The Northwest is often known for their regional appeal ranging from traditionalist conscious rap to experimental hip-hop. But thanks to success stories like Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, the music scene is starting to get the recognition it deserves. Cool Nutz, a Portland MC, released The Cook Up a while back that showed him embracing a new sonic direction filled with classic soul and boom-bap hitters.

On Nutz’ DJ Quik-produced “The Good Life,” the local veteran teams up with Potluck for a record that trades bars about how far they have come in the game. These tales of coming up are popular in hip-hop and Nutz lays his signature stamp to create an original anthem. The visual, directed by Damon Deacco Fontleroy, stays with a simplistic approach by capturing their favorite things—hustling cash, smoking that good and more.

You can download The Cook Up here. For more of Cool Nutz, peep his collaboration with Tech N9ne and Krizz Kaliko called "Affiliation."