Posts Tagged ‘Rahiem Supreme’

The Breaks: This Week in DMV Hip-Hop

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
In [...]

Listen: Rahiem Supreme “Original Fly Sh!t”

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 [...]

‘Gram Artists: DMV Hip-Hop on Instagram

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 [...]

DMV Beats: Missy Love, Trev-Ski, Rahiem Supreme, and Nike Nando

Missy Love
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 [...]

DMV Beats: Young Moe, Dunson, Xaivia, and Rahiem Supreme

Young Moe
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. [...]

DMV Beats: Logic Signs to Def Jam, Head-Roc Releases a New Album

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, [...]

DMV Beats: RAtheMC, Teddy Pendergrass Beats, Glizzy’s Guns, and the Swag Genie

Ex-X Factor
There are only about 75 seconds of the song "Million Miles Away" in this new clip from RatheMC, and while it's labeled as an official video, it's hard to see it as anything but an easygoing placeholder while she gears up for whatever is next. Check the full version from her Grace Jones Experiment mixtape here. Besides being a soulful, [...]