Archive for June, 2009

‘Hate Aside’ Behind-The-Scenes

June 26, 2009

The video for ‘Hate Aside’ was shot over a weekend a couple months back with Seattle director Christian Hansen. This is just some of the footage from that day. Make sure you watch it all the way through for some good outtakes from the crew, bung!


IAMe Pre-orders

June 23, 2009

You can now pre-order IAMe’s newest album “I Am My Enemy” here. Available everywhere July 21st!!

Update: Pre-orders come with a signed poster, stickers, and an ipod version of his video for “Show’s Over Now”

iHipHop Interview

June 19, 2009

The folks over at just posted up an interview with Ethic and Illmaculate; Is it difficult at times working with so many different MC’s?

Ethic: Nah, Illmaculate and me just call the shots basically…
Illmaculate: [Laughing]…

Ethic: Typically we say, “Jump,” and everyone else says, “How high?” So it just moves smoothly from there… [Laughing]… So you two are the bosses?

Ethic: [Laughing]… For all intensive purposes, yeah…

Illmaculate: [Laughing]… I need that answer in BOLD!”
You can read the rest here.

‘Make More’ and ‘Long Story, Short…’ Reviews

June 16, 2009

The reviews have started popping up on the internets. If you want to read through them you can click the following links;

Sapient – ‘Make More’;
Portland Mercury

Willamette Week
Daily Vanguard

Sandpeople – ‘Long Story, Short…’ EP
Rap Reviews (The person they refer to as Lame is actually IAMe)
Potholes In My Blog
My Life My HipHop
Crappy Indie Music (hard to translate, but seems favorable)

Review: Sapient – “Make More”

June 10, 2009

Casey Jarmin over at Willamette Week is the first to review Sapient’s latest album, “Make More”. Here’s some of what he had to say;

“The opening track from Sapient’s Make More, “Here,” is about as bold as rap songs get: a rap manifesto set to a sweeping orchestral storm of sampled brass, strings, voices and beats that’s one part John Williams and one part Ennio Morricone. Sapient comes through loud and clear. “The industry is tainted/ Piss in the batter/ So I don’t listen to rappers and all their whimsical banter/ They don’t talk like they live/ And the pleasure material objects can give is as false as it gets.” “

You can read the rest here.

Also, don’t forget to come to Sapient’s album release party in Portland on the 13th;

And in Seattle on the 14th;

Sandpeople – “Strands” featured on

June 10, 2009

Head over to and scroll down to the “Bangers” section to listen to/comment on “Strands” off the newly released Long, Story… Short EP. Bung!

IAMe – ‘Show’s Over Now’ music video!

June 9, 2009

Video for IAMe’s first single. I Am My Enemy out July 21st!!

Simple – Liquid Sundrop Remixes

June 9, 2009

Lostforum over at the Vinyl Fluid Records blog dug up some old treasures. Those of you that were around for the old Sandpeople forum may remember Simple putting together these remixes and giving them out for free to anyone that registered on the site. The remixes include;

Lost Swarm(All In Vain)
Whetstone(All In Vain)
Econo Rap Value Menu(Mo-B & OnlyOne present The Hate)
Keep It Movin'(All In Vain)
Mass Assembly(Mo-B & OnlyOne present The Hate)
The City Sleeps(All In Vain)
Grab them here.