It’s not an overstatement to say that Cool Nutz embodies Portland hip-hop. The guy’s been pushing to put Oregon’s biggest city — the whole Northwest, really — on the map for a couple decades now.
Unfamiliar? Here’s a piping hot MP3 you can download, straight from the man himself. It’s a fine chunk of throwback funk and an ode to black culture over the past several decades, name-checking both Public Enemy and Cornell West, and featuring Bosko.
Cool Nutz and a slew of cohorts will perform tonight at Bendistillery Martini Bar, at 850 N.W. Brooks St., in Bend. Things’ll get going around 9 p.m., and it’s free.
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