Posts Tagged ‘Lyriciss’

Lyriciss and Osiris Green Remake Group Home’s Livin’ Proof Album

Call me an old head, a "backpacker" or whatever, but rap music was a lot different in 1995. I mean, we had our bullshit—hey there, Puffy—but there was a lot more balance on the radio and TV. Sure, there were heavy doses of mainstream rap, but it wasn't a big thing to see Group Home's "Livin' Proof" [...]

DMV Beats: Prinz-D, Lyriciss, Nike Nando, Run the Jewels, Yung Gleesh

Prinz-D
Regular DMV Beats readers should already be familiar with Darius "Prinz-D McCall, who calls himself the First Deaf Rapper (I gave him shine here and here, in particular). His profile continues to grow, though: In mid-October there was an in-depth piece on WAMU-FM, and then a few days ago Spin magazine made him the cornerstone [...]

DMV Beats: Shy Glizzy, Beyond Modern, Lyriciss, Phil Adé, Folkz

Glizzy's Lament
Shy Glizzy made some of his finest work to date on his third full-length project, Law 2. But the release isn't without its flaws. On the tape, he consistently shrinks in the presence of higher-profile acts like Migos, Starlito, and Kevin Gates, compromising his own personality for the sake of accommodating collaborators. Memphis rapper [...]

DMV Beats: Wale’s “Bad” Milestone, Ras Nebyu’s Sporting Life

"Bad" Goes Platinum
Wale hit a new milestone this week as "Bad," his slow-burning ode to heartless women, went platinum. The song, which also features singer Tiara Thomas, is Wale’s very first platinum single. With three-quarters of 2013 complete, it’s safe to say that the rapper has had a good year: The Gifted became his first [...]

DMV Beats: Logic, Sean Born and Dunc, Sheezy Beatz, Lyriciss, Gods’Illa, and Rock Creek Social Club

Logic, On and On
"Bitches they only care 'bout the flow," raps Def Jam MC Logic during the chorus of the harp-accented "Two Kings," a new track featuring Cleveland's King Chip up on Soundcloud. And, really, the song is more about flow than anything else; the only linguistically noteworthy moment might be his use of culero [...]

DMV Beats: Pacman and Peso, Youngin, Yung Gleesh, Prinz-D, Knox Hill, Wale, and a Must-See Fillmore Show

Escape to North Korea
Where to begin with this one? Earlier this week, DCist ran a story about two local rappers Pacman and Peso—from Congress Heights and Landover, Md., respectively—who want to broaden their horizons by filming a video in North Korea. With the assistance of Forest Hills Tenleytown Music Group label co-founder Ramsey Aburdene and [...]

DMV Beats: Black Indian’s Indian Summer, Shy Glizzy’s Law 2, Yung Gleesh, Lightshow, and Nike Nando

Black Indian
If Black Indian's 2011 comeback I Tried To Tell You was all about re-establishing the D.C. rapper's relevance, then his new mixtape, Indian Summer, is the sound of a veteran MC progressing on his own terms. Two local producers—Don "Dunn It" Cox and Choppy Chop Beatz (Damyon Richardson, aka Choppy Chop-e Sound)—dominate the credits, [...]

DMV Beats: Midas and Co., PHZ-Sicks, Doe Cigapom and MOB, Wale

Regal Rap
"Fuck is y'all thinking, focus!" shouts rapper Bear Witnez at the top of "Highlander." "Midas got the oil light blinkin'/Bear the hottest shit smokin'." With that declaration, and Freddie Mercury's unmistakeable voice, Bear opens the stampeding posse cut from Midas' Pop Up compilation. Here, Pro'Verb, 'Folkz, and Lyriciss deliver inspired verses on shoddy competition, [...]

DMV Beats: Wale’s “Bad” Remix, AB the Pro, Lyriciss, and More

Good Week, “Bad” Remix
Wale began the week with a bang. On Monday, the rapper dropped the highly anticipated remix to his hit single “Bad,” which features (almost) everyone’s favorite pop princess, Rihanna. Though the tempo hasn't changed, the remix is drenched in even more sin. Wale continues to share jewels on dealing with beautiful yet emotionally [...]

ToDo ToDay: Stupid Fucking Bird Opens and WCP’s Having a Concert

Hey, Studio Theatre, you’re not the only theater company that knows how to drop an F- bomb. Woolly Mammoth’s got its own contribution to the grandma-unfriendly theater season: Stupid Fucking Bird, local playwright Aaron Posner’s tribute to Chekhov’s The Seagull. Posner’s work updates Chekhov’s 19th-century exploration of misery and unrequited love, omitting much of the heavy Russian subtext, [...]

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