Posts Tagged ‘DMV’

Local #MusicMonday: New Songs from XO, Middle Distance Runner

The Internet feels pretty bleak today, but a couple of new songs from local artists caught my eye:
Rapper XO will drop his album One One Ten this Friday—that'd be Jan. 1, 2010, natch—at a release party at K Street Lounge, and he just leaked a track called "Blah Blah." It's produced by Oddisee, one of XO's [...]

Music in Review: What Does the Wale Anticlimax Mean for D.C. Hip-Hop?

Rapper Wale dropped his debut album, Attention Deficit, on Nov. 10, but as of Dec. 8, he's only moved 47,000 units—an undeniable anticlimax for an MC the Washington Post called "the Great Rap Hope" two years ago. In our Music in Review issue, Andrew Noz looks at what the sputtering of the Wale phenomenon means [...]

Tabi Bonney Live @ DC9

Courtesy of All Our Noise:

Tabi Bonney performing at Feedback at DC9 from Denman C Anderson on Vimeo.

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Area Code: The term “DMV,” brought to you by the hard work of local rappers. And phone cards.
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Area Code
The term “DMV,” brought to you by the hard work of local rappers. And phone cards.

Thanks to the hard work of both hip-hop pioneers and young upstarts throughout D.C., Maryland, and Virginia, the DMV is now officially on the map. It’s also in the dictionary. The Urban Dictionary—but still.
Most regions with thriving hip-hop scenes have catchy nicknames, but before the whole DMV acronym caught on in the mid-aughts, the greater [...]