Makkk Hussien Gets to Cooking On “Raw Meat”

On the cover for Makkk Hussien single "Raw Meat", a package of raw meat is seen with a price tag with handwritten info on the tag about the song.

Makkk Hussien Gets to Cooking On “Raw Meat” by Nate Hodge Makkk Hussien has been active on the West Coast for over a decade, releasing numerous albums, EPs, and singles both solo and with his long time friend and collaborator Mac $ane (fka CD Sane).  He just now released “Raw Meat”, his first solo video […]

Lroc Shows Off His MVP Status on <i>The Art of Playmaking</i>

Lroc sits in the middle of a city street while framed in a giant golden frame on the cover to "The Art of Playmaking".

Lroc Shows Off His MVP Status on The Art of Playmaking By Kody Linscott, Independent Contributor Lroc has done it.  The madman actually did it. Lroc managed to follow up 2020’s sprawling, masterful Luxury/Trap with another collection of bangers on his latest album, The Art of Playmaking. He’s continued to refine his style and really hits the mark […]

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 […]

Mac $ane is Staying Active With Two More Slumpers

Cover for Mac $ane single Wayyy Back shows a 70's player type walking by a pretty female standing in front of a convertible Cadillac.

Mac $ane is Staying Active With Two More Slumpers By Nate Hodge Tacoma has had a busy year in 2021, especially in the Street Hop arena.  Mac $ane has been dropping a new single at an average of one per month, three of which we covered earlier this year.  He has two new ones in […]

Makkk Hussien and Cally Reed Speak Heat On “Kruel Summers”

Makkk Hussien and Cally Reed are pictured in 3d animated format here in the cover to their single "Kruel Summers"

Makkk Hussien and Cally Reed Speak Heat On “Kruel Summers” by Shao Sosa Blocks everywhere are gearing up for a hot summer.  Action in the U.S.  has been elevating all year and Tacoma, WA bears testimony to that.  The atmosphere there has been simmering for months.  Speaking on two ends of that are town vets […]

Blake Anthony Bakes A Beauty On New Single “Jello Cake”

Blake Anthony has a new single in "Jello Cake" and pictured here on the cover is a decadent cake sitting on top of blueberries with a toy blue classic car on top.

Blake Anthony Bakes A Beauty On New Single “Jello Cake” by Nate Hodge Blake Anthony has shown he has mastered the art of crafting laid back smoke anthems.  His new single “Jello Cake” finds him teaming up with vocalist Jenessa Andrea and producers DJ Grumble and Daryl XL to further evidence towards his status as […]