Posts Tagged ‘Kev Brown’

Chronicles of Viktor: A DOOM-Inspired Beat Tape

MF DOOM has always been tough to characterize. On the surface, the London-born, Long Island-based MC is downright unorthodox: Much like the comic book villains he emulates, DOOM wears a metal mask at all times and tends to recede from the public eye. On the mic, he's equally eccentric, often combining disparate thoughts into one [...]

Another Reason You Shouldn’t Sleep on Sean Born

In January, Prince George's County MC Sean Born dropped one of the best albums I've heard this year, Behind the Scale, which combined Born's gritty tales of struggle with dusty, '90s-style boom bap, courtesy of producers Kev Brown, Dunc, and Oddisee.
Released today, Born's "12/12" is a lively posse cut featuring Low Budget crew member Kaimbr and [...]

DTMD Gets Raw

Last fall, DMV rap duo DTMD dropped Makin' Dollas, one of the year's better local releases, which was rich in nostalgic soul sounds and thoughtful lyrics. Today, the duo released the video for "Raw," which incorporates all the things you'd expect to see in a throwback rap visual: hooded sweatshirts, dirty stairs, and a rooftop. [...]

Why You Shouldn’t Sleep on Sean Born

You might know very little about Sean Born, a gruff, gravel-voiced MC from Prince George's County, Md., whose forthcoming album, Behind the Scale, is a cinematic journey through the small Queen Anne town in which he grew up. Born tells of his struggle over booming beats from Kev Brown, Dunc, and Oddisee, and others.
Born's impressive mixtape, 909 Jack BTS Pause [...]

Jon Laine’s GIANT is All About The Beats

Released in 1998, Soul Survivor was the grand coronation of producer Pete Rock's already-stellar career, a large-scale album equally celebrated for its imposing instrumentals and heavyweight guest list (the Wu-Tang Clan, Black Thought of The Roots, and Common all had verses on the project). Yet despite the star-studded cast, Pete was the clear centerpiece, as his beats [...]

DMV, Prepare for a Beatdown

I typically wouldn't promote literal (or figurative) violence, but this Sunday's showcase at U Street Music Hall just might be the best ass whoopin' you'll receive all weekend.
The local InnerLoop record label returns with its 23rd edition of the popular "Beatdown" series, which allows local and national producers to display both exclusive and well-known tracks [...]

Free Download: A Low Budget Christmas

Kev Brown, Kaimbr, and Roddy Rod ring in the holidays.

Video: Kev Brown x Adams Morgan

Another Random Joint – Kev Brown from Humble Monarch on Vimeo.
Word to Rakim, Adams Morgan weekend nightlife is a bit like a walk through hell, having your dome frozen and your eyeballs swelled. Double-Polo'd fratboys do battle over jumbo slices, too far gone girls puke in alleys and drunk dudes holler sloppily at your girlfriend [...]

New Low Budget Mixtape

More twitter action for today: producer Oddisee just dropped this out of left field mixtape from DMV underground hip hop collective Low Budget. Tagged only mixtape ii, DJs Roddy Rod and Marshall Law run down a gang of tracks from local backpack rap favorites like Kev Brown and Ken Starr. And, yes, it's mixed, with [...]