March 7, 2019 in TheTHESIS, Video by

The THESIS LII – Vursatyl, Lisa Vasquez, Stevo The Weirdo

I have booked a lot of rappers, but it’s not every day I get to book a bonafide legend to headline The THESIS. Needless to say, I’m very excited to bring Vursatyl – of the legendary Lifesavas – out to our little humble rap sanctuary to mix it up with a couple of THESIS vets.

August 2, 2018 in TheTHESIS by

The THESIS XLIV – Brookfield Duece, Raquel Divar, Swiggle Mandela, Andre Waymond

No lie, the Roman Numerals are getting tricky as we approach our 50th consecutive month of TheTHESIS, but what a problem to have right? As the summer winds down and the temps cool, we’ve got a veteran lineup of emcees ready to heat up the stage tonight at Kelly’s Olympian with new music and heavy

April 5, 2018 in TheTHESIS by

The THESIS XXXXI: DPD & NGM

Tonight the best local rap concert series in the NW returns for First Thursday at Kelly’s Olympian with two dynamic crews who are sure to turn the energy all the way up. Portland’s own The THESIS brings the Dead Phone Dummiez back – a year after their last headlining appearance – and introduces a re-tooled and ever-rebellious

January 3, 2018 in Interviews, Music, TheTHESIS by

The THESIS XXXVII: SamuelTheFirst, Andre Waymond, Chris Lee, Verbz

Tomorrow night marks the first THESIS of the year, which – at least for me – is the real New Year’s celebration! Samuel The First, Andre Waymond and Chris Lee join resident DJ, Verbz, for another fun night of fly live music, dancing, dranks and doing hoodrat shit with our friends at Kelly’s Olympian.

December 5, 2017 in Music, TheTHESIS, Video by

The THESIS 3 Year Anniversary: Ty Farris & Trox, Cool Nutz, Kung Foo Grip, Sxlxmxn, SQVTCH

This Thursday marks the third anniversary of TheTHESIS – Portland’s premiere hip-hop showcase – and we are coming to shut it down.  Detroit’s Ty Farris, an exemplary emcee and frequent collaborator with burgeoning Portland super-producer Trox, made the flight West to headline the highly anticipated event with a rare performance alongside his DJ. The duo

August 14, 2017 in TheTHESIS, Video by

The Thesis XXXIII Video Recap

It was 106 degrees outside and smoke from the burning forests up North filled the already humid air, but that didn’t stop TheTHESIS.

July 15, 2017 in Interviews, TheTHESIS, WOHMtv by

The Thesis Recap Video

After two and a half years, TheTHESIS is still going strong. In fact, we’re still growing.  Our last show started off with a bang as surprise guest Young Onassis from LA took the stage, immediately drawing the crowd in. Raquel Divar and Cory Oh brought the bass, debuting their new video, Vandals, and performed a few

July 6, 2017 in TheTHESIS by

The THESIS: DanielSevenTwo, Mighty, Raquel Divar & Cory Oh, Verbz

Tonight the names above go up in lights for TheTHESIS, Portland’s marquee monthly hip-hop extravaganza, which features an amazing DJ – Verbz – and a rotating cast of phenomenal talent. Tonight’s line-up, as usual, is heavy on local talent. The young and popular DanielSevenTwo will take the stage for the first time, as will veteran

May 3, 2017 in TheTHESIS by

The Thesis: Stewart Villain, Bravo Domo, Epp

Putting up three rappers and a special guest is fun and all but I want to be honest, I get tired of the template sometimes, and I know you do too. So here in May, for the monthly first Thursday hip-hop extravaganza we call TheTHESIS, we’ll be switching it up and doing something a little

November 29, 2016 in TheTHESIS by

The Thesis Two Year Anniversary: Two Nights, Two Shows!

As cliché as it may sound, I really can’t believe it’s already been two years of TheTHESIS. I guess time really does fly when you’re having fun, and I’ve gottta say, we’ve been having a LOT of fun. I see no reason to stop now. The 25th month of Portland’s beloved concert series truly is truly