Archive for the ‘Sandpeople’ Category

Mr. MR’s Birthday Bash

January 13, 2010

If you’re in or around the Portland area this weekend, make sure this is in your plans.


Sandpeople X El Michels Affair – “Can It All Be So Simple”

December 15, 2009


“Last spring, El Michel’s Affair released Enter the 37th Chamber, a funky soul covers album of some of the Wu-Tang Clan’s fiercest cuts. Now, URB will be bringing you Enter the 38th Chamber, featuring some of today’s hottest MCs going off on the 37th instrumental cuts.”

You can download/stream the song over here.

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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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)

Hate Aside Video on mtvU!

August 24, 2009

Directed by Christian Hansen. You can vote it into regular rotation here. Cast as many votes as you want(150 or so per day should be fine) from now through Friday. Let’s get this shit on tv!


3 albums in 3 months!

August 14, 2009

Sapient, and Debaser will be releasing three albums in three months for free download.

Sept. 1st Sapient: Make Morphine – The Remixes – A remix of Sapient’s entire album Make More. Features production by Rev. Shines (of Lifesavas), Budo, Simple (of Sandpeople), Oldominion veterans Mr. Hill, Smoke & Pale Soul plus many more. A different producer for each song!

Oct. 1st Debaser: Back to Work – A long awaited follow-up to Crown Control. This free download will give you a taste of what they’ve been working on. Back To Work features Rasco (of Cali Agents), Luckyiam (of Living Legends) and Detroit standout Phat Kat. It’s true. New Debaser. Suck it.

Nov. 1st Sapient: Famine Friends – Sapient’s upcoming solo album and just one more reason why he is the most prolific hip-hop act coming out of the Northwest. With 3 music videos accompanying the album, Famine Friends proves that Sape lives by his promise to “Make More”.

Odds and Ends

August 6, 2009

Tigard Times has a nice article on IAMe and his freshly released album ‘I Am My Enemy’ that you can peep here.

Hot Indie News has the song ‘Dapper Mob’ off the “Long Story, Short…” EP available for streaming. The song is accompanied by a short writeup with a quip from Sapient. Check it here.

And finally, ESPN has used Sandpeople music in their online video for the X-games Skate Street gold medal winner. I’d embed it but it’s not allowed, so go ahead and watch it here.

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.

BHH interviews Sandpeople

July 16, 2009 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.

‘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!