Posts Tagged ‘The White Mandingos’

ToDo ToDay: The 25 Project, Titus Andronicus, and Crafty Bastards

Brandon Hill and Peter Chang didn’t start their buzzed-about art and lifestyle company No Kings Collective at the District of Columbia Arts Center (DCAC), but they did get their start there. To help celebrate the upcoming 25th anniversary of DCAC, No Kings Collective has organized The 25 Project. The two-day exhibition features 25 D.C. artists, [...]

Arts Roundup: Back From Vacation Edition

Wale takes a mature perspective on that biting Kendrick Lamar verse on Big Sean's "Control." Actually, he seems pretty pumped about it. [Rolling Out]
Wow: Forum Theatre makes all of its shows pay-what-you-can. [Post]
Sarah Godfrey says this fall is a great one for D.C. R&B. [Post]
The people demand a Chuck Brown sculpture in Madame Tussauds. [TMOTTGoGo]
Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser criticizes [...]

DMV Beats: Shy Glizzy, Uptown XO, The White Mandingos, Yung Gleesh, Alli the Abstract

Busy Glizzy
We know that Southeast catchphrase-provider Shy Glizzy can handle a hook, but what happens when he basically sings all the way through a song? On the memorable new cut "I Am D.C.," the results have some of Cee-Lo's ease and some of Eazy-E's sneer, but Glizzy's voice is unique in how it expresses hunger. [...]

Arts Roundup: My First White Girl Edition

D.C.'s Beautiful Swimmers will drop their debut LP, Son, on July 2. [Resident Advisor]
The congressional committee overseeing the Eisenhower Memorial will consider legislation that could reform the Eisenhower Memorial Commission. [Washington Times]
A tiny library comes to F Street NE. [DCist]
Ex-Bad Brains group The White Mandingos drop a video for "My First White Girl." [Couch Sessions]
Madame Tussauds [...]

Listen: The White Mandingos, The Ghetto Is Tryna Kill Me

Being black is difficult, especially when you're accused of being improperly black. That's the plight of fictional character Tyrone White, the central figure of The White Mandingos' debut album, The Ghetto is Tryna Kill Me. Raised in a Harlem housing project, White likes rock music and dates white girls. He's an aspiring artist who fights [...]

DMV Beats: Kokayi, Logic, The White Mandingos, SmCity, and Javier Starks

Kokayi’s Grind
Deanwood MC Kokayi is on a roll. On Monday, we learned that Ebony magazine named him, wife Seshat, daughter Phina, and son Dahvi one of the coolest black families in America. Then we learned that Kokayi secured a Sister Cities grant from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, which will fund his [...]

Watch: The White Mandingos, “The Ghetto Is Tryna Kill Me”

The White Mandingos are a supergroup of sorts, made up of Bad Brains founding member Darryl Jenifer, Los Angeles rapper Murs, and Sacha Jenkins SHR, co-founder of hip-hop magazine Ego Trip.
The trio's debut album, The Ghetto Is Tryna Kill Me (out June 11), is a concept record told from the perspective of fictional character Tyrone White, a black rock singer [...]

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