Posts Tagged ‘Ras Nebyu’

Arts Roundup: My Valerian Edition

Plus: Justin Bieber debuts new song title via Rhode Island Avenue NE mural.

Ras Nebyu on His New Single ‘Naturale,’ Conscious Rap, and Travelling To Africa

"As far as D.C. and rap, hip-hop's the best way to communicate the history of what's happening, the gentrification, everything that's happening in the city right now."

The Breaks: New Music from Ras Nebyu, Uno Hype, and Ace Cosgrove

Plus: a mix featuring sounds from Drake, GoldLink, Musiq Soulchild, Kendrick Lamar, and Erykah Badu

Broccoli City Festival Recommits to Its Healthy-Living Message and Books Erykah Badu

Jaden and Willow Smith will also appear—they "dig the vibe."

The Breaks: Local Rappers Get Honest

"Start plottin’ my way out this/’Cause shows like Empire make the very thing I dreamed of look like bullshit."

Listen: Ras Nebyu’s Sophomore Mixtape, Ras Griffin lll

Ras Nebyu—best described as a young version of Ethiopian emperor Haile Selassie smoking a blunt while waiting for the 70 bus on Georgia Avenue—understands the importance of patience and detail when crafting a project. At the tail end of last week, the 22-year-old D.C. rapper released his delayed sophomore mixtape, Ras Griffin lll, named in [...]

The Breaks: This Week in DMV Hip-Hop

This is the "Fuck yeah, America" edition of the Breaks, which features thoughts on the strongest local hip-hop project of the year so far (in my opinion, at least), plus new music and videos from Ras Nebyu, Chaz French, Phil Adé, and, finally, a mention of Yo Gotti’s Howard Theatre performance tomorrow night.
Mid-Year Check-In
Somehow 2014 [...]

‘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: 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 [...]

ToDo ToDay: Free Jazz at Chez Billy! Pickle Shots! Adams Morgan Day!

Chris Grasso, pianist and mastermind of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel's weekend Jazz Series, which was cancelled  in July, lost no time returning to the bandstand. The second edition of the series premieres tonight at its new venue, Petworth bistro Chez Billy. The event features Grasso on piano, a yet-to-be-named bassist, and Lena Seikaly (shown), one [...]