Posts Tagged ‘Kane Mayfield’

DMV Beats: Election Night Lean

Every week, Arts Desk's hip-hop writers drop news, music, culture—and generally put you on game.
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DMV artists tweeted overwhelming support for President Barack Obama Tuesday afternoon: Fat Trel was hilarious. Black Cobain was indignant at the wait. Local native, writer, and Board Administration publicist Angela Byrd surveyed the scene at her polling station: "Mitt don't [...]

Kane Mayfield’s “Beautiful Drug” Video Is Both Grim and Pretty

One of the standout tracks on Kane Mayfield's new Rhymes By Kane: Thievery Corporation Edition is "Beautiful Drug," which jacks the beat from the D.C. duo's song of the same name. The video for the Baltimore rapper's track popped up early this week, and it's an apt piece of storytelling about the power of addiction, [...]

Look Out for Kane Mayfield’s Thievery Corporation Mixtape

Few rappers get more out of Twitter than Kane Mayfield, who combines the usual self-promotion with well-measured personal openness and a general tone of intellectual curiosity. (He's also delightfully stoopid on a regular basis.) If the Baltimore MC existed only on social media, it would still be a net gain for society. Dude actually does [...]

J-Scrilla Releases Capitol Punishment

DJ J-Scrilla is no stranger to the mixtape concept, whether he's releasing his own compilations or promoting those from his peers. From the late '90s to the early aughts, Scrilla's tapes paired veteran MCs with lesser-known talent. "I want my tapes to be more like 'digs' for the listener, rather than a rack of joints they [...]

Harmony Muzik’s Concert-as-Networking-Event

Musicians don't see many major-label talent scouts in the DMV. Local stations don't seem to have too much interest in area artists. But there is plenty of great musical talent in D.C., and Harmony Muzik wants the world to know it. "I think we are a model for the independent movement," says the Virginia-based singer. "People need [...]

Kane Mayfield Provides Your Monthly Dose of Boom-Bap

The bio says Kane Mayfield "penned his first lyrics to a Wu Tang Clan instrumental set on loop." He's New York-reared and Baltimore-seasoned. Those facts pretty much explain "Wreck," his new single, which is nice:

ADDENDUM: Mayfield confirms that the guy with the black eye in the picture is Mitch "Blood" Green.

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