A King Also (AKA) – Marmalade Skies

A King Also known as AKA for short is prepping up to release his next full length project “Infamously Unpopular” on 1/28/2014. Described as mid tempo hop hop ballads directed towards female fans, mixed with real life situations involving love, life, ups and downs are just some of the subjects tackled on this album. The album will feature apperances from The T.E.AM., Kev King Cold, Quis, TeeWhy, Carl Roe, and Syam. The first leak from the project is titled Marmalade Skies and you can grab it for free over at AKA’s bandcamp.

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NoClue – 12th Man

NoClue has twice earned the title of the World’s Fastest Rap Artist by the Guinness Book of World Records. Last fall, the software company, Microsoft, based in Seattle, hand-picked NoClue to be the sole feature to promote the launch of their cloud storage program, Windows Azure. They sponsored an online competition where their fans could attempt to match his rapping speed to win an all-expenses paid trip to Las Vegas to race luxury sports cars. The project had a successful turnout, which is why he is proud to announce the finalization of his next project coming soon. In the interim comes an anthem that continues to represent his city with a sports song for the NFL Seattle Seahawks team, aptly named the ’12th Man’. NoClue also plans on re-breaking his own world record this upcoming January.

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Philthy Rich x J1M C2LE – Broke Hoes

Game recognize game is something artists will always mutually respect from each other which is why for those who have been following Jim Cole understand his steady rise. Semi-quiet since his last mixtape “12th Ave” you figure it was for a reason and it happens to be that he is hooking up with Philthy Rich for a collabo mixtape. Kind of one of the storied successes as far as new west artists Philthy Rich is a workhorse whose buzz is due to his insane work ethic. Usually aligned with some of the west coast’s heavy hitters and major names alike you have to see the respect given factor for Jim as the two get ready to unleash the “Flav’n” mixtape. A slang term all too familiar with Portland music and actually something artists in general are starting to use. The first single is “Broke Hoes” which should need to explanation!
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Christina Pallis – Fatal Attraction

Christina Pallis has been one of the more consistent northwest vocalists as of late dropping singles of her own as well as lending hand to other people’s tracks. Part of the #FreshPreserves family she seemed to be poised as that in house singer but has since garnered enough interest to pursue a upcoming solo project “Sweet Nothings”. Her latest leak “Fatal Attraction” finds her playing tag with Beamin as they collaborated on his recent mixtape “All Black Season”. Beat by Brainstorm (Dyme Def) which sounds like a nineties infused throwback with Christina pleasurably toying on the fact of being the other woman. A cute face and sweet smile can easily lead a man amiss, but what lies in the fateful actions of this kind of relationship can be ill-fated.
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Christina Pallis – My Love

A lot of people sing just like a lot of people rap but for singers it does not always result into songs or albums. The pitfalls might be just a bit steeper being a singer which is probably why we get small doses here locally. Usually nothing more than just a share of hook floozies that add flare to a pre-determined track. Christina Pallis sounded familiar initially but then it equated as she had done some background vocals for a few of the Mike Mack and Harlemreleases. Background no more Christina is working on her debut project called “Sweet Nothings” releasing the first single “My Love” produced by Brainstorm which features one of the more promising local artists in Peta Tosh. Added bonus track is “Over It” featuring Sev Of Dyme Def produced by D-Sane.
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InfinitRakz – Only You

Getting used to hearing that Infinit on the beat lately when it comes to production from the Oregonbased producer InfinitRakz. That is where it started but that is never where it ends as Infinit is taking his foray into artist with his distilled promotional approach for “Music Laundering” Months and months of singles thus far with the latest in time for the short lived northwest summers with fellow collaborator R&B singer Aaron O Bryan Smith. The two pair up on a Carl-So-Lowe produced “Only You” who was once a producer on the So So Def imprint and produced the memorable hit “Money Aint a Thang” by Jay-Z & Jermaine Dupri.
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Clemm Rishad – Rap Star

Clemm Rishad is finally realizing the actualization of what it is to life like a rap star. A steady worker  over the years a big break easily shows how the tables can turn. While the industry credits he has accrued being a part of “Writers Block” are a blessing the permagrin he can display to those who doubted has to be equally as satisfying. A region that was oft behind the times Clemm was the subject of being labeled but rather so he was just with the times. From his work as part of Young Dynasty to being a solo artist the next chapter is soon to begin with the release of his EP “ The Beginning”. The latest song surprises with a feature from Maybach music’s new signee Rockie Fresh on the collab called “Rap Star”.
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Eighty4 Fly – Kush High

Buzz sometimes supersedes the actuality of an artist being good but Eighty4 Fly is the real deal. It was not without hard work and some strategic planning that has made things prosper for the flyest guy. Local artists want his fanbase, fans want to be him, and your girl is probably side eyeing him saying that’s Eighty 4 Fly. Early indicators of star power and definitely the momentum needed in the Northwest to help propel us with more acts outside the region. Only mid summer and a month or so away from “Colors” but Eighty4 Fly kindly releases a third track from his upcoming project titled “Kush High”. What seems like a dead giveaway is literally a uplifting track from production to the message, sounds like life in FlyWorld is where dreams come true.
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Eighty4 Fly – Hammer

How do you know its summer time? Easy you get new Eighty4 Fly music and he is playing coy by leaking songs slowly in anticipation for what is going to be his biggest release yet. Surely soon enough we will all know the reasoning behind the project titled “Colors” but the second single drop “Hammer” gets fellow town affiliates Royce The Choice and AyeLogics. A for sure club banger it’s a beat that instantly will get the crowd enticed while the trio hit you hard with a hook, line, and sinker approach of signature rap machismo.
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