He had us at Marion Barry. But DJ Torkaveli’s invocation of Washington City Paper
’s “You Put Me Out in Denver ‘Cause I Wouldn’t Suck Your Dick” cover, for his Long Legged Mack Daddy 2
mixtape last summer, was merely the latest in his pranksterish mixtape series, which he calls the most controversial in the area. On tracks and on his mixtape covers, he’s a master of cut-and-paste: hence the image of Torkaveli—always clad in a hoodie, cap, and aviators; always pixilated—next to Jay-Z, Hurricane Chris, T-Pain, and others. Either he’s really good at making these covers look bad in Photoshop, or really bad at making them look good in Microsoft Paint.