Posts Tagged ‘Black Thought’

ToDo ToDay: Spin at Signature! DC Loves Dilla!

Once. Ghost. Kinky Boots.Adapting movies into musicals is pretty much a meme on Broadway these days. Tonight, Arlington’s Signature Theatre continues the trend, but instead of hopping on the bandwagon, the creative team is jumping on a plane to Seoul. The new musical Spin is based on the hit Korean film Speedy Scandal and produced in collaboration [...]

Jon Laine’s GIANT is All About The Beats

Released in 1998, Soul Survivor was the grand coronation of producer Pete Rock's already-stellar career, a large-scale album equally celebrated for its imposing instrumentals and heavyweight guest list (the Wu-Tang Clan, Black Thought of The Roots, and Common all had verses on the project). Yet despite the star-studded cast, Pete was the clear centerpiece, as his beats [...]

DTMD Are Makin’ Dollas and Making Sense

Looking at DTMD, you wouldn't think they were a hip-hop duo, much less one of the promising young rap groups in the D.C. region.
Dunc is a scrawny white kid, but his thumping beats show an affinity for '60s classic soul and the '90s percussive boom bap. Toine, whom we last heard trading bars with Oddisee [...]