Posts Tagged ‘IAMe’

IAMe Show Review

December 3, 2009


“IAME took the stage and every rapper in attendance stood up to pay attention. Affiliated with both local crews Oldominion and Sandpeople, IAME is well-recognized for his standout voice. He has been grinding on stages much larger than the Calabash for long enough to immediately get in sync with a crowd – hands went up on his call and heads nodded along to the heavy beats. “

Read the rest here.


IAMe launches

October 12, 2009

IAMe talks about charting the CMJ’s, thanks his fans, and tells you about his new website, which you can now view here. He even has a free song for download produced by Smoke of Oldominion!

That shit looks fresh!!

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.

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 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.

DJ Green ft. Doc Vaporz, Cool Nutz & IAME – “Rose”

August 7, 2009

DJ Green’s Myspace;

“Hello, my name is DJ Green. I produce music, which means I make the music side of things. No, that is not me rapping or singing; however, that is I playing the piano/drums/guitar. I have a new album out called “Demo to the World.” I tried to capture the feeling of a Portland summer day and put it into audio. I believe I succeeded with the helps of hip-hop legends the Lifesavas, Cool Nutz, and Sandpeople, as well as indie rockers Eskimo and Sons. Furthermore, I believe artists like Sol, Emerson Valetine Lyon, and Doc Vaporz, who are all amazingly gifted up-and-coming musicians, brought a refreshing sound to the album. It was an honor to work with such talent, and I’m hoping you, as the listener, will give our songs a chance.”

To download ‘Rose’ click here, or download the full album for free here.

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.

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+