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 Premiere 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

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

Music

Karma Rivera’s “Down 2 Ride” Video Brings Caribbean Party Vibes to Portland

The local rapper shot the video for her summery new single in 30-degree weather.

01/09/2020 By Daniel Bromfield

Music

Rising Portland Hip-Hop Star Dodgr Headlines at the Roseland

She'll appear alongside fellow Portlander Maarquii at a show hosted by Portugal. The Man.

10/17/2019 By Conner Reed

Festival

New St John's Festival Promises Hip-Hop and . . . Fishing

River cleanup, fishing lessons, a water ceremony, storytelling, and music: Welcome to the inaugural Illamette Festival.

08/21/2019 By Tiara Darnell

Music

Damian Lillard Is Dropping a New Album This Friday

Big D.O.L.L.A. has 10 tracks and brings back Lil Wayne.

08/07/2019 By Marty Patail

Fashion Show

This Celebration of Portland's POC Artists Fuses Fashion and Live Music

“It’s an ode to what BET did in the early 2000s."

04/29/2019 By Eden Dawn

Music

Soul’d Out Marks 10 Years of Bringing Sweet, Sweet Sounds to Stumptown

The city's annual celebration of soul, R&B, blues, and hip-hop returns April 16–21.

03/26/2019 By Fiona McCann

Music

10 Portland Bands You Need to Hear Right Now

From hip-hop phenoms to sweet-voiced doom rockers, these are the musicians soundtracking our city in 2018.

08/14/2018 By Fiona McCann, Rebecca Jacobson, Sam Pape, and Benjamin Tepler

Q&A

Hip-Hop Phenom and LA Native The Last Artful, Dodgr Pulled a Classic California Trick...

... by advancing her art with a move to PDX. Win for us!

08/03/2018 By Fiona McCann

Profile

How Aminé Became Portland Hip-Hop's Most Elusive Star

From the outside, it’s like he came out of nowhere. That’s intentional.

12/28/2017 By Casey Jarman

Music

Vic Mensa Talks Police Brutality, Musical Evolution, and Touring with Jay-Z

The Chicago rapper joins Hov at the Moda Center on December 14.

12/01/2017 By Andre Jemison

Music

Aminé Just Dropped His New Album and It Was Worth the Wait

Weird and funny and thoughtful, Good for You is a freewheeling follow-up to the Portland rapper's 2016 viral hit "Caroline."

07/28/2017 By Marty Patail

Music

Three Years In, Portland Indie Hip-Hop Label Eyrst Heats Up

With artists like Myke Bogan, Blossom, and the Last Artful, Dodgr, the local label makes a national stamp.

07/10/2017 By Fiona McCann

Hip-Hop

Aminé’s New Song 'Turf' is a Gut-Punching Gentrification Lament

“They kickin' out the blacks and all the houses getting clones.”

06/26/2017 By Bryanna Briley

The Essentials

PDX Jazz Festival to the Last Artful, Dodgr: February’s Pop Culture Hot List

The album, festival, show, and book you need to know this month.

01/23/2017 By Fiona McCann