Wulf Gawwd and O.G. Rapp Punish Weak Rappers With the “Hurt Bidnezz”

Cover for Wulf Gawwd and O.G. Rapp EP "Hurt Bidnezz"

Wulf Gawwd and O.G. Rapp Punish Weak Rappers With the “Hurt Bidnezz” By Nate Hodge Chicago has been heavily securing it’s position as a mecca in Hip Hop, a position framed by vets like Common, Lupe, and Yeezy then built upon by the Sabas and Mick Jenkins’.  In the middle of this are Wulf Gawwd […]

J. Esco Spins Grimy With Royal On Dope Album <i>Crown Me</i>

Cover of J. Esco EP "Crown Me" features a hand drawn roaring gorilla face with a crown worn on its head.

J. Esco Spins Grimy With Royal On Dope Album Crown Me By Shao Sosa One of Tacoma’s many nicknames is Grit City, a moniker pertaining to its blue-collar and hardnosed population.  However, if you were to look at the city’s history of Hip Hop, most of any kind of gritty or grimy sound in that […]

Bruce Leroy Strikes Gold On New EP <i>Minerals</i>

Cover for Bruce Leroy EP "Minerals" shows a classroom of high school aged teens in a class room.

Bruce Leroy Strikes Gold On New EP Minerals By Sergio Demaala It’s always nice when an artist can send you down rabbit holes with their art. I enjoy the feeling. The illustrious Minerals EP by Bruce Leroy is definitely a shining example of a project that can do so. Within a short run time of […]

J-Mar Flexes His Pedigree On “Simba: Return of the King”

Cover of J-Mar EP "Simba: Return of the King" features a beautiful African queen holding a lion by a chain.

J-Mar Flexes His Pedigree On Simba: Return of the King By Josh Rizeberg One of the best times of Tacoma Hip-Hop was when Black Anger was dominating the entire Washington State Hip-Hop scene. It was so incredibly refreshing to hear and witness beautiful, militant, intelligent, revolutionary, quality Hip-Hop emerge from Tacoma, WA from the youth […]

Hanif Highlights Why He is One of the Best on <i>No Sympathy</i>

Cover for Hanif's "No Sympathy" is a hand drawn capture of happy African American families having a cookout while a Ku Klux Klan member hangs from a tree.

Hanif Highlights Why He is One of the Best on No Sympathy By Josh Rizeberg A true wordsmith repping Portland, North East Neef, along with Mike Mo on the production, released a six-song project titled “No Sympathy” available exclusively on North East Neef AKA Hanif’s Bandcamp page. For those that do not know, Neef is […]

Makkk Hussien Pulls Out The <i>.38 Special</i> & Lets Off

Cover for Makkk Hussien EP ".38 Special" features a hand drawn picture of the rapper wearing a ghutra and holding a pistol while bombs go off in the desert background.

Makkk Hussien Pulls Out The .38 Special & Lets Off Six By Nate Hodge Tacoma like many cities has been dealing with the tension of gentrification and changing demographics.  The old guard is hanging on to what’s left with bitter distrust of their new neighbors.  Many of the new neighbors look at the old urban […]

Born Allah Flips Fresh On <i>Analog Baby</i>

Born Allah has new EP called "Analog Baby". In this black and white image taken in a hallway, he points to the camera.

Born Allah Flips Fresh On Analog Baby By Kody Linscott, Independent Contributor I haven’t been listening to a lot of new music lately. With the holidays, work projects, and a move coming up, I just don’t have time to check out new tracks. I’ve been listening to a lot of old favorites and nostalgic stuff. […]

Myles Bullen Lays It All Out On Powerful “Healing Hurts”

Cover for Myles Bullen album "Healing Hurts" is a hand drawn capture of a blue alien figure standing under rainbows in front of a skeletal elk.

Myles Bullen Lays It All Out On Powerful “Healing Hurts” By Carl Christensen If you take the head bending lyrical acrobatics of Milo or Aesop Rock and mix them with slightly off-kilter, strained, emotional delivery of Hobo Johnson you have Myles Bullen. The Portland, ME Rapper/Art Poet closed 2020 by releasing his third and most […]

Speedy Spreads His Wings Out on <i>Patched Heart</i>

Cover of "Patched Heart" from Speedy has a drawing of him with his head looking down at his heart..

Speedy Spreads His Wings Out on Patched Heart By Nate Hodge Earlier this year, we talked about Speedy’s Beyond, a tightly knit nine tracks that we were super vibing off of.  One of the things that came up when I was talking with Speedy about it was his desire to keep breaking through any boundaries […]