Posts Tagged ‘Head-Roc’s Mouth’

Head-Roc’s Mouth: “Funk 4 the Dream”

The one and only Afrika Bambaataa will be arriving in Chocolate City to “Planet Rock” funk it up for the “Funk 4 Peace” concert being held at U Street Music Hall this Sunday. The undisputed grandmaster and godfather of hip-hop culture will perform live and direct with D.C.’s international culture break-beat funk stars, Fort [...]

Head-Roc’s Mouth: Alan “Spirit” Page is D.C. Hip-Hop at Large

An occasional feature in which esteemed D.C. rapper Head-Roc shares what’s on his mind.
It’s official! A respected and seasoned D.C. hip-hop community laureate has thrown his hat into the ring to be one of D.C.’s at-large councilmembers. Alan Page is his government name.
Those of us in the community know him as Spirit Equality—Spirit for short. [...]

Head-Roc’s Mouth: D.C. Hip-Hop Says “Free D.C.!”

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

They are about to strip Chocolate City of its “shadow” vote on the House floor. That is hilarious. Wait a minute. So, you’re telling me that the U.S. House of Representatives is going to eliminate the vote that already doesn’t count, representing [...]

Head-Roc’s Mouth: Kim C. Gaines’ “From DC to Denmark”

An occasional feature in which esteemed D.C. rapper Head-Roc shares what’s on his mind.
Browsing Facebook recently, I ran across the following status from the extremely gifted longtime D.C. visual artist Kim C. Gaines:
Interested in art? Like visiting new galleries and discovering new photo exhibits? The Tubman-Mahan Gallery with Authentic Arts Consulting and the Center for [...]

Head-Roc’s Mouth: No Great DMV MCs? Really??

An occasional feature in which esteemed D.C. rapper Head-Roc shares what’s on his mind.
OK, so I'm looking at the front cover of this past week’s Washington City Paper “2010 Music in Review” edition. Wait, or is it “2010 in Music Review?” I honestly don’t know. It’s a little confusing to me. Still, I get that [...]

Head-Roc’s Mouth: “Umoja on U: A Kwanzaa Celebration”

This year I've been thinking to learn more about and celebrate Kwanzaa during the holiday season.  As it often goes for me, the universe provides opportunities that tend to get me close to things I want or inquire about.
So with this “learn more about and celebrate Kwanzaa” energy in the air, my man Jabari Exum [...]

Head-Roc’s Mouth: Uptown Friday Nights @ RAS Hall

I think one of the highest forms of service for an artist is to employ his/her talents for the benefit of community uplift and progressive good, but let’s face it: Putting the word “conscious” together with the word “entertainment” in advertising can have an undesired effect on nightlife-seekers in any city. Most folks, [...]

Head-Roc’s Mouth: D.C. Hip-Hop Rock Star Recommendations

An occasional feature in which esteemed D.C. rapper Head-Roc shares what’s on his mind.
On Facebook, I’ve been in a somewhat intense discussion with D.C. luminary DJ RBI, of WPFW’s Monday night “Ill Street Grooves” show, about the support D.C. hip-hop music veterans and superstars receive from the DMV's club and on-air-DJ community.
I plaster my personal [...]

Head-Roc’s Mouth: The Cornel West Theory (Dirty Bombs)

An occasional feature in which esteemed D.C. rapper Head-Roc shares what’s on his mind.
A few months back in the early evening, I was passing the Patty Boom Boom Room on U Street NW when I heard a tap on the glass facing the street. I looked up and there was my man Jati Lindsay, arguably D.C.’s [...]

Head-Roc’s Mouth: The Almaz Boycott!

An occasional feature in which esteemed D.C. rapper Head-Roc shares what’s on his mind.
Oh shit! My man Enoch 7th Prophet sent up the Bat Signal!
“Boycott Almaz Ethiopian Restaurant!” he declared recently in an online petition. Why?
The D.C. hip-hop veteran, stellar MC, and producer claim shady dealings. In an open letter he published on Facebook some weeks [...]

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