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The Break Presents: TxE

PDX has an untapped hip-hop scene worth looking into. With fellow Northwest rappers like Macklemore and Sol building their brands, this trio of MCs is on the cusp of becoming something big. Read up on TxE, who just released their excellent new album vs. PRTLAND. Standout: "This Town (Sallie Ford)" featuring Vursatyl Also check out: "Tetherball" And: "Swing Set" Name: TxE Ages: Tope, 27; Epp, 29; G_Force, 26 Hometown: Portland, OR We grew up listening to: Tope: Tupac, Jay Dee, The Pharcyde, Notorious B.I.G., Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Warren G, Nate Dogg, Marvin Gaye, Prince, Janet Jackson. Epp: The Smiths, Tribe, Big L, Biggie, Outkast, Slum Village, The Exploited, ...

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