November 7, 2016 in Live Music, Uncategorized by

Kami-Sama w/The Last Artful, Dodgr, Mic Capes & Fountaine

Feature image: Tiki This Thursday Mikey Fountaine puts Kami-Sama at The Liquor Store, his first-ever self-curated a show. And by the looks of the lineup it’s hard to see where he could go wrong. At the top of the bill sits The Last Artful, Dodgr, whose single “Squadron” has become a must-play anthem at local

June 17, 2016 in Uncategorized by

Dodgr, Myke Bogan and Neill Von Tally Drop Off A “Rare Treat”

Two of Portland’s biggest rap imports, The Last Artful, Dodgr and Myke Bogan, have been in the booth working. Their new EP, Rare Treat – which doubles as a group name for the charismatic vocal tandem plus EYRST producer Neill Von Tally – dropped last night and is grabbing major attention in the city. Von Tally’s imprint is all over

May 26, 2016 in Uncategorized by

Raz Simone – Afraid Of Me ft. Jay Park

Raz Simone is stepping his production up this year. He linked up with producers Jake Crocker, Warmgun and John Sinclair to create a huge beat, and added Korean pop-star and Seattle-area native Jay Park (formerly of 2AM) to the track. 2 days and 25 thousand SoundCloud spins later, the Black Umbrella kingpin appears to have another hit

May 25, 2016 in Music, Rain Drops, Uncategorized by

Tay Sean – Supramundane

Kingdom Crumbs member and THEESatisfaction keyboardist Tay Sean shows off serious skills as a solo artist with his groovy new single Supramundane, as he looks for balance in a crazy world. Cleverly sharp lyrics and a laid back flow were the first to grab me, before the constantly developing beat caught me in it’s full

May 25, 2016 in Album Reviews, Music, Uncategorized by

Gifted Gab – Gab The Most High [ALBUM]

Seattle rap queen Gifted Gab talks big on her new album Gab The Most High, giving her fans what they’ve long been waiting for. With 3 projects under her belt – Queen La’Chiefah, Girl Rap and G-Shit – Gab put out her most ambitious album to date, with 14 tracks and a variety of styles

May 16, 2016 in Uncategorized by

Dre C – Think Of Me (Prod. by ReignState)

Track by track, Dre C and ReignState are proving that they make a dope team. The latest drop from the Portland-area rapper finds him celebrating progress within his own circle, euro-stepping haters, and defying the odds over emotionally gripping production. In a departure from his typical flow, Dre slows it down and excels with a more Southern-sounding

February 22, 2016 in Concert Buds, Editorials, Interviews, Live Music, Uncategorized by

Concert Buds: A Talk With Derek Luh @ Skaterade Tour

Quit calling him Luh; it’s pronounced Lu, bitch.   When I finally got out of the rain and into The Roseland on Friday, February 5, I was promptly introduced to life-of-the-party and Skaterade Tour co-headliner Derek Luh. I could tell by his energy IRL that he was someone to be taken seriously. It was very apparent that dude

February 12, 2016 in Uncategorized by

InfinitRakz feat. Mike Gomes – 5 Letters [OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO]

I love watching InfinitRakz’ moves. Dude probably has one of the most mainstream sounds in Portland, yet seems to get very little mainstream buzz in Portland. Oh well… Portland gonna Portland. Rakz just keeps putting out slaps though and the numbers don’t lie. 5 Letters is both a warning and an apology of sorts as

February 6, 2016 in Interviews, Music, Uncategorized, Women by

REALTALK: Alia Zin On the Meaning Behind “Wiccan”

Feature image by Renee Lopez The lion-maned Alia Zin and her Portland-grown beau Glenn Waco left the PNW for a Long Beach residence a few months ago, but we still get partial claim to her fame since putting her on for her first-ever live performances in our little city. (Remember when she rocked the stage

December 1, 2015 in Uncategorized by

Looking Forward To #TheTHESIS’ Back-To-Back One Year Anniversary Events

I can’t sit here and properly explain to you all in under 500 words how much I appreciate this event we call TheTHESIS. We know we’re not the only rap show series in town but we appreciate the support and hope you all keep coming back for the little details that make it special. At the same time,