If you're in Austin, Texas next week be sure to catch Portland's Cool Nutz performing Friday, March 16th at Buffalo Billiards with Dave East, Rexx Life Raj, and more!
2018 has been anything but a slow year for Portland’s up-and-coming R&B/Rap fusion artist Eso.XO.Supreme. His latest project includes “After Effects,” a creative short film accompanied by his track by the same title, which shocks the system visually and emotionally as it breaks through the monotony of standard music videos.
The video’s director Thomas Dierikx masterfully mirrors the Shiner films through his interpretations of Eso’s work, all while weaving in the leather lifestyle-brand Colty to synthesize his creative vision. Viewers are left questioning society’s creative and social standards as they are whisked away into the video’s characters’ journeys.
The “After Effects” music video continues to break boundaries with impressive imagery in the creative vision of Dierikx, including Eso’s most recent EPs including “After Effects,” which can be found wherever music is streamed or sold, as well as on Esoxosupreme.com.
Fire submission from rising LA artist and UCLA student Taylor Alford, check out his new single "Searchin."
Dope new music video from newcomer Saint Laurant entitled "Loser" appearing on his new EP, A Far Cry available to stream below s/o to Respect My Region!
"A Far Cry EP is Saint Laurant's first solo project, produced and composed by Andre Samuel (formerly Andre The Giant), and features a handful of artists all the way from Boston to Los Angeles. A Far Cry embraces the alternative rap/hip-hop genre by experimenting with new sounds, techniques, and production while maintaining Saint's California hip-hop/rap roots."
Heatwave delivers again with something smooth for his female listeners. Listen, comment, subscribe, and follow Heatwave on all social media platforms.
Dope new submission from Made Is Life artists Cza Kalu and Tarvis Devôn and their official new vidoe for "Tarantino"
Fire new video from Sacramento artist Kali Streetz entitled "Better Days" from his EP The Stepchild. Read more about Kali Streetz below:
Sacramento artist Kali Streetz drops off the official music video for his new single “Better Days” ft 4Rax. Produced by Oakland’s The Mekanix, Kali Steetz floats over the beat while breaking down the details of life and hustle over the airy chords and crisp drums. Taking us on a trip through his hood, Kali taps one of the Bay Area’s hottest videographers Jay Pusha to bring his song to life. A lot of times it’s apparent that rappers are trying way too hard in their music videos, but not Kali Streetz, he comes across hungry, genuine, and comfortable in his own skin. 4Rax provides the slightly autotuned hook that matches perfectly with Kali’s desire. Appearing on Kali Streetz new project The Stepchild, “Better Days” in an introspective look at an up and coming artist on his grind in a tough city.
Press play on Better Days below and look out for big things from this artist.
Introducing Beat Council Hailing From Racine, Wisconsin | @BeatCouncil @ArmonWilkes @KiondreGraham @TR_414
Introducing the extremely talented hip-hop collective Beat Council hailing from Racine, Wisconsin. Made up of rappers, singers, record producers and music video directors including Jus Jutley, Ryan Schultz, Armon Wilkes, Kiondre Graham, Rune Williams, and TR. Beat Council specializes in high-quality production, top-notch lyricism, and is poised to drop a ton of new music for the world to hear in 2018. Kicking things off with their uptempo single and official music video, "Work" - Beat Council offers just a sample of what they have in store for their fans new and old. Produced by TR, "Work" star Kiondre Graham featuring Armon Wilkes. Combining punch-you-in-the-face lyricism with intense production Wilkes and Graham trade bars for over 5 minutes and show all the work it took for them to get where they are today. Be sure to watch "Work" and also stream Beat Council's previous release "New Year" ft Johnny Franchino below on your favorite streaming service.
Emerging Portland R&B artist Eso.XO.Supreme has done it again. “Elephants” uses electronic R&B and Rap influences to explore the age-old story of ignoring the obvious; the elephant in the room. Unique to this track are the additions of synthetic beats that blends a retro 2000’s sounds with modern lyricism. YoungFrenchy808 introduces an electronic flow to the track, offering an irresistible blend of each upcoming artists’ sounds and talents.
“Elephants” comes in a line of tracks that impress, including his most recent collaboration “Kriptonita,” all of which can be found wherever music is streamed or sold, as well as on Esoxosupreme.com.
New music from the homie FLIBOIMOE featuring Bay Area based artist OMB Peezy titled Pop Off from the upcoming EP MOE featuring Mozzy, Roddy Rich, and more!
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!