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
50 Great Albums by Portland Artists in 2020Aaron Colter - Dec 22, 2020
To close out the year, Banana Stand Media co-founder and #PDXmusic maven Aaron Colter lists off 50 great albums by Portland artists in 2020.
Watch Burn Money Music's Bridge City Cypher feat. Bocha, YoungShirtMayne, Danny Sky and Donte Thomas [Video Premiere]Chris Young - Jul 11, 2019
Never failing to deliver freshness from Portland's hip-hop scene, watch the latest cypher now and then don't miss Danny Sky rocking a set at PDX Pop Now! on July 20.
Artist to Watch: Donte Thomas Readies His Summer SwagMac Smiff - May 14, 2019
The young rapper has been sitting on his colorful sophomore release for a minute now. With all of the elements nearly in place, get ready to hear a polished piece of stylish Portland hip-hop this...
Watch Burn Money Music's Latest Bridge City Cypher feat. KayelaJ, Swiggle Mandela, Nick B and Rc $pitta [Video Premiere]Chris Young - Aug 27, 2018
Bringing together four hot, young hip-hop artists, Burn Money's cypher series delivers a sampling of what's good in Portland's rap scene. Catch KayelaJ rocking The Thesis at Kelly's on September 6.
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