Originally hailing for New Mexico but now based in Texas, up and coming artist Tian MP releases his new single "OMFG" produced by TOPE! Tian breaks down the details of the girl he is pursuing over a classicly soulful beat laced by TOPE. "OMFG" = Oh My Fucking Gosh refers to the reaction Tian has everytime he sees his lady in the flesh. Released just in time for the holiday it's never too late to press play on "OMFG" or send this to the one you're pursuing. Big shout out to Tian and all the love over at BeKnown.com
Portland hip-hop veteran and Sandpeople member Al-One The Remedy celebrates the announcement of his new record label Stand Alone Records with a brand new full-length album Back 2 The Northwest. Dedicated to the funky sounds of the West Coast production, Al-One calls on some of his closest homies in the NW for features, including new label member Pele Won. Featuring bangers like "Unstoppable" produced by Hippie Sabotage and featuring Killer Reese of King Fantastic, Al also slips in some smooth laid-back anthems like "Champagne Sippin" ft KP and "Another Summer Daze" ft Lovely and TOPE. Following up his 2017 albumSharptongue only six months later, Al has locked himself in lab finishing up on Back 2 The Northwest and working on even more music for 2018. Available soon on 12" vinyl, Al calls on a unique cast of guest appearances for his new project including Joyya Marie, Big Saages, 9DM, Uncle Suel, Brown Caesar, Maldito, and Phades.
Check out Al-One's recent appearance on DJ Klyph's "Welcome To The Neighborhood" for an exclusive behind the scenes look at B2TNW. Also, if you're in Portland be on the lookout for a B2TNW release party at Mississippi Studios with specials guests from the album.
Stream: Al-One The Remedy's "Back 2 The Northwest" via Spotify
Jordan Garrett, founder of the creative collective Forever New Nation, has been a subtle force behind the scenes handling the bulk of recording, mixing and co production duties on collective mates Dillon Daniel & Chow Mane’s releases.
With cosigns from a diverse group of rap’s up and comers like Maxo Kream, Caleborate, Lamb$, Tope, & Fourté (featured on Petty) because of his expressive stage show, Jordan Garrett’s debut EP Empathy has been long anticipated.
Taking the production reigns on his first solo effort with some co-production from trusted FNN affiliates and his late best friend Neel Thomas Foon, Jordan Garrett’s Empathy EP is an exercise in minimalism.
Growling basslines & stark soundscapes score the winter in Jordan Garrett’s world.
After dropping off his latest Zelda-themed banger "Hyrule Temple," Bay Area musician Derek Pope enlists Larry June for an extra healthy follow-up from Pope's upcoming project, We're All Strangers.
Produced by Pope, the sounds of Martian seashores flow over digital harps and growling bass as Pope croons over the hook: "Frosted, green light / don't leave that door open / I'm too plugged," with Larry's famous adlibs sprinkled on top. The two trade verses, detailing the lavish rewards of getting hooked up extensively through the constant grind. As the song fades, Pope reveals an underlying commentary on how we've become too plugged into all the technology we utilize every day.
We're All Strangers comes out February 16. Stay tuned.
Al-One The Remedy Connects With DJ Flip Flop and Pele Won For "G.T.F.O." | @AlOneTheRemedy @DJFlipFlop
Portland hip-hop artist Al-One returns with the second single "G.T.F.O." from his upcoming album Back 2 The Northwest dropping this Valentine's Day 2/14! Connecting with the world famous Cunninlynguists DJ and producer DJ Flip Flop, Al also taps NW veteran Pele Won for a fire guest appearance. Trading bars back and forth over the industrial sounding production, Al and Pele Won complement each other's style perfectly showing natural chemistry from the first verse.
Following up his lead single "Unstoppable" featuring Killer Reese of King Fantastic and produced by Hippie Sabotage, the soundscape of Al-One's new project is starting to take form. Led by hard-hitting lyricism, the Portland native and North West rap veteran calls on a diverse crew of collaborators including multiple beats and a feature from Oakland/PDX's TOPE, the R&B sounds of Joyaa Marie and Lovely, plus verses from KP, Phade, Brown Caesar, Big Saages, and many more.
Dropping on Valentine's Day, Back 2 The Northwest is a diverse project from beginning to end with replay value that could last well into the summer of 2018. Be sure to stream "G.T.F.O." featuring Pele Won, produced by DJ Flip Flop below as well as last week's release "Unstoppable" and be on the lookout for Back 2 The Northwest dropping Wednesday, February 14th. Also, mark your calendars for Al-One's upcoming appearance on an episode of Welcome To The Neighborhood with DJ Klyph on PDX's X-Ray FM February 10th at 9PM!
Vancouver/Atlanta hip-hop artist Heatwave returns with the dope new music video for "Supwitchu," the lead single off of his new EP, "Ea$tVanDr4am$" coming soon.
Produced by Nino and directed by C Chacon, as well Heatwave himself - "Supwitchu" plays out like a scene from Paid In Full or Set It Off, with Heatwave and crew organizing a heist and living fat off their riches. Tapping in with his audience new and old, Heatwave asks the ever important question "Supwitchu?" while blessing us with his one of a kind sauce on the track. Heatwave's style could be described as half trap, half Gucci store and all the way authentic.
Tap in with Heatwave's "Supwitchu" and be on the lookout for the "Ea$tVanDr4am$" EP dropping soon!
Dope new music from San Francisco based MC Watzreal titled, "Monogamy vs Mahogany" produced by TOPE!
Portland artist and Sandpeople representer Al-One The Remedy is taking no days off since releasing his critically acclaimed project Sharptongue. Back again with more new music, Al-One connects with LA's own Killer Reese of King Fantastic for the Hippie Sabotage produced joint, "Unstoppable" from his upcoming album Back 2 The Northwest. Flexing his authentic double-time flow and meticulous wordplay, Al-One shows he's been in the zone lately, effortlessly killing every track he touches. Tapping the talented duo Hippie Sabotage and Killer Reese, Al stretches his wings creatively on his new single. With a new album Back 2 The Northwest on the way this Valentine's Day, "Unstoppable" is just a small dose of what Al-One has in store for the rest of 2018. With Portland's music scene on the rise, Al-One takes some time to spread love and shine the light on the Northwest region by featuring a wide array of hometown talent on his new album including KP, Joyya Marie, Pele One, Brown Caesar, Uncle Suel, Lovely, TOPE, Big Saages, DJ Flip Flop, Theory Hazit, Rey Holiday, and more! Blending multiple generations of NW greatness, Al does an amazing job tying everyone in to make a cohesive album, deeply rooted in west coast vibes with that one of a kind, original North West flavor sprinkled on top. Be sure to stream the Al-One x Killer Reese collabo below and if you haven't yet, catch up on Al-One Sharptongue album and visuals, and look out for Al's new album Back 2 The Northwest available worldwide February 14th, 2018!
Al-One The Remedy - Unstoppable ft Killer Reese (Prod by Hippie Sabotage)
Also, check out the official artwork from Al's Back 2 The Northwest available February 14th!
Al-One - Legends Of The Fall ft Illmaculate, Theory Hazit, & DJ Spark (Prod by Rey Holiday)
Al-One - Sharptongue
Al-One - Good God Bad Business (Prod by !llmind)
Dropping his third official music video in less than a month, Bay Area hip-hop artist Pure Powers is showing his how serious he is about his work ethic in 2018. In between touring with producer Shlump, Powers has been releasing new music and preparing his new album Year Of The Peacock featuring big name guests Grouch, Zion-I, Scarub, Z-Man, and production from Shlump, Mikos Tha Gawd, and Stylust Beats and more! For his latest visuals, Pure Powers captures what it was like living every day of his 16-year-old life in Hawaii on the island of Maui, reminiscing on what it was like to fall in love with a girl who was only on the island for a family vacation. Shot & directed by Will Rushton on Big Beach Makena where the story takes place, "Love Somebody" is an uptempo, dance groove that would make even Pharrell envious. Emotional yet uplifting, Powers and director Will Rushton pick the perfect visuals to match the reminiscent vibe of his latest single. Watch "Love Somebody" below and also be sure to catch up Pure Powers' new visuals "I Can" and "Don't Wanna Go" as well!
Portland hip-hop artist S.Loyal drops off the new video for "Trapping Is A Hobby" featuring the chefs that have the whole industry talking, Trap Kitchen LA. Fresh off of successful tours with Mozzy and SOBxRBE, S.Loyal is wasting no time feeding his fans with new music. Featuring a cameo from his tour-mate FLIBOIMOE, "Trappin Is A Hobby" is a high energy anthem that finds S. cleverly breaking down the methods of his hustle over the drums. With the Trap Kitchen getting love from everyone in the industry from Snoop Dogg to Complex Media, it's only a matter of time before their music affiliates breakthrough as well. Check out Portland'sS.Loyal with the official music video for Trapping Is A Hobby below and be on the lookout for more moves in 2018!
Bay Area artist Pure Powers is back with the official music video for his new single "I Can," produced by Comisar. The second official release off of Powers' upcoming new album, Year Of The Peacock, "I Can" finds Powers experimenting with his vocals while still killing it with his customary flow. Adding an almost "808s and Heartbreak" sound to his latest single, Powers shows he's not afraid to push the envelope on his creativity. With colorful psychedelic visuals to match, Pure Powers throw his fans a creative curveball in anticipation for his new album. Teasing the fans with collaborations with heavy-hitters including Grouch, Zion-I, Scarub, Z-Man, and production from Shlump, Mikos Tha Gawd, and Stylust Beats - Powers' new project Year Of The Peacock is definitely a release to look out for in 2018. In case you missed it, catch up on last month's visuals "Don't Wanna Go" and also tune into the latest "I Can" from Bay Are spitter Puer Powers. Also, be sure to subscribe to Powers on YouTube while you're there!
Model: @24kwhitegold on Instagram
Portland artist FLIBOIMOE has been going crazy lately on recent tours with Mozzy and one of the Bay Area's hottest groups SOB x RBE. Expanding his fanbase and killing the stage nightly, MOE's stock has been on the rise lately and he's looking to expand his portfolio even more in 2018. Starting the year off on the right foot, MOE drops the fire visuals for his new single "Press'n On Da Plug." Breaking down his hustle like only he can MOE shouts out the plug, "I wish they never caught with El Chapo, right now I swear to God I need my Vato" on his latest. Peep footage from MOE's run with Mozzy and SOBxRBE and also lock into the new visuals "Press'n On Da Plug" below!
FLIBOIMOE - FRESH, FLI, & FAT 2
Portland R&B artist Eso.Xo.Supreme is starting off the year with a bang celebrating the release of his official music video "Martina." Appearing on his recent EP, Lonely Ghost, Eso continues to raise the bar with every visual he drops giving his listeners a look at the man behind the music. Directed by Thomas Dierikx (Shiner Films), "Martina" is on point aesthetically mixing psychoactive visuals with crisp and clean coloring. After having a breakout 2017, Eso.Xo.Supreme is gearing up to take things up another level in the new year. Watch "Martina" below and be sure to stream Eso.Xo.Supreme's new project Lonely Ghost as well!
Portland Producer/Rapper Drew Loza starts 2018 off with a bang releasing the official music video for his new single "Nothin' Changed." A jack of all trades, Drew produces, sings, and raps on his latest work showing that's definitely a name to look out for in the new year. With cinematic visuals directed by Inflight Productions, Drew tells the story combining his musical lifestyle with chasing emotions of finding the right one. Vocally and production wise, Drew is smooth on his latest release making "Nothin' Changed" an easy listen for new fans of Loza. Not only is Drew Loza dropping his first visuals for 2018, but he also linked up with fellow Portland spitter Nick B for the fire new single Runnin'. Watch "Nothin' Changed" below and look out for a new EP coming in 2018 from Drew Loza!
Los Angeles rapper Down3r teams up with Zyme and Jay Tablet for a brand new introspective single "Stuck In My Ways." Down3r has been releasing a steady stream of music since viral in 2014 with 15 Million+ plays on Mr. Suga Boom Boom. Check out "Stuck In My Ways" ft Jay Tablet and Zyme below and be on the lookout for the official music video coming soon!
Watch the lyric video for "Stuck In My Ways" + add it to your playlist!
Producer and recording artist, Theory Hazit, known for his work with Braille, Kokane and Redman, has released an instrumental project every month of the year in 2017! To end the year with a bang, Theory has teamed with indie label Kiasu Records to bring fans "The Soul Chops" - a brand new 20-track instrumental project with some of Hazit's finest work this year. For fans of J Dilla or Madlib, Theory also adds his own vocals and taps Portland's Libretto as well for a guest appearance. Located in Portland, Oregon Kiasu Records is a small but efficient team, purely focused on limited edition vinyl releases, making "The Soul Chops" their third official release of 2017. Available now on a limited edition double 12" LP printed on white vinyl, Theory Hazit's "The Soul Chops" comes via free shipping at KiasuRecords.com.
Stream below and be sure to hit up Theory and Kiasu for a limited edition copy of "The Soul Chops"
Bonus: Watch Theory Hazit destroy the recent TeamBack Pack cypher with Donte Thomas and Wynne held in Portland, Or!
Bay Area hip-hop artist Pure Powers drops off the official music video for his new single "Don't Wanna Go," produced by Zakee. Switching between singing and rapping, Powers is in his zone on his latest offering, reminding his listeners to live every day like it's their last. Filmed during the golden hour off the California coast, Pure Powers and producer Zakee connect for a refreshing sound with cool, laid-back visuals to match. Quickly becoming known as one of the hardest working artists in the Bay, Pure Powers has been constantly touring throughout 2017, as well building his fanbase at home throughout Northern California. Be on the lookout for more music, shows, and updates coming from Powers in 2018 including a new music video with the legendary Del of Hieroglyphics filmed in New York while on tour. For now, check out "Don't Wanna Go" below co-starring the beautiful @24KWhiteGold below.
Pure Powers - Don't Wanna Go (Prod by Zakee)
Model: @24kwhitegold on Instagram
Portland hip-hop artist Mic Capes returns with the cinematic visuals for his new single "Well Known," produced by Drae Slapz from their recent collab EP SHEESH. Shot by Puurple World, Mic takes us on a journey to North Portland's St. Johns neighborhood for a story about decision making, influence, and power. Capes has been making waves in the NW and he makes his presence felt on his latest release with Drae Slapz at the boards. Taking the time to flex a little bit, while stepping on the neck of some MCs, Cape's shows he's more than a conscious rapper on his latest project SHEESH now available on Spotify, Apple Music, and more. Ending the year strong with another movie like music video, be on the lookout for even more moves from PDX's Mic Capes in 2018! Watch "Well Known" below and be sure to stream/purchase SHEESH as well.
It's all gas, no breaks for rising Portland artist Eso.Xo.Supreme. After dropping his SUPREMESUMMER EP, and most recently the stunning visuals for Low Tides, Eso returns with another brand new 4-track EP entitled, Lonely Ghost. Starring the lead single "Martina," Eso delivers another amazing project laced with bangers from beginning to end. Mastering his own style of R&B, with a touch of autotune and perfected melodies, Eso.Xo.Supreme somehow finds a way to deliver anthem after anthem with no falling off in sight. Continuing to flood his fans with content month after month, Eso has had a huge 2017 with over 2 Million streams between his Youtube and Spotify following, plus successful appearances at New York's famous Webster Hall and Austin, TX's SXSW Festival.
Roll up something, pour up a drink, call over a baddy, and press play on the latest release Lonely Ghost from one of Portland rising stars Eso.Xo.Supreme. Also, be on the lookout for the official music video for Martina coming soon!
Eso.Xo.Supreme - Lonely Ghost
Banging new music "I Remember" from Tucson's own H-Roc produced by A.Jax Lau.Ryan!