Posts Tagged ‘Ethan Spalding’

Ethan Spalding Wants More Recognition on New Mixtape, I Am Ethan Spalding

A midtempo guitar solo opens "Cookies," the opening track of Ethan Spalding's new mixtape, I Am Ethan Spalding. It's as if the Takoma Park rapper wants to ease into this ambitious 17-track recording. Then suddenly, Spalding bursts through, the beat just as aggressive as his spirited delivery: "You will never see me on Maury," exclaims Spalding [...]

DMV Beats: Southeast Slim, Awthentik and Ethan Spalding, Shy Glizzy, Nike Nando, and Pacman and Peso

Southeast Slim's Recycling Skills
Although Drake's hit "All Me" has been on the charts for like four months, let's be honest: The song is best when his mouth is closed. That dramatic, slightly spooky Key Wane beat loses its edge when Mr. No. 1 Canadian starts yapping about his unilateral achievements. D.C.'s Southeast Slim, aka Sace, [...]

Listen: Awthentik, Silence Is Golden, Ignorance Is Platinum

Awthentik doesn't believe in true monogamy. "Oh that's your long lost love, that's your girlfriend?" he asks on "Cash 4 Gold," the edgy opener of his new album Silence Is Golden, Ignorance Is Platinum. "I'll be the last nigga she fuckin' when the world end."
Clearly, he's working with a theme. On the second song, "God Pray [...]

Listen: Violet Rocker’s Champagne, Weed, and Bubble Gum

We last heard from Violet Says 5 frontman Ethan Spalding on last year's Beef and Broccoli, his collaborative album with Silver Spring MC/producer Awthentik. Broccoli crossed Southern crunk with East Coast boom-bap—and showed both in their best lights.
Now Spalding—under the name Violet Rocker—goes at it alone on the second installment of his Champagne, Weed and Bubble [...]

Download: Awthentik and Spalding’s Beef and Broccoli

"Is an introduction really necessary for someone we all know?", a male voice asks at the top of Beef and Broccoli, the collaborative new album from Silver Spring rapper Awthentik and Violet Says 5 frontman Ethan Spalding.
In this case? Probably. While Awthentik and Spalding carry weight within the city's tight-knit open-mic circle, their names aren't [...]