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

Divide, Conquer

Illmaculate’s long-delayed debut album has guts—now can it find ears?


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Greg Poe hasn’t grown any—height-wise—since gracing the cover of WW in 2009. The Portland MC, better known as Illmaculate, is still 5-foot-5 with a crooked Blazers cap. And while he jokes ab   More
 
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Portland Hip-Hop is Having a Big Month

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A handful of items of note from the local hip-hop world, in case you, like me, are bad at Twitter. Seriously, I can't remember a time when this much good stuff was pending or seeing release all at the same time, so I had to give it one big rundown. Lots of free music here, so get your ears and your clicking-finger ready.But first, two items:1. I have very specifically avoided chiming in on the Luck-One/DJ ...   More
 
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

PDX Pop Now! Seeks Submissions For 2012 Comp. + Who We Want To Be On It

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When the new year begins we here at WW's Music Bunker (located 5,000 feet below the Earth's crust, and directly beneath the former location of Satyricon) begin our countdown, waiting calmly for the next installment of the PDX Pop Now! Festival. We scour the Internet, breathlessly looking for any signs of life in the PDX Pop camp and praying for any scrap of information about the fest. Well, you can ...   More
 
Friday, January 6, 2012 ROBERT HAM

You’re The Best—Around!

The WW music staff picks their best albums of 2011.


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Music Editor Casey Jarman’s top 15 local albums of the year. This was the year Portland came face-to-face with its blossoming, narrowly defined international reputation for “keeping it weir   More
 
Wednesday, December 28, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

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