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 [...]
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All strip clubs are not created equal, and in D.C. one pole reigns supreme: Stadium Club. The news that the upscale Queens Chapel Road NE strip joint will become the backdrop of a new reality TV series isn't so surprising, at least to anyone who's been following along. Fine cigars, ridiculous liquor markups, a shit-ton of [...]
On Twitter yesterday, the Examiner's Kytja Weir noted what at first glance struck me as something of a cultural moment: The proposed new Metro map, which the WMATA board reviewed yesterday, no longer uses what she calls a boombox—but what looks to me like a hand-held radio—for its "No Audio" icon. Instead we get something more [...]
Last week, Arts Desk's Joe Warminsky wondered the following about Gucci Mane's Friday performance at DC Star: Would Gucci show up before 2 a.m.? And would he perform for more than 20 minutes?
Click Track's Chris Richards went to the show, and has answers! In short: No. And yes.
Arcade Fire w/ Spoon. Merriweather Post Pavilion. $32-$48.50
Gucci Mane w/ Backyard, TOB. DC Star. $40.
Budweiser Superfest: Anthony Hamilton, Kem, Jaheim, Raheem Devaughn. Jiffy Lube Live. $31.75-$89.75
Galactic w/ Lionize. 9:30 Club. $25. All ages
Billy Woodward & the Senders, the Blackberry Belles, the Bellevederes, the Motorettes. Rock and Roll Hotel. $10. All ages.
Evan Bliss and the Welchers, Mem. [...]
He is probably "the most popular street rapper in D.C." But we know how these superstar-in-a-nightclub shows go. So, we ask:
1. Will Gucci appear onstage before 2 in the morning?
2. Will Gucci perform for more than 20 minutes?
Well, at least Backyard, TOB, and Reaction will be makin' the go-go music, too.
Check out this behind-the-scenes video from the set of Wale's "Pretty Girls" promo. For starters, it'll need a reshoot or two following yesterday's near-kerfuffle: Members of the go-go group Backyard Band—whose own standard "Pretty Girls" is sampled in Wale's single—were upset they weren't included and took their grievances to Twitter and Facebook (they've since deleted [...]
XIB – "Photo Shoot"
In today’s paper, I mention that lately, Gucci Mane, and not Wale, has been the most popular rapper in the DMV. I attribute that to the car-stereo test, but there’s admittedly no definitive measuring stick for this assertion. Street buzz is a vague construct and neither artist’s audience is buying too many [...]
In a year when hip-hop's biggest names and most promising up-and-comers did little for the genre, a rapper who began 2009 in jail and will end it there excited everybody. In his review of Gucci Mane's The State vs. Radric Davis in this week's City Paper, Ben Westhoff writes:
Admirers lauded the Atlanta MC’s genuine passion [...]
No, Kelis has not joined the Whiffenpoofs. But "Acapella," supposedly the first single from an as-yet-untitled record, is a surprise all the same. The hip-hop-informed arrangements that drove "Milkshake" and "Bossy" are long gone, replaced with hard Euro-club rhythms, courtesy of French producer/DJ David Guetta. On "Acapella" he plays Moroder to Kelis' Diana Ross, [...]