Posts Tagged ‘Fat Trel’

The Major League: A Selective History of D.C. Rappers on Major Labels

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 [...]

Phil Adé Talks R.O.S.E. and Being Maryland’s Next Great Rapper

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 [...]

DMV Beats: Logic, Lyriciss, Phil Da Phuture, X.O., Maimouna Youssef, Nike Nando, and ‘Folkz

Logic Puzzle
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 [...]

Kelow Taps Mainstream Hip-Hop’s Misogyny But Doesn’t Share Its Taste for Beef

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 [...]

DMV Beats, Jumbo Edition: Farma Wesley, “Washington Slizzards,” and RIP Smash Taylor

Farma Wesley

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 [...]

DMV Beats: Louie V Mob, Venus vs. Mars, #Wegotit4free, Chi Chi Monet

Review: Louie V Mob’s New World Order
Master P was once rich and famous enough to sign Snoop Dogg at the height of his Death Row commercial success, install a gold elevator in his estate, and perform at the VMAs. His brand was No Limit, an aggressively New Orleans-based and DIY label that transformed his family [...]

Louie V Mob, Featuring Fat Trel, Drops New World Order Tape

Trel may already be D.C.'s most influential rapper, but he's thrown his weight behind what used to be one of the country's most influential hip-hop labels: Master P's No Limit, one of the driving forces behind southern hip-hop's ascent in the '90s. Since last year, Trel has been working with P, the New Orleans legend who [...]

DMV Beats: Deuce Ducartier Loves Creed, Lyriciss Doesn’t Hate Baltimore

Catching up With Deuce Ducartier’s Rap and Roll
“I liked when [Creed] dropped ‘With Arms Wide Open’ and ‘My Sacrifice,’” says Alexandria-born rapper Deuce Ducartier. “It was one of the most returned albums of all time but there’s just something about the singer’s voice.”
It’s a darkly cold Tuesday and Deuce is giving me an overview of [...]

Arts Roundup: Pleasing Pussy Edition

This week in shirtless Fat Trel interviews: Trel talks to DJ Heat about striking tentative deals with Master P, recording in California, "pleasing pussy," not marrying anyone except a millionaire, etc. Basically: watch this. [YouTube]
National Portrait Gallery hires a new director: Kim Sajet, president of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania [Post]
A psychiatrist in New Jersey got an annual stipend [...]

DMV Beats: Wale and Seinfeld, Together At Last

This Week in Folarin' Around Jerry Seinfeld
Wale has made no secret of his love for Jerry Seinfeld. His 2008 Mixtape About Nothing quoted extensively from Seinfeld's sitcom; in 2010, he followed that up with his More About Nothing tape. Now, a full election cycle later, his admiration of the observational comic has come full circle. In [...]