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Grind Time Bridge City Battle


Branx (map) Southeast
Fri., April 22, 8 p.m. 2011 21+


It's time for a no-holds-barred hiphop lyrical throwdown as the Bridge City Battle pits the finest freestylers against each other. Headlining will be the one and only battle champion Illmaculate, plus his Sandpeople crew will be making an appearance as well. Two emcees enter the stage, but only one will leave. EZRA ACE CARAEFF

The Green Tape is the latest release from local emcee Illmaculate, who teamed with producer G_Force to flip Al Green's Lay it Down chronologically track by track, resulting in some of Illmaculate's most personal and soulful output to date. Though the duo have been performing selections from the recording around town lately, don't come expecting that tonight, as the focus here is what made Illmaculate an international hiphop figure in the first place—freestyle battle rap. The evening includes a production-based beat battle as well as Sandpeople's Only One battling Eugene's KI Design, plus some other intriguing undercard bouts as well. But the main event is assuredly Illmaculate battling Vancouver, Washington, emcee 9DM. Those adverse to angry lyrical annihilation might consider sitting this one out, while battle rap aficionados should definitely come through. This is as good as freestyle battling gets, and not just locally, but worldwide. RYAN FEIGH


320 SE 2nd, Portland, OR 97214
Hours: Open Mon, Thurs, Fri, and Sat. Check calendar for times

Venue Hours
  • Open Mon, Thurs, Fri, and Sat. Check calendar for times
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Fri., April 22, 8 p.m. 2011
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