Browsing the "Hip Hop" Tag

Rockwell Powers Makes No Small Plans on “BUILD”

October 12th, 2013 | by Daniel Rahe

Rockwell Powers is putting out an ambitious full-length album today (October 12), his first in far too long. Powers collaborated with the keen-eared D.J. Phinisey to make “BUILD,” and brought in a van-load of his Tacoma friends to supply guest vocals. The result is a hip hop album that sounds big, but still grounded in the City of Destiny. The album release show is also tonight, at Grit City Grindhouse, and will feature Ra Scion, The Breaklites, and Mr. Melanin.

Gray Vibes – Khris P Talks About ILLFIGHTYOU

September 20th, 2013 | by Daniel Rahe

Post Defiance interviewed Khris P, one of the three MCs in ILLFIGHTYOU, and their producer. By now, ILLFIGHTYOU should require no introduction in this city. They have the distinction of being one of the few Tacoma musical groups to recently gain any significant national following, and they actually made it look easy.


June 12th, 2013 | by Daniel Rahe

There has been quiet buzz building about Tacoma's ILLFIGHTYOU since last year -- They've caught the eye of The Stranger and have been featured on KEXP. With the release of their debut record on June 13, this strange and intimidatingly smart trio ought to turn a lot of heads in Tacoma and beyond

The Pains of Drinking Locally

October 29th, 2012 | by Daniel Rahe

When pondering the beers that are actually brewed in Tacoma’s city limits, many beer enthusiasts might lower their countenance and take on the posture of someone suffering from mild gastric distress. It’s a discomfort that isn’t often spoken of in a city that’s so fiercely supportive, insular, and defensive. But the discomfort is there

Celebrating Three Years of the Warehouse

October 19th, 2012 | by Katy Evans

It's time to officially declare The Warehouse an institution. For three years, Adam Ydstie, Katie Lowery, and Doug Stoeckicht have organized, produced, and presented incredible live music. Featuring talented musicians in venues both traditional and non, all over Tacoma and points north, The Warehouse has never disappointed

Clemm Rishad and William Jordan are The Writer’s Block

February 10th, 2012 | by Katy Evans

In just one lightning fast year, William Jordan and Clemm Rishad, the Tacoma duo responsible for Nicki Minaj’s hit "Fly", have become newly anointed, highly-sought after pop and hip hop hit-makers. But these two Tacomans are so much more than songwriters

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