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

Cut of the Day: "Zombies (G_Force Remix)," Radiation City featuring TxE

Also, watch a short film about how this collision of Portland indie-pop and indie hip-hop came about.

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Radiation City's anticipated second album, Animals in the Median, comes out next Tuesday on Tender Loving Empire (currently streaming here), but the indie-exotica ensemble revealed a surprise today: The record will be supplemented, on June 18, by A Different Animal, a remix album featuring collaborations with hip-hop artists both local and national, including Sapient, Illmaculate, SoCal's ...   More
 
Tuesday, May 14, 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

Scoop: Van Halen Ain’t Gluten-Free

Roth-Era gossip (without Wolfie).


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WHY CAN’T THIS BE LOVE: Last week, someone dropped what we thought was a box of Voodoo Doughnuts at the WW office. Naturally, it sat for a few hours before anyone opened it. But in the box was s   More
 
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 WW Culture Staff

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