Author Archive for Carlos Perez

The Beef Triangle Between Fat Trel, Shy Glizzy, and Wale, Explained

Derecho what? When Chicago it-rapper Chief Keef came to town to headline at DC Star with native son Fat Trel, the straight-line windstorm from the night before had done just enough damage to warrant a last-minute cancellation of the show. Instead, the pair spent the weekend around the area, shooting a music video all over [...]

Yung Gleesh Talks Cleansides Finest Pt. 2, King Bob, and Dirty Drawers

Earlier this week, Yung Gleesh, a co-founder of D.C. bounce-beat group TOB, released the second rap mixtape in his Cleansides Finest series, Raw and Uncut [Lost Tapes]. It follows the same jackin-for-beats model, this time with unwitting contributions from dudes like in-house Wiz Khalifa producer Johnny Juliano to Brick Squad regular Zaytoven to this Imogen Heap that for [...]

Why Shy Glizzy Won’t Be at the Fat Trel/Chief Keef Show Tomorrow

D.C.'s Fat Trel and recent Interscope signee Chief Keef are headlining a much-anticipated show tomorrow night at DC Star on Queens Chapel Road NE. And while the venue is expecting  a massive turnout, one local won't be in attendance: rapper Shy Glizzy, who's been banned from the show. "As of [Wednesday] we were expecting over a [...]

Yung Gleesh Is a Self-Proclaimed “Shitbag,” Still Raps Very Well

Yung Gleesh, aka Boogie and a former member of the TOB braintrust responsible for this cranking crankage, is a shitbag. In fact, he has been for some time, ever since he was "yay old" and "robbing niggas for their play-doh".
At least that's what he confesses in his newest project, Cleansides Finest, a trap/based (based trap?) [...]

MPD: The Next DMV Rap Star?

For the video to his latest raw-knuckle clique anthem "Goonz", Fat Trel collaborator Chris Bo opted to stick to a tried and tested rap-video formula: Call up 50 or 60 of his most intimate and unwelcoming friends dressed in all black, including a Young Moe refusing to goon in anything less than Armani, cut out [...]