Tonight marks the release of Portland emcee Serge Severe's latest release, Boom Bap & Bars Vol. 1., which features exclusive production from local wunderkind 5th Sequence. The EP is full of dusty samples, jazzy hooks, and lyrical dexterity that harkens back to the golden era of hiphop. Don't get it twisted, though—this has nothing to do with nostalgia. Severe and 5th have instead resurrected the soul of '90s boom bap culture and updated it to the present day. All superlatives launched Severe's way are well deserved, as he's a rapper's rapper who crafts bars and spits metaphors with workmanlike precision. Following this show, "The Double S" is headed to Europe to tour with Sandpeople's Illmaculate, Goldini Bagwell, and DJ Spark. Catch him while you can. RYAN FEIGH
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