Posts Tagged ‘Lex Luger’

DMV Beats: McNugget Raps, Cocaine Ready, Homeboy Sandman, Chris Barz, and Marcus D.

The McNugget as a Trope
Last week we gave a shout out to Chi Chi Monet, the 9-year-old girl who, while rapping about childhood obesity, made a reference to giving up Big Macs because of their caloric content. I questioned whether any 9-year-old would actually choose a Big Mac over McNuggets; one of my City Paper [...]

The Beef Triangle Between Fat Trel, Shy Glizzy, and Wale, Explained

Derecho what? When Chicago it-rapper Chief Keef came to town to headline at DC Star with native son Fat Trel, the straight-line windstorm from the night before had done just enough damage to warrant a last-minute cancellation of the show. Instead, the pair spent the weekend around the area, shooting a music video all over [...]

Fat Trel’s Nightmare on E Street, Review-Reviewed

We put Fat Trel on our cover, reacted to his much-anticipated new mixtape, and now, in this week's Washington City Paper, Joe Colly gives the Fat Fool's Nightmare on E Street the full-on review treatment. The issue won't be on the streets 'til Thursday, but you can read what Colly has to say now:
The pressure of [...]

Fat Trel’s Nightmare on E St.: The Arts Desk Breakdown

Fat Trel's Nightmare on E St., the most-anticipated local hip-hop mixtape in some time, finally arrived today, following several months of delays and enough hype to suggest the 21-year-old could be D.C.'s next big rap export. Nightmare on E St. was recorded around the United States and features appearances and beats from Lex Luger, Big K.R.I.T., [...]

Wale 1, Summer 0

It's still quite possible that Wale is full of shit. And Rick Ross is almost certainly full of shit. But together they might've made the Sleeper Hit of the Summer, at least around the DMV way. A completely unscientific sampling of the WPGC and WKYS playlists* reveals the slinky "That Way" to be inescapable, and [...]

Lex Luger Goes “H.A.M.”

This week "H.A.M.", the first single from the highly anticipated Jay-Z and Kanye West collaborative album, Watch The Throne, dropped. Internet insta-reaction was mixed, which is understandable considering expectations were so high. After all, West's recently released My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is the greatest thing since the advent of air, and the pair have [...]

The WCP Music in Review Issue Hearts Waka Flocka Flame

I didn't realize this until a few days ago, but the biggest character in this week's Music in Review issue might not be Dave Nada, the man gracing the cover. Nada appears in only one article; Waka Flocka Flame shows up in three.
Yep, the Riverdale, Ga., rapper who was one of mainstream hip-hop's breakout stars this [...]