Posts Tagged ‘Lil Wayne’

This Week in WCP Arts: Dance Exchange, Weezy, Sad Bones

Amanda Abrams leads the arts section with her look at the Dance Exchange following the exit of its founder, Liz Lerman, who made the modern-dance company a national force. Ben Westhoff takes a long listen to the disappointing new Lil Wayne record. Marcus J. Moore is impressed by the latest mixtape from local rapper X.O., while [...]

How Wale’s New Mixtape Crashed HulkShare

Soon after Wale took to Twitter with the news that fans could download his latest mixtape, the download page crashed. The Eleven One Eleven Theory had been uploaded to HulkShare, a site that Jay-Z's Life and Times blog linked to when it debuted the mixtape. The influx of traffic overwhelmed Hulkshare's file servers. Even after Wale tweeted [...]

Download: Raheem DeVaughn Jackin for Beats Vol. 2

Fresh off a birthday celebration that included a key to D.C. and a holiday in his honor, DMV crooner Raheem DeVaughn has returned with the second installment of his Jackin for Beats mixtape series, in which the singer lays vocals atop Lil' Wayne's popular "6 Foot 7 Foot" single and reinvents Guy's notable '80s slow jam, [...]

Arts Roundup: I’m Me, Times Three Edition

Weezy on the Streets of D.C.: The Maybach Music crew and/or Young Money Cash Money Billionaires (they're all pretty much the same, anyway) graced us with their presence this weekend. Did you catch a glimpse of Drizzy Drake, Rick Rozay, Nicki Minaj, or Wayne himself? TBD thoroughly tracked the venues in which the various performers [...]

Hear It Free: Raheem DeVaughn’s Jackin 4 Beats Mixtape

Click Track reminds me that local crooner Raheem DeVaughn has a new mixtape and video this week. See the above promo of "She's Single," in which he sings over the warped beat from Lil Wayne's narrative, drug-addled "I'm Single." Also on the Jackin 4 Beats mixtape: DeVaughn toys with Kanye West's "Runaway" and "Power" and Eminem's [...]

Download: PHZ-Sicks’ “Your Way”

In August, PHZ-Sicks released "SumHer Everlasting," whose relaxed, downtempo vibe paid homage to the heat and cherished a passing summer fling. This time, the Woodbridge MC brings fellow rapper Seanny Greggs and D.C. songstress Ihsan Bilal along for "Your Way," the edgy second single from the upcoming The Laws of PHZ-Sicks mixtape, slated for a [...]

Arts Roundup: Millions Edition

Worried about the funding of the Smithsonian with the Republicans controlling the House? Maybe the $30 million gift from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will put your mind at ease. The gift will go toward online educational programs targeted for underserved communities.
First 9:30 Club launched its own record label; now Jammin Java. The Go! Team label's [...]

Arts Roundup: Kenny Gilbert Edition

Morning, all. I'm feeling a little tired and in need of some inspiration today, so let's change things up a bit–let's discuss Top Chef first.
Our cheftestants began the show cooking crabs in the quickfire for guest judge Patrick O'Connell, chef/owner of the Inn at Little Washington. O'Connell was among the show's nicest guest judges, offering [...]

Arts Roundup: “Searching for a Jerry Garcia Joke” Edition

Good morning!
I really want to make fun of this sale of paintings by Jerry Garcia, set for April 24-25 at the Bethesda Marriott. But it's a benefit for Haiti. Also, Jerry Garcia is still dead.
The Corcoran ended its "Turner to Cezanne" exhibit a few weeks early, WaPo reports, for the same reason I can never get [...]

Arts Roundup: ‘Is Rikers Island the Mount Helicon of Hip-Hop?’ Edition

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Morning, readers.
*Above: Witness one of the more awkward moments in the annals of Chevy Chase. Or of Paul Simon. Or, more generally, of Caucasian afropop.
*Seeking to resurrect its hip-hop cred, the Washington Post hosts a poll. The question: Which currently incarcerated rapper will produce [...]