Portland songstress Blossom brings all the vibes in her latest, self-directed, music video for "Black Magic Woman," produced by Mikey Fountaine. Originally hailing from Trinidad, Blossom lets her island roots show on the slowed down, reggae influenced track. "Black Magic Woman" is a message of female empowerment displayed through all shapes, sizes, and nationalities of women handpicked by the rising R&B star herself. Blossom and company come across confident, yet natural and refreshing through the lense of filmographer Tim Slew. Recently signing to Martell Webster's EYRST label and becoming one of the most active performers in the NW, including a recent trip to NY with Amine for The Tonight Show, the demand for Blossom's debut album seems to grow by the day.
Following a string of shows opening for acts like Kid Ink & Tyga, and the viral success of his party anthem “Do Your Dance”, YUNG MIL gets back to his roots on his New self-produced Single “LONG RUN”
Eerie synths and looming basses lay an atmospheric foundation for the Portland Emcee/Vocalist's confident tale of broken friendships and letdowns of his idols and peers. Directed by Reignstorm Films.
“Never forgot how they always would stunt on me, but I can't blame them they didn't know who I was gonna be”
Portland’s rap scene has been in the spotlight lately and with an early career co-sign from Russell Simmons & Kevin Liles, YUNG MIL is surely one of the forces to be reckoned with from the City Of Roses.
Buzzing Portland artist TSpoon returns with the official music video for "ICEE" produced by 808Mafia's Nonstopdahitman. Fresh off of his Ear Milk-premiere of Big Money featuring Larry June and still repping tough for PDX's The Soar Losers, Spoon wastes no time getting back to work in the new year. Trading in his past-life for flexing on these bum ass rappers, Spoon connects with Nonstop like young Snoop and Dre time and time again delivering bangers. One of the hardest working, yet most slept on artists of 2016, TSpoon isn't taking no for an answer this year. Watch ICEE below and stay tuned for TSpoon full-length project dropping soon!
East Oakland artist Int'l Hay Sús drops the powerful new music video for "Black Panther Rebels" featuring Lil Dev directed by Jay Pusha. Produced by FeezyDisABangah, Hay Sús and Dev speak on police brutality and offer their own solution to the problem. Living in the Bay Area, police scandal and violence is an ever increasing problem with current drama in both Oakland and San Francisco Police departments. "Black Panther Rebels" plays out like any other day in The East, with a trip to the store ending up in harassment from the boys in blue. Having graduated from Howard University in 2015, Hay Sús does a great job of mixing current social issues with a straight up slap.
Watch the cinematic "Black Panther Rebels" music video and look out for more music from Int'l HaySús in 2017!
Oakland (via Portland) artist TOPE returns with new music entitled "The Man" produced by Stewart Villain, featuring vocals from Cash Campain and cuts by DJ Flip Flop. It's been a crazy few months for TOPE as he moved from The Bay to LA and back, and recently had his laptop and entire new album stolen at a show in San Francisco. Bouncing back the only way he knows how, TOPE connects with long time collaborators Stewart Villain and DJ Flip Flop as well as new comer Cash Campain for the soul and boastful joint, "The Man." After getting personal with his last single Thank You, TOPE gets back to the bars on his latest release, with Cash Campain smoothing things out. Catch TOPE live this month with shows in San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle and be sure to add your favorite TOPE joints to your Spotify playlist and spread the love.
Vancouver / Atlanta based artist HeatWave drops off "Young Motsami," the lead single from his upcoming album The Masses Volume 3. HeatWaves pays homage to his heritage and his African name, given at birth in Thaba-Tseka, Lesotho meaning "traveller." Not only does this record pay respects to culture but also family, specifically to HeatWave's mother and his true fans. Visuals shot by Ledoox, give the people of taste of what's to come on The Masses Volume 3 dropping in June, with pre-orders coming this May. "Young Motsami" catches HeatWave in his bag as he smoothly operates on the beat, telling the people what it took for him to get where he's at today. Watch "Young Motsami" from HeatWave and tap in with the Atlanta / Vancouver, Canada based artist!
San Francisco artist Watzreal connects with legendary Blackalicious member Gift Of Gab for the soulful single and lyric video, "Nostalgia" - available on the 2016 album THE: The Human Experience. Producer Tone Jonez goes above and beyond with the production, adding tasteful horns and synths to his jazzy keys, also accompanied by Love P Jolie on vocals. Watzreal and Gab take you back to the good ol' days reminiscing on the golden age of hip hop and when life was a little more simple. Over the past few years, Watzreal has worked nonstop to make a name for himself in the Bay Area and beyond since releasing his debut album Wisdom Wit Attitude in 2015, following up with THE: The Human Experience, and playing countless shows since then.
Press play on "Nostalgia" ft Gift Of Gab and be sure to pick up THE: The Human Experience from one of the rising stars of the Bay Area, Watzreal.
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