Portland native Vinnie Dewayne has been working on music since 2009, but 2016 might be the year his name breaks out beyond his hometown. His newest mixtape is a certified gem and should be listened to anyone that is looking for a rapper with solid lyrics and a smooth flow. On The St. John’s Scholar Vinnie reflects on his time growing up in the rough neighborhood of St. John’s, all while keeping your head nodding over some soulful instrumentals. We recommend anyone who is a fan of Kendrick or J Cole (pretty much everyone) to peep this tape. You can stream it below and watch the short video for “Page 37” below.