The Thesis: Donte Thomas, Mic Mar, Nick B, and Verbz at Kelly's OlympianKelly's Olympian426 SW Washington St. PortlandOR97204
Thursday, October 6, 2016 -
$5 day of show
In conjunction with We Out Here Magazine, Vortex is now proud to present The Thesis. The monthly hip-hop showcase known for packing out the place returns on First Thursday with another blazing bill of local beat slingers and rhyme slayers. Just $5, show up early—come nod your head to this!
I started getting involved with the Portland hip-hop scene not long after Portland rapper Illmaculate declared that he would never perform in the city again after a well-chronicled incident at the Blue Monk in 2014. It’s hard to not look back on that incident as something of a bellwether. In calling out the blatant attempt by police to suppress the Portland hip-hop scene, Illmaculate also brought wider attention to... read more