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The Breaks is back after a two-week hiatus with thoughts on the surprise hit that regenerated national interest in Wale four years ago, new music from Yung Gleesh, Rahiem Supreme, and Dino Bam, and an old Rob Regal song that’s become painfully relevant in the wake of what’s happening in Ferguson, Mo. Then, of course, [...]
In this installation of the Breaks, I offer my thoughts on a Curren$y show at the Howard Theatre, an anticipated Fat Trel remix, a minute of brilliance from Rahiem Supreme and a weekend event you should know about if you don't already.
Curren$y Entertains His Cult Following
Curren$y’s success is the fruit of his diligence, a dedication [...]
It’s June's final Friday, so we’re going to do something a little different with the Breaks this week. This edition features reflections on Wale’s Back to the Feature mixtape five years later, new visuals from Nike Nando and Rahiem Supreme, and a few words about the Dipset performance at Echostage tonight.
Back to Wale’s Back to the Feature
Introspective D.C. rapper Rahiem Supreme recently released "Original Fly Sh!t," a strong showing for a throwaway track. The song opens with a memorable sample from Coming to America before Supreme, the self-proclaimed "Super Saiyan fly guy," confidently rides the waves of Ken 10’s distorted production.
The rapper, who impressed with last year’s Swag Genie EP, has [...]
Gripe all you want about food pics and selfies. If you are a DMV hip-hop artist and you’re not on Instagram, you may as well be rhyming into an abandoned mine shaft.
D.C. rappers love Instagram like decor-loving yuppies love Pinterest. Follow just a few local MCs on the photo app, and your feed morphs into [...]
D.C. rapper Missy Love reminds me of a 20-something Nicki Minaj under Gucci Mane's tutelage. She seems to make a concerted effort to embody equal parts sex symbol, drug merchant, and D.C. street tough. "Popstar" encapsulates her studio persona; it’s littered with visceral threats and cocaine analogies, with several outrageous declarations of moistness to [...]
This week, Young Moe finally released a racy visual for "Million Dollar Dreams," the better of two obligatory Fat Trel collaborations on his latest mixtape, Humble Hustle 2. The baby-faced Alexandria emcee takes a bit of a back seat on his own street single, relinquishing both the opening verse and hook duty to Trel. [...]
Logic Signs to Def Jam
Logic is having a great year. Last month, XXL magazine included the local MC as part of its "2013 Freshman class," prompting many hip-hop fans outside of the DMV to ask, “Who the @$ is Logic?” Now, there's a simple answer: He’s the latest addition to Def Jam. Earlier this week, [...]