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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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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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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Leezy Soprano – For The Heads

Leez! The trademark as the song kicks in for Tacoma’s busy front man. New song leaks usually means a new project is not far behind. Leezy brings his latest a song called “For The Heads” produced by Tacoma’s own Truss1. It seems to be coming together and if the latest track is any indication of things to come we should be in much anticipation. Leezy seems to be zoning artistically right now and with the right push you will see Leezy start to make strides with other major indy players. Production has sometimes been a limiting factor for Leezy in the sense he could do so much more with the right production. “For The Heads” is a good start as its production temporarily severs what you would expect and Leezy’s lyrical ability shines with ease to the listener.

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J. Pinder – Life Is Simple

Reckon J. Pinder is starting to answer those questions about “known unknown” as his talent is finally getting the recognition it deserves. Even the simplest test of googling Pinder comes up with an array of results versus the maybe one page fulfillment most local artists get. Having some of the best local mentors vouch for him, working with some of the best even early on, being considered for the XXL Freshman class, and it all seems to be adding up little by little. Guess it does not hurt to get the latest nod from the Dr himself in that of the legendary Dr Dre. “Life Is Simple” is the latest leak from Pinder as he continues to give away free music. Guessing this is holdover until his next project drops being that its been awhile since we received “Careless”. Orange Papers, Grey, Loaded Gun, and Young Ra Ra are also included for your listening pleasure. Production is supplied by Trox, Vitamin D, and DJ Khalil.

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Court3sy – We Get Crazy

Sports is one of those things that brings people together like nothing else. With the city of Portland riding high right now with the Blazers playing well it would be nice to see the music scene grow with it. Court3sy is a new artist from the city with an attack it all approach. While he is a rapper he also engineers and produces a lot of his music as well. With a few mixtapes and albums under his belt Court3sy is prepping the release of his next solo album. The first single features Midwest Strange Music Group members Stevie Stone and Krizz Kaliko. The song titled “We Get Crazy” comes at an opportune time for Rip City.

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Krown Royal – What I Do

The Northwest meets the Midwest with Krown Royal collaborating with Chi-town vets Do Or Die and Johnny P. Known for collaborating on many classic hits over the years Krown is lucky enough to get the two together on his first single “What I Do”. Krown already being at it for years as part of the Nine Side movement is prepping his latest album which drops this April titled “The Ghost Of Johnny Banks”.

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Cashier – Low Key

Young Tacoma is working these days. Cashier been steady busy after being part of Soldiers Of Fortune and turned up heavy with his solo foray in the last few years. Already prepping for the release of his second album Cashier is releasing his first single “Low Key” from his upcoming sophomore album “All In”. You can still grab his debut album “Business B4 Pleasure” online for digital and in physical form from Cashier himself.
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