Posts Tagged ‘drake’

Phil Adé Speaks “The Language”

Since establishing new focus and re-routing his career with last summer’s R.O.S.E., Phil Adé has stayed on top of the scene, releasing a consistent stream of music and videos in the following months. His latest video is for a rendition of Drake’s "The Language," in which the Maryland rapper talks Drake-esque shit over hypnotic production. [...]

ToDo ToDay: The Woman in Black and Loads of Halloween Stuff

If you believe that Halloween is first and foremost about getting creeped out, Keegan Theatre’s got the ticket: The Woman in Black. The play, about a lawyer who hires a young actor to retell the story of a ghostly young woman who has haunted him for decades, is creepy enough on its own, but its film [...]

Arts Roundup: Extended Service Edition

Metro extends service for tonight's Drake concert at Verizon Center. [WJLA]
Before you see her second show at Lincoln Theatre tonight, watch Neko Case play a Tiny Desk concert. [NPR]
Arnold Schwarzenegger was in D.C. last night. [WJLA]
D.C. jazz pianist Dick Morgan has died. [Post]
Bootsy Collins bails on his agreement to serve food at Miriam's Kitchen yesterday, but [...]

DMV Beats: Humane, Young Sir, and the Return of the Cornel West Theory

Humane’s Society
Between tuition checks at Hampton University and later Delaware State, 24 year-old Triangle, Va., transplant Sterling Fitzpatrick decided to focus the entirety of his brain power on hip-hop. Mom and dad disapproved. “It’s hard because your parents believe music is worthless,” says Fitzpatrick, known on scattered and promising mp3s as Humane, “It doesn’t help [...]

DMV Beats: Mitt Romney Money, Javier Starks, and Ndamukong Suh’s Favorite Workout Jam

Every week, Arts Desk's hip-hop writers drop news, music, culture—and generally put you on game.
Pimp Romney

At Halloween parties across the land this weekend, the people who once dressed up as Sarah Palin or a teary-eyed Glenn Beck will come up with costumes that spin off the one-liner of the season: Mitt Romney’s "binders full of [...]

Faces Made by Drake While 2 Chainz Was Rapping at Howard University’s Yardfest

The official Yardfest vid from 2 Chainz gleefully documents the pandemonium that Drake inspired Saturday on the Howard quad. Skip ahead to about 2:30 for the screeching and barricade-jumping. The real entertainment in the vid, however, comes from watching Drake make those "who farted" faces while 2 Chainz raps. SCREENSHOTS, Y'ALL:
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ToDo ToDay: Memorial Day Weekend Edition

The Half Street Fairgrounds, a collection of shipping containers circled around a fallow parking lot across from Nationals Park, failed in its first attempt at becoming a destination for pop-up retail: Jewelry and clothing didn’t mix well with booze and music, the vendors said. So this summer, Fairgrounds management is doubling down on the tunes, [...]

Arts Roundup: Drizzy Edition

North Carolina folkies Bowerbirds played a semi-secret show inside an art installation at The Lightbox. [Liz Gorman, ReadysetDC]
Theater critic Peter Marks applauds Woolly Mammoth for sticking with Mike Daisey. [Post]
Janet Biggs, on making video art about sulfur mines in Indonesia. [Express]
Drake, Waka Flocka Flame, J. Cole, Meek Mill, 2 Chainz, and French Montana perform at the [...]

It Takes a Village to Make a Mixtape

Javier Starks isn't a look-at-me rapper. He's nothing if not respectful, even referring to his male peers as "sir." And while Starks is energetic, he often keeps to himself in public, quietly reciting his own rhymes or studying the performances onstage.
Perhaps that humble demeanor made it easier to secure guest spots for his Faces of [...]

Arts Roundup: Steve Jobs Edition (Or Not)

Poetry No Longer in Motion: TBD's Jenny Rogers talks to area poets about Pretty Face, a local poet and noted performer who's going on hiatus for a while. After 15 years performing at venues around town, the 45-year-old artist has decided to focus on his literary career and invest more time in his band, Sexy [...]

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