Author Archive for Harold Stallworth

DMV Beats: Logic, Tabi Bonney, Muggsy Malone, and GoldLink

Logic
Aside from his recent track "Two Kings," we haven't heard much from MoCo native Logic since he released the third installment of his Black Sinatra mixtape series last spring. He's currently prepping his major label debut with Def Jam executive No I.D., but the self-produced "Like Me" should hold fans over until the album gets [...]

DMV Beats: Missy Love, Trev-Ski, Rahiem Supreme, and Nike Nando

Missy Love
D.C. rapper Missy Love reminds me of a 20-something Nicki Minaj under Gucci Mane's tutelage. She seems to make a concerted effort to embody equal parts sex symbol, drug merchant, and D.C. street tough. "Popstar" encapsulates her studio persona; it’s littered with visceral threats and cocaine analogies, with several outrageous declarations of moistness to [...]

DMV Beats: Young Moe, Dunson, Xaivia, and Rahiem Supreme

Young Moe
This week, Young Moe finally released a racy visual for "Million Dollar Dreams," the better of two obligatory Fat Trel collaborations on his latest mixtape, Humble Hustle 2. The baby-faced Alexandria emcee takes a bit of a back seat on his own street single, relinquishing both the opening verse and hook duty to Trel. [...]

DMV Beats: Shy Glizzy, Beyond Modern, Lyriciss, Phil Adé, Folkz

Glizzy's Lament
Shy Glizzy made some of his finest work to date on his third full-length project, Law 2. But the release isn't without its flaws. On the tape, he consistently shrinks in the presence of higher-profile acts like Migos, Starlito, and Kevin Gates, compromising his own personality for the sake of accommodating collaborators. Memphis rapper [...]

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