That is what Ben Salmon over on the Frequency Blog is reporting today:
Rapper, producer, Renaissance man and potential Kardashian Kanye West will be in Bend Saturday night to judge a rap battle at the Domino Room, according to the Power 94 radio station and the owners of two companies sponsoring the show.
The Underground Rap Event is scheduled to happen at 7 p.m. Saturday, with “select underground local and (non-local) unsigned artists … performing for a chance to win a single deal with Rare Individuals Ent.,” according to the poster, followed by performances by Soulja Boy, Young Sam, YG and HBK Gang.
Reading the article, it looks to be the real deal. Although I’m not sure which is more incongruous given that we’re talking about Bend here: Kanye West visiting, or a rap battle…