Posts Tagged ‘Fat Trel’

DMV Beats: Fat Trel’s Deal, Uptown X.O., Black Cobain, Marlow, Kane, Incwell, Dunson, and Shy Glizzy

Fat Trel and Uptown X.O.
Fat Trel must be celebrating somewhere. On Wednesday, Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group label announced it had signed Trel to a record deal. The Northeast rapper plans to celebrate this Saturday with a signing and single release party at Stadium Club. And earlier this week, local blogger DDot Omen premiered "Str8 [...]

Arts Roundup: DJ Lord Fauntleroy Bandy Edition

Big week for D.C. music: Fat Trel signs to Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group and Mary Timony's Ex Hex signs to Merge. [Arts Desk, Arts Desk]
A movie theater is coming to NoMa. [Housing Complex]
Following WAMU's recent story, WTOP does its own piece on photographer Lloyd Wolf's documentation of death shrines. [WTOP]
A remembrance of the influential [...]

Fat Trel Signs to Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group

Looks like Fat Trel finally got that major-label deal he's been hinting about for months. Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group announced yesterday that it has inked a deal with the D.C. trap rapper, whom Washington City Profile profiled last year.
Salute to our DC shooter @Fattrel, the newest artist signed to WaleMusic/MMG/Atlantic Records. Congratulate him. #doublem #blackbottleboys
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DMV Beats: Oddisee, Maimouna Youssef, Black Cobain, Al Bundy, and Asheru

Oddisee doesn't do many videos. He dropped one recently for "After Thoughts," but he doesn't actually appear in it. So the rapper/producer's new video for "Own Appeal" was kind of a surprise. It offers a glimpse into Odd's work routine: "The outside environment really plays a huge part in what I make," he says at [...]

DMV Beats: Fat Trel, Jahi Chambers, Phil Ade, the Choppy Fam

Fat Trel: Deal or No Deal?
Next Wednesday, Fat Trel finally celebrates the release of his SDMG mixtape in D.C. with a release concert at the Howard Theatre. At the show, I hope Trel finally addresses the rumored deal with Maybach Music Group and Roc Nation, kind of like I hoped he addressed it at Trillectro [...]

Fat Trel, Breakin’ the Law

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 [...]

Listen: Visto, Before Euphoria

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 [...]

Fat Trel Drops New Mixtape, SDMG, and a Video for “No Lamez”

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 [...]

Observations From Trillectro: A Lethargic Glizzy, A Surprise Fat Trel, and Part of a Wale Show

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 [...]

Watch: Fat Trel’s “Niggaz Dying”

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 [...]