Author Archive for Sarah Godfrey

Nu’ The Mayor on Being a “Dollartician”

Nu' The Mayor is a pretty proactive rapper. Instead of just claiming to run D.C., he decided to take the title of "mayor." When media outlets don't cover him, he interviews himself.  And rather than merely rhyming about his financial fitness, Nu' has pronounced himself a "dollartician" and named his latest album Now or Never: [...]

50 Does H.U.

50 Cent has been forcing interviewers to listen to him yammer on about Robert Greene's book, The 48 Laws of Power, for years. Now, he has taken his obsession with Greene's guide to crushing foes and annihilating people one step further.
50 has written a book with Greene called The 50th Law, and he's just announced [...]

City Paper Cover Inspires Mixtape

Looks like Dave Nuttycombe wasn't the only DJ inspired by the cover of last week's City Paper.
DJ Torkaveli claims to produce "the most controversial mixtape series in the Washington D.C. area," so it makes sense that he'd take inspiration from the now infamous issue.
The work features the Marion Barry voicemail clips interspersed with "some new [...]

The Circus @ Expo

There will be no shortage of entertainment options for rap fans this weekend, with both the D.C. Hip-Hop Theater Festival and Rock the Bells happening. But, if you want to avoid big-venue crows and still get your fix, check out the Circus at Expo on Saturday night. Rosetta Stoned's Tyrone Norris organizes the bi-monthly showcase [...]

Lupe Fiasco Joins Hip-Hop Theater Festival

Lupe Fiasco has just been added to the line-up of D.C.'s Hip-Hop Theater Festival, as part of the Voices Remix event on July 7.  Phife from A Tribe Called Quest will be in town, too, to participate in the J. Dilla tribute/fundraiser on July 8. Note to event organizers: keep them away from each other.
The [...]

R.I.P. Michael Jackson

CNN, Associated Press, and the Los Angeles Times have confirmed that Michael Jackson has died. He was 50 years old. Damn.

Tonight: Ximena Sariñana at the 9:30

Mexican singer Ximena Sariñana has said that her debut studio album, 2008's Mediocre, was meant to take on old-fashioned images of women as demure, repressed, one-dimensional beings. The only thing that drives home that point better than Sariñana's album is the artist herself.
At 23, she is a film and television star, in addition to being [...]

Tabi Makes Rock the Bells

Everyone's favorite hip-hop mega-fest, Rock the Bells, officially announced its '09 line-up at a fancy Hollywood party last night. Among the many names on the prestigious list: D.C.'s own Tabi Bonney. (He's down there in the lower right-hand corner of the huge bill. See him?) Normal 0 false false false [...]

Free D.C. Statehood Concert

Political rallies rarely feature really top-notch music. Even if a political event attracts big names, the performances can be kinda boring.
Not true of tonight's statehood event on the Capitol steps.

Best of D.C.

City Paper’s Best of D.C. issue, which includes a healthy arts and entertainment section, hit the street today!
Since this is the paper’s second time putting together a Best of D.C. issue (since 1987), our staff chose to recognize both the best and the second-best our city has to offer. How clever are we?
Pick up a [...]