Rock4Rights Hip-Hop Show features the best of the Northwest

Featuring: Animal Farm, Copacrescent, Mic Crenshaw,
Serge Severe, Flatliners, Endr-1
Hawthorne Theatre, 1507 SE 39th Ave, Portland, OR
August 23, 2008, 8:00 PM
$8 Door

Rock4Rights partnering with Focused Noise Productions arranged an incredible show, featuring many of the Northwest’s best hip-hop acts and at the same time raising awareness and funding for Amnesty International. This Rock4Rights show will be headlined by Animal Farm, one of the hottest groups to burst upon the northwest hip-hop scene. Their new album, “The Unknown”, is currently receiving radio play throughout the country and peaked at #9 on the CMJ Hip-Hop Charts. Animal Farm was also recently praised in Urb Magazine’s Next 1000, which claimed “The animated Animal Farm achieves a classically feel-good tone.”

Also featured will be Copacrescent, a tremendously entertaining live hip-hop band, led by MC Chaucer Barnes, who, according to Willamette Week, “flows gritty and eloquent over precise orchestration that ventures between riff-heavy guitar anthems, Latin jazz, funk, blues, reggae and lounge.”

Mic Crenshaw has long been known as one of the top MCs in the Northwest, and has also been a Portland, Oregon poetry slam champion and national finalist. Crenshaw is also revered for his involvement in the community as a youth mentor, using hip-hop to connect with and inspire the next generation.

Serge Severe is another superb lyricist, whose new album, “Concrete Techniques” will be available in November 2008. Also on the bill is Flatliners, a soulful duo from New England, and Endr-1, a lyrical heavyweight from Eugene, Oregon.