...the homie Tope from TxE released yet another project. This man is constantly working, and putting out quality material for real. Check the link above to pick up this new project from the northwest MC with features from HalfManHalf, LMNO and Stevo.
Destro Destructo made a visit through Welcome to the Neighborhood to announce the June release from the project he's been working on, rhyming over CashFlow beats. This time he recruited former partners in rhyme Snafu and NyQwil for a Frontline reunion. Remember to pick up these singles being released through Vinyl Fluid Records for free at the Bandcamp page. Check out a clip from Destro's visit:
Destro Destructo on Welcome to the Neighborhood with DJ Klyph May 2012 from DJ Klyph on Vimeo.
Runaway Productions has been promoting hip hop throughout the northwest and I had an opportunity to host him once again in the Neighborhood to discuss the state of Portland hip hop and plan for building the next NW Hip Hop Fest which Welcome to the Neighborhood with DJ Klyph is proud to be connecting with in a very real way (more to come on that soon).
June started off with a visit from G_Force aka Calvin Valentine of TxE. This was a meeting that was supposed to happen a while ago, so it was great to finally sit down with this talented MC/musician. Check this quick clip from that visit:
G_Force aka Calvin Valentine and Dain on Welcome to the Neighborhood with DJ Klyph June 2012 from DJ Klyph on Vimeo.
It was cool to connect with DaiN who came through as well to talk producing, his upcoming project and the FangTshida collaboration which includes members G_Force, DaiN, Sam Trump, N.VS, Cody DeCamry and Rio. Check out the write up on the project from Fresh Selects.
Aside from the TxE project and the FangTshida project is the Calvin Valentine album Red Eye Flights. Here is the video from the album's title cut:
**NOTE: Explict Language**
Be on the look for the next project, Green Team Official, slated to drop in July featuring the collaboration of G_Force and Lawz Spoken.
I'm a big fan of MC Luck-One Conscious and had a chance to meet producer Dizz at the King Of The Northwest listening party. We talked about connecting and it was truly a pleasure to chop it up with this talented cat. Aside from producing and singing hooks on projects for Matty, The Good Sin and others, he's been working on a collaboration with Luck-One entitled Critical Mass which is scheduled to drop late summer 2012. I got to play the first leak from the album on WTTN and man I'm telling you, this project is going to be nice! Check the link the podcast of the show for the 1st and 2nd hour, plus here's a video clip of the visit:
Dizz on Welcome to the Neighborhood with DJ Klyph June 2012 from DJ Klyph on Vimeo.
I was blessed to chat with Jake Espi of We Out Here Magazine about the show and some of my favorite moments. So cool to be included in what I believe is one of the best publications covering northwest music and lifestyle. If you haven't had a chance yet, check it out.
There a some things brewing for this summer, so be sure to stay connected every Tuesday from 7-9pm to 107.1FM, and you can catch past episode via podcast on iTunes.
Until the next time we meet,