• PNW good good, Desire Is

    by  • July 27, 2014 • 0 Comments

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    I’m still relatively new to the PNW scene, so don’t kill me, but I just came across this gem from Goldini Bagwell, based out of Portland, OR and i’m definitely digging the vibe. I’m interested to see what other videos the director, Sapient has as well, initially I wasn’t sure about it at the beginning, but within 8 seconds the beat, tone, and killa flow sucked me in.

    (My nigga flow is that kill kill)

    Check his music out and etc at the links below.

    goldinibagwell.bandcamp.com/

    Check it out, leave your comments below.

    Common drops new video, Diamonds

    by  • July 27, 2014 • 0 Comments

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    One of the dopest emcees to flow straight from the dome, Common, dropped a new album earlier this week, Nobody’s Smiling.

    I love what this project stands for,  a re-connection to Hip-hop is supposed to be, food for the streets.

    The new project centers around the youth violence epidemic plaguing the streets of Chi-town, the visuals are pretty stimulating, and the beats knocks with that classic hip-hop vibe.

    Something interesting about Nobody’s Smiling, it doesn’t feature any production by Yeezus, but was produced entirely by, NO I.D., is this album better or worse for it? Eitherway, voice your thoughts about the video and the project below, but for the love of God, just hit play.

    Fresh Juice #214 – 300 is Never Enough

    by  • July 26, 2014 • 0 Comments

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    We broke you off a piece of our recent interview with this year’s #1 Freshest in the Northwest, Raz Simone. The rapper fully explained his new deal with 300 along with his thoughts on the No Fly Zone idea and his impulse style of performing. We reviewed the Leezy Soprano album Never Enough which...

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    Daily Rotation Adds on 7/26/14

    by  • July 26, 2014 • 0 Comments

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    Daily Rotation Adds on 7/26/14 The original rap supergroup the Horseshoe Gang rips off a banger in “Knocking on Rap’s Door” this week. Not to be outdone, Cormega somehow got AZ, Redman & Styles P to jump on his “MARS (Dream Team)” single from his Mega Philosophy album. Speaking of albums new music in...

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    Fresh Juice #213 – The New Beard

    by  • July 19, 2014 • 0 Comments

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    Tacoma’s own Cally Reed of Second Family joined us in studio this time following the release of Second Family’s album Grit City and popular single “Rider” featuring August Alsina. My co-host and his love for Hennessy has surprising replaced his identity of the beard and comb look he cut off last year. If you...

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    Daily Rotation Adds This Week on 7/18/14

    by  • July 18, 2014 • 0 Comments

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    Daily Rotation Adds on 7/18/14 The veteran Scarface is getting ready to drop his new album Deeply Rooted as his second single “The Exit Plan” featuring Akon jumps into our heavy rotation this week. Also on our waves now is Dilated Peoples, MC Eiht, Eazy-E’s son E3, the Freshest in the Northwest panel member Cool Nutz,...

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    Concerts This Week: Raz Simone, Vince Staples & Leezy Soprano

    by  • July 16, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Rittz at Crocodile 7.19.14

    Are you ready for a performance from this year’s #1 Freshest in the Northwest emcee, Raz Simone? He’ll be opening for Strange Music’s Rittz this Saturday at the Crocodile as part of the OD tour presented by ReignCity. Vince Staples is coming this Thursday to Neumos. Tacoma’s Jazzbones will host #10 Leezy Spopano‘s album release party for...

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    Daily Rotation Adds on 7/16/14

    by  • July 16, 2014 • 0 Comments

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    Daily Rotation Adds on 7/16/14 There is a reason we are releasing last week’s rotation adds a few days late. All of the rappers that were honored in the Freshest in the Northwest top 10 will have a song in heavy rotation for the remainder of July. Normal rotation welcomes an absolute banger from...

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    Freshest in the Northwest 2014 Honorable Mentions

    by  • July 15, 2014 • 0 Comments

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    We cannot express how tough it is to make a top 10 list, but every year we are excited to tell great success stories about hard working local artists. Sometimes things get controversial around the table and on twitter, but we hope that our hard work will help you notice the emcees in your...

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    Raz Simone the Revolutionary #1 Freshest in the Northwest

    by  • July 14, 2014 • 0 Comments

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    This year’s #1 Freshest in the Northwest was not even a question, every single panelist agreed and a good number of fans voted to give the honor to Raz Simone. Surprisingly the emcee barely missed last year’s list, but dropped a whopper of a project in Cognitive Dissonace, signed a creative control marketing deal...

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    Fresh Juice #212 – You Mad Bro?

    by  • July 13, 2014 • 0 Comments

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    While we were deep in the midst of releasing the Freshest in the Northwest list, Horizon and I sat down to do the 212th episode of our show. So we talked a little bit about that, but also about other beefs like Maybach, America vs. World, and Autotune plus the newest music from Statik...

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    Gifted Gab the Queen at #2 Freshest in the Northwest

    by  • July 12, 2014 • 0 Comments

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    Gifted Gab becomes the first female to make the Freshest in the Northwest list originally at #3 above her Moor Gang brother Nacho Picasso. After this she was voted up to the #2 spot. Gab’s placing was celebrated by the whole panel as Q Dot opened recalling first meeting her and being surprised at...

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