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
Until next time…
I simply feel blessed to have this platform. This week I had the opportunity to build with a couple of very talented people. First up, Seattle MC Nissim who was formally known as D. Black was gracious enough to call down to be in the Neighborhood. It was an honor to help share his story of transition to new artist and talk about the new material and the plan to impact the world in a positive way. I’m so looking forward to continuing to build with such a great person. Here’s the link to the interview and the playlist from the first hour of the show:
DJ Klyph presents… Nissim on KZME (Audio)
Podcast link to hour 1
Tope – CHURCH GIRLS from Trouble Man EP
Roane Namuh and Reva DeVito – Cloudshine (Tony Ozier Remix featuring Sho Tyme) from Cloudshine Deluxe
G_Force & Radiation City – Turbulence (Buckminsterfullerene Remix) [feat. Theory Hazit] from A Different Animal
TH3RDZ – Awaken Your Dreams from This That & Th3rdz Visit http://camobearrecords.bandcamp.com
Ta-Ku & Rasshan Ahmad – Lean Left from Low Fidelity, High Quality
Goodie Mob feat. Janelle Monae – Special Education [Single]
Glenn Waco – Interstate (Prod. Plan Z) from Northbound
This was my second opportunity to host OnlyOne in the Neighborhood. Simply put, he’s a great MC! Besides planning to release some great material this year (I wish I could tell y’all about some of the collaborations) OnlyOne kick a few verses live on the air. Check out the video post for one of the rhymes he did, and also hit the link for the full interview below.
Podcast link to OnlyOne on WTTN
Freestyle – The Party Has Begun from Don’t Stop the Rock
Soul Minor – 23 from PerMission to Shine
Cassow – Love Solace ft. smooth [Single]
Wordsmith – Living Life Check to Check from The Blue Collar Recital
OnlyOne – Whevver from Police Brutality (B-Sides)
Serge Severe & 5th Sequence – Strong Coffee from Boom Bap & Bars Vol. 1
DJ Klyph presents… The Questions feat. OnlyOne
DJ Klyph presents… OnlyOne Live Freestyle on KZME
Next week, looking forward to having a special guest co-host, the official DJ for the Portland Trailblazers DJ O.G. One in the Neighborhood and well as NW Hip Hop crew Monster’s Ink.
Until next time, be blessed!
NW MC OnlyOne of Sandpeople passed through the Neighborhood and dropped verses! Check out the link for the full interview!