currently out. Substance rules and Luck-One does not refrain from talking about relatable issues on this release. That might be his strength in the ability to stay lyrical but add that musical addition and not go over a listeners head. No shortage of music here as you have twenty tracks to enjoy. Noted that the project was said to be slimmed down from a hundred songs which means no worries of upcoming music from Luck-One. No shortage of producers on the project either with beats from Shenequa, Mike Mo, Dekk, Reignstate, Trox, Dead Giveaway Beats, King Form, Tmak, Stewart Villain, Produktive, Soul Chef, Goodwill, Samarei, Dupre, and ODC.

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