Posts Tagged ‘Rick Ross’

DMV Beats: Mullyman’s Ravens Anthem, Ace the Artist, Beat Tape Projects

Purple Reign

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 [...]

DMV Beats: Bustin’ Down the Door in 2013

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?"
On [...]

Virgin Mobile FreeFest: D.C.’s Signature Fall Social, Believe It or Not

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 [...]

Guilty of Being Rosé

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 [...]

Download: Black Cobain’s Cheers

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 [...]

Don’t Be Bored: Openings for Frida Kahlo and Intersections

Today, the much-anticipated Frida Kahlo exhibit opens at Artisphere. The Rosslyn arts center is the first U.S. venue to show this collection of 240 images from Kahlo's private collection. Kahlo-related concerts and activities are planned throughout the exhibition's month-long stay; tonight, the public reception kicks off at 7 p.m. 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington. Free.
But if [...]

Wale 1, Summer 0

It's still quite possible that Wale is full of shit. And Rick Ross is almost certainly full of shit. But together they might've made the Sleeper Hit of the Summer, at least around the DMV way. A completely unscientific sampling of the WPGC and WKYS playlists* reveals the slinky "That Way" to be inescapable, and [...]

Wale’s The Eleven One Eleven Theory, Dissected

The last time Wale released a summer mixtape to hype a fall album, he had a Lady Gaga cameo. Nowadays he's just grateful for his Twitter fans: The Eleven One Eleven Theory dropped after he clocked his millionth follower. The new mixtape may have crashed HulkShare yesterday, but it's fair to say Wale can't claim the same level of anticipation [...]

Goodlife Tuesdays, D.C.’s Most Eclectic Weekly, Turns 1

Sweat builds the bridges that people can't. Bottle-service fist-pumpers who love hard electro kings Swedish House Mafia, Nike Foamposite-wearing hustlers who love Rick Ross, and Phoenix-loving indie kids are all regular sights at "Goodlife Tuesdays," a weekly party at downtown hot spot Recess. Thrown by local promoters Rock Creek Social Club, the city's most eclectic weekly celebrates its first anniversary [...]

Wale Watch: Wale Signs to Rick Ross’ Maybach Music

Though the writing has been on the wall for a few months now, Rap Radar reports (via Wale's Twitter, naturally) that Wale has officially inked a deal with Rick Ross' fledgling Maybach Music labe. Let's briefly consider the ups and downs of this situation:
Pros: Wale now has more direct access to Southern-style production where, as [...]