NW based MC and Producer Tope took a minute out of his busy schedule prepping for the release of Broke Boy Syndrome to jump on the podcast. He speaks on touring with Gift of Gab, the process of creating and what next for 2015.
A member of the The Resistance, MC Rasheed Jamal took some time to speak on his upbringing and introduction to music and his mindset as an artist. He also speaks on social issues, race relations, self awareness and the current protest movement culture.
Making a successful transition from Portland resident to Los Angeles, G_Force continues to support his NW connects as he grows his brand as an artist. He took a few minutes on a recent trip back up north to speak on his growth, new projects and his motivation to make good music. Get caught on the latest episode of DJ Klyph presents…
At one point known as the the king of the northwest and currently a resident of New York City, HaniF – the artist formally known as Luck-One spent some time speaking on his move from the northwest to the northwest, the differences and similarities in the regions what we can expect in terms of new music and his perspective on the industry. Check out a great interview with a great man.
Hip hop icon SlimKid3 came on the scene as a founding member of the Pharcyde and has had a profound impact on the music industry. He took a few minutes to speak on his history, musical influences, philosophy on life and new ventures including Bizarre Ride, collaborations with DJ Numark and Tony Ozier and more. Check out a conversation with the veteran MC.
Making an impact is nothing new for Jake Espi. Beginning as a MC repping for the entire state of Oregon to creating Were Out Here Magazine and now promoting NW Legend 115. Listen to how he is working to make changes in the community in a real way.
Peace world. June 10th I’ll be back on the airwaves with DJ Klyph presents… Welcome to the Neighborhood on 107.1FM KZME Portland.
Truly looking forward to getting back to sharing this art with the masses and I’m truly blessed to kick things off with a couple of great guests! At 8pm Haunted Spaceship will make their first appearance on WTTN with producers Pale Soul, Colin Luba and the great vocalist Toni Hill. Their project “Running 2 The Future” just recently dropped and they’ll be performing at The Ash Street Saloon on June 13th. Tune in the hear selections from the project.
Also Neighborhood resident and friend Tony Ozier will pass through in the second hour to talk about the 5th Anniversary of The Dookie Jam. It will also be a listening party for the release of BeatsGalore Vol.2. Tony has been on the road putting in work but also building with some of the best NW artists. He’s also officially collaborated with musician Farnell Newton on the new label FN|BeatsGalore and we make get a sneak peak at some other upcoming projects.
The spot was packed with family, friends and legends – all out to support one of Portland’s finest producer’s EP release titled 1983.
Hot16 was spinning a mix of hip hop, soul and funk as people browsed through stacks of records at Portland’s 360 Vinyl. Shop owner DJ Kez was busy restocking shelves with copies of the EP as well as taking care of customers buying vinyl and CDs. Conversations were being had, smiles shared and number’s exchanged. It was a family affair!
Producer and MC DaiN hosted the event, gathering everyone’s attention for MC Epp of TxE who kicked things off with performances from his project Chrome Plated Chronicles, verses from TxE projects and his contribution to the 1983 EP “Forever”.
Then Portland legendary MC Vursatyl, 1/3 of the crew Lifesavas performed tracks from his upcoming EP “Crooked Straights” before going into “Turned Away”, the track he rhymes on for the Hot16 project. Check out the visuals below:
So cool to have so many artists showing support here from Portland and Seattle showing the NW hip hop community is alive.
Was great to chop it up for a quick minute with my man Libretto. He spoke for a few minutes on how he’s been working on new material and what we can expect when he gets home. Take a listen to the conversation then send Bretto a note:
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Books need to be mailed from amazon or other publisher,
Donations need to go through western union all the info is on the BOP website. http://www.bop.gov/
Tuesday March 11th will be the last Live episode of Welcome to the Neighborhood on radio station KZME 107.1FM Portland…for a minute anyway. That doesn’t mean my contribution to this NW movement won’t still be present. There’s the blog you’re currently reading, the KZME blog, the podcasts and you’ll still hear my contributions on the KZME airwaves with artist submissions and maybe even a chance to re-visit some passed episodes.
That being said, I’m blessed to get sent off on this hiatus with a few special guests. In the first hour a man who was one of the first to connect me with a lot of the local artists I’ve grown to call friends and a former guest on WTTN himself, local label owner Kenny Fresh of Fresh Selects will come through to flip the script and interview me. Plus we’ll get caught on the transition from blog to label.
Designer and leader of the RO.BO movement JayYo will come through to close out the first hour of the show to speak on the line, the tape and the future.
Closing out the show is world rap champion and Neighborhood resident Illmaculate. With the release of his latest Chase Moore produced project titled Clay Pigeons and the recent episodes of police presence at local hip hop events along with Illmac’s decision to hold off on performing in his home city for now, it’s sure to be a show you won’t want to miss.
Be sure to tune in from 8-10pm at 107.1FM in the Portland metro area and streaming LIVE online at www.kzme.fm/player