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 [...]
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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 patisdope.com and has more than 190,000 followers (!) on Twitter. Surely they're not all stripper/porno bots. Pat's rep stems, in part, from [...]
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 [...]
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
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 [...]
The Baltimore Ravens have some issues. They were the Cleveland Browns until 1996, so the Midwest grapples with their very existence. Catch them live, and you’ll see a franchise that revels in its bad-guy persona: only the bruising defensive players get player intros; you’ll hear three straight Rick Ross tracks and then Metallica during [...]
Winter Fresh Releases
Let's be honest, 2012 was a down year for D.C. hip-hop. There were many decent local rap releases to choose from, but not many stellar ones. Oddisee's People Hear What They See was certainly the best of the bunch, but he lives in New York now, so can we still call him "local?"
As the sun set on Virgin Mobile FreeFest Saturday, Merriweather Post Pavilion’s panoramic lawn harbored buzz-fed patrons enjoying chicken strips and those lemonade cups that exist to be spiked with clear spirits. Seven p.m. felt like a universally agreed-upon time to chill.
Legacy-act sets are perfect for clapping politely from your camping chair, but ZZ Top [...]
Minor Threat appears to be causing a small food craze.
In keeping with the Minor Treat ice-cream truck, a fan has created what appears to be a Whole Foods–esque in-store campaign for an alcoholic beverage, which is not so much in keeping with Minor Threat. Rick Ross would seem like a more appropriate spokesperson for Moulin [...]
For now, Black Cobain has an odd place in DMV hip-hop. As a member of Wale's boutique Board Administration label, the Alexandria rapper certainly has some chops, yet his low-key persona seems to have kept him somewhat under the radar. Over the past year, Cobain has seen his former labelmate Fat Trel garner mass acclaim and ascend [...]