Posts Tagged ‘Cane’

On “Get Down,” Cane Sounds More Confident

I know I'm a little late to this one, but this recently released Cane track, "Get Down," is pretty dope. Over an exultant Statik Selektah beat, the Alexandria, Va., rapper jabs with great flair, a confidence perhaps inspired by the strides he's made in recent months. He won the WKYS "Who Got Next" competition and was slated to [...]

Twista and Freeway to Join D.C. Rappers at Indie Life’s SXSW Showcase

D.C. rapper SmCity used to curate the Indie Life concert series at U Street Music Hall, which allowed local rappers to open for nationally established MCs. These days, he and Allia (formerly known as Harmony Muzik) curate yearly Indie Life showcases at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas. This year's showcase, held at Austin's Bat Bar, [...]

One Track Mind: Cane, Charles Street Chi

Standout Track: No. 8, “Fiyah,” a golden era–rap tune inspired by 1990s mainstay Busta Rhymes. On it, local rapper Travis “Cane” Ludden lays down tongue-twisting flows and old-school hip-hop references over a soothing drum loop. “I inspire higher learning, but I turn into a dummy,” he rhymes, “’Cause cash rules, cream get the money.” It’s [...]

DMV Beats: Cane, Youngin, Oddisee, Drew Dave, and Phil Adé

Dream Chasin'
While some rappers are flaunting cash and jewelry, many of their listeners are working dead-end jobs. They’re suffering through broken relationships, not throwing money at strippers; they’re paying bills, not collecting debts. Chances are, Cane had those listeners in mind when he made his new mixtape, Lucid Dreams, a 15-track collection of common-man rhymes [...]