Posts Tagged ‘Tabi Bonney’

DMV Beats: Logic, Tabi Bonney, Muggsy Malone, and GoldLink

Aside from his recent track "Two Kings," we haven't heard much from MoCo native Logic since he released the third installment of his Black Sinatra mixtape series last spring. He's currently prepping his major label debut with Def Jam executive No I.D., but the self-produced "Like Me" should hold fans over until the album gets [...]

Arts Roundup: Gwenfritz Edition

The Newseum is slowly bleeding money. [AP via Post]
Tabi Bonney lends his voice to a D.C. tourism promo. [Post]
Awesome Con meets its Kickstarter goal. [ComicsDC]
The Washington Monument will be a light show for the next year. [AP via WJLA]
Alexander Calder's "Gwenfritz" statue at 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW disassembled and carted off for a [...]

Kelow Taps Mainstream Hip-Hop’s Misogyny But Doesn’t Share Its Taste for Beef

A year and a half ago, few hip-hop fans in the District had heard about Kelow, a blond-dreadlocked, wisp-thin, weed-smoking lesbian rapper from Forestville, Md. But she was about to be big in Sweden.
In September 2011, Kelow’s video for "Haterz" popped up on the Swedish hip-hop blog Pussy Made of Gold. By summer 2012, she [...]

DMV Beats: Shy Glizzy, Alli the Abstract, Substantial, Tabi Bonney, Chris Bo

Shy Glizzy's Wishes
Shy Glizzy's most recent music video for "I Wish" is his most introspective and jarring. The Boyz in the Hood samples are appropriate, as is the broken glass... everywhere. It's a song about paranoia in which Glizz laments his role in society and communicates the kind of basic longing that his hungry delivery and [...]

Arts Roundup: Ken Cen’s Latino Problem Edition

The Kennedy Center forms an advisory panel to address criticisms that it excludes Latinos from the Kennedy Center Honors [AP via WJLA]
ArtPlace deems Adams Morgan one of its Top 12 "ArtPlaces" in the country, selected based on factors like walkability and the number of independent businesses, aka indicators that don't appear to have much to [...]

City Paper Critics’ Poll: Favorite Moments In Local Music

For the 2012 City Paper Critics' Poll, we asked local critics, bloggers, and fans to tell us about their favorite moments in local music this year. This post has been updated to include input from Reese Higgins and's Metal Chris.
Packed into the Ethiopian joint Asefu’s in July and riled up by an all-too-brief set [...]

DMV Beats: Shy Glizzy, Kelow, Substantial’s Google Calendar

Glizzy Growth
Shy Glizzy’s new mixtape, Fxck Rap, is an evolved and shockingly mature mea culpa. Whereas the last joint positioned Glizz as D.C.'s noisy contrarian and a hot-headed rap-beef instigator, it sounds like he wants to take that back. “No more guns in my videos—it’s fucking up my zeroes ... I’m the neighborhood hero.” Arts [...]

Goodlife Tuesdays Come to a Close

Two years ago, a group of friends wanted to throw a house party, but in a nightclub. They wanted it to be fun, free, and open to anyone who simply wanted to have a good time. The friends—known formally as the Rock Creek Social Club—took their idea to the Recess Lounge on 15th Street NW.
Unexpectedly, [...]

DMV Beats: ‘Folkz, Muggsy Malone, and The Board Administration’s LivingSocial Deal

Every week, Arts Desk's hip-hop writers drop news, music, culture—and generally put you on game.

Trapper, Keeper

"Y'all fuck ass hoes think 'cause I got the best hair, that I ain't the best lyricist," rapper 'Folkz asserts on his new single, "Renee Zellweger." "What, 'cause I sell dope, I ain't got bars, baby?" He's got a point: [...]

Listen: Harmony Muzik, “Hiyaku”

There's no denying Harmony Muzik's work ethic: When she isn't crafting her own glossy blend of pop and rap, she compiles DMV-based showcases for her peers at out-of-town music festivals.
Yet as she made business moves, it seemed the Northern Virginia singer/rapper was still searching for her sound. Her debut album, 2010's The Masquerade, reached for mainstream [...]