Tonight the names above go up in lights for TheTHESIS, Portland’s marquee monthly hip-hop extravaganza, which features an amazing DJ – Verbz – and a rotating cast of phenomenal talent. Tonight’s line-up, as usual, is heavy on local talent. The young and popular DanielSevenTwo will take the stage for the first time, as will veteran phenom Mighty, and THESIS favorite Raquel Divar returns with Cory Oh with a special mission. 

Booking 72 was an exercise in patience. The kid’s been grinding for years, and since turning 21 in December, we’ve been looking for the right show to fit him on. That time is now, and he’s bringing his buddy Keijian for good measure. With a hazy flow that makes me think of Wiz or Curren$y, Daniel’s brand of rap is young, defiant and markedly different from that of other locals. You’ll just have to see for yourself.

Mighty has been a force in the Portland rap scene for years now, and really, he might be Portland’s best kept secret. A wildly nimble rapper with explosive energy, Mighty is legitimately that guy who wrecks your little top 10 list. Having him on TheTHESIS is something we’ve been looking forward to for a while now, and it’s easy to see why. 

Raquel Divar and Cory Oh have been hard at work, and tonight they’ll debut their video single, Vandals, on the big screen. Naturally, they’ll stick around to bless us with a live performance as well. 

But that’s not all, kids. Town videographer Lord Burgundy will be in the building making a movie of the experience, not to mention LA rap artist Young Onassis will be sliding through for a surprise special guest performance!

Just $5 at the door, 21+, first come first serve, at Kelly’s Olympian. Never miss TheTHESIS. For more updates, follow us on Twitter!

   – TheTHESIS is produced by We Out Here Magazine with the help of Crate Diggers, XRAY.FM, Good Cheer Records, Miss Lopez Media, Vortex Magazine, The Portland Mercury, and all artwork is done by the incomparable Alexander Wright.