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Friday, March 16, 2012

SXSW 2012

In case you haven't heard, I'm spending the week in Austin, TX at the convention known as South by South West (SxSW) just networking, getting hammered and having a generally jolly ol' time. Between catching shows from vets like Mobb Deep and EPMD, stars like Wiz Khalifa and Future, and up-and-comers like Hopsin and Clear Soul Forces, I might be having the best time of my life.... Again.

This year, however, I did not come to Texas empty handed. This time, I brought an album preview. If you don't know, the Black Collar Movement LP / Mixtape / whatever is all but set to drop in a few months. I felt it made sense to let folks know what he deal is. So here are five random tracks from the record that I threw on the SxSW Sampler. Production by Sonny The Producer, Stewart Villain and Terminill. The sampler also features a guest verse by my boy Scrips and a hook by the lovely and talented Caitlin Cardier.

Enjoy and please provide feedback. #APM

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Debauchery - Mac Smiff X Luck One Vs. DJ Chill

Check out my write up on WeOutHere on the "beef" with DJ Chill. In the meantime, enjoy this track by myself and Luck. I think it gooooessss....


Monday, January 16, 2012

Pass The Mic + Happy 2012

Welcome to the New Year, folks! Your boy is making a little more money but it's still Black Collar around here; no luxury vehicles or Louie luggage, just public transportation and a fly new watch. Been super busy as of late writing for We Out Here Magazine, but thought I'd take a moment to drop some dope new music on the page. Enjoy!

Who said Portland doesn’t have emcees? Produced by Terminill for Flatline Studios, Pass The Mic is the city’s ultimate rap cipher and the opening track for Flatline Studios Complilation Vol. 1. Inspired by the Pepsi Smash campaign of late, the crisp audio-video collaboration puts 8 of the city’s hottest, most explosive rappers on display.

Serge Severe (of Animal Farm) leads off repping Portland on an incendiary digital beat loop, and makes way for Th3ory Hazit (Humble Beast) and Jon Belz (Chill Crew) to work magic on the track. A quick skip in the beat and it’s time for Luck One (of Seventh Science) to add his bit before Quiz Zilla flirts with double-time flows. Next, Mila Gordana adds a woman’s touch with her distinctively sultry sound before Cassow gets in it, leaving the final verse for Braille (Humble Beast) to drop knowledge.

With this project, Portland becomes the latest in a long line of cities to create a Pass The Mic track. Houston, New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Dallas and Chicago have all represented their respective metropolitan areas in this manner with success. Now it’s Portland’s turn to show and prove. The associated music video – shot and directed by V1Creative – is sure to turn heads, and will hopefully attract more attention to the Northwest’s growing rap scene. In the words of Terminill, “I just want for the world to get a taste of what Portland has to offer hip-hop.” You can rest assured, this collection will not disappoint.