Where many MCs of the time developed their technique through improvisational battles, Rakim was among the first to demonstrate the possibilities of sitting down to write intricately crafted lyrics packed with clever word choices and metaphors (of course, he also had the delivery to articulate them). Even after his innovations were worshipfully absorbed and expanded upon by countless MCs who followed, Rakim's early work still sounds startlingly fresh, and his comeback recordings (beginning in the late '90s) only added to his legend.
6:30 pm doors, 8 pm show
All ages welcome
$32 advance, $35 day of show, $40 advance 21+ reserved balcony, $45 21+ reserved balcony
Growing up in Northeast Portland, OR, Terrance Scott pka Cool Nutz always kept his eyes on the prize. Hip-Hop culture had always played a huge role in his life, but at no point did he think that Hip-Hop culture and business would mix to put food on the table.
Using Run DMC's "Rock Box" as his initial inspiration, Cool Nutz teamed up with childhood friend Bosco Kante to start their pursuit of the dream. From the early days basement studio, to tours of Europe, Cool Nutz has represented Portland Hip-Hop not only on a local level, but has carried the city on his back on a global level.
From the vocal booth to the boardroom, Cool Nutz and Bosko went from aspiring artist and producer to the heads of independent powerhouse record label Jus Family Records. Using Jus Family Records as the outlet to release albums from Cool Nutz, it was also the vehicle to release titles from G-Ism, Maniac Lok, Izaya, Luni Coleone & Cool Nutz, D.B.A., and Kenny Mack.
David Jackson, aka O.G.ONE is one of the industries most respected djs. With over 25+ years of experience, O.G.ONE is considered a legendary Staple in the Pacific Northwest, and his resume speaks for itself.
O.G.ONE's ability to connect with people through his musical skills on the 1's & 2's, and Business integrity, has put him on stages, iconic events and parties, with the likes of Dua Lipa, Rihanna, H.E.R., Michael Jordan, Damian Lillard, NBA All-Star Weekend, Super Bowl, Jay Z, Aminé, Juice Wrld, Cordae, D Smoke, Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, ToTo, Journey and too many more that could be listed from A-List celebrities, commercial radio, to national television appearances.
O.G.ONE, currently serves as Vice President of the Pacific Northwest Chapters of the Recording Academy, and is CEO of One God Productions Inc., Leadertainment LLC, Co-Founder of Portland's Hip Hop Week & Portland Black Music Expo, Founder of The Hip Hop Collective PDX, and currently the official dj for the NBA's Portland Trail Blazers. You can find O.G.ONE rocking the airwaves Monday-Thursdays 4pm-5pm pst "TRAFFIC JAM" and Sturday Nights at Midnight "In Da Club Mixshow" on Portland's 1# Urban radio station The Numberz FM 96.7 and Streaming Live at www.thenumberz.fm . You can also check out DJ O.G.ONE mixes at www.mixcloud.com/djogone