Preps reporters Joshua Hart and Meg Wochnick dive deep into the craziness of the 3A Greater St. Helens League and preview the 4A GSHL battle between Skyview and Camas; assistant sports editor Tim Martinez gives the full breakdown of possible playoff scenarios the final two weeks; and Evergreen quarterback Carter Monda discusses the Plainsmen's 40-35 win over Mountain View and what it's been like as he learns to play football again.
The NC by way of Cincinnati emcee Fluent drops "Wild & Free," the first leak off his forthcoming lp, Retro Future. This Khrysis produced single features verses from the Justus League affiliate Median & KAZE a/k/a 4 Letters. Light on features, the album includes a guest feature from El da Sensei and boasts production from both Khrysis and The Returners. Retro Future is just one of two projects that Fluent will drop this year, the follow-up being a full length produced entirely by heavyweight beatsmith J. Cardim (Lil Wayne, Akon, Wale, Talib Kweli).
The High Life is a crew of four Massachusetts-based emcees: VICEVERSAH, Dominik Omega, Carolina Black, Fran-P, and their producer The Arcitype. The genesis of The High Life came about organically; all four members of Boston based hip-hop label AR Classic Records were slated to record their individual material on the same night. With everybody in one room, the group started trading verses, sharing beats, and tracking songs with one another. What had started as an ambitious recording schedule, ended in cross-pollination and the creation of a new group - The High Life.
Since then, The High Life's diverse, dynamic and infectious energy has been turning heads and bringing the fun back to hip hop. With multiple placements on ESPN and with the support of mixtape distribution site Get Right Music, and NYC/LA streetwear company Cookies-N-Cream, the group's hard work is already starting to pay off.
Download "Iller" now to have a taste of The High Life.