Win Tickets ($42): Armand Hammer @ Polaris Hall | w/ MILC, Hip Hop, Rap Duo
We are giving away a pair of tickets to Armand Hammer @ Polaris Hall on March 31. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed March 28.
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March 31, 2022
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM | $21 | All Ages
More info: event.etix.com
635 N Killingsworth Ct, Portland, OR 97217
” Armand Hammer raps from another dimension, it’s on us to catch up ” – NPR
” The rappers are superb foils for one another ” – Pitchfork
Haram is a mercurial collaboration between incendiary rap duo Armand Hammer, and living legend The Alchemist. For the first time ELUCID and billy woods have crafted an album with a single producer and the result is extraordinary. With their unmatched penchant for stirring imagery and incisive storytelling, the two rappers dive into an ocean of Alchemist’s creation: warmly inviting on the surface, black and bonecrushingly cold at depth. Haram is a collection of the profane and the pure; a reminder that that which is forbidden is also sacrosanct.
The artists are joined by their friends and fellow travelers on this journey. KAYANA’s golden voice ups the wattage on “Black Sunlight,” while Fielded’s sultry alto gets chopped and screwed on “Aubergine”. Earl Sweatshirt makes a sun-soaked appearance, while Curly Castro and Amani mix like ice and salt on Brooklyn sidewalks and Quelle Chris, as always, finds a pocket all his own. Still, there is a natural rapport that belies the New York-to-Los Angeles-and-back nature of the project, allowing Haram to be more than the sum of its parts, however impressive those parts may be. This isn’t just the genre’s most insistent contemporary voices paired with arguably its best producer. This is when you buy a beautiful house only to discover, hidden behind a heavy bookcase, a stairway twisting up and away into the darkness.