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Wynne '19

It's been a little over two years since I had this emcee as a guest on the podcast, and a lot has changed since then. She's released a track and visuals celebrated as one of the best to rep for the Portland scene for it's inclusion of some of the greats. As she gears up for what's next, she joined me from the road and dropped some jewels on how her career is moving. Peep the latest episode of Klyph Notes featuring Wynne.



Emcee. Producer. Label Owner...the list of titles surely doesn't stop there. A man whose name is known through underground circles took time away from creating new art to jump on the podcast to speak on his start working at Fat Beats, the beginnings of Brown Bag AllStars, the creation of Jamo Gang to starting the FiveSe7en Collective. Peep this entertaining and informative interview with one of the hardest working artists in the game...the J57 interview!


SlimKid3 '19

The hip-hop legend came through in the midst of heading back out on the road with hip partner in rhyme for Fatlip and Slimkid3 present: Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde. It's been a minute since we had a chance to chop it up like this, so we had a lot to catch up on. Peep the latest episode of the Klyph Notes podcast featuring Slimkid3



It's been 10 years since he dropped his 1st project Beautiful Music. His current discography contains 10 projects - which soon you may not be able to access. He's been working, watching and now he's about to release new art. He's one of my favorite artists and a person I always dig having a conversation with which makes this episode great. Always honest and straight forward - watch your feelings. Peep this powerful episode of the Klyph Notes podcast with HANiF.



The Portland based rapper has been making moves for almost 2 decades from representing the city on BET 106 & Park to performing here in his home town. As his brand has grown, so has his passion for making a difference in the lives of his community through vehicles like Laced Up PDX. Check the latest episode of the Klyph Notes podcast with Mighty.


1 Young Micah

The Portland based rapper was guest on the podcast and talked about the move from his hometown of New Orleans, creating the New Portland concert series, his first acting role, his upcoming album and taking part in Portland Hip-Hop Day 2019. Peep the latest episode of the Klyph Notes podcast featuring 1 Young Micah


Randal Wyatt

Coming up in the Portland hip-hop scene Randal has been consistent with with his art. From early crew collaborations including rocking with ePP, projects with 5th Sequence to fronting the band Speaker Minds, we touch on it all plus the solo work he's releasing now. Check the latest episode of Klyph Notes with Randal Wyatt.


Lisa Vazquez

She's been a part of the scene representing the northwest for a minute as a musician, producer, singer, rapper, engineer...she's done it all. Now she's about the take off on the Run The Map Tour and was gracious enough to pass through the podcast to talk about how she's been moving through sets at Sound Set, and playing the Goldie Awards Beat Battle and the beat making series Flip It Friday. Such a great conversation with a great human. Check out the latest episode of Klyph Notes featuring...


Call Me Ace '19

Bay area emcee Call Me Ace was back in Portland for the 3 year anniversary of Mic Check. He passed through for a conversation on the podcast speaking on his latest release "Airplane Mode" and how the loss of a loved one influenced this work. He also flipped the script on me and I spoke on the changes coming to a Portland staple. Peep the latest edition of Klyph Notes.


Forward Frequencies

Sembla and Luvjonez are back on the podcast talking about celebrating 2 years of A Beat Happening and the creation of the Forward Frequencies Festival featuring producers and beat makers from around the city. They also talk more about the creation and curation of their label and I make a pretty big announcement on this latest episode of the Klyph Notes podcast.


OnlyOne - 1000 Bars

Though we've been connected for years as he's a frequent guest on the Welcome to the Neighborhood radio show, this was the first time we chopped it up on the podcast. We talked about him being a member of Sandpeople, traveling the country with Illmaculate and doing cyphers in parking lots and the planned 1000 bars he'll be spitting soon...he gave my radio listeners a 7 minute preview you can check out visuals for on YouTube. Check out the latest episode of the Klyph Notes podcast featuring...


Samurai Guru

On a trip to Portland to perform at the monthly event Thirsty City, Los Angles producer Samurai Guru stopped by to talk about the project "Recalibrate" released on Alpa Pup Records and how it's a part of trilogy of releases that speak to his life experiences. He also talks about the power of the platforms we have and the significance of his name. Peep the latest episode of the Klyph Notes podcast.


Mark Rainey of Cascade Record Pressing

Mark Rainey went from running TKO records to running a vinyl pressing plant. But not just any plant but [at the time of this recording] "...the 1st large production automated record pressing plant in the Pacific Northwest." We talk about the impact of the changes in the music industry, plants that press bootleg vinyl and new options available and the story of their 7 inch press and it's connection to Coxsone Dodd. Peep the latest episode of Klyph Notes with Mark Rainey.



An artist from the I.E. that calls Portland home, JxJury spent some time sharing the beginnings of his career from fronting a hip hop band playing shows from Cali to Detroit, winning the Yahoo sponsored battle of the bands to currently performing and producing as a solo artist. We talked about his latest release "Bloom" and what we can expect in the coming months. Peep the latest episode of the Klyph Notes featuring JxJury


Asa Spade

P-Town media has been consistently working to highlight the local Portland scene through radio, television and blogs. P-Town Media is a spot you can check in to know the best food carts, local events and shops. The media mogul Asa Spade passed through and gave us the background, purpose and plans for the network. A conversation on life in Portland as a man of color, a man of faith and the challenges and success of it all. Check out the latest episode of the Klyph Notes podcast.


Brookfield Duece - America's Orphan

Oakland based rapper Brookfield Duece is back and talks about his new project America's Orphans. He speaks on the time he took to create this latest work, what he's learned about creating support from fans, how this multilayered work my be controversial but will spark conversations and so much more on this latest episode of Klyph Notes


Marco Pavé

Pull up for an in depth conversation with the Memphis based MC/activist speaking on race relations and how it impacts art, creating a hip hop opera in part based on his full length album Welcome to Grc Lnd, and the moves he's planning to make next on the latest episode of Klyph Notes feat. Marco Pavé


Mac Smiff

When I began looking to build with the Portland hip hop scene years ago, this man's name was one that came up as someone I should connect with. Something that hasn't changed is he continues to be a vital part of what's happening in the city. From The Thesis, the monthly hip hop event at Kelly's Olympian, to We Out Here Magazine, the online resource for the NW scene. Peep the latest episode of the Klyph Notes podcast feat. Mac Smiff.


Carlos Chavez of Morpheus Youth Project

Having the opportunity to talk with individuals making a positive impact on the communities when live in help make these platforms feel of value, and this episode fits in that category. Peep the latest episode of Klyph Notes featuring Carlos Chavez of Morpheus Youth Project, recorded just prior to their final event of the year. He speaks on the beginnings of the program, integrating participants into leadership roles and plans for the new year.


Samuel The 1st

The Portland based emcee has been steadily touching stages in the city. We talk about his process & mentorship as he's grown as an artist, opening for Freddie Gibbs, seeing the value of support and rocking with the local scene & being a part of Rare Vibe. His new record is done and he speaks on his growth as an MC and how he hopes to impact people in these hard times. Peep the latest episode of Klyph Notes feat. Samuel The 1st.