VIDEO: “True (Heart Into It)” – Rockwell Powers & DJ Phinisey (dir. by Laura Marshall)

Tacoma’s Rockwell Powers (MC) and DJ Phinisey (producer) highlight the Tacoma Murals Project — a grassroots art endeavor that seeks to nurture and cultivate the skills of adult artists in order to “transform public spaces, neighborhood identities and individual lives” — in their new video for “True (Heart Into It)” off their excellent album, Build. Good folks doing good things.


VIDEO: “Two Sides” – Rockwell Powers & DJ Phinisey (dir. by Yusuf Word)

“Two Sides” is the first track from Rockwell Powers and DJ Phinisey’s Build record to get the video treatment, courtesy of Portland’s Yusuf Word. Behind-the-scenes staging and live performance footage of the duo’s albums release party last fall are interpolated nicely.


NEW MUSIC: Build – Rockwell Powers & DJ Phinisey

Rockwell Powers & DJ Phinisey - Build

Rockwell Powers and DJ Phinisey have officially released their first full-length project together. Build is live and streaming below and available for purchase if you see fit. It’s by far Rockwell’s most soulful effort to date. He strikes a nice balance between the astute societal observations of his past work and just good ol’ hardcore rap shit.


NEW MUSIC: “Radio” – Rockwell Powers & DJ Phinisey

Radio - Rockwell Powers & DJ Phinisey

Tacoma’s Rockwell Powers and DJ Phinisey are prepping for their upcoming release, Build, on October 12 at an album release party hosted by Grit City Grind House. Catch up with the 253 duo along with South Sound teammates The Brakelites and Seattle’s RA Scion. “Radio” is the latest single from the new album.


VIDEO: “Two Sides” – Rockwell Powers (prod. by DJ Phinisey)

Tacoma’s Rockwell Powers and DJ Phinisey are gearing up to release a new record called Build this October. “Two Sides” is the first drop and with it comes this video, a compilation of photographs taken by Scott Haydon around the duo’s beloved city.