With all of the much deserved excitement around PDX Pop Now, it’s almost easy to forget that a huge show came to town Friday night, starring Vince Staples, Skeme, and most notably Audio Push. NW rappers Nyce Lutchiano and Manny Monday rounded out the line-up at Portland’s Alhambra Theater, with DJ Fatboy on the decks.
The duo of Price and Oktane have come a long way since the days of their groundbreaking hit, Teach Me How To Jerk, in 2009. Now 23 and 24 years old, the pair first signed to Interscope Records in their their teenage years; since then, they’ve released 8 mixtapes and have truly mastered the art of live performance.
Before they went wild on stage though – driving the crowd into a frenzy that fellow headliner Vince Staples was never quite able to recapture – Price and Oktane escaped soundcheck for a few minutes to meet up with us for a chill talk about their careers, touring, and fame at a young age. Check it out.
Video by Matt Almendinger, Kevin Lauritzen and Chesga Jackson for We Out Here Magazine. Shout out to Beetle and Randy.