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Blockhead and Yppah

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Rotture (map) Southeast
Sat., April 5, 9 p.m. 2014 21+

$12

To call someone "Twitter famous" is to damn with faint praise, but Twitter-famous hiphop producer Blockhead can certainly claim his share of real musical accomplishments. He rose to prominence in the early '00s thanks to production work for Aesop Rock; his moody, cinematic beats became a signature sound of underground rap's heyday. Since, Blockhead has released four solo albums of left-of-center boom-bap on the Ninja Tune label. But there's also a whole generation of folks discovering Blockhead through his Twitter feed, which is full of witty observations ("Musicians with corny sensibilities are often pretty successful cause, as it turns out, most people are pretty corny"), and his gut-busting blog, where he reviews rap demos, opines on up-and-coming emcees, and doles out advice "from a niche hiphop producer who dropped out of college." Blockhead is doing the web right: He doesn't seem like a social-media opportunist, but a regular dude. A regular dude who makes dope beats. BEN SALMON

Rotture

315 SE 3rd Ave., Portland, OR 97215
503-234-5683
Hours: daily 8 pm-2:30 am. No cover before 9 pm or after midnight.
http://www.rotture.com/

Venue Hours
  • daily 8 pm-2:30 am. No cover before 9 pm or after midnight.
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This event is in the past.
  • Sat., April 5, 9 p.m. 2014
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