Music

Song of the Week: ‘Michael Corleone’ by Fountaine

On this cut from his July album ‘South of Nowhere,’ the Portland emcee packs Pacino-worthy passion into an endlessly replayable two-and-a-half minutes.

3:15pm By Conner Reed

Pomo Picks

10 Can't-Miss Shows Coming to Portland This Fall

John Waters, Hasan Minhaj, and Perfume Genius are coming to town—plus, local favorites like the Portland Book Festival and Time-Based Art Festival return.

08/24/2021 By Conner Reed

Music

Young Rappers Join the Oregon Symphony for a New Protest Anthem

A new music video unites the Oregon Symphony, nonprofits Outside the Frame and Friends of Noise, local rapper Mic Crenshaw, and two rising young stars.

08/19/2021 By Nick Campigli

Music

4 Takeaways from Swiggle Mandela’s New Album

‘Movie Money’ is a confident, star-studded followup to the Portland rapper's ‘Portlandsterdam’ trilogy.

07/30/2021 By Conner Reed

Music

People Are Loving Portland Rapper Mic Capes's New Album

In Spite of... officially dropped July 20, and the response has been warm.

07/21/2021 By Nick Campigli

Music

Portland Hip-Hop Showcase the Thesis Returns July 1

The popular event will resume its regular monthly schedule at Kelly’s Olympian.

06/30/2021 By Nick Campigli

Music

Portland Monthly’s Essential Spring Playlist

Breezy pop, lush R&B, and Dolly Parton's ode to Oregon: these are your Portland-centric best bets for spring listening.

05/13/2021 By Conner Reed

Profile

19-Year-Old Portland Rapper Daniyel Is the Next Big Thing

With a viral music video under his belt and a project about 82nd Avenue in the pipeline, Daniyel is poised to take Portland hip-hop by storm.

02/25/2021 By Conner Reed

Music

Portland Monthly’s Essential Winter Playlist

Reimagined holiday classics, warm Americana, and rainy hip-hop by homegrown talent to keep you warm

12/03/2020 By Conner Reed

Music Video

Portland Emcee Wynne Lays Down Bars Outside the Original Hotcake House in New Video

“In the Morning” is a new bonus track from her 2019 mixtape If I May..

11/14/2020 By Conner Reed

Music

Aminé Drops Visual for "Woodlawn"

The clip doesn’t go quite as hard on the Portland landmarks as “Shimmy” did, but it’s still a delight.

10/21/2020 By Conner Reed

Music

Portland Monthly’s Essential Fall 2020 Playlist

Old favorites, new discoveries, rising stars: these are your Portland-grown best bets for autumn listening.

09/22/2020 By Conner Reed

Music

Aminé Speaks

The Portland rapper on his new album, growing up Black in the Pacific Northwest, and leaning into uncertainty.

08/07/2020 By Conner Reed

Music

Aminé Drops Second Music Video in One Week

The Portland rapper appears beside UK emcee Slowthai on Disclosure's "My High," six days after dropping the visual for "Riri."

06/30/2020 By Conner Reed

Music

Damian Lillard Drops New Track "Blacklist"

The NBA season may be suspended, but D.A.M.E. Dolla is laying down bars for Black Lives Matter.

06/10/2020 By Marty Patail

Thesis Statement

How the Thesis Became Portland’s Premier Hip-Hop Showcase

Thesis—like everyone else—is trying to figure out how to survive as a digital entity.

06/01/2020 By Donovan M. Smith

Television

Aminé Makes His HBO Debut

Yes, that was the Portland rapper you saw on Insecure explaining the branches of US government.

05/12/2020 By Fiona McCann

Music

Aminé Drops Portland-Heavy New Video

The "Shimmy" video features Biketown bikes, Providence Park, and some love for the new PDX carpet.

02/26/2020 By Conner Reed

Signal Boost

The Numberz Is Portland’s Only All-Black Radio Station

Launched by two Grant High School alums, the Numberz aims to unite a community spread thin by gentrification.

01/21/2020 By Conner Reed