Sam Shoemaker Politicks On The Struggle For “Freedom”

Sam Shoemaker has a new video for his track "Freedom". Here he is pictured wearing a black beanie with a red tint over the image.

Sam Shoemaker Politicks On The Struggle For “Freedom” by Nate Hodge Sam Shoemaker has been pushing out a consistent stream of tracks for a few years now with 11 standalone singles since his 2019 EP Grimy Gospel.  On his latest track “Freedom”,  he draws deep and uses concise, poetic phrasing to speak on alienation and […]

KingDow Speaks on the Power of the “Black Man”

KingDow has a new video in "Black Man". Here he is pictured in a dark and hazy setting wearing all black with his face shrouded in shadow and smoke.

KingDow Speaks on the Power of the “Black Man” by Nate Hodge In February,  KingDow dropped a video for his track “Black Man”, a powerful call for the strengthening of self.  The Jonathan Bumpus produced cut hits with powerful kicks and a vocal chant loop throughout that gives it this primal feel.  Coupled with Kingdow’s […]

Nobi and B-Boy Fidget Come “Clean” On New Banger

Cover for Nobi single "Clean" is drawn in the style of RugRats cartoon with pictures of Nobi, B-Boy Fidget-, theDGTL, and Philip Peterson.

Nobi and B-Boy Fidget Come “Clean” On New Banger by Nate Hodge Nobi and B-Boy Fidget have tag-teamed up on a new feel-good joint called “Clean” just in time to lead us out of winter.  When you hear the opening notes, you immediately understand that you needed a joint like this.  The airy production from […]

Open Your Ears To The Black Tape NW

Cover for the Black Tape NW is a black cassette tape against a white background.

Open Your Ears To The Black Tape NW By Nate Hodge Once upon a time, the compilation was a huge part of underground Hip Hop.  The West Coast especially saw careers rocket off an appearance on a dope comp that was in everyone’s tape deck or Discman.  The aughts swapped the comp for the mixtape, […]

Nobi, Sol, Jamel Moxey, and Grimeshine Voltron Up On “Calling Me”

Cover for "Calling Me" from Grimeshine shows the interior of a car with a cell phone sitting near the center console.

Nobi, Sol, Jamel Moxey, and Grimeshine Voltron Up On “Calling Me” by Nate Hodge Grimeshine has shown a clear knack for assembling talent and drawing heat rocks from the squadron.  His latest concoction is “Calling Me”, a vigorous bopper featuring Nobi, Jamel Moxey, and Sol dropping A+ testimonials on their work ethic. Nobi sets things […]

Dark Time Sunshine Rises From Slumber With Glorious Lore

Cover for Dark Time Sunshine album "Lore" is a black and white blend of lines that seem to form a symmetrical flower.

Dark Time Sunshine Rises From Slumber With Glorious Lore New Album From Onry Ozzborn and Zavala Is Duo’s First In Nine Years By Nate Hodge It’s been a little bit since we have heard from these two together.  If you’re counting–and if you are a fan you definitely have been–just under nine calendars have flipped […]

theDGTL Leveling Up With Two New Singles

theDGTL stands outside with a fedora and sunglasses on.

theDGTL Leveling Up With Two New Singles By Nate Hodge TheDGTL aka Jake Hillard continues his active run with two new singles for 2021 released back to back.  The first is “Minutes” and features Nobi guest versing with his usual gold standard pen game on a track directed at the objects of their affections.  But […]

Middle Schooler King Zaae Has Got Next On “Rockstar Girl”

Cover for King Zaae single "Rockstar Girl" is a cartoon of a young female vampire throwing up rocker hands.

Middle Schooler King Zaae Has Got Next On “Rockstar Girl” Cover Art by Blackjackig: @grizz_bizz266 South Seattle 8th Grader Follows Up EP With New Single By Josh Rizeberg According to the United States Census: The Columbia City neighborhood in Rainer Beach, South Seattle is the most diverse area in the U.S.A.; with the most languages […]

Un A.K. and Daughter Team Up For “Who Am I”

Cover for "Who Am I" from Un A.K. is a black and white picture of him and his daughter Aizja Monique making faces.

Un A.K. and Daughter Aizja Monique Team Up For “Who Am I” by Nate Hodge Un A.K., fresh off a posse cut feast in “Deadnyce”, switches up the steelo on his latest “Who Am I”, a heartfelt track breaking down relationship turbulence.  “Who Am I” features a collaboration with the MC’s daughter Aizja Monique and […]

Dark Time Sunshine Are Back With Dual Swords In Video For “7 Knots / Ayemen”

Onry Ozzborn and Dark Time Sunshine have a new video for their songs "7 Knots" and "Ayemen". Here Onry stands on a street corner.

Dark Time Sunshine Are Back With Dual Swords In Video For “7 Knots / Ayemen” by Mamu McMatthews The multitalented Onry Ozzborn has been producing and performing in the Seattle area for the better part of the last twenty years. Introspective and philosophical, Ozzborn’s work is Hip Hop in its purest form, showcasing a complex […]