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Boss around the Top Tens!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Every year we say were gonna do a top ten , and it NEVER happens.  Well.....HAPPY NEW YEAR HOMIES!!   It’s HAPPENING!!!     We bothered some of the folks behind some of the illest happenings here in the city, and this is what they said.

                                                      

                                                        The Soundbox

Top 10 Home

1. Grillade, EP,
2. Matt Nelkin, Boom Bap Riddims
3. Luck one - True Theory outtakes
4. Mic Crenshaw, Under the son
5. Damian Grey - King road redemption
6. Tope, Rain in Cali Tour EP,
7. Dark Time Sunshine, Vessel, Fake Four
8. IAME, LightFighter,  
9. Brown Caesar, PDX Pop Never, Brown Caesar Santotzin
10. Doc Adam - Moombahton Edits, Doc Adams

Honorable Freshness:

Reva DeVito, The Catnip Collective
Rose Bent, Self Titled
Doo Doo Funk All StaRrs, Keep Funk Alive, Tony Ozier and Doo Doo Funk All Star

Top 10 Away

1. Erykah Badu, New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh)
2. Guilty Simpson, OJ Simpson, Stones Throw
3. Factor- Lawson Graham, Fake Four
4. Bilal – Airtight’s Revenge
5. Black Milk-Album of the Year
6. Onra, Long Distance, All City
7. Ceschi, The One Man Band Broke Up, Fake Four
8. Nocando, Jimmy The Lock, Alpha Pup Records
9. Camu Tao, King of Hearts, Def Jux
10. Strong Arm Steady, in Search of Stoney Jackson, Stones Throw
11. RJD2, The Colossus, RJ's Electrical Connections



King Tim 33.3

This guy has one of the largest collections of vinyl in the city!!!  Catch him at the Saucebox on Tuesdays, Molokos Plus on Wensdays, and every first and third Friday at Beulahland.    The Best Bet is him and DJ Kez on “The Movement” every Sunday from 10pm - MID on KBOO 90.7fm.

Top Ten Albums
 

Dam Funk, Toeachizown
Onra, Long Distance
Erykah Badu, Return of the Anka
Aloe Blacc, Good Things
Paul White, and The Purple Brain
Jneiro Jarel, Fauna
Shawn Jackson, Brand New old Me
The Roots, How I Got Over
Madlib- Medicine Show #1- Before the Verdit

Singles


Mayer Hawthorne/James Pants- Thin Moon/Green Eyed Love
Dam Funk- Hood Pass Intact
Aloe Blacc, I Need a Dollar
Muhsinah, Always (smile)
B.Cause- In The Sea
K.KRU2, Look Honest
Devonwho, Keepthafunkalive
Onra, The One
Mayer Hawthorne, I Need You



Damian Grey

The harder edge of the Portland Hip Hop Scene, a producer turned rapper formerly of Trash Heap- he’s now solo, with ties to the Sick Side Army.    Proudly hailing from “Felony Flats”, he intensely holds down the Underground in PTown.

My top 10 NW lp's or Ep's, no particular order

Ra Scion - Victor Shade
Luck one - True Theory outtakes
Mic Crenshaw - Under the son
Damian Grey - King road redemption
Rosebent - Self titled
Tope - Soul music
Cool Nutz - Incredible
Brown Caesar - PDX Pop never
IAME - Lightfighter
Cloudy October - The aviator is dead

 

Kenny Fresh

A little elusive but he’s the reason Erykah Badu graced the stage at The Fix, and that both Pete Rock and CL Smooth rocked Someday a month ago.   Fresh Selects upped levels in bringing steller dohpe Hop Hop to Portland.   PDX and National Releases:

Fresh Selects... Top 10 PRTLND Releases of 2010:
 

TxE - Rain In Cali Tour EP
Grillade (Ragen Fykes) - [pronounced gree-yahd] EP
Ante Up presents This Is Portland: Vol. 1
devonwho - Keepthafunkalive 12"
Othello & Theory Hazit are AM:Neja
Lawz Spoken & OnlyOne - CHRON
Stewie Vuiton - Farther Than Space
Doc Adam - Moombahton Edits
Tope - Soul Music
Matt Nelkin - Boom Bap Riddims mix CD/12"

Fresh Selects... Top 10 National Hip-Hop Releases 2010:
 

Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Big Boi - Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty
Danny Brown - The Hybrid
Earl Sweatshirt - EARL
Domo Genesis - Rolling Papers
Tyler, The Creator - Bastard
Guilty Simpson - OJ Simpson
Black Spade - Build & Destroy
Rockwell Knuckles - Choose Your Own Adventure
MosEL - Just Thinking Out Loud



Cloudy October

This guy delivers tongue in cheek witty brain spurts over loop addicting beats.   “The Aviator Is Dead. was released this year and it’s pretty dope.   Check it out here:

1. The Age of Adz by Sufjan Stevens
2. Fallen House Sunken City by. B. Dolan
3. Nineteen Ninety Now by Celph Titled
4. Vessel by Dark Time Sunshine
6. No More Heroes by Solillaquist of Sound
7. Echo Pary by Edan
8. Radio by Exile
9. Ghostdini: Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City by Ghostface Killah
10. Shafiq En' A-Free-Ka by Shafiq Husayn


Rev Shinez

Rev Shinez!!  This guy has been rocking parties for a grip now- so whether you like it suble or your into shaking that azz, he can help, and with some pretty deep crates.  Catch him at “The Fix” or at Produce Row with “The Scenario”

Black Milk-Album of the Year
Slum Village-Villa Manifesto
Jake One & Freeway- The Stimulus Package
Erykah Badu-The Return of the Ankh
Bilal-Airtight's Revenge
Nottz-You Need This Music
Big Boi-Sir Lucious Leftfoot
Niki Minaj-Pink Friday
Jay Electronica-Victory
Wiz Khalifa-Kush & Orange Juice



DJ Roane

A fixture at 360 vinyl (take his advice), and is a part of The Big Payback- the next venture in the city.   If you don’t pay attention you won’t see him, but you’ll most definitly hear him.

1. Erykah Badu – New Amerykah Part Two: Return Of The Ankh [Universal Motown]
2. Bilal – Airtight’s Revenge [Plug Research]
3. Suff Daddy – Gin Diaries [Melting Pot Music]
4. Grooveman Spot – Change Situations [Jazzy Sport]
5. Georgia Anne Muldrow – King’s Ballad [Ubiquity]
6. Onra – Long Distance [All City]
7. Aloe Blacc – Good Things [Stones Throw]
8. Eric Lau – Makin’ Sound [Kilawatt]
9. Full Crate x FS Green – Hi-Hat Club Vol. 5: Eggs & Pancakes [Melting Pot Music]
10. Jneiro Jarel – Fauna [Kindred Spirits]




Sedell Jones AKA Chocolate BoyWonder

Spoke upon Portland Soul- oh there is a movement!  Live Soul, and Soul Nights have descended upon the Rose City Check out the Notable Players:
 

Soulmates,
Good People,
Excellent Gentleman,
Gretchen Mitchell
Ashley Minnieweather,
Chris Lay,
Jans the platform,
LaRhonda Steele

 

 

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