By: Carrick Wenke
Tacoma has grown into it’s own as quite a juggernaut music community ever since the immense popularity of ILLFIGHTYOU, with many artists out there making waves and helping pave lanes for each other. One of the quickest rising groups this year has been :30, who dropped videos, and singles, and were one of the most active live acts of the year, opening up for the likes of Sir Michael Rocks, Smoke DZA, THRAXXHOUSE. As with many of the days great squad, all of :30’s members have their own individual style, and each member is a crucial part of the ultimate product. With Scooby Miles, Sheed Be, and Keon Simms handling all the rapping and lyricism, DJ QJ on the Production, and PHX on the visuals and Production, :30 is definitely a force to be reckoned with in 2016. Rounding out 2015 with the release of double album :30 AM/PM (One side being chill grooves, and one side being late night trap bangers), and 11 Videos, :30 will be getting onstage again on Saturday 11/21 supporting Lil Ripp at Jazzbones.