Posts Tagged ‘Rick Ross’

The Breaks: This Week in DMV Hip-Hop

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 [...]

The Breaks: This Week in DMV Hip-Hop

The first June installment of the Breaks features new videos from Beyond Modern and Shy Glizzy, a Logic interview with XXL magazine and a few local hip-hop shows this weekend. Oh, and Wale and Complex magazine finally made nice.
Wale and Complex Magazine Squash Their Beef
Following the phone call heard ‘round the Internet last December, the relationship [...]

Listen: Fat Trel, Gleesh

When Fat Trel buried speculation last fall by officially signing with Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group, the questions began rolling in. How would the signing influence the D.C. rapper’s music? Would the move finally catapult Trel into stardom, making him D.C.’s next great rap hope? Anticipation for his first post-signing project mounted in the following months, [...]

Listen: Wale feat. Rick Ross & Common “Sunshine” Remix

Wale has revisited last year’s The Gifted with his new release, the long-awaited remix to "Sunshine." For the reworking, the D.C. rapper grabbed Rick Ross and Common to bless Tone P and Stokley Williams’ percussion-heavy production with uplifting words. Gruff voice and all, Rick Ross eschews his persona to drop honest bars about his unlikely rise: "I struggled at [...]

Listen: Fat Trel “Too Much” and “How U Feel”

Fat Trel fans have been eager to hear a full project from their favorite goon since he inked a deal with MMG, and the D.C. rapper has responded with a steady stream of music in the lead-up to his next mixtape, Gleesh. On "Too Much," he reworks Drake’s earnest standout track of the same name [...]

Listen: Remix of Wale’s “Clappers”

It looks like Wale has stuck to his promise to concern himself with his fans and music as opposed to critics. On Monday, he released the remix to The Gifted’s strip-club anthem, "Clappers." Producer Hit-Boy reworked the beat, and Wale recruits his MMG boss Rick Ross, new labelmate Fat Trel, and rising sensation Young Thug for a [...]

DMV Beats: An Appreciation for Pat Is Dope

Pat Is Dope vs. Danny Brown
D.C. blogger and all-around hip-hop head Pat Is Dope hasn't gotten much attention from DMV Beats, and that's unfair. He serves up a steady stream of content on and has more than 190,000 followers (!) on Twitter. Surely they're not all stripper/porno bots. Pat's rep stems, in part, from [...]

ToDo ToDay: Anoushka Shankar, Jorge Ben Jor, and GWAR

Sitarist Anoushka Shankar’s first two albums owe a debt to her father, Ravi: Ten of the albums’ 11 pieces were adapted by her dad from classical Indian ragas. Anoushka’s third album, 2005’s Rise, incorporated genres from around the world, from electronica to jazz, just as her father’s sitar sounds were absorbed by The Beatles. Anoushka still [...]

Fat Trel Signs to Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group

Looks like Fat Trel finally got that major-label deal he's been hinting about for months. Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group announced yesterday that it has inked a deal with the D.C. trap rapper, whom Washington City Profile profiled last year.
Salute to our DC shooter @Fattrel, the newest artist signed to WaleMusic/MMG/Atlantic Records. Congratulate him. #doublem #blackbottleboys
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DMV Beats: Louie V Mob, Venus vs. Mars, #Wegotit4free, Chi Chi Monet

Review: Louie V Mob’s New World Order
Master P was once rich and famous enough to sign Snoop Dogg at the height of his Death Row commercial success, install a gold elevator in his estate, and perform at the VMAs. His brand was No Limit, an aggressively New Orleans-based and DIY label that transformed his family [...]