Posts Tagged ‘Head Roc’

Marion Barry in Six Songs

From Wale's "Black Heroes" to Barry's preferred karaoke track and his rap on Chuck Brown's "Go-Go Drug Free"

DMV Beats: Fat Trel, Early Reed and Friends, Head-Roc, PHZ-Sicks, Dunson, and Lyriciss

Fat Trel
Now that Fat Trel is a major label signee, let the new, flashier music commence. Trel's new track, "She Fell In Love," isn't really about love—it's about lusty times in Florida. There's the girl he bedded in Miami. Then there's the girl he met in Orlando after a show. By song's end, he's remembering [...]

DMV Beats: Glizzy’s Shyness, Visto’s Issues, and the Return of Kingpen Slim

The View From Glizzy's Block
The Shy in Shy Glizzy stands for Streets Hottest Youngin, but it's been noted that he's soft spoken in person—and there's some definite shyness going on in this interview, done right in the heart of his 37th Street SE neighborhood. His musical persona remains as brash and quasivillainous as ever, though. [...]

DMV Beats: Logic Signs to Def Jam, Head-Roc Releases a New Album

Logic Signs to Def Jam
Logic is having a great year. Last month, XXL magazine included the local MC as part of its "2013 Freshman class," prompting many hip-hop fans outside of the DMV to ask, “Who the &#@$ is Logic?” Now, there's a simple answer: He’s the latest addition to Def Jam. Earlier this week, [...]

Is “Mumbo Sauce” Guilty of More Than Swagger-Jacking?

"Pump Me Up" may have recently closed at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, but the show and some of the issues it raised still reverberate. A satellite exhibit on view at a pop-up gallery on H Street NE has fanned the flame wars that "Pump Me Up" sparked.
"Mumbo Sauce," which is showing at 906 H [...]

Arts Roundup: Al Green Cancels Edition

Al Green cancels his appearance at the White House's "Memphis Soul" concert, citing back injury. This isn't the first time the soul legend has bailed on the Obamas. [Post]
... but Justin Timberlake still made it. [Post]
After more than seven years on the job, Rep Stage's artistic director steps down. [Post]
NoMa Summer Screen schedule announced. [Frozen [...]

Head-Roc’s Mouth: Big Tone, Bill Source, and DJ Divine are Daylight DC

An occasional feature in which esteemed D.C. rapper Head-Roc shares what’s on his mind.
Two Sunday nights ago I was invited by Chocolate City concert promoter Winta Teferi to check out one of D.C.’s proud examples of indie music success, Bambu Station, perform live on Black Broadway at Liv Nightclub.
On the way there, hopping off the [...]

New Podcast Dissects Local Hip-Hop

Once upon a time, rapping in D.C. wasn't so cool. In the 1990s, long before artists like Wale and Tabi Bonney put D.C. hip-hop on a national stage, local MCs couldn't spit a rhyme without being deemed a New York wanna-be.
Instead, aspiring rappers not named Asheru, Head-Roc, or Black Indian spit their rhymes alongside prominent go-go bands [...]

Dead Prez and Head-Roc Perform at Occupy D.C. Today

Last night, Occupy D.C. organizers announced that Dead Prez and D.C.'s own Head-Roc will play a free concert today from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in McPherson Square. While the performance is part of an anti-Walmart rally, don't be surprised if the musicians let fly some of their feelings about Occupy D.C. In an op-ed at the Huffington [...]

Fort Reno’s Oral History: (Dis)integration

For this week's issue, I reported a lengthy oral history of the annual concert series at Fort Reno in Tenleytown. But we couldn't fit in everything! Keep checking Arts Desk for more.
Though not always monochromatic, the crowds at Fort Reno skew white. The bands—with a few exceptions—have usually been white, too. In a city that [...]

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