Archive | Hip-Hop

Myke Bogan

Pretty Hesh by Myke Bogan If there’s a more fitting heir to the title of King of New Age hip-hop, we’re decidedly unaware. Myke Bogan’s hustle is as heavy-lidded as it is enlightening, with rhymes spread thick over deliberate, funk-centric beats and blasts of schoolyard samples. His 2013 self-released LP Pretty Hesh! revels in ultra-relaxed […]

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Stewart Villain

No Manners by Stewart Villain Stewart Villain is a hard-working producer and rapper who has produced beats for emcees such as Danny Brown, Problem, IamSu!, A$ton Matthews, Vinny Cha$e, Blu, Guilty Simpson, Gilbere Forte, Freddie Gibbs and many others. His Soundcloud page consists of diverse, original beats as well as unique remixes. Villain’s beats take […]

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The Resistance

The Resistance is what happens when three talented local MCs (Mic Capes, Glenn Waco, and Rasheed Jamal) stop being polite and start getting real. Hailing from St. Johns, the trio’s vivd lyricism and grimy, sample-based production gives love to their hood while nodding to the future of hip-hop. -MM

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Tre Redeau

The name of rapper Tre Redeau’s crew, Soar Losers, isn’t even funny. Filled out by Portland hip-hop giants like Stewart Villain and Myke Bogan, the Soar Losers win at all that is lyrical. Redeau himself is the point guard of flow―agile yet calculated, smooth yet intense. His videos for “Rounds” and “What’s the Move” have […]

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