Posts Tagged ‘Phil Ade’

DMV Beats: ‘Folkz, Muggsy Malone, and The Board Administration’s LivingSocial Deal

Every week, Arts Desk's hip-hop writers drop news, music, culture—and generally put you on game.

Trapper, Keeper

"Y'all fuck ass hoes think 'cause I got the best hair, that I ain't the best lyricist," rapper 'Folkz asserts on his new single, "Renee Zellweger." "What, 'cause I sell dope, I ain't got bars, baby?" He's got a point: [...]

Arts Roundup: Inay-Oh-Oooooooooh Edition

If the Corcoran relocates outside of the District, it would violate its 19th century deed and charter, a group of arts advocates is arguing. [Post]
D.C. Office of Cable Television will move to a former BET studio. [Washington Business Journal]
Trippy new Bloomingdale mural is trippy. [Prince of Petworth]
The unlikely anthem of the Nationals' postseason: a-Ha's "Take on [...]

We Up at Stadium: 7 Rap Tracks About D.C.’s Glitziest Strip Club

All strip clubs are not created equal, and in D.C. one pole reigns supreme: Stadium Club. The news that the upscale Queens Chapel Road NE strip joint will become the backdrop of a new reality TV series isn't so surprising, at least to anyone who's been following along. Fine cigars, ridiculous liquor markups, a shit-ton of [...]

Watch: Phil Ade’s “Gone”

Maryland rapper Phil Ade has slowed down a bit since he released his #PhilAdeFriday2 mixtape in late December. Not that December was too long ago, but it seems like an eternity for the prolific Ade, who seems to put out a new mixtape every 10 minutes. (He dropped four in 2011.) In his new video for [...]

Take a Trip to Raheem DeVaughn’s Loveland

Happy Valentine's Day, kids! If you're single, chances are you're cursing the day, or at least whispering positive affirmations: "I'm fine by myself," "I'm in love with me," and so on. Or if you're in a relationship, you might be scrambling to buy that last-minute gift or get to Hallmark before it closes (I'll probably [...]

It Takes a Village to Make a Mixtape

Javier Starks isn't a look-at-me rapper. He's nothing if not respectful, even referring to his male peers as "sir." And while Starks is energetic, he often keeps to himself in public, quietly reciting his own rhymes or studying the performances onstage.
Perhaps that humble demeanor made it easier to secure guest spots for his Faces of [...]

Arts Roundup: IDGAF Edition

Runway Reformation: Check It and Notorious got a pretty dramatic do-over Saturday night from MPD, who lent the gay street gangs space in its Boys and Girls Club to hold a fashion show, reports the Post. It was the debut of TurnItUp, Check It's new apparel brand. Not that the kids have renounced violence, at least the [...]

Phil Adé’s Next Friday

Phil Adé is certainly prolific. When he isn't flooding the DMV with an endless stream of free music—he dropped four (four!) mixtapes in 2011—the young MC headlines local shows and lends his fiery wordplay to songs like this. All of which is welcome news for his dedicated listeners, if not for his haters (listen to his verse [...]

Six Recent DMV Hip-Hop Videos Ranked in Order of Sincerity

1. SmCity featuring Pro'verb, "My Own Boss"
Of all the rap videos that prominently feature Malcolm X imagery, at least 99 percent are sincere.

They Don’t Give a Fuck, But You Should

In preparation for his new album The Indie Life: Hate, Love & Money dropping next Thursday, DMV rapper SmCity has released a new single: "Mr. IDGAF," featuring MC/producer Oddisee and star-in-waiting Phil Ade.
In case you really need to know, "IDGAF" stands for "I don't give a fuck." On the brassy Oddisee-produced track, the three MCs chastise the [...]