Posts Tagged ‘Gods’llla’

The Breaks: This Week in Local Hip-Hop

Diamond District's got a new remix LP, and Yung Gleesh might have released his most bizarre and hilarious video to date.

DMV Beats: Pacman and Peso, Youngin, Yung Gleesh, Prinz-D, Knox Hill, Wale, and a Must-See Fillmore Show

Escape to North Korea
Where to begin with this one? Earlier this week, DCist ran a story about two local rappers Pacman and Peso—from Congress Heights and Landover, Md., respectively—who want to broaden their horizons by filming a video in North Korea. With the assistance of Forest Hills Tenleytown Music Group label co-founder Ramsey Aburdene and [...]

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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Don’t Be Bored: D.C. Peace Festival and David Simon

Before each show, members of the Forestville, Md., rap trio Gods’Illa greet the crowd shouting “Peace!” Their music, a blend of insightful, optimistic lyrics and percussive instrumentals, harkens back to hip-hop in the 1990s, when MCs could still sell records speaking to civic unrest. That’s part of why Gods’Illa (pictured) is such an apt choice [...]

Far Out vs. Hot Dang, Vol. 31

D.C., you need a little love right now, and ooh yeah, Far Out vs. Hot Dang can give it to you. That's right, yeah, just a little to the left, a little to the right. Cold side, hot side. Mmm. Don't forget to check the Twitpiece. Aw yeah, it's like that. Now let's get somethin' [...]

Head-Roc’s Mouth: An Endorsement for Liv’s “Up and Up”

An occasional feature in which esteemed D.C. rapper Head-Roc shares what’s on his mind.
Every Tuesday night for at least the last four months, D.C. funk (go-go), rock, and soul band Mambo Sauce and area hip-hop giants  Gods’llla have been heading a much-needed open mic night centered on D.C. culture, “Up and Up,” at Liv Nightclub. For [...]

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