Archive for September, 2009

Evidence, Alchemist, & Aceyalone are Illmaculate fans!

September 30, 2009

Via Evidence’s Twitter page:

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IAMe is #3 on CMJ Hip-Hop Chart!

September 24, 2009

Applaud this man! This week’s CMJ charts have him at #3 just behind Mos Def and Eyedea & Abilities. He even jumped from 7th to 3rd since last week!

You can view the chart here.

Buy IAMe‘s “I Am My Enemy” album & T-shirts at our online shop, or cop the mp3’s from CDBaby.

Debaser – ‘Bow’ & ‘Leave Me Alone’

September 20, 2009

First two leaks off Debaser’s upcoming ‘Back To Work’ album;

Debaser – ‘Bow’ Right Click -> Save Target As

Debaser – ‘Leave Me Alone’ Right Click -> Save Target As
Back To Work will be available October 1st for free download at . This is a continuation of our 3 free albums in 3 months campaign which you can check out here. Bllldat!

POH-Hop 11

September 17, 2009

The great Cool Nutz is set to throw what must be the biggest POH-Hop(Portland Oregon Hip-Hop) festival in history. This will mark the 11th time he’s put this together for the Northwest, and Sandpeople’s involvement will be heavy! Here’s a rundown;

Sept. 30th – The week before POH-Hop kicks into high gear, Illmaculate will host a freestyle battle event at Ash St. Saloon. 21+ 225 SW Ash St $7, 9pm.

Oct. 8thSapient will share the stage with Zion I at Backspace for an all-ages show. 115 NW 5th Ave $13, 8pm.

Oct. 9thIllmaculate & IAMe will be at Slabtown with Grayskul and Sleep of Oldominion. 21+ 1033 NW 16th avenue $8, 9pm.

Oct. 10thSandpeople plan on tearing down Roseland Theater alongside the likes of E-40 and Maniak Lok. All ages event. 8 NW Sixth Ave $22, 8pm.

Tickets to POH-Hop can be purchased at ticketswest or it’s various outlets. Come out and support this amazing event!

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POH-Hop on Myspace

IAMe and Sapient shows this weekend

September 17, 2009

Sapient will be making a free, all ages in-store appearance at Someone Clothing Saturday the 19th at 7pm. Make sure if to check it out if your cashless and need something to do, Someone Clothing is located at;

2718 SW Kelly Ave
Portland OR, 97201

If you do have a little bit of cash or a Music Fest Northwest bracelet, go check out IAMe, Josh Martinez, and Luck-One the same night at the Someday Lounge for 6 bucks. Doors are at 9pm, 21+. Someday Lounge is located at;

125 NW 5th Ave
Portland, OR 97209

Sandpeople on Hot Indie News

September 14, 2009
“With the success and acclaim of their recently released EP, Long Story, Short…, still bubbling, Portland’s Sandpeople continue working, and have now released the EP’s first official video, “Hate Aside.” After teasing us with behind the scenes footage some time ago, the video brings the EP’s lead single to life, weaving the tale of a mystery package, passed from one crew member to the next, interspersed with shots of the crew doing what they do best – rapping their asses off. Sandpeople’s latest release, the Long Story, Short… EP is available now via Sandpeople Music.”

You can read the rest here.

Also, Sandpeople’s “Hate Aside” video is currently number 4 in the top 10 videos on MTVu! Check that out here. (scroll down the left side)

Review: Sapient – Make Morphine

September 10, 2009

Will Johnson over at The Musik Lounge has posted his review of Sapient’s ‘Make Morphine’ album.
“For a crew with the rep Sandpeople have amassed over the years on their grind it seems crazy to think they are giving music away for free. Shouldn’t they be on some major indy by now? Truth is told in this day and age you can probably do just as good on your own – if you are willing to put in the work. Apparently they have been going so hard that they have too much music and decided to give away three albums for free over the next three months.”

You can read the rest here.

Download or stream “Make Morphine” for free here! reviews I Am My Enemy

September 3, 2009

Here’s what they had to say;

“Oregon native IAME(I-am-me) has no problem confronting and questioning his role in society and constantly challenging it. On his sophomore album I Am My Enemy he gets personal. Confronting the generalities in Hip Hop that too many people think make you “real” such as bling, Escalades and proper gear, IAME examines his place with in the music industry and his community. This becomes apparent on such tracks as “Unlikely Candidate”. Speaking about Portland, where he lives, “Home to fake gangsters/and real hoodlums/who look at me like I ain’t shit cause I ain’t got no jewels or rings/but skip the superficial shit/just let the music spin/this user friendly way I speak truth has got them tuning in”. More then just a treatise on the superficialities of Hip Hop, the song speaks about Portland’s history citing a situation not unlike the Katrina disaster in New Orleans which happened in 1943 at Van Port City, Oregon.

I Am My Enemy will keep your body moving and your head bangin’. You’ll gain a little knowledge with each nod.

-Christian Hendrickson”

You can check out RVA’s site here. You can purchase IAMe albums and t-shirts in our online store.

Free Download: Make Morphine

September 1, 2009

Sapient is an emcee that also boasts much more than self-sufficiency when it comes to producing bangers that make your mom wish you had never been born. His latest project shifts gears and has some of the Northwest’s finest producers (also NY and CA) taking a turn remixing tracks off his solo album Make More. With contributions from Budo, Rev. Shines (of Lifesavas), Simple (of Sandpeople), Oldominion veterans Smoke, Mr. Hill & Pale Soul, plus many more, this FREE download lets you hear how Sapient sounds when other people lace the beats. Make Morphine features a different producer for each track!

Check out the other upcoming free projects from Sandpeople here, or download Make Morphine here.