Posts Tagged ‘Diamond District’

D.C. Bands Lay Out Their Pros and Condos

What do Oddisee, Chain & the Gang, Puff Pieces, and other local music acts think of the D.C. condo craze?

The Breaks: This Week in Local Hip-Hop

Two tracks about the struggles and tragedies facing people of color in America today

Sounds About Right: The Best Local Albums of 2014

Replay the year in D.C.'s raddest albums and EPs.

The Breaks: This Week in Local Hip-Hop

Diamond District's got a new remix LP, and Yung Gleesh might have released his most bizarre and hilarious video to date.

The Breaks: The Week in Local Hip-Hop

A closer look at Chaz French's first project, plus new videos from Diamond District and Fat Trel, and the least-anticipated clip of Yung Gleesh dancing. Ever.

The Breaks: This Week in DMV Hip-Hop

The Breaks returns this week with a plethora of information about Logic's debut album, as well as new music from Diamond District, Rob Regal, Nike Nando and Prince Akeem.
Details on Logic’s Debut Album
After going most of the summer without any updates about Logic’s album, fans and critics alike have been bombarded with information about it [...]

Listen to “First Step,” the First Single From Diamond District’s March on Washington

It's been five years since the Diamond District released its stellar—dare I say classic?—debut album, In the Ruff, an astute depiction of young black Washington. Rappers Oddisee, Uptown XO and yU cut through the national euphoria of ushered in by President Barack Obama's new administration, by discussing the civic plight occuring just blocks from the White House. The rats. The tenements. [...]

yU Honors His Late Father on “Never Burning Out”

It doesn't take long to discover the real yU, the understated musician who cares deeply about things closest to him—family, close friends, and providing for his kids. That spirit shines through yU's music, whether he recalls his Suitland, Md., roots or spits aggressive survival rhymes with Diamond District comrades Oddisee and Uptown XO.
Released today, yU pays [...]

Homeboy Sandman Will Never Be on the Radio, and He’s Fine With That

I don't know why I keep playing this new Homeboy Sandman track. It's called "Atlantis" and it isn't overly awesome. The beat, produced by Blu, sounds like an old loop from the Police, so you might get funny looks if you blast it from the car.
But the song is just—dope.
It's catchy as hell and I [...]

Listen: XO’s Takeover Part 2

Diamond District rapper Uptown XO has been quiet recently, a surprise given the steady stream of music he usually puts out. But that's likely to change in the coming months: Diamond District is putting final touches on its long-awaited sophomore album, March on Washington, and group member yU is slated to drop a collaborative LP with producer SlimKat as The [...]

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