D.C. rapper Shy Glizzy released his latest mixtape, Young Jefe, on Presidents' Day, providing fans with the usual drug-dealer boasts they've come to expect from him. Last week, he released "Medellín"—an ode to drug-game supremacy featuring Atlanta's Young Scooter—as a preview of what was to come. From Young Jefe's King of New York-sampling intro, Glizzy [...]
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Shy Glizzy released a new single, "Medellín," this afternoon—and if you're familiar with the D.C. rapper's music or the infamous Medellín Cartel that inspired his latest, you already know what the song's about. If not, the single's cover image of Pablo Escobar with a handful of rubber bands and cash strewn about is a dead [...]
DMV Beats: Southeast Slim, Awthentik and Ethan Spalding, Shy Glizzy, Nike Nando, and Pacman and Peso
Southeast Slim's Recycling Skills
Although Drake's hit "All Me" has been on the charts for like four months, let's be honest: The song is best when his mouth is closed. That dramatic, slightly spooky Key Wane beat loses its edge when Mr. No. 1 Canadian starts yapping about his unilateral achievements. D.C.'s Southeast Slim, aka Sace, [...]
With Chuck Brown in his eternal resting place and Ian MacKaye settled down and playing only occasional dates with The Evens, how has D.C. music moved on?
In 2013, the answer was clearer: This is a hip-hop town, at least more than it was before. The area now has three significant hip-hop exports: trap-rap up-and-comer Fat Trel, [...]
Wale Addresses Complex Incident in New Song, "Walk N’ Live"
A week removed from losing it with a Complex magazine editor and threatening the entire staff, Wale addressed the matter, first in an interview with Hot 97 and then with "Walk N' Live." The DJ Relly Rell-produced cut finds Wale getting to the root of his [...]
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 [...]
Today, Washington City Paper debuted its first People Issue, a special edition of the paper dedicated to the folks who help make life in D.C. the creative, noisy, well-fed, funny, drunk, vibrant, (occasionally) nude, and ever-changing place it is.
We talked to a whole bunch of notable folks in the art world, all of whom you [...]
A year after the release of Kaputt, Destroyer's Dan Bejar was feeling, well, kaput. “Once you break with rock music, the kind of music I listened to for so long, it’s hard to find your feet again,” Bejar told Washington City Paper in 2012. Wherever the Vancouver songwriter lands, at least he’s finding rewards in the ether. Five Spanish [...]
Shy Glizzy made some of his finest work to date on his third full-length project, Law 2. But the release isn't without its flaws. On the tape, he consistently shrinks in the presence of higher-profile acts like Migos, Starlito, and Kevin Gates, compromising his own personality for the sake of accommodating collaborators. Memphis rapper [...]
It seemed like D.C. didn't know what to make of last year's Trillectro Music Festival. Curated by bloggers Modele "Modi" Oyewole, Quinn Coleman, and Marcel Marshall, Trillectro was the first of its kind for the region—a rare event where hipsters and hip-hop heads converged.
The crowds may have been more ready for this year's festival, having absorbed round after round of Trillectro [...]