City Auditor's Office Releases Its Investigation Into Portland Police's Treatment of Hip-Hop Shows

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The city's Independent Police Review has released its investigation of the Portland Police Bureau's handling of local hip-hop shows—and finds that city regulators, police officers and state liquor officials don't have a "unified policy" in dealing with concerts.  The review was sparked by a March incident where Portland-based rapper Illmaculate stormed out of his own show at the Blue Monk ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Cool Nutz Is For The Children

Portland's Hip-Hop Ambassador throws "The Greatest Toy Drive Ever" this Saturday.

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Somehow, this listing was left out of today's print edition, but it certainly deserves some shine—for the lineup alone, not to mention that it's a toy drive. And not just any toy drive: The Greatest Toy Drive Ever, apparently.[RAPS-GIVING] Cool Nutz is for the children. For years now, the Mayor of Portland Hip-Hop has used his status as one of the local music scene's major players ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Out of Print

So much music (especially this week). So little page space. Here are some shows we missed in this week's print edition.

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Wednesday, May 22 Akron/Family, Avi Buffalo, M. Geddes Gengras [PSYCH YOUR MIND] Akron/Family actually has more ties to Portland than the city in Ohio—drummer Dana Janssen is a Rose City transplant—but no matter: The band's new, senses shredding psychedelic opus Sub Verses, like much of the group's output, doesn't have roots in any particular place other than deep in the human subconscious. ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 WW MUSIC STAFF

Beer Guide 2013: Local Notables' Favorite Beers


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Matt Bors  Pulitzer-nominated cartoonistLucky Lab Papa Paul’s Pilsner Finding a Pilsner that doesn’t taste like dumpster runoff is tough in an area devoted to annihilating your palate wit   More
 
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 WW Staff

Album Review: Cool Nutz

Portland Ni%#a (Suburban Noize)


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HIP-HOP] Terrance “Cool Nutz” Scott has been called “the ambassador of Portland hip-hop” for so long it’s easy to forget he’s not a self-appointed diplomat    More
 
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER

Scoop: Alberta's Nest Up In Smoke

Easy-sippin’ 190-proof gossip.


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HOT IN HERRE: What’s up with random Alberta Street businesses catching on fire? In a scene reminiscent of the blaze that engulfed Aviary restaurant and Barista coffee shop a couple Fourths of    More
 
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 WW Culture Staff

Q&A: More with Cool Nutz

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For me, Cool Nutz was an acquired taste. His delivery and lyrical approach have changed over the years, but in general his style is meticulous and impressionistic. He makes sure the listener hears every word in his raps. This isn't always a style that grabs the listener by the throat. Nutz won't go on a Tech N9ne style machine-gun verbal assault; he seldom chooses in-your-face subject matter (even ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Q&A: Cool Nutz

The mayor of Portland rap on the n-word, Macklemore and giving back.


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Among other nicknames, Cool Nutz has sometimes been referred to as “the mayor.” He remains, after 20 years of making music in Portland, the most visible face of this city’s hip-hop scene.    More
 
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Portland Hip-Hop is Having a Big Month

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A handful of items of note from the local hip-hop world, in case you, like me, are bad at Twitter. Seriously, I can't remember a time when this much good stuff was pending or seeing release all at the same time, so I had to give it one big rundown. Lots of free music here, so get your ears and your clicking-finger ready.But first, two items:1. I have very specifically avoided chiming in on the Luck-One/DJ ...   More
 
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

New Cool Nutz Track and Video, "The Greatest," Produced by Tope

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It's about time somebody brought back those old black-and-white "life on the road" videos that were so popular among arena metal bands in the '80s, and it might as well be Cool Nutz. As Portland's resident rap ambassador, the dude has spent a lot of time away from home, bringing Pacific Northwest hip-hop to the world. In this clip for "The Greatest," the first leak from the upcoming COOL ...   More
 
Tuesday, March 8, 2011 MATTHEW SINGER

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