This week's Washington Post story on ATV and dirt-bike riding on city streets came only a few days after the debut of Fat Trel's wheelie-poppin' "No Lamez" video, shot in the Palmer Park neighborhood of Prince George's County. The Post article focuses on D.C., with only a brief mention of Prince George's, but to be [...]
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Visto made waves this spring with "How That Pxssy Taste," a seedy strip-club jam that we called one of D.C.'s defining summer jams. His lovelorn second single, "Fxcking Around," found Visto struggling with the hard rules of monogamy.
On his new album, Before Euphoria—released today—the MC and vocalist sounds chill almost throughout, rapping verses just as easily as [...]
Anyone who hit up Trillectro over the weekend probably witnessed 30 seconds of Fat Trel when the D.C. MC rushed the stage to rap a segment of his track "Respect With the Tech." Now he’s giving the people the full Trel experience: Yesterday, Trel dropped a new video for "No Lamez" and—after a delay—his new [...]
It seemed like D.C. didn't know what to make of last year's Trillectro Music Festival. Curated by bloggers Modele "Modi" Oyewole, Quinn Coleman, and Marcel Marshall, Trillectro was the first of its kind for the region—a rare event where hipsters and hip-hop heads converged.
The crowds may have been more ready for this year's festival, having absorbed round after round of Trillectro [...]
Early this week, Fat Trel dropped a video for "Niggaz Dying," the most recent dribble from his forthcoming SDMG mixtape. Produced by J Gramm, the somber track finds Trel reflecting on the ills of street life: lost lives, friends selling each other out, and the nonstop cycle of violence. He keeps it dark and to-the-point: "Niggas [...]
Has Fat Trel gone to a major label? Don’t believe the tweets just yet—there’s no final word on whether the D.C. trap rapper has officially joined Rick Ross’ Atlantic Records subsidiary Maybach Music Group alongside Wale. But if Trel does make the jump, he would join a fairly exclusive circle. D.C. rappers don’t land on [...]
Rapper Phil Adé had an unlikely brush with politics at the Broccoli City Festival last spring when D.C. Mayor Vince Gray introduced him at the show.
It was a weird moment for the audience and Adé himself. The mayor looks more like a smooth-jazz kind of guy. "The first song I performed was 'Paper Over Pussy' as the [...]
Early Wednesday morning, XXL magazine unveiled its "2013 Freshman" cover, shining the spotlight on a "new" class of MCs. As usual, it's become the year's most talked-about hip-hop magazine cover and a lightning rod of controversy. Some said including ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, Joey Bada$$, Action Bronson, Trinidad James, and honorary rookie Chief Keef was [...]
A year and a half ago, few hip-hop fans in the District had heard about Kelow, a blond-dreadlocked, wisp-thin, weed-smoking lesbian rapper from Forestville, Md. But she was about to be big in Sweden.
In September 2011, Kelow’s video for "Haterz" popped up on the Swedish hip-hop blog Pussy Made of Gold. By summer 2012, she [...]
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 [...]