Illmaculate Declares "I Will Not Perform In This City" After Police Swarm The Blue Monk

The Portland rapper left his own show in protest.


It was supposed to be a rare meeting of two of Portland's most widely-respected MCs. Instead, it turned into yet another example of what many in the local hip-hop scene believe is an ongoing, targeted assault on rap shows by the Portland Police Bureau. Last night, celebrated battle-rapper Illmaculate—the focus of a 2009 Willamette Week cover story—was scheduled to headline the Blue Monk along with ...   More
Sunday, March 2, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Cut of the Day: "Do Not Disturb," Illmaculate


Let’s state the obvious: local rapper Illmaculate is very good at battle rapping. The bite-sized MC has won two World Rap Championships and been involved with some of the greatest battles and devastating punchlines ever caught on tape. My personal favorite remains when, in a 2007 battle, he said to an overweight opponent, “It’s the truth I know, if this fat-ass takes one more step we’ll ...   More
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 REED JACKSON


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