[PO-HOP] On the first verse of “Rap Rehab,” a playfully introspective track on Oregon Failure,
the newest album from Portland MC Sleep, the 37-year-old poses a
question that most rappers undou
“A Teenage Love” A story of adolescent love and the insecurities of young
men and women. This song brings me back to childhood and the electric
energy my neighborhood had at the time in the ��
Friday, April 11Lorrie MooreIt has been more than 15 years since Lorrie Moore released her best-selling collection of stories, Birds of America. Now in a slim volume of eight stories, Moore returns with Bark and proves that her love of language (as well as her dark sense of humor) is still fully intact. Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St., 228-4651. 7:30 pm. Free. Toast Spirits Festival[BOOZE] ...
Who: Rappers Mic Capes, Glenn Waco and Rasheed Jamal.
Sounds like: Lupe Fiasco if he was a little more street; Kurupt if he was a little more conscious.
For fans of: Kendrick Lamar, Common, Earl Swe
The tension between Portland rap artists and police goes deeper than the Blue Monk.
If you had walked past the Blue Monk around 11 pm on
Saturday, March 1, it’d be reasonable to assume a crime had taken place.
Six police cars were parked in the middle of Southeast Belmont Stree
Friday, Jan. 24 Mike Birbiglia [COMEDY] Mike Birbiglia spins some of the best stories in the business, tales that transcend comedy to hit a place of cringingly awkward but lovely tenderness. Did you hear about the time he sleepwalked through a motel window in Walla Walla? Newmark Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway, 248-4335. 7:30 (sold out) and 9:45 pm. $39.Cascadia Composers [DARK CONTEMPORARY ...
A rising St. Johns MC reflects on life during wartime—aka growing up in North Portland.
Asked about growing up black in the whitest major city in
the country, Glenn Waco blurts out Portland demographic figures so
reflexively it’s as if he’s reciting his home address.
Drake contains multitudes. He is, after all, a half-black,
half-Jewish Canadian child actor turned ginormously famous rapper. In
hip-hop terms, he’s quite the unique snowflake. It isn’t just h
Born: Michael Quattlebaum Jr. in 1986 in San Mateo, Calif.
Sounds like: A gender-twisted gangster straight
outta Hades, blasting holes through hip-hop’s hetero-normative heart,
with enough wig
[FAMILY PARTY] For some of the residents of Southeast’s
Washington Towers, the drab apartment complex down the street from Lone
Fir Pioneer Cemetery has another name: Futro Towers. That’s beca