• Freshest in the Northwest

    The yearly special that determines who are the Top 10 Freshest solo artists in the Northwest area using a local expert media panel & your votes! Join in the conversation on twitter or Facebook with the hashtag #FreshestintheNW

    #FreshestintheNW 2015 #1

    by  • August 13, 2015 • Freshest in the Northwest • 0 Comments

    razsimone

    If it was even possible, Raz Simone was even more of a force in the Northwest this year than he was last year making him the first to repeat as #1 Freshest in the Northwest champ! From late November to early April Raz dropped a song every week with videos, pure single releases, and...

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    #FreshestintheNW 2015 #2

    by  • August 11, 2015 • Freshest in the Northwest • 0 Comments

    samlachow fitnw2

    The LaChowderhead himself, Sam Lachow, has been a Northwest icon for arguably 3 years now and equals his highest placing this year with a #2 look on the Freshest in the Northwest list. Last year after placing 9th from being off the map in album creation mode, Sam Lachow dropped an amazing album in...

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    #FreshestintheNW 2015 #3

    by  • August 10, 2015 • Freshest in the Northwest • 0 Comments

    nachofitnw

    By far, Nacho Picasso is the most consistent emcee in the Northwest and nails the criteria down every year with quality music, incredible crowd turnout, invigorating social media interaction, and the respect he holds as King of the Moors. The Dark Sith of Seattle had another big year returning to that Blue Sky Black...

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    #FreshestintheNW 2015 #4

    by  • August 7, 2015 • Freshest in the Northwest • 0 Comments

    mykebogan

    For two years running our #1 fan voted artist for Freshest in the Northwest has been Portland’s Myke Bogan and we finally took a serious look at Myke and came away astounded. You could argue he stays under the radar not getting the same major looks his fellow top 5 brethren such as #5...

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    #FreshestintheNW 2015 #5

    by  • August 6, 2015 • Freshest in the Northwest • 0 Comments

    choicefitnw

    The Freshest in the Northwest panel has never been more split than this #5 decision! Choice, formerly known as Royce The Choice, has burst onto the national scene in the past 6-8 months behind the co-sign that is DJ Mustard. After moving from Seattle to L.A., Choice became Mustard’s first signed rapper to his...

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    #FreshestintheNW 2015 #6

    by  • August 5, 2015 • Freshest in the Northwest • 0 Comments

    topefitnw

    Last year’s #5 Freshest in the Northwest artist, Tope, had an even bigger year this time, yet finds himself one slot lower at #6. The Portland emcee released Broke Boy Syndrome in December with an enormous blog response on all the major sites with a shout out by Erykah Badu over one of his samples...

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    #FreshestintheNW 2015 #7

    by  • August 3, 2015 • Freshest in the Northwest • 0 Comments

    sol

    It doesn’t get any more cut and dry than this. Sol makes his 4th appearance on the Freshest in the Northwest list out of 4 years of us doing this at #7 for continuing to grow his already crazy buzz on the net and off it while touring the Southwest with Zion I, The Grouch, and...

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    #FreshestintheNW 2015 #8

    by  • July 30, 2015 • Freshest in the Northwest • 0 Comments

    davebfitnw

    Last year’s biggest exclusion, Dave B, upped his game in all areas in 2015 earning him a solid #8 spot on the Freshest in the Northwest list. Always being a low-key guy, he surprised the interwebs with a 2-track EP Loosies in January and then treated us with a loose single about once a...

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    #FreshestintheNW 2015 #9

    by  • July 29, 2015 • Freshest in the Northwest • 0 Comments

    jarvdeefitnw

    The Moor Gang’s arguably hardest lyricist, Jarv Dee, makes his Freshest in the Northwest debut entering the list at #9. After dropping his debut album in 2012, Dopamine, which is considered by many to be a NW classic, he’s languished from the public eye showing up for the occasional performance yet still riding a...

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