Smokey, Donavon and Chiefy combine forces as the Portland Rap group Cloud9Krew and just recently released a rock solid EP entitled “A Flight On Cloud9”. The Krew focused on selecting strong songs that offer both variety and substance and contain standout cuts such as “They Already Know”, “Let’s Go Get It” and “Pain From The Struggle”. These young men have been very determined in pushing their new project, even releasing a very entertaining documentary showcasing a BTS look at the making of the album [link]. Roll up and celebrate with the Krew by pressing play below.
Many of us avid music listeners are familiar to the classic song “Not A Player” from legendary artist Big Pun and R&B crooner Joe. With that hot on the brain, we shoot over to the PDX area of the Northwest for an infectious hit from Tyler Rose that was inspired by said song. The single is titled “No More” and is the lead off single to Tyler’s upcoming EP, “Four”. Also featured on the track is fellow Portland rapper Laine, who also is hard at work on his upcoming project, “Backwoods & Minimum Wage”. The song is radio friendly and also appeals to the ladies, a win win situation for both artists alike. Available as a free download, check out the sounds of “No More”.
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PDX rapper Sourmouth goes on a terror filled, drug fueled escapade in “Lost My Mind”, the debut release from his upcoming album, “A Million Little Pieces”. The Oregon native musters up a deranged delivery that really displays his creativity. Sourmouth draws in inspiration from the cult classic film “Requiem For A Dream” and even features cameos from Mike Myers and Hannibal Lector. The song uses dark humor to sum up the life of an addict thru music. Produced by Johnny Juliano, check out the cleverly chaotic “Lost My Mind”.
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Beaver State representative Drew Locs mixes modern Rap and classic Hip Hop on his latest project titled “Wood Works”. First starting off as an artist, Locs began honing in on his production skills earlier this year and in doing so, has put forth an eight track EP produced solely by himself. Check out the smooth instrumentals on songs like “What’s Mine” and “What’s Hatnen”, where Drew samples Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Happening, Brotha”. With only a single guest slot from fellow friend SamuelThe1st on “SherHOOD”, the artist/ producer does a great job showcasing his song creating abilities. Check it out and if you’re feeling it, purchase a copy from the Bandcamp player located below.
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Devin “Gatsby” James and JCA Beats Productions present the latest addition to their ongoing pin up series, the electric “Calendar Girls”. With the notoriety the previous videos have been garnering, film director Kathleen Ryan contacted the guys to discuss the possibility of getting them involved with scoring a certain segment of her new film, “Pin Up! The Movie”, which eventually lead up to a full blown song for the film. Then, Kathleen decided to take things a step forward and produced a visual for the single using clips of the film.