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Capturing Urban Culture and Portland Hip Hop

Jus Family re-issues all-starz album

5/12/2020, 12:04 p.m.
The double CD captured a time when the hip-hop scene was growing and developing and featured a wealth of talent
Jus Family Records has re-issued the 1997 release "Western Conference All-Starz," a double CD capturing Portland's hip-hop scene and the wealth of talent comprising Portland's vibrant hip-hop stars.

Over the year's Jus Family Records has made considerable contributions to urban culture in Portland with hip-hop and rap records featuring Bosko, Cool Nutz, Luni Coleone, Maniac Lok and more. But no other releases encompassed a thorough and concise representation of Portland hip-hop like the 1997 release "Western Conference All-Starz." The double CD captured a time when the hip-hop scene was growing and developing and featured a wealth of talent that represented exactly how dope and vibrant Portland's hip-hop scene was and still is.

“Western Conference All-Starz" has now been re-released with its featured appearances from Lifesavas, Bosko, GrassRootz, Cool Nutz, Libretto, Maniac Lok, Izaya, G-Ism, Starchile, Hungry Mob, Pete Miser and more.

The abundant audio landscape represented the lush sounds of Portland and every flavor of rap, a compilation that represents what made Portland the diverse and flavorful city that has bred many supremely talented, yet at times underrated hip-hop talents.

You can stream the historic album online by visiting youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_n2To-V3c-kuPO49q8PA0U2ryfqr6IoQWY. “Western Conference All-Starz” is also available for purchase at coolnutz.bandcamp.com/album/western-conference-all-starz.