Porter Ray


  • SP1188-2
  • CD
  • $13.99

Watercolor is the long-awaited label debut from Seattle's Porter Ray. Porter is a Seattle based MC who caught the attention of Shabazz Palaces' Ishmael Butler, who signed him to the label in 2014. Watercolor is a snapshot of Porter's life and the lives of hisfriends growing up in Seattle. The album captures a specific time period, before things began rapidly changing around theirneighborhoods, and it delves into the experiences that shaped Porter, the situations he and his friends survived, and how they overcame the adversity they faced. Porter's influences - including hip-hop classics like Nas's Illmatic, Common's Be, and Mos Def & Talib Kweli's ...Are Black Star - shine through in both the beats and production, and his deeply personal lyrics