I know, I know, I know…
we’ve been promising this album for almost a year now,
but we really really mean it this time.
We Get It In True -
the full-length debut from Portland golden childs, TxE
WILL be available for free download right here soon enough.
Making good on that promise,
first thing we have to offer from the project is
the first single, “Higher” –
a longtime crowd favorite at live shows,
released here for the first time
in its full form w/ a lead verse from none other than
Strong Arm Stead-ian, Phil The Agony
& an assist from Illmaculate – the official 5th member of the 3-man TxE squad.
Produced by G_Force – the team’s one-man band,
the synth-heavy, anthemic chugger
is the perfect cannon for a live one from Phil -
who shines here in rare form right from the song’s jump,
sending a nice alley-oop to TOPE for the second verse
& then a strong victory lap of a third from Epp.
Add to that some shit-talking phoneticism from Ill on the hook,
backed by some Big L and Phat Kat quotes cut up by 4th member DJ FlipFlop
& there you have it -
the bar for PRTLND has officially been raised
Now go ahead & talk it out.
Raps by Phil The Agony and TOPE & Epp of TxE
Hook by Illmaculate
Produced by G_Force of TxE
Mixed, Mastered & Scratches by DJ FlipFlop
Artwork by Nate James for FRSH SLCTS
Photography by Arian Stevens