City Hall Southwest
Sun Aug 26, 2018, 2 pm All Ages
Recommended by Jenni Moore
After the recent passing of longtime rapper/host/events specialist/radio personality Idris “StarChile” O’ferral, the annual Portland Hip-Hop Day has officially been moved to August 26 (whereas it was formerly held on October 15). This year’s event will also honor StarChile’s legacy and celebrate his contributions to Portland’s hip-hop community and culture—including being a key founder of the then-monthly Mic Check showcase, and Portland Hip-Hop Day itself. Now led by hip-hop day co-organizer DJ OG One, and themed as “Legends: The Future of Now and Then,” this year’s lineup is seriously massive. Veteran MCs like Cool Nutz, Mic Crenshaw, Libretto, and the Lifesavas will take the mic outside City Hall, in addition to a slew of artists from the new wave: St. Johns rapper Mic Capes, viral blonde-haired MC Wynne, the lively Karma Rivera, as well as Andre Waymond, Bocha, Fountaine, and many more.