Archive for July, 2009

Luckyiam – “Luck-Eee” produced by Sapient

July 31, 2009

Lucky says;

“This track is called “Luck-Eee” and it’s produced by my Prime group member Sapient and if you can’t tell by the slap, he freakin MURDERS it on the beats! This song was made just for The Present exclusively, ie. Just for YOU GUYS* It’s a celebration of where Im @ right now and just me trying to spit that crack on a Sapient beat without getting ran over!

This is a glimpse into the future and the sound of “The Prime“. Learn this song for future Lucky shows & most importantly, Please bump this with CAUTION!!!! (your speakers will thank you later*)

I Love u,

Luck-Eee”

Learn more about The Present and stream the song here, or click for direct download.

Sandpeople interview with Planet Urban

July 31, 2009

PlanetUrban has posted up an interview covering topics from battling to the creative process of a 10 member group;

ILLmaculate and TheSaurus are both battle tested emcees, do you guys ever battle or spar amongst each other?

OnlyOne: I have battled IAME and M-OB, also Sape and Illmaculate in a two on two against Al-One and I. We got crushed.”

The OnlyOne & Al-One vs. Sapient & Illmac battle is one of the greatest things I have filmed that you will probably never see, I’m going to have to write about it sometime. You can read the rest of the interview with Planet Urban here.

IAMe in-store & release party

July 22, 2009

In celebration of IAMe’s release of his new solo album titled “I Am My Enemy”, he’ll be doing an all-ages in-store at Someone Clothing. The in-store is July 23rd(tomorrow!) at 2718 SW Kelly Ave in Portland, OR.

Also, don’t forget to make it out for his album release party with Awol One at Rotture the same night. 10 bucks, 21+. 315 SE 3rd Ave.

IAMe LocalCut Write-up

July 22, 2009

Willamette Week’s LocalCut has a nice write-up on IAMe and his new album, “I Am My Enemy”. Some good information for those of you that don’t know much about him;

“It’s funny, because for a while I thought that was how to be cool,” he admits. “To have shit. But hip-hop was something that opened my mind to different people’s living situations.” As soon as he landed his driver’s license, he was out of the ’burbs and into Portland, investigating the city’s decidedly un-bling hip-hop scene. But McMahon, who had shown an interest in writing from a young age, didn’t just want to listen. “It definitely wasn’t my destiny to be a fucking singer,” he says, his rigid brow softening as he laughs. “Hip-hop was something I could actually do”

Read the article in its entirety here.

Come out to his album release party tomorrow night with AWOL-One, Onry Ozzborn, and Josh Martinez at Rotture. 315 SE 3rd AVE. Doors at 9 pm. $10 ages 21+

I Am My Enemy available now!

July 21, 2009


I Am My Enemy is available today! Listen to snippets and cop it here!

BHH interviews Sandpeople

July 16, 2009

BritishHipHop.co.uk just posted up an interview they did with IAMe, Gold, and Ethic. Topics inlude the groups origin, childhoods, Portland’s hiphop scene, and of course, starwars;

“Wookieepedia, the online Star Wars encyclopedia, describes Sand People as “a culture of nomadic, primitive sentients… often hostile to local settlers” does that sum you guys up or can you give us a better definition?

IAME: Thats pretty on point.

Gold: What is Star Wars?

Ethic: Someone really created something called Wookieepedia? But, yea, the definition is suitable.”

You can read the rest here.

Grindtime Lazy Sunday Cypher

July 9, 2009

This was shot right after we finished a Grindtime battle event at 360vinyl in downtown Portland. Illmaculate and OnlyOne are the last two artists to spit verses if your antsy to skip ahead.

You can cop Illmaculate & OnlyOne’s Police Brutality here.