Posts Tagged ‘Lyriciss’

Listen to a New America Hearts Song (Then Come See Them Tonight at the American Art Museum)

You are coming to the show we helped put together at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, aren't you? This evening's free Luce Unplugged showcase features sets from Lyriciss, More Humans, and America Hearts—plus, for the first hour, some free beer samples from Port City Brewing. Very cool.
Also cool: This new song that America Hearts sent us [...]

Hey! Come to Our Show at the Smithsonian American Art Museum on Friday

Hey, Mr./Ms. Educated Concertgoer. Need some early evening plans for Friday? Read on.
You'll recall that every month, the Luce Foundation Center hosts intimate concerts in its gorgeous space on the third floor of the American Art Museum. Last September, we helped plan a Luce Unplugged show featuring three of Arts Desk's favorite D.C. acts: Kokayi, [...]

ToDo ToDay: Space Fetish Party! Motown Tributes! A Talking Heads Cover Band!

Fans of Alien know that in space, no one can hear you scream. But is the same true at a space-themed fetish party? Find out at Galactic Bound, a futuristic, fetishistic extravaganza at Phase 1 Dupont. There will be hoods. Handcuffs. The sexy space-themed Cosmos Crew dancers. Industrial and electronic dance music from DJ Vlad McNeally. [...]

DMV Beats: OneWay Nooch, X.O., Yaddiya, Alli the Abstract, Lyriciss, RAtheMC

OneWay Nooch's Rookie Season
OneWay Nooch isn't the only rapper in his family—his dad is OneWay Boobe of the Oy Boyz crew. So the quality of the teenager's debut mixtape, Rookie Season isn't surprising, given that pops certainly knows how to break off some professional-sounding product. And the tape's overall shrewdness—from its RGIII-themed cover to its [...]

DMV Beats: Logic, Lyriciss, Phil Da Phuture, X.O., Maimouna Youssef, Nike Nando, and ‘Folkz

Logic Puzzle
Early Wednesday morning, XXL magazine unveiled its "2013 Freshman" cover, shining the spotlight on a "new" class of MCs. As usual, it's become the year's most talked-about hip-hop magazine cover and a lightning rod of controversy. Some said including ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, Joey Bada$$, Action Bronson, Trinidad James, and honorary rookie Chief Keef was [...]

DMV Beats: Deuce Ducartier Loves Creed, Lyriciss Doesn’t Hate Baltimore

Catching up With Deuce Ducartier’s Rap and Roll
“I liked when [Creed] dropped ‘With Arms Wide Open’ and ‘My Sacrifice,’” says Alexandria-born rapper Deuce Ducartier. “It was one of the most returned albums of all time but there’s just something about the singer’s voice.”
It’s a darkly cold Tuesday and Deuce is giving me an overview of [...]

DMV Beats: Bustin’ Down the Door in 2013

Winter Fresh Releases
Let's be honest, 2012 was a down year for D.C. hip-hop. There were many decent local rap releases to choose from, but not many stellar ones. Oddisee's People Hear What They See was certainly the best of the bunch, but he lives in New York now, so can we still call him "local?"
On [...]

City Paper Critics’ Poll: The Best Music of 2012

"They say you got your whole life to make your first album," raps Oddisee at the top of "Ready to Rock," the triumphant, densely collaged opener of People Hear What They See, D.C. music critics' pick for the year's best local album. But for the Sudanese-American producer/MC, it didn't take a lifetime to finally pull [...]

Street Sweepers Vol. 1: Arts Desk’s Favorite DMV Tracks of 2012 (So Far)

Keeping tabs on D.C. hip-hop is miserable. You have exciting prospects and well-oiled brands making moves, and then there’s everything else: Twitter thugs, DatPiff trolls, YouTube street fighters. There’s a wealth of kids with enough digital means to routinely indict each other on camera in beef-driven clips (let's grow up and all get this money, [...]

Listen: Lyriciss’ “My Life”

The last we heard from Lyriciss, he was rapping fervently about the effects of capitalism. It was an overcooked motif in hip-hop, but the city's most improved MC—according to us—provided his own take with gritty tales of street hustle and perseverance.
Released today, "My Life" makes good use of a Mary J. Blige sample flipped by [...]

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