Cut of the Day: Serge Severe feat. Luck-One, "Know the Truth"

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Everybody knows the global economy is fucked right now. And anybody with common sense should be troubled by the great disparity between rich and poor in this country. I had a long conversation about this with a smart friend last night. We were sitting outside Valentine's and he summed it up real well: "I think shit is about to get really weird in this country," he said. "There are just too many ...   More
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Mack to the Future

Seattle's Macklemore is sincere, independent and huge. Is this the new face of hip-hop?

Cover Story
“See everybody’s striving for that same shit/ To get paid and make it/ And I’ll be honest, I’m trying to become famous” —“Ego” (2005) Ben Haggerty has lost his train of thought. Mom   More
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Braille: Friday, Aug. 26

Portland's Braille is a hip-hop lifer.

Music Stories
[HIP-HOP] When Portland’s Bryan “Braille” Winchester was 17, hip-hop seemed like a practical career path. With adult responsibilities on the way and no high-school diploma, Winchester’s bes   More
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 REED JACKSON

Cut of the Day: Luck-One, "Can't Get Over You," King of the Northwest Mixtape (Out Aug. 30)


I know, I know, it seems like half of what this blog posts is either or directly or tangentially related to Luck-One. But when you're hot, you're hot, and the MC—who recently re-relocated to Portland after a stint in Seattle—is definitely on fire. Rapping over a supersmooth Maze/Frankie Beverly sample, Luck drops an African proverb before moving on to string bar after devastating, perfectly ...   More
Monday, August 1, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Last Gasps from SXSW: Animal Farm's SXSW Tour Diary

Erik Abel of Animal Farm and Focused Noise kept notes on his journey to SXSW last week. It's a bit of a bumpy ride... Wednesday, March 17th After a sleepless night, we boarded a 6:15 am plane to Austin, overflowing with members of Portland's Hip-Hop community, including Serge Severe, Mic Crenshaw, Cool Nutz, Fury from Animal Farm, DJ Fatboy, Double 00, and myself. We stopped at our hotel and redecorated ...   More
Thursday, March 25, 2010

Video: Illmaculate Goes Green

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010 CASEY JARMAN

Videos: Meet Tony D. and the Flippers

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Tuesday, September 7, 2010 CASEY JARMAN


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