Posts Tagged ‘Curren$y’

The Breaks: This Week in DMV Hip-Hop

In this installation of the Breaks, I offer my thoughts on a Curren$y show at the Howard Theatre, an anticipated Fat Trel remix, a minute of brilliance from Rahiem Supreme and a weekend event you should know about if you don't already. 
Curren$y Entertains His Cult Following
Curren$y’s success is the fruit of his diligence, a dedication [...]

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 [...]

ToDo ToDay: The Red Line D.C. Project

Riding Metro’s Red Line is like taking a train through a museum: There’s art all around you, in the form of designs spraypainted on the outsides of warehouses. Or at least, some people see it as art. Now that the Metropolitan Branch Trail has brought more eyes to the area than just those safely sliding [...]

Tabi Bonney’s Summer Playlist

Last September, D.C. rapper Tabi Bonney dropped The Summer Years, a collaborative album with producer Ski Beatz. Over a breezy blend of relaxed tropical rhythms and woozy electro-pop, Bonney embraced his celebrity and reminisced about hip-hop's golden age.
Released Thursday, Bonney's The Endless Summer is a deluxe edition of Summer Years, with a few new songs for [...]

Reviewed: Curren$y’s Pilot Talk II

Curren$y is responsible for two of the year's best albums.
At times he appears a midlevel rapper from New Orleans, content to rhyme "mimosa" with "Testarossa" and dispense insight about the usual hip-hop fanfare. Yet sans fanfare.
"I sent her to the Waffle House with an order from the car" sticks out as a prime instance of [...]