Man – these guys.
I can’t even tell you how happy I am this project came together and came out as ill as it did. PRTLND really needed this one – no, hip-hop needed this one.
This EP is the first project the three did together after forming the group, and was sold on their first set of West Coast tour dates that included shows in Eugene, San Francisco, Los Angeles and more – back in March of last year. Since then, TxE has been steadily paying their dues, so to speak, and have quickly become one of Portland hip-hop’s most prominent groups. Included on the EP are two collaborations with battle rap champion and PRTLND vet, illmaculate, guest production from another young PRTLND producer – Red Bull Big Tune finals qualifier, TROX, as well as scratches from recent Portland-to-LA transplant, DJ Flip Flop. Artwork was handled masterfully by wonderkid, Craig Sprecher and photography by Kit Crenshaw.
You can listen to and download the full Rain In Cali Tour EP below. Be on the lookout for much more from TxE and its individual members coming to Fresh Selects in the near future as well.