Posts Tagged ‘Black Cobain’

The Breaks: This Week in DMV Hip-Hop

In August’s first installment of the Breaks, I consider the runaway power of Shy Glizzy’s street anthem "Awwsome," a posse cut from producer local export Tittsworth, the introduction of Rob Regal, and some new Black Cobain featuring Wale.
The Awesome Power of Shy Glizzy’s "Awwsome"
I’ll admit it—I thought it was just going to be another local [...]

The Breaks: This Week in DMV Hip-Hop

This is the "Fuck yeah, America" edition of the Breaks, which features thoughts on the strongest local hip-hop project of the year so far (in my opinion, at least), plus new music and videos from Ras Nebyu, Chaz French, Phil Adé, and, finally, a mention of Yo Gotti’s Howard Theatre performance tomorrow night.
Mid-Year Check-In
Somehow 2014 [...]

Watch Kingpen Slim’s Glossy New Video for “Trippin”

If Kingpen Slim was a basketball player, he'd be Scottie Pippen, the well-rounded everything-man who could D you up, score 20-plus points and run the offense, or dunk on you and step over your fallen carcass. Musically, Slim can craft bubbly radio singles and sullen street tales with ease, both of which are unforced and mostly [...]

DMV Beats: Fat Trel’s Deal, Uptown X.O., Black Cobain, Marlow, Kane, Incwell, Dunson, and Shy Glizzy

Fat Trel and Uptown X.O.
Fat Trel must be celebrating somewhere. On Wednesday, Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group label announced it had signed Trel to a record deal. The Northeast rapper plans to celebrate this Saturday with a signing and single release party at Stadium Club. And earlier this week, local blogger DDot Omen premiered "Str8 [...]

Arts Roundup: DJ Lord Fauntleroy Bandy Edition

Big week for D.C. music: Fat Trel signs to Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group and Mary Timony's Ex Hex signs to Merge. [Arts Desk, Arts Desk]
A movie theater is coming to NoMa. [Housing Complex]
Following WAMU's recent story, WTOP does its own piece on photographer Lloyd Wolf's documentation of death shrines. [WTOP]
A remembrance of the influential [...]

DMV Beats: Oddisee, Maimouna Youssef, Black Cobain, Al Bundy, and Asheru

Oddisee
Oddisee doesn't do many videos. He dropped one recently for "After Thoughts," but he doesn't actually appear in it. So the rapper/producer's new video for "Own Appeal" was kind of a surprise. It offers a glimpse into Odd's work routine: "The outside environment really plays a huge part in what I make," he says at [...]

Listen: Visto, Before Euphoria

Visto made waves this spring with "How That Pxssy Taste," a seedy strip-club jam that we called one of D.C.'s defining summer jams. His lovelorn second single, "Fxcking Around," found Visto struggling with the hard rules of monogamy.
On his new album, Before Euphoria—released today—the MC and vocalist sounds chill almost throughout, rapping verses just as easily as [...]

Listen: Black Cobain’s New Single, “Virginia Niggas”

For whatever reason, the DMV rap scene doesn't have much "V." By and large, the rappers getting the most pub here are from D.C. and its Maryland suburbs.
Perhaps that's the impetus for Black Cobain's new single, "Virginia Niggas," on which the Alexandria rapper salutes his home state and its natives. "We hustle different, Virginia niggas [...]

DMV Beats: Louie V Mob, Venus vs. Mars, #Wegotit4free, Chi Chi Monet

Review: Louie V Mob’s New World Order
Master P was once rich and famous enough to sign Snoop Dogg at the height of his Death Row commercial success, install a gold elevator in his estate, and perform at the VMAs. His brand was No Limit, an aggressively New Orleans-based and DIY label that transformed his family [...]

DMV Beats: Bustin’ Down the Door in 2013

Winter Fresh Releases
Let's be honest, 2012 was a down year for D.C. hip-hop. There were many decent local rap releases to choose from, but not many stellar ones. Oddisee's People Hear What They See was certainly the best of the bunch, but he lives in New York now, so can we still call him "local?"
On [...]

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