D.O.U.G.H. - My Sanctuary (Single)

As we brush off the cold from the rough winter, D.O.U.G.H. give us warm, positive vibes with his single, My Sanctuary. The single was debuted by DayAndADream.com and already has almost 3,000 plays! It's off his upcoming EP,V!$!ON$ and reflects how the emcee discovers his place of peace.

From D.O.U.G.H.:

" This song gives some insight on what I've been facing lately.
Sometimes the only place I could find refuge was in my car.
I prayed, cried, and everything else in the driver seat. 

My Sanctuary is great introduction to the V!$!ON$ EP. The EP will consist of six songs and is entirely produced by producer Zen. When it comes to the unique spelling of the project's title, D.O.U.G.H. states," The significance behind the spelling of V!$!ON$ is God gives us visions we don't need two eyes (i's) to see. " Keep an eye and ear out for the EP coming soon!

S.W.O.L.E. - Back In The Daze: LP Field

Lately I have been hearing some of the dopest underground music hitting our email but this tape has much potential. Plus how different is it that we see a group with an authentic hip hop feel. 
Tennessee rap duo S.W.O.L.E (Souls With Only Lyrical Existence) S.W.O.L.E consists of two cousins by the names of Apex Mali and Kyro. Their new project "Back In The Daze" pays homage to their late 90's upbringing in Clarksville, Tennessee. Drawing inspiration from their childhood the duo aims to provide effortless nostalgia while still remaining current and true to their roots. So get out your dashiki, light up a blunt, and press play to instantly get taken into the world of S.W.O.L.E.


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T$poon ft. Manny Monday - Wasted

Portland artist TSpoon comes through with a monster slap for "Wasted" featuring fellow Soar Loser crew member, Manny Monday. The perfect anthem for your weekend, or weekday if you get down like that, Spoon and Manny glide over production provided by Nonstop Da Hitman, breaking down the high and lows of having one too many. West coast music at it finest, Spoon will have you wishing summer is already here with his latest and word on the street is a music video is soon to follow. Make sure you lock in to TSpoon's movement and be on the look for more heat dropping from him and the Loser gang this summer. 

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TOPE - Better Place (Official Video)

Better Place" prod by Stewart Villain. I'm gearing up for this 3AM Tour in June plus just announced my new album 3AM IN OAKLAND that most likely will drop in the summer after tour. Plus more new singles and videos on the way from me throughout the summer. 

It's been almost a year since rising Portland artist TOPE packed up his bags, dropped the single Miss Me When I'm Gone, and moved to Oakland to pursue music full time.

Since leaving the City of Roses, TOPE has toured with Gift Of Gab, produced for Slum Village, dropped another classic beat tape in his FREE LEMONADE series, created his own PR firm, licensed some music to the Oxygen's Bad Girls Club and that is only some of his accolades from this year. Now halfway through 2016, TOPE is gearing up for a huge summer. With a 23 city tour and new album to follow, TOPE has no plans of slowing down.

Back and even better, TOPE releases the visual for the Stewart Villain produced single, Better Place. Directed by Evan Croker and filmed in some of San Francisco's most iconic locations: Dolores Park, Clarion Alley, Grace Cathedral, and the Golden Gate Bridge - visually, Better Place might be TOPE's most striking video to date. Lyrically, TOPE picks up where he left off on MMWIG. He gives us the details on his move to the Bay, personal life, budding music career and much more over a classic Lauryn Hill sample freaked by one of the NW's top producers Stewart Villain.