Bridge City Battle 4


Gonna be the biggest one yet, make sure you come support!

Mr. MR’s Birthday Bash

If you’re in or around the Portland area this weekend, make sure this is in your plans.

The Prime X How The Grouch Stole Christmas Tour

The Prime(Sapient & Luckyiam) will be joining the tour starting tonight in Eugene, OR at the WOW Hall then;

12/15 Portland OR @ Backspace
12/16 Seattle WA @ Nectar
12/18 Reno NV @ The Underground
12/19 S. Lake Tahoe @ Bar 24
Make sure you go check them out!

IAMe Show Review


“IAME took the stage and every rapper in attendance stood up to pay attention. Affiliated with both local crews Oldominion and Sandpeople, IAME is well-recognized for his standout voice. He has been grinding on stages much larger than the Calabash for long enough to immediately get in sync with a crowd – hands went up on his call and heads nodded along to the heavy beats. “

Read the rest here.

Upcoming shows/The Prime tour dates

Oct. 16th(tomorrow!!) – Alphabet Stew will be playing alongside Souls of Mischief at Berbati’s Pan. It’s going to be an earlier show so get there at 8pm!

Oct. 21stIllmaculate will be debuting what’s set to be one of the biggest battles of all time between him and Thesaurus. This is happening at Backspace, doors at 8pm.
Oct. 23 – Marks the end of this year’s POH-Hop. Sandpeople will be performing as main support for E-40 at Roseland Theater. 8pm
Finally, The Prime(Sapient & Luckyiam) are going on tour! Mark your calendars!

Nov 8 – The Prime with Crown City Rockers at Studio Seven Seattle, Washington
Nov 10 – The Prime with Crown City Rockers at Zebra Bozeman, Montana
Nov 11 – The Prime with Crown City Rockers at Reef Boise, Idaho
Nov 12 – The Prime with Crown City Rockers at Urban Lounge Salt Lake City, Utah
Nov 13 – The Prime with Crown City Rockers at Larimer Denver, Colorado
Nov 14 – The Prime with Crown City Rockers at Eldo Crested Butte, Colorado
Nov 15 – The Prime with Crown City Rockers at Fox Theatre Boulder, Colorado

Make sure you check out the first leak from The Prime album ‘One Uppers’ in the post below!

POH-Hop 11

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The great Cool Nutz is set to throw what must be the biggest POH-Hop(Portland Oregon Hip-Hop) festival in history. This will mark the 11th time he’s put this together for the Northwest, and Sandpeople’s involvement will be heavy! Here’s a rundown;

Sept. 30th – The week before POH-Hop kicks into high gear, Illmaculate will host a freestyle battle event at Ash St. Saloon. 21+ 225 SW Ash St $7, 9pm.

Oct. 8thSapient will share the stage with Zion I at Backspace for an all-ages show. 115 NW 5th Ave $13, 8pm.

Oct. 9thIllmaculate & IAMe will be at Slabtown with Grayskul and Sleep of Oldominion. 21+ 1033 NW 16th avenue $8, 9pm.

Oct. 10thSandpeople plan on tearing down Roseland Theater alongside the likes of E-40 and Maniak Lok. All ages event. 8 NW Sixth Ave $22, 8pm.

Tickets to POH-Hop can be purchased at ticketswest or it’s various outlets. Come out and support this amazing event!

POH-Hop on Twitter
POH-Hop on Myspace

IAMe and Sapient shows this weekend

Sapient will be making a free, all ages in-store appearance at Someone Clothing Saturday the 19th at 7pm. Make sure if to check it out if your cashless and need something to do, Someone Clothing is located at;

2718 SW Kelly Ave
Portland OR, 97201

If you do have a little bit of cash or a Music Fest Northwest bracelet, go check out IAMe, Josh Martinez, and Luck-One the same night at the Someday Lounge for 6 bucks. Doors are at 9pm, 21+. Someday Lounge is located at;

125 NW 5th Ave
Portland, OR 97209

Bridge City Battle III

There is a lot of talent to witness in one night for only 8 bucks, plus it will be OnlyOne’s debut Grindtime battle. The whole night will be hosted by Illmaculate so make sure to come out and support!

IAMe in-store & release party

In celebration of IAMe’s release of his new solo album titled “I Am My Enemy”, he’ll be doing an all-ages in-store at Someone Clothing. The in-store is July 23rd(tomorrow!) at 2718 SW Kelly Ave in Portland, OR.

Also, don’t forget to make it out for his album release party with Awol One at Rotture the same night. 10 bucks, 21+. 315 SE 3rd Ave.

Review: Sapient – “Make More”

Casey Jarmin over at Willamette Week is the first to review Sapient’s latest album, “Make More”. Here’s some of what he had to say;

“The opening track from Sapient’s Make More, “Here,” is about as bold as rap songs get: a rap manifesto set to a sweeping orchestral storm of sampled brass, strings, voices and beats that’s one part John Williams and one part Ennio Morricone. Sapient comes through loud and clear. “The industry is tainted/ Piss in the batter/ So I don’t listen to rappers and all their whimsical banter/ They don’t talk like they live/ And the pleasure material objects can give is as false as it gets.” “

You can read the rest here.

Also, don’t forget to come to Sapient’s album release party in Portland on the 13th;

And in Seattle on the 14th;

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