Over the next few months, we will wring our hands endlessly over what deserves the title of 2013's Song of the Summer. Could it be by Daft Punk, or Snoop Lion, or Rihanna, or uh...oh forget it. As Esquire eloquently put it last year, "The whole notion of a 'Song of the Summer' is a [...]
Posts Tagged ‘Garvey The Chosen One’
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, [...]
You don't see the word "unity" being kicked around among DMV rappers these days—not like a few years ago, anyway, when some of the scene's most notable names gathered in front of the Lincoln Theatre for a photo shoot. Local producer Jamil Young is trying to turn things around. Released Friday, his "United We Stand" is a [...]
Kriston Capps leads the arts section with his review of "Suprasensorial," the Hirshhorn's impressively scaled but thematically suspect look at the Latin American artists who (supposedly) anticipated California's Light and Space movement. (He's skeptical.) Joe Warminsky reviews Money Train, the new full-length from heroically raunchy rapper Garvey the Chosen One. Tricia Olszewski reviews two very [...]
1. SmCity featuring Pro'verb, "My Own Boss"
Of all the rap videos that prominently feature Malcolm X imagery, at least 99 percent are sincere.
Wale isn't the only D.C. rapper who released a mixtape last week. Garvey "The Chosen One" dropped his Wheel of Fortune—a game-show-inspired mix that starts off with a sample from the eponymous show's classic theme music. It's a mixtape full of firey verses like "I'm filling all you MCs with embalming fluid," over instrumental tracks [...]