Author Archive for Head-Roc

Head-Roc’s Mouth: Should DMV Musicians Pay $1,000 to Open a Show? Absolutely Not.

An occasional feature in which esteemed D.C. rapper Head-Roc shares what’s on his mind.
Last week, I got a text message from a well-known local hip-hop promoter. It said:  "I’m looking for a rapper or producer interesting in opening up for [a well-known local artist] at LIV [in April]. Connect me if you know someone who’d [...]

Head-Roc’s Mouth: Chocolate City Rock Stars Performing Live This Weekend

An occasional feature in which esteemed D.C. rapper Head-Roc shares what’s on his mind.
With so many events popping of in D.C. week after week, deciding what to do can be overwhelming. And though I hate to admit it, I am pretty much just using Facebook to assess what’s good in D.C. area entertainment these days. Everyone [...]

Head-Roc’s Mouth: Da Mixx Band and Show Turns It Out

An occasional feature in which esteemed D.C. rapper Head-Roc shares what’s on his mind.
Da Mixx Band and Show is one of the hottest and more successful what I call “classic” go-go bands operating in the mid-Atlantic. In its full complement, the band delivers a phenomenal live show showcasing around a dozen musicians, and it [...]

Head-Roc’s Mouth: Race and Musical Chairs on the S2

An occasional feature in which esteemed D.C. rapper Head-Roc shares what’s on his mind.

When people tell me I've accused them of racism in instances where I've highlighted injustices that descendants of enslaved Africans deal with every day, I respond by saying, “Well, I didn’t say it was racism… but since you’ve brought it up, prove [...]

Head-Roc’s Mouth: Big Tone, Bill Source, and DJ Divine are Daylight DC

An occasional feature in which esteemed D.C. rapper Head-Roc shares what’s on his mind.
Two Sunday nights ago I was invited by Chocolate City concert promoter Winta Teferi to check out one of D.C.’s proud examples of indie music success, Bambu Station, perform live on Black Broadway at Liv Nightclub.
On the way there, hopping off the [...]

Head-Roc’s Mouth: Soul Train New Year’s Eve 2012

I am sure the U Street Corridor on up to Adams Morgan will be jam-packed with party goers this New Year’s Eve. For folks looking for a bit less congestion and authentically funky good time that won’t break your pockets, then the “Soul Train” New Year's Eve 2012 party at Ras Hall is just what [...]

Head-Roc’s Mouth: Lady Pcoq and The Plumes

An occasional feature in which esteemed D.C. rapper Head-Roc shares what’s on his mind.

Continuing my support of homegrown, veteran indie musicians and artists in D.C., I want to direct music lovers and patrons' attention toward the Chocolate City-based indie-rock supergroup Lady Pcoq and The Plumes.

Lady Pcoq is the dynamic poet, actor, author, arts activist/organizer, and [...]

Head-Roc’s Mouth: Head-Roc’s Weekend Picks

An occasional feature in which esteemed D.C. rapper Head-Roc shares what’s on his mind.
Here are the Head-Roc-recommended events for people of culture in the D.C. area to check out this weekend.
Friday: A benefit concert for Occupy DC and the People of Color Working Group at OWS
Uptown Friday Nights at Ras Hall is a weekly party supporting the [...]

Head-Roc’s Mouth: Thaylobleu!

An occasional feature in which esteemed D.C. rapper Head-Roc shares what’s on his mind
In an effort to popularize artists and groups who have more than paid their dues and paved the way for others within the D.C. arts community, I have decided to provide profiles on who they are and what they are up to [...]

Head-Roc’s Mouth: Power Moves Party Returns Saturday

Chocolate City listen up!
This Saturday, yours truly is hosting the Return of Power Moves Party at Ras Hall. The original Power Moves party was a fixture on the D.C. hip-hop scene, showcasing the best local talent in a consistently packed Kaffa House for nearly a decade during D.C.'s hip-hop golden era.
We have a special treat [...]

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