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"When Words Dance": An Evening with Porter Ray

Porter Ray, Its Trent, Stas Thee Boss, B Roc


Barboza Capitol Hill
Wed March 21, 7 pm 21+


Recommended by Todd Hamm

Once dubbed “the golden child” by Shabazz Palaces’ Ishmael Butler, the kid Porter Ray Sullivan is grown, and, as a matter of fact, has been older in spirit than his youthful face and shimmering soprano have let on all along. The late-20s Seattle MC compounds nocturnal ruminations on past traumas and altered toasts to the high life’s seductive mirage. “MLK, Rainier, shit just ain’t the same here/I fantasize of foreign flights, foreign women snortin’ white,” he raps on “Bless Me”—“may all my pain be champagne.” Ray has a lot to say, and a million ways to say it, and each verse he writes only lifts him toward the heights he dreams of.

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925 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122

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  • Wed March 21, 7 pm