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Guess who’s back!!!!

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.

Tune in to 107.1FM in the Portland metro area and also streaming live @ http://www.kzme.fm/player


WTTN on Hiatus

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…


G_Force AKA Calvin Valentine stopped by KZME

February 18th, producer/MC G_Force passed through the Neighborhood at 107.1FM KZME in Portland Oregon. He played some exclusive tracks yet to be released, as well as live rhymes from his latest collaboration with California based DJ Flip Flop. He also talked about his first project released on vinyl, a collaboration with MC Planet Asia. Check out the links to the podcast below (audio)

G_Force on WTTN first hour (iTunes)

G_Force on WTTN KZME link to podcast


What’s next?

Peace world! If you were in the northwest over the last two weeks, hopefully you had a chance to check out events connected with the NW Hip Hop Fest 3. The event was once again sponsored by radio station 107.1FM KZME, produced by Runaway Productions and featured 50 plus acts at two venues, The Ash Street Saloon and Kelly’s Olympin, over three nights. All of this was preceded by a kickoff event hosted by Skratchpad PDX held at the Blue Monk.

The event was a nice representation of what’s happening in the Portland hip hop scene right now showcasing conscious rappers, funk bands and those just out to have a party. It was also a great opportunity for networking as artists and media from different circles spent time exchanging contacts. It’ll be fun to see what collaborations are birthed from this.

It was also great to see the media coverage the event got not only from the main media sponsor KZME, but also from the Portland Mercury, the Willamette Week, The Skanner and some great photo and video footage from The Portland Observer.

Just prior to the fest, members of the local music community came together in support of MC Libretto. The night featured performances by The Rundown with MCs Destro Destructo, Easy McCoy and Th3ory Hazit, a solo set from the Doo Doo Funk King of Portland himself Mr. Tony Ozier, Libretto’s sister singer/songwriter Angela Davies, Lifesavas MC Vursatyl with Sly The Brown Hornet holding down his set and the night was topped off by MC Cool Nutz with DJ Fatboy. DJ Sneakers played some yet unreleased material from Libretto’s next album and the night overall was a pretty special event.

Check out the photos and video footage from the events and stay tuned for more events as we continue to grow the positive in this NW Hip Hop community.

Coming up next week on Welcome to the Neighborhood, MC Matty will be a guest in the studio with brand new material and maybe even an in-studio performance. I’ll also be debuting the new single from MC Bedoya and have a chance to talk to him about his latest project. Be sure to tune in to 107.1FM KZME from 8-10pm every Tuesday night so you don’t miss upcoming guests including Kyle Steckley, Farnell Newton, Luck-One and Chase Freemen. Also be sure to check out the blog at www.djklyph.com to connect with me and find out more about the new three7 LIMITED project coming soon.

Until next time,




Nissim and OnlyOne on Welcome to the Neighborhood July 2013

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!


Tope* and Chill Crew on Welcome to the Neighborhood

…and the guests keep on coming!

So blessed to have a great group of people pass through the station this week. In the first hour, Tope* came through the Neighborhood to talk about his upcoming release “Trouble Man” which I think is his best material to-date. I had a chance to play a number of tracks from the project before the official release next month. Tope* is also the first guest on the show to do a beat build live, then kicked a freestyle verse on top of that. Hit the link below and check out the playlist for the first hour.

Podcast Link: First Hour feat. Tope*

  1. Sleep feat. Pigeon John – Truth Serum [Single]
  2. Tope – FAMILY AFFAIR FT. GRYNCH & SPACEMAN from Trouble Man EP
  3. Tope – NEW DAY FT. LUCK-ONE from Trouble Man EP
  4. Th3rdz (feat Geologic of Blue Scholars) – Hustle Harder from This That & Th3rdz
  5. Tope – CHURCH GIRLS from Trouble Man EP
  6. DJ Klyph presents… Tope* live freestyle at KZME
  7. DJ Klyph presents… The Questions feat. Tope*
  8. Tope – TAKE YOUR TIME from Trouble Man EP

In the second hour of the show, Chill Crew came through to talk about the progress of their next album. These fellas are real busy this summer with appearances in the NW Hip Hop Fest, Music Fest NW and more. Hit the link below to check out the conversation and peep the playlist for the second hour.

Podcast Link: Second Hour feat. Chill Crew

  1. Man Parrish – Boogie Down Bronx from Hip Hop Be Bop
  2. Chill Crew – To Die For [Single]
  3. NISSIM™ – Chronicles from Miracle Music (Mixtape)
  4. BigMo – Heavy from Both Sides Of The Sand
  5. Lillian – Wake Up [Single]
  6. Sam Lachow and Raz Simone Feat Magik – Good Reasons 5 Good Reasons
  7. Chill Crew ft. Sky – Gotta Get By Produced by Afta 1 [Single]
  8. DJ Klyph presents… The Questions feat. Chill Crew
  9. Luck-One & Dekk – Searchin’ from Beautiful Music Pt. 2

Be on the lookout for upcoming guests to the Neighborhood including Monsters Ink, Nissim, Soul Minor among others.

Until next time,





The Chicharones, BigMo and J Burns on Welcome to the Neighborhood

What a blessing to be able to share such good music! So honored to have The Chicharones (Sleep of Oldominion and Josh Martinez) as guests on the show this week. They in the midst of celebrating the new single “Hi Hey Hello” which is featured on the international campaign for the new Samsung Galaxy S4 cell phone. You can pick up the new single on iTunes. Aside from leaking songs from the new Chicharones album as well as a leak from the new project by Sleep, the fellas performed a live acoustic version of the new single! Hit the link below for the podcast.

The Chicharones on Welcome to the Neighborhood June 2013

  1. The Chicharones – You Gotta Move from Swine Country
  2. Th3rdz – Go For Broke from This That & Th3rdz visit Camobear Records
  3. The Chicharones – Alive from Por Que? (Pork Eh?) visit Camobear Records
  4. The Chicharones – Burn It Down from Swine Flew
  5. Sleep – Truth Serum [Radio Edit]
  6. The Chicharones – Lullaby For The Misunderstood
  7. DJ Klyph presents… The Questions featuring The Chicharones
  8. The Chicharones – Hi Hey Hello (Live at KZME)
J Burns and BigMo at KZME
J Burns and BigMo at KZME




In the second hour of the show, Green Luck Media Group artists BigMo and J Burns came through to talk about the upcoming collaboration with KZME on the show at Kelly’s Olympian on July 13th. I was privileged to play new, unreleased music from both artists. Hit the link below for the podcast link!

BigMo and J Burns on Welcome to the Neighborhood June 2013

  1. Doug E. Fresh – Spirit 12″ Single
  2. BigMo – Oil Money
  3. J Burns – One Day
  4. Sapient – Anaphylaxis from Slump
  5. J Burns – Slow Mo
  6. BigMo – Heavy
  7. DJ Klyph presents… The Questions featuring J Burns and BigMo 


Tune in to WTTN next week for MC/Producer Tope live in studio as well as Chill Crew.

Until next time, be blessed!


DJ Klyph presents… Sounds of the DJ Volume 2 feat. DJ Kryptic

DJ Klyph presents… Sounds of the DJ Series Vol.2 feat DJ Kryptic

The foundation is the DJ. So to celebrate this element of hip hop, I bring you volume 2 of the Sounds of the DJ series. This time through I kick things off with DJ Kryptic. You can find him at the monthly event Wax It Up at The Jack London Bar spinning a mix of Oldschool Hiphop, R&B, Funk, Nu Funk, & Breaks. This week he stopped by the KZME studios to share a taste of what you can expect when you see him live. Check out the 1st hour of the podcast to hear DJ Kryptic’s live mix on Welcome to the Neighborhood!

In the second hour of the show, I was privileged to have a conversation with local artist Rafael Vigilantics. He is getting ready to release a new project entitled The Spade Tapes and there is an album release event happening on June 2nd – and we’re all invited. Check out the second hour of the show via podcast to hear a couple of tracks from the project as well as a conversation with the man himself.

  1. Rafael Vigilantics feat. Luck-One, Onry Ozzborne and Mic Crenshaw – Bedside Tables from The Spade Tapes
  2. Serge Severe & 5th Sequence – Strong Coffee from Boom Bap & Bars Vol. 1
  3. Matty feat Luck-One, Tope & Calvin Valentine – Friends x Foes from Mr. Nice Guy 2
  4. Sly The Brown Hornet feat. Jumbo, Libretto, Dubb Flex and Versatyl – Misfit Massive [Radio Single]
  5. DJ Klyph presents… Rafael Vigilantics interviewed on 107.1FM KZME
  6. Rafael Vigilantics – A Birds Eye from The Spade Tapes
  7. DJ Klyph presents… The Questions feat. DJ Kryptic

Next week I continue the series with a mix from guest DJ Weather so be sure to spread the word.

Until next time –



The Spade Tapes Album Release