For those of you who may still be reeling from Monday’s hiphop let-down, let’s close the week on a note of redemption:

A familiar face in Monday’s crowd proved to be Tre Hardson, better known as rapper Slimkid3. Tre came up in the LA scene as a member of respected rap group Pharcyde, but these days he calls Portland home. For those who know him, this is no newsflash; still, it’s a point of interest, and a feather in the cap (or diamond in the grill?) of PDX hiphop. Catch him tonight at Rotture—not rapping, but spinning with monthly DJ showcase Live & Direct PDX. Or, snap up a free download of his latest EP, Baby Don’t Take The Fun.

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