Posts Tagged ‘DMV Hip-Hop’

Listen to Visto and Pinky KillaCorn’s New Slow-Banger, “What Hippie What”

"Pinky ain't no bad bitch/Boo, I'm a goddess, a hipstress, a savage."

Kingpen Slim Remembers Old D.C. and Warns Big Talkers on Two New Singles

One of the DMV's most versatile rappers channels a tight-lipped Seahawks running back.

Song Premiere: Kenn Starr feat. Wordsworth and Supastition, “Came to Deliver”

The local rapper drops wisdom on getting over self-doubt and how the DMV scene's changed since his last record.

Listen: Kenn Starr, “The Definition”

"I ain't tryna be all salty and bitter, and take love to the Facebook wall and be all stalking the Twitter."

To: You is a Big Step Forward for the Other Guys’ Rap Game

"People wanna be us or fuck us, but not around others/No respect for us, meanwhile, adore what we do."

Listen to The Other Guys’ Feel-Good Track, “Blow My Mind”

It makes sense for the Other Guys and Tanya Morgan to work together; both rap duos have garnered attention through unique means. In 2012, the Other Guys—the local producer/MC duo of "Mighty" Joe Myles and Isaiah Mensah—emerged as a nostalgic alternative to systematic rap, its "do it for the love" approach just as wistful as the beats Myles [...]

The Secret History of Those Radio Rahim Stickers

A few years ago it was virtually impossible to walk through one of D.C.'s commercial corridors and not see a Radio Rahim sticker–and quite a few are hanging around. As far as street visuals go, they're striking for their simplicity (white Cooper font text on a black background) as well as their apparent reference to [...]

A Brief Introduction to SwagHeemHoops

Rap/R&B crew SwagHeemHoops has posted dozens and dozens of no-budget videos on its YouTube page over the past year or so. As is clear in the examples below, the product's quality is always questionable, but the Greenbelt, Md., group's hunger for attention is certainly not. A very short email interview with group member Dylan "PrinceDylannova" [...]

How to Tell That X.O.’s “Good Vibes” Video Was Shot in D.C.

It's not the Durkl shirt (1). It's the trash and recycling cans (2). They're like co-stars.
WATCH X.O.'s "Good Vibes" after the jump:

Listen: Tangie the Great Knows All About Crazy

On the surface, this new Tangie the Great pop-rap track, "Why," seems to be a straight-up apology from a lady who unfairly dumps her mental issues on an unfailingly patient dude. "I know I put you through so much shit/But you don't trip/I make it so it's so much work/But you don't kirk," the Twitter-friendly [...]