Chris Grasso, pianist and mastermind of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel's weekend Jazz Series, which was cancelled in July, lost no time returning to the bandstand. The second edition of the series premieres tonight at its new venue, Petworth bistro Chez Billy. The event features Grasso on piano, a yet-to-be-named bassist, and Lena Seikaly (shown), one [...]
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Logic Signs to Def Jam
Logic is having a great year. Last month, XXL magazine included the local MC as part of its "2013 Freshman class," prompting many hip-hop fans outside of the DMV to ask, “Who the @$ is Logic?” Now, there's a simple answer: He’s the latest addition to Def Jam. Earlier this week, [...]
Standout Track: The YouTube single “Feng Shui,” which reimagines Sade’s pop/R&B standard “Smooth Operator” as a male rap boast. Underneath Wesley’s vocals, the beat surges with digital high-hats and a warped sample of “The Wandering Songstress” sung by Zhou Xuan, a Chinese movie star of the ’30s and ’40s.
Musical Motivation: The son of Liberian immigrants, [...]
Here's what we know about Farma Wesley: He's from Woodbridge but claims Liberian heritage; he's got a righteous high-top fade; he says he's got a mixtape called Farmageddon coming in May; and his Golden Era-influenced rhyme style bends toward extended metaphor and personal revelation. "White girl upset when I don't text her/She talk too [...]