DMV Filter: Laelo Hood, D.C. Don Juan, Phil Ade
Although his Fuck the World album dropped in January, Laelo Hood released "Hooked on You" as a single yesterday, a breezy tale of drug dependence featuring vocalist Maimouna Youssef on the hook. "Hooked" is a dope record (sorry, I couldn't resist), and one of the better songs from Laelo's album. DCMumboSauce has the single.
The flashy D.C. Don Juan has released the official video for "Can't Take Me Out," the autobiographical single from his A Star Was Born — Vol. 2 mixtape, released last Tuesday. The upbeat track, running just under two minutes, finds Don reflecting on his checkered past and looking forward to better times.
Phil Ade drops A Different World later today, but he also just dropped one last single, "You're The One," featuring Killa Kyleon. Over a track by Sunny Norway, Ade rhymes about struggle: "I got roaches in my kitchen, I go to sleep and get bitten/Had to get rid of my mattress, disaster is what I live in." I find that hard to believe, given Ade's affiliations and quick ascension to the forefront of DMV hip-hop. Still, the song showcases Ade's fluid lyrical ability. DJBooth has the single.