As summer winds down and the students start filling the halls again, we here at WOHM are proudly preparing for our 10th installment of TheTHESIS, the last with KPSU Radio before XRAY.FM takes over as our on-air partner. Such a bittersweet milestone deserves an – dare I say – epic lineup… and tonight’s all-Portland cast gives us just that.
Hailing from the Eastside, D3 is an explosive MC and the front runner for homegrown label Trust No One Records. The young rapper from The Numbers has made a name for himself with blistering, energetic live performances and was also the MVP at last years Summertime Kickback. Expect D3 to come for heads tonight. Definitely a threat to steal the show so arrive early!
Tron aka Old Grape God is one of my favorite artists in Portland, or anywhere for that matter. As based as they come, Tron is a creative powerhouse who generates art in many mediums. From murals to leatherwork, beatsmithing to rap writing, Tron does it all with an uncompromising swag that almost feels religious. With a style of rap that forces listeners to vibe and engage their own imaginations, Tron is a master collaborator who takes advantage of excellent production. His set is never one you’ll want to miss.
Mic Capes needs little introduction. Arguably the city’s best, the St. Johns native is not about bells and whistles. He’s not about big talk or grandstanding. He’s not about fashion and hot girls. So what – you might ask – is Mic Capes about? Bars, consciousness and vision. Save the rapper vs. emcee conversation for another time; Mic Capes is quite simply verbally gifted. His ability to project his dense array of feelings into the stories he tells of the challenges he sees and faces is unmatched. A true poet, Mic doubles up with an uncanny ability to belt out complex bars precisely with a voice that lands somewhere between Nas’ and The Game’s. With a phenomenal debut album under his belt, the young headliner is loading up to make history with his upcoming project, Concrete Dreams.
This last show with KPSU will also feature the return of Maze Koroma who will play the role of special guest. With this diverse line-up chock full of talent, we are – as always – looking to make this the best edition of TheTHESIS to date!
Always at Kelly’s Olympian, always $5, always hella fun, we hope to see you tonight at #TheThesisX! Show starts about 9.
Cover art by Alexander Wright