Cat rapper pumps up Humane Society events

first_imgThe crowd had their paws up for Moshow, the “cat rapper” of viral internet fame, at the Humane Society for Southwest Washington on Monday night as the organization hyped its upcoming Walk and Run for the Animals events.Moshow, the Portland musician who garnered some fame for his music videos, which prominently feature his four cats and cat-centric lyrics, headlined the Humane Society’s party.The annual walk and run is one of the Humane Society’s two big fundraising events, President Stacey Graham said. The actual walk and run isn’t until May 6, but building things up now gives people time to form teams and grow a friendly fundraising competition, she said.In previous years’ kickoff parties, the Humane Society has brought in Elvis and Michael Jackson impersonators to start the fun.Monday’s act, Moshow, Dwayne Molock’s stage name, moved to Portland in 2015, after growing up in low-income housing in Baltimore and attending college in Pennsylvania.After college, he started producing rap videos in which he sings and dances with his cats.“I’m just a rapper and I love cats,” he said.His online fan base has grown to more than 60,000 followers on Instagram and 70,000 on Facebook. He’s been featured on local news outlets, in multiple write-ups for online news sites including The Huffington Post to Complex and, last year, he gave a live performance at the Portland Art Museum in front of a huge — and, according to the gallery, world’s greatest — cat painting.last_img