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I'm a self proclaimed hiphop head who lives in the Northwest. I've been a fan of POH-Hop since 2000.
I think the underground scene in Portland is very underrated. It's definitely a breath of fresh air compared to the mainstream hiphop scene. The most exciting part about the local scene is like Cool Nutz said, there's quality music out here. One group that really stands out in my mind is The Sandpeople. The group is unbelievably good. It's amazing to hear such clean production matched with witty wordplay and Wu-Tang Clan proportions. If you haven't heard their music, you're missing out.
What really sets Portland's hip hop scene apart is it's versatility. It's incredible to see conscious artists like Mos Def and The Roots come to Portland, and I hope the movement continues. Even the mainstream artists like Ice Cube and Method Man even play shows here.
I only see the scene getting better as it gets more exposure. In closing, I'll leave you with a quote off of The Sandpeople's latest album, Honest Racket.
"..we've got heads nodding, and they're turning towards Portland"
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