Posts Tagged ‘The 1978ers’

The Breaks: The Busy March Edition

What writer can't relate to the grind of trappin' out a Starbucks?

Sounds About Right: The Best Local Albums of 2014

Replay the year in D.C.'s raddest albums and EPs.

The Breaks: The Week in Local Hip-Hop

Rapper Ace Cosgrove gets high and traipses through the woods in his latest video.

yU Honors His Late Father on “Never Burning Out”

It doesn't take long to discover the real yU, the understated musician who cares deeply about things closest to him—family, close friends, and providing for his kids. That spirit shines through yU's music, whether he recalls his Suitland, Md., roots or spits aggressive survival rhymes with Diamond District comrades Oddisee and Uptown XO.
Released today, yU pays [...]

Listen: XO’s Takeover Part 2

Diamond District rapper Uptown XO has been quiet recently, a surprise given the steady stream of music he usually puts out. But that's likely to change in the coming months: Diamond District is putting final touches on its long-awaited sophomore album, March on Washington, and group member yU is slated to drop a collaborative LP with producer SlimKat as The [...]

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 [...]