Album Review: TxE, TxE VS PRTLND (Self-Released)

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[PO-HOP] Local hip-hop trio TxE knows how things work around here. The group, made up of members Tope, Epp and producer Calvin Valentine, realize they’re living in a city where indie rock is king and rap is often viewed as something that only comes from somewhere else. So they’ve decided to do something that surprisingly hasn’t been done before: create an album using samples of songs by some ...   More
 
Friday, December 27, 2013 REED JACKSON

Cut of the Day Exclusive: "Climb," TxE

On the first single from its upcoming album, the Portland hip-hop trio turns Typhoon into a quiet storm.

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More than any other local hip-hop act, TxE has bridged the gap between Portland's rap and indie rock scenes. Between its appearances at PDX Pop Now, past associations with the Amigo/Amiga label and participation (and victory) in And And And's annual Rigsketball tournament, the group—rappers Tope and Epp and producer G_Force—have traveled between musical worlds that remain largely stratified.And ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Cuts of the Week

Five new songs from Portland artists you need to hear.

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Every Friday, LocalCut collects the week's new Portland music and puts it all in one place for you, the faithful reader, to enjoy. It's like MTV's The Week In Rock, with less Tabitha Soren.1. Unknown Mortal Orchestra, "Swing Lo Magellan"This week, Unknown Mortal Orchestra released The Blue Record, an EP primarily featuring acoustic versions of tunes from the psych-pop group's hazily hungover  ...   More
 
Friday, November 1, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Hip-Hop Video Roundup: TxE! MY-G! Illmaculate! Al-One!

UPDATE: Now with new Luck-One and Dizz video!

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It's been a busy month for local hip-hop, both in the studio and on the screen. Here's how some emcees have spent the Portland autumn. TxE, "Swing Set" In case you couldn't guess from the title of this new track from TxE—that's rappers Tope and Epp and producer G-Force aka Calvin Valentine—or the title of the their new EP, Tetherball, the group has been in a nostalgic mood recently. It ...   More
 
Thursday, December 6, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER

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