Posts Tagged ‘Head-Roc’s Mouth’

Head-Roc’s Mouth: Should DMV Musicians Pay $1,000 to Open a Show? Absolutely Not.

An occasional feature in which esteemed D.C. rapper Head-Roc shares what’s on his mind.
Last week, I got a text message from a well-known local hip-hop promoter. It said:  "I’m looking for a rapper or producer interesting in opening up for [a well-known local artist] at LIV [in April]. Connect me if you know someone who’d [...]

Head-Roc’s Mouth: Race and Musical Chairs on the S2

An occasional feature in which esteemed D.C. rapper Head-Roc shares what’s on his mind.

When people tell me I've accused them of racism in instances where I've highlighted injustices that descendants of enslaved Africans deal with every day, I respond by saying, “Well, I didn’t say it was racism… but since you’ve brought it up, prove [...]

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 [...]

Head-Roc’s Mouth: Soul Train New Year’s Eve 2012

I am sure the U Street Corridor on up to Adams Morgan will be jam-packed with party goers this New Year’s Eve. For folks looking for a bit less congestion and authentically funky good time that won’t break your pockets, then the “Soul Train” New Year's Eve 2012 party at Ras Hall is just what [...]

Head-Roc’s Mouth: Head-Roc’s Weekend Picks

An occasional feature in which esteemed D.C. rapper Head-Roc shares what’s on his mind.
Here are the Head-Roc-recommended events for people of culture in the D.C. area to check out this weekend.
Friday: A benefit concert for Occupy DC and the People of Color Working Group at OWS
Uptown Friday Nights at Ras Hall is a weekly party supporting the [...]

Head-Roc’s Mouth: Thaylobleu!

An occasional feature in which esteemed D.C. rapper Head-Roc shares what’s on his mind
In an effort to popularize artists and groups who have more than paid their dues and paved the way for others within the D.C. arts community, I have decided to provide profiles on who they are and what they are up to [...]

Head-Roc’s Mouth: Go-Go Appreciation Concerts in Anacostia

An occasional feature in which esteemed D.C. rapper Head-Roc shares what’s on his mind.
Guess what Washington, D.C.? Hey, I know some of the folks in power trying to eradicate indigenous black cultural expression may not like it, but for the vast and overwhelming majority of us who are actually in love with this chocolate city, [...]

Head-Roc’s Mouth: Arts on the Avenue

An occasional feature in which esteemed D.C. rapper Head-Roc shares what’s on his mind.
This weekend, there is a three-day art gathering in Anacostia that will feature some of D.C.’s blessed visual and spoken word artists. Masterful works from heavyweight D.C. artists Melani Douglass and Anieken Udofia, along with art from J'Nell Jordan, Lizzie Spaceship, Johnnie Bess, and [...]

Head-Roc’s Mouth: Meet THE Dubber!

An occasional feature in which esteemed D.C. rapper Head-Roc shares what’s on his mind.
Peace family,
As you very well know and understand by now, I feel it's not just my work but my responsibility to make sure that the cats who breathed life into this D.C. music scene —the indigenous folks aka Chocolate City’s finest—don’t get [...]

Head-Roc’s Mouth: “Keep D.C. Walmart Free!”

An occasional feature in which esteemed D.C. rapper Head-Roc shares what’s on his mind.
Here we go, Chocolate City. To Walmart, or not to Walmart? Well, here is the answer: No!
D.C. residents do not want a Walmart. Just like D.C. residents didn’t want a baseball stadium, a new convention center, a “trolly going down H Street,” [...]

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