September 7, 2017 in Album Reviews by

Rasheed Jamal – Indigo Child [ALBUM]

Cover photo by Renee Lopez Portland has put out some really good projects this year, but few have moved me as much as Indigo Child by Rasheed Jamal, available in full on Spotify and iTunes. Jamming 13 songs into 46 skit-free minutes, Rasheed masterfully executed his vision for navigating his continued existence in a flawed

September 7, 2017 in TheTHESIS by

TheTHESIS XXXIV: Stevo The Weirdo, Rasheed Jamal, CHOViE, Verbz + Special Guests

Calling all Hip-Hop fans… Tomorrow marks the first Thursday of the month and you know what that means… TheTHESIS is upon us! As we march towards our December anniversary shows, we’re pulling no punches with the lineups and September’s is sure to be one for the books.

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.

August 14, 2017 in Rain Drops by

Cool Nutz – What You Think I’m On ft. Illmaculate & Mistah Fab

Veteran rapper Cool Nutz came through with a slap last week, a good sign for his upcoming EP, Terrance, which is slated for a late September release and features Nipsey Hussle, Bosko, Drae Steves, and more. This rainy day single – produced by Green Team’s own Lawz Spoken – however, leans on fellow regional heavy

August 14, 2017 in Rain Drops by

Myke Bogan – Gravy ft. Michael Christmas

Myke Bogan has been active lately in preparation for his new album, Pool Party, and the release of Gravy (which features Boston’s Michael Christmas) is his latest lure. The bouncy track, produced by Pool Balls creator Tim Fontane, is a certified headknock and Myke does his thing, sliding syllables where you didn’t think they belonged.

August 2, 2017 in TheTHESIS by

TheTHESIS XXXIII: Al-One, Daelonz, Woody Beast, Verbz

We love everything about TheTHESIS. From its prominent location at one of Portland’s best venues to our resident DJ, the First Thursday hip-hop concert consistently continues to entertain fans and bring artists together from across the city’s varied rap community… and sometimes even beyond. Still, as we approach the 33rd consecutive month, it’s the energy

July 27, 2017 in Music, Rain Drops, Women by

Blossom & Hot16 – Tease [EP]

Portland’s favorite young soul singer, Blossom linked up with Liquid Beat producer Hot16 to drop an unarguably popular EP, titled Tease, that showcases the talented underground artist’s sound and energy.  Blossom is no stranger to solid production, but the bounce on these boom-bap inspired beats adds a layer to her ever-vibey sound. Her sultry voice, addictive

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 7, 2017 in Music, Producers, Video, Women by

Cory O & Raquel Divar – Vandals [VIDEO]

The hip-hop tag team of bass specialist Cory O and lyricist Raquel Divar blessed TheTHESIS last night with a big screen debut of their new single, Vandals. This morning, they dropped the video.  The high energy video – shot by none other than Tim Slew – successfully captures Divar’s intense and explosive rap persona almost as

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