When you want to get a peek at what the current Portland hip-hop scene looks like, just Google Miss Lopez Media. Renee has been a fixture in the scene, capturing performances and candid photos for some time. She took a moment to sit and share her story, motivations, plans and hopes for the future. Check the latest episode of Klyph Notes with Renee Lopez
Tope made a return trip home while on tour to perform at Mic Check PDX. While in town, he passed through to catch up on the two years since he made the move to California. Check out this in depth conversation on Klyph Notes with Tope*
Amerigo Gazaway was kind enough to jump on the podcast to talk about his creative process both in production and live DJ'ing. He talks about his favorite project so far in his catalog, plus you get to hear me fan-boy out on this latest episode of the Klyph Notes podcast.
Portland Oregon MC/Host/Radio personality...the list goes on and on. StarChile took time from his busy schedule to record the lost episode of the podcast. The conversation touches on his work in the Portland music scene, race relations, why the Portland Trail Blazers have difficulty attracting free agents and the use if the "N" word. Check out the latest episode of Klyph Notes feat. StarChile
Natalie Figueroa, Vaughn Kimmons and Lamar LeRoy of Y.G.B. Portland sat down to share the history of the collective and building community in the city as they celebrate the new beginning via "One". Check out the laughs and entertainment on this special informative episode of the Klyph Notes podcast.
Jason Fellman of J-Fell Presents sat down to talk about the second Mogo Music Festival. The two day event will feature local artists performing at 11 different venues covering Hip-Hop, funk, soul, blues and more. Jason shares stories of the history of the event, talks about the members of the music scene who are acting as curators and gives an invitation to networking events to benefit local artists. Check out this informative and entertaining episode of Klyph Notes and check more information on the festival at the Mogo Music Festival website.
Portland based emcee Libretto's first New Years Eve performance in 4+ years kicked off what expects to be a monster year in 2017. On January 2nd, the long awaited double vinyl "Captain Crook Snatchin' Crumbs and All" was released on on Kiasu Records. Libretto sat and talked about the new release, the changes in the Portland scene since he came home and plans for the future including his upcoming show with the Beatnuts. Peep the latest episode of Klyph Notes with Libretto.
Portland emcee Epp has been fixture in the scene for a number of years. He's collaborated with some of the the best artists in the NW & was a member of a crew that many considered the next to represent as the sound of Portland.
Now a member of the Eyrst recording family, Epp is working on his next solo project that promises to be a classic.
As we sat and watched the classic game of the New Orleans Saints return to the Superdome to defeat the Atlanta Falcons, Epp shared thoughts on his start in Portland, his time with TxE overcoming writers block and now being in the creative space he's. Check out this latest episode of Klyph Notes.
I've been a fan of Matt Nelkin, owner of Liquid Beat Records, for as long as I've been building with the Portland music scene. Liquid Beat has consistently put out great releases through the years from the re-interpretation of the Esther Williams classic "Last Night Changed It All" by the Love Loungers to projects with veteran emcee Libretto. Matt is the latest guest on Klyph Notes and speaks on many things including the current roster of producers, why they continue to release vinyl and his thoughts on the scene in Portland. Check out the Liquid Beat Records episode of Klyph Notes.
He's been working on building community with the Portland hip-hop scene for a minute. He's performed on stages throughout the city and now the Oakland-to-Portland emcee sits down for an in depth conversation with Klyph talking about everything from his start in the scene, The Brookfield Way clothing line, his views on artist development and a peek at one of the more anticipated album releases of the year.
Check the latest episode of Klyph Notes feat. Brookfield Duece.