At age 17, this was their first record. Originally recorded while in high school, it sat vacant for two years before finally being released.
The often told mysterious tales of EXPDRMWRLD has recently grown to the attention of critics since the dawn of the pandemic . Arisen through the scum and filth has been an extensive catalogue (most of which was self-designed/packaged/distributed on their own & nearly impossible to find today) that is rumored to be around 3,000 songs. This figure is unknown however, due to the separate claims of each member - with Machete Maxwell shouting they've recorded 1 million songs together, while Unkle Vernon seemingly unsure, shrugs and says "... this many" [holds up six fingers].
Ask any Portlandia native and most are familiar with the group and their grassroot network of supporters known as "Explorers". However, little is actually known about the Hip-Hop duo, who are now releasing their catalog online. What IS known is that they are lifelong friends who began recording songs together 20years ago at age 11 [?] and have developed a big enough following and sold enough tapes/Cd's on the street to support themselves today despite being off the grid. As a local music journalist in their community, I'm not alone when I say I am beyond anxious and curious to finally be able to hear their music as they go about re-releasing their catalogue online. Readers should be aware that if they come across any EXPDRMWRLD limited edition mixtapes, these will be very rare and worth a substantial amount!
By Luke Herman, VORTEX MAGAZINE™
released April 20, 2008
[ Machete Maxwell The Savage ] - The steaks (rhymes).
[ Blind Unkle Vernon ] - The eggs (beats).