The often told mysterious tales of EXPDRMWRLD has recently gathered the attention of critics since the dawn of the pandemic . Arisen through the scum and filth has arose an extensive catalogue of songs which (was written/improvised/recorded/produced/designed/packaged/distributed on their own & nearly impossible to find today) is rumored to be around 3,000 songs. It should be mentioned that this figure is unknown however, due to the separate claims of each member - with Machete Maxwell shouting they've recorded 1 million songs. While Unkle Vernon - seemingly unsure - just shrugs and says "... this many" & holds up six fingers.
Ask any Portland native and most are familiar with the group and their locally grown network of supporters known as "Explorers". Most of whom own one of many bootlegged copy but have never seen the group in person or really even know a thing about them. This unknown factor is key to understanding the folklore of the group. Real or not, it is key to understanding the reasons behind listeners inventing their own stories as to what exactly goes on within “the dreamworld”. The most popular of which is that the group belongs to a secret society of masked people. Or that they are shape-shifters from a future era. But by far the most well known story is the one which Unkle Vernon was shot 11 times, left for dead, and literally came back to life just a few days later.
According to my research and going through page after page of hospital records, I unfortunately could not find any evidence to support these claims. What IS known is that the hip-hop duo 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 despite staying out of the limelight and beings essentially non-existent across all social media platforms.
Which exactly brings me to my reasons for writing this very article today: It actually appears that some traces of EXPDRMWRLD (Explorers of the Dreamworld) are being leaked on a few social accounts. Whoever is behind this is unknown, but they are announcing the exciting news that the Hip-Hop duo will now be releasing their music catalog online! 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 through the slow process of releasing online.
PLEASE NOTE: Readers should be aware that if they come across any EXPDRMWRLD limited edition mixtapes, these will be very rare and someday worth a substantial amount!
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