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Sponberg for Mayor new video drop

Mayoral candidate Jessie Sponberg this week became just the second candidate in the Portland race after Ted Wheeler to release a campaign Rap commercial, but it’s hard to imagine anyone else producing something quite so visually and lyrically compelling.

“Ted Wheeler has $600,000 in the bank,” says Sponberg, “but he’s not going to get a rapper to write a song about him.”

Sponberg, one of 15 candidates in the May 17 election, did.

Artists Al-One, Prologic, MY-G (indamixrecords.com) and Brown Caesar wrote lyrics about access to water, police brutality, food insecurity and oppression faced by black and Native residents — “sincere issues that need to be addressed,” says Sponberg.

Check it out.
Beth Slovic/ Willamette Week