Posts Tagged ‘Fatz Da Big Fella’

The Breaks: Last Week’s Hip-Hop Happenings

This installment of the Breaks features theatrics in the DMV hip-hop scene as Wale once again lands in the middle of Internet beef. (He didn’t start it.) On a lighter note, we've also got a GoldLink remix and new music from Fatz Da Big Fella, Jay IDK, and Dunson. 
#UNOTMMG
There were post-holiday fireworks within the Maybach Music Group camp last week as mercurial [...]

DMV Beats: Doe Cigapom, Fatz Da Big Fella, Kokayi, Jon Laine, Internationally Known, and Phil Adé

Doe, Drew, and XO
Doe Cigapom is tired of bullshit rap. The beginning of his new song, "You Know Who You Are," confirms that: "My influence is y'all niggas that's fake rappin'/Every other bar in ya rhyme, you stay clappin'." It's not an unusual stance for the D.C. expat, whose 2012 EP CagedBirds laid out his [...]

DMV Beats: Bustin’ Down the Door in 2013

Winter Fresh Releases
Let's be honest, 2012 was a down year for D.C. hip-hop. There were many decent local rap releases to choose from, but not many stellar ones. Oddisee's People Hear What They See was certainly the best of the bunch, but he lives in New York now, so can we still call him "local?"
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Street Sweepers Vol. 1: Arts Desk’s Favorite DMV Tracks of 2012 (So Far)

Keeping tabs on D.C. hip-hop is miserable. You have exciting prospects and well-oiled brands making moves, and then there’s everything else: Twitter thugs, DatPiff trolls, YouTube street fighters. There’s a wealth of kids with enough digital means to routinely indict each other on camera in beef-driven clips (let's grow up and all get this money, [...]

Fatz Da Big Fella’s Heart of a King, Reviewed

Wale’s Board Administration imprint slow-cooks its roster of rappers like brisket. Mixtapes are indiscernible from albums nowadays, but one flaw in the free .zip file model is that rampant digital droppings (bundled with YouTube channels and stand-alone files) blur an artist’s catalog into oblivion. Board releases are staggered, free, and blessed by Wale guest spots, [...]

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