After a year of hard work and dedication, Portland artist Vinnie DeWayne, drops his highly anticipated mixtape St. John’s Scholar. Upon earning the title while completing his Bachelors of Arts degree at Columbia College in Chicago, Vinnie hit the ground running in the studio this fall to bring fans the long awaited project. Named the second-most highly anticipated Portland album by Willamette Week Magazine, St. John’s Scholar is sure to impress fans with a deep and personal reflection on life in St. John’s area of Portland.
Although few may be familiar with the neighborhood outside of Portland, DeWayne paints a lyrical picture of what life is like in St. John’s while relating it to a greater universal struggle through a deep, personal narrative. The essence of St. John’s is captured through the coming together of soulful beats, vivid storytelling, and the insight of the young scholar. Once again, Vinnie DeWayne establishes himself as the leading figure in Portland Hip-Hop.