Posts Tagged ‘erykah badu’

The Breaks: New Music from Ras Nebyu, Uno Hype, and Ace Cosgrove

Plus: a mix featuring sounds from Drake, GoldLink, Musiq Soulchild, Kendrick Lamar, and Erykah Badu

Broccoli City Festival Recommits to Its Healthy-Living Message and Books Erykah Badu

Jaden and Willow Smith will also appear—they "dig the vibe."

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."

The (Heart)Breaks: The Week in Local Hip-Hop

"But whenever you got lonely, and needed some advice/You called me your brother, that word is cold as ice."

Song Premiere: On “Invisible,” Gods’Illa Rejects Whack Rap

In rap music, there's a civil war between two distinct factions, pitting those who prefer traditional aspects of the genre against those who identify with the mainstream wave of glossy swag.
And if it's unclear on which side rapper Truth Hall stands, the opening rhymes of Gods'Illa's new song, "Invisible," erase all confusion: "Here's a fact, man [...]

Tonight at U Street Music Hall, Thundercat May Sacrifice a Six-Year-Old

Stephen "Thundercat" Bruner can tweet some wild things when he's under the influence. Like this tweet from two weeks ago—a vague transmission about throwing salt in his own eyes and drinking a Bullet energy drink. "Wait, what did I say?" Thundercat asks me. Then: "Yeah, that happened. I didn't even know I tweeted that."
There's also the new [...]

Marcus J. Moore’s Five Favorite DMV Albums of 2011

A lot of releases caught my ear this year, including projects from Kokayi, lowercase letters, DTMD, Jon Laine, and others. At the same time, the always-endless stream of mixtapes made it damn near impossible to catch everything.
For the second year in a row, I voted in WKYS's list of the hottest local rappers. (So far, Nos. 3-10 have [...]

Why Gods’Illa’s Blend Tape is Important for DMV Hip-Hop

It's lunch time at Suitland High School and someone's pounding a makeshift beat on the wooden cafeteria tables. Truth Hall and I have just finished our semi-regular routine: debating about some off-brand hip-hop album, then finding a place to rap within the vast Prince George's County school.
I'm on my usual bullshit—rhyming about nothing in particular [...]

Young, Scripted, and Black: Regi Allen’s Quest to Make FunkTV the First Urban Alternative Network

In 2009, Regi Allen pitched a program to Black Entertainment Television. They stopped him at the show’s name: Fried Chicken Cinema.
To hear Allen tell it, the BET executives weren’t interested in a show geared toward black audiences that was named with a persistent African-American stereotype in mind—never mind that the network itself frequently faces criticism for [...]

Outtakes: Maimouna Youssef Discusses “Black Magic,” Recording With The Roots

Maimouna Youssef has an artistic vision seasoned well beyond her 26 years—due mainly to her upbringing in a musical household and the time she's spent collaborating with artists like The Roots and Dead Prez.
I interviewed Youssef for last week's One Track Mind column, but I couldn't fit nearly everything in. Here's the rest of our interview—in [...]