Posts Tagged ‘Fat Rodney’

Arts Roundup: Opera Vs. Derecho Edition

Wale and Miguel won a BET Award for best collaboration. [L.A. Times]
Tyler Green chats with "Richard Diebenkorn: The Ocean Park Series" curator Sarah Bancroft. [Modern Art Notes]
Arts Desk contributor Andrew Noz connects the legacy of go-go talker Fat Rodney to Fat Trel. [Red Bull Music Academy]
Arts Desk contributor Lindsay Zoladz decodes the pleasures of "library music"—and talks to D.C. [...]

Black Indian’s Mixtape Does Exactly What It’s Supposed to Do

D.C. legend Black Indian told us this summer that his Judah-produced comeback I Tried to Tell You would sound grown-up but not totally old-ass, and he was right. The 14-track mixtape is a cohesive, professional statement from a dude who decided emphatically not to let his legacy wither. He generally sticks to three themes: 1) [...]

Remembering Fat Rodney

Yesterday marked the twentieth anniversary of rapper Fat Rodney's tragic murder. Frequently heralded as one of most memorable emcees to ever rock the Go-Gos, Rodney's life was taken from him at just 21 years old in 1989. Over at my site,, I spoke with Rare Essence's Andre "Whiteboy" Johnson about Rodney and his legacy:
"When [...]