Posts Tagged ‘Tabi Bonney’

Reesa Renee Makes a Strong First Impression on Reelease

At this point last year, I knew very little about Reesa Renee. While the upstart Landover, Md., singer generated modest buzz in the D.C. scene, she remained mostly under the radar. Since then, Renee has won first place at Apollo Amateur Night and performed live on Fox5 Morning News.
Still, there were surprising moments at her [...]

Watch: Tabi Bonney’s “Top Notch Material Girls”

Tabi Bonney is keeping busy. Two weeks ago, the standout D.C. rapper released LoveJoy Park, a nine-song mixtape of breezy melodies dedicated to the ladies. This past Saturday, Bonney delivered an impressive show at the first-ever Trillectro Festival, despite forgetting his lyrics to "Parachute." ("I forgot my lyrics, but fuck it, man. I got too [...]

Why Trillectro Was a Great Look for D.C.

First off, the guy in this video was the most trill dude at Trillectro Festival, at least from what I saw. He mostly danced by himself, and yes, that is a feather duster in his hand. No, I don't know why he danced with a duster. But he seemed to have a great time, and that's [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: The Hirshhorn’s Big-Name Spectacles, Celeste and Jesse, Tabi Bonney

Kriston Capps leads the arts section with a critique of the Hirshhorn's apparent strategy of big-name monumentalism—which continues this month with a splashy three-year basement installation by Barbara Kruger. Tricia Olszewski reviews two films about the family relationships we sometimes deceive ourselves into—Celeste and Jesse Forever and The Imposter. Marcus J. Moore listens to Lovejoy [...]

Listen: Tabi Bonney’s New Mixtape, Lovejoy Park

We should have seen this coming. Last month, D.C. rapper Tabi Bonney teamed up with singer Raheem DeVaughn on the lovelorn "Need A Girl," which bemoaned their dating prospects in nursery-rhyme fashion.
Released today, Bonney's new mixtape—Lovejoy Park—continues the lighthearted motif with nine tracks dedicated to the ladies. He tops it off with some decidedly NSFW [...]

Hip-Hop + Electronic Music = Trillectro Festival

Two months ago, DC to BC blogger Modele "Modi" Oyewole was sitting around with his friends Quinn Coleman and Marcel Marshall. The trio discussed the state of popular music, and what to call the marriage of hip-hop and electronica. "Trillectro," Oyewole recalls telling his friends. The name stuck.
On Aug. 11, Oyewole, Coleman, and Marshall will [...]

Street Sweepers Vol. 1: Arts Desk’s Favorite DMV Tracks of 2012 (So Far)

Keeping tabs on D.C. hip-hop is miserable. You have exciting prospects and well-oiled brands making moves, and then there’s everything else: Twitter thugs, DatPiff trolls, YouTube street fighters. There’s a wealth of kids with enough digital means to routinely indict each other on camera in beef-driven clips (let's grow up and all get this money, [...]

Listen: Tabi Bonney and Raheem DeVaughn’s “Need a Girl”

D.C. rapper Tabi Bonney has forged a respectable career by being unorthodox. His rhymes carry the city's unmistakeable twang and in recent years his music has leaned toward silky pop stylings as often as it has toward conventional hip-hop. Raheem DeVaughn is the city's most recognizable vocalist, whose career trek has integrated standard soul, hip-hop, and [...]

Arts Roundup: Molly Bloom Edition

Readers at the Irish embassy's celebration of Bloomsday—June 16, the day of the year on which James Joyce's Ulysses takes place—included Robert Aubry Davis and Post book critic Michael Dirda, "who showed off his green socks." [Style Blog]
Buffalo Exchange, purported bellwether of rising hipster self-esteem, opens on 14th Street NW. [DCist]
Itadi Bonney and son [Post]
The week in street [...]

Tabi Bonney’s Summer Playlist

Last September, D.C. rapper Tabi Bonney dropped The Summer Years, a collaborative album with producer Ski Beatz. Over a breezy blend of relaxed tropical rhythms and woozy electro-pop, Bonney embraced his celebrity and reminisced about hip-hop's golden age.
Released Thursday, Bonney's The Endless Summer is a deluxe edition of Summer Years, with a few new songs for [...]