Has Fat Trel gone to a major label? Don’t believe the tweets just yet—there’s no final word on whether the D.C. trap rapper has officially joined Rick Ross’ Atlantic Records subsidiary Maybach Music Group alongside Wale. But if Trel does make the jump, he would join a fairly exclusive circle. D.C. rappers don’t land on [...]
Posts Tagged ‘D.C. Don Juan’
Although his Fuck the World album dropped in January, Laelo Hood released "Hooked on You" as a single yesterday, a breezy tale of drug dependence featuring vocalist Maimouna Youssef on the hook. "Hooked" is a dope record (sorry, I couldn't resist), and one of the better songs from Laelo's album. DCMumboSauce has the single.
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 [...]
End your Monday with music from two guys who probably look at themselves in the mirror a lot: Well-dressed indie-popper Casper Bangs, and D.C. Don Juan, whom you probably know through his ode to self-love, "Lookie Looky."
Casper Bangs, the latest project of the Hard Tomorrows' Rob Pierangeli, dropped a new Spirit Animal remix of "Always [...]
Louder Than Qualms: At 9:30 Benefit for Wyclef Jean’s Haiti Charity, Artists and Audience Focus on the Positive
Last week, Tabi Bonney got a request to perform at a benefit concert for the victims of the Jan. 12 Haiti earthquake, to be held at the 9:30 Club. It was an easy decision for the local rapper. “I just got a call & agreed to perform for the people of Haiti brother,” wrote Bonney [...]
The organizers of tonight's 9:30 Club benefit for victims of the 7.0-magnitude earthquake in Haiti say they still plan to donate half of the evening's proceeds to Yéle Haiti, a nongovernmental organization founded by the Haitian-born performer Wyclef Jean.
Yéle came under fire over the weekend after the Smoking Gun reported that the organization's tax [...]
Hays and Ryan Holladay's latest electro-indie-pop project is Bluebrain, whose debut album drops next month.
The 2000s saw a strange reversal in the District’s music: The pulse of its indie rock became barely perceptible while its rap scene began to emerge from go-go’s shadow. As for the new decade, we’ve already loved one record, rapper X.O.’s [...]