There is no question that Portland, Oregon has established a healthy music community outside the city walls, recently represented by the eclectic jazz vocalist/musician Esperanza Spalding. That aside, the urban scene in the Rose City for the most part remains under the nationwide radar. At one time, back in the day, the funk band Pleasure (led by Marlon McClain) made their mark on the top 50 R&B Album Charts for about a decade from the mid-seventies and a decade later, R&B/dance act Nu Shooz twice hit the top 3 on the Billboard 100 with “Point of No Return” and “I Can’t Wait.” Now building their credibility as an urban music hot-spot with Liv Warfield, Jarrod Lawson, and Tahirah Memory, another voice joins this list who are breaking through into the national limelight.
The Urban Music Scene reviews ‘Nothing To Lose’
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