A Hip Hop showcase based in Portland Oregon, providing a platform for artist in an environment designed to help grow the culture.
Mic Check PDX is a DJ Klyph Production.
After conversations with representatives from McMenamins who wanted to provide support to the local Hip Hop community, DJ Klyph brought Portland rapper and promoter STARCHILE to the conversation. STAR came up with the concept of creating a platform to feature local rappers with a focus on lyricism in an environment that would grow the culture. While STAR hosted the event, he recruited local producer Trox to be the resident DJ for the event, René Lopez to capture photographs and DJ Klyph as curator silent partner. In 2018, STAR lost a battle with cancer (R.I.P).
In 2023, DJ Klyph brought a special edition of Mic Check PDX to Mission Theater in partnership with McMenamins and support from a number of community organizations. The event celebrated to 7th Anniversary of Mic Check, the 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop and kicked of Portland Hip Hop Week '23.