Go-go is in peril. Once the city's dominant genre, it's being pushed out to venues in Prince George's and Charles counties. Any go-go band could tell you that promoters are increasingly shying away from it, partly because of the genre's reputation for attracting violence. And as gentrification continues to take hold, there's an uncertainty facing [...]
Posts Tagged ‘Black Boo’
The Washington Pigskins haven't been to the playoffs since 2008, when Coach Joe Gibbs tried to recreate the team's glory years of the 1980s. In the seasons following Gibbs' second retirement, the Skins haven't even been close to advancing to the postseason. So when they play the Dallas Cowboys this Sunday night, it's clearly the [...]
Post fall arts guide: theater, museums, dance, classical—and Grimes. [Post]
Mumbo Sauce rapper Black Boo's weekly Redskins anthems are back. [DC Mumbo Sauce]
Ian MacKaye answers questions in Seattle. [YouTube]
"The Smithsonian invited the public to help curate which video games would be featured in the exhibit, and in doing so, more than 3.7 million votes were cast by [...]
Standing across from the National Portrait Gallery in Penn Quarter, D.C. comedian Eddie Bryant has a simple question: “The fuck is that joint?”
Here he is, sitting with fellow comedian Lamont King, at a bar. “We ain’t even got no grocery stores in Southeast. We gotta take care of ourselves, eat good, know what I’m sayin’?” Then [...]
You don't see the word "unity" being kicked around among DMV rappers these days—not like a few years ago, anyway, when some of the scene's most notable names gathered in front of the Lincoln Theatre for a photo shoot. Local producer Jamil Young is trying to turn things around. Released Friday, his "United We Stand" is a [...]
It's 9:22 p.m., and the crowd is euphoric. At this point, the nostalgic partygoers have already danced themselves into a frenzy.
Then "Bustin' Loose," Chuck Brown's 1979 hit, explodes from the speakers in front of the Howard Theatre. The crowd sways and sings along, and a mini Soul Train line forms in front of the building.
Javier Starks isn't a look-at-me rapper. He's nothing if not respectful, even referring to his male peers as "sir." And while Starks is energetic, he often keeps to himself in public, quietly reciting his own rhymes or studying the performances onstage.
Perhaps that humble demeanor made it easier to secure guest spots for his Faces of [...]
Deadmi5e: FreeFest! Fifty thousand fans showed up, Arts Desk's Ramon Ramirez and Chris Klimek were tweeting, the Washington Post filed this report, and yet no one has explained to me what, exactly, is the point of Deadmau5. Perhaps I will get satisfaction later today, when Ramirez and Klimek post their reactions to the annual concert.
Devil Hands [...]
As 2010 comes to a close, members and observers of the D.C. hip-hop scene are debating who's the hottest MC, and whether or not we have a great one. The year also saw a seemingly endless stream of mixtapes—from D.C. Don Juan and UCB, to Kingpen Slim and Raheem DeVaughn. In 2011, listeners should expect [...]
It’s a Tuesday night at LIV nightclub on U Street NW, and Mambo Sauce vocalist Black Boo has broken into a reggae-tinged Waka Flocka Flame mash-up. The crowd is feeling it, but standing on stage, Demont “Peekaso” Pinder is facing the other way.
In one hand he holds an iPad, displaying the worn face of Miles [...]