The first thing you notice about Phosphorescent, the alias of singer/songwriter Matthew Houck, is his creaky country voice. When he holds a note too long, it breaks, emitting a weariness that suits his songs of travel and regret. Born in Alabama and making his name in Georgia, Phosphorescent adds a Southern slant to his melancholic, [...]
Posts Tagged ‘Waka Flocka Flame’
June Summers f/ Waka Flocka Flame & Fat Trel – "Shooter"
WCP's favorite shirtless local gangsta rapper and WCP's favorite shirtless national gangsta rapper have finally made a record. It's not a life-changing record, but a solid display of utilitarian goon-hop with Waka revisiting his "stepchild of hip-hop" motif while Trel makes some seemingly R. Kelly-inspired [...]
An occasional feature in which esteemed D.C. rapper Head-Roc shares what’s on his mind.
OK, so I'm looking at the front cover of this past week’s Washington City Paper “2010 Music in Review” edition. Wait, or is it “2010 in Music Review?” I honestly don’t know. It’s a little confusing to me. Still, I get that [...]
I didn't realize this until a few days ago, but the biggest character in this week's Music in Review issue might not be Dave Nada, the man gracing the cover. Nada appears in only one article; Waka Flocka Flame shows up in three.
Yep, the Riverdale, Ga., rapper who was one of mainstream hip-hop's breakout stars this [...]
Waka Flocka Flame f/ Wale & Roscoe Dash – "No Hands"
Fat Trel f/ Wale – "E St. Flow"
Two semirecent Wale tracks that have slipped through the blog cracks might indicate a new direction for D.C.'s GREAT RAP HOPE: "No Hands," a fairly generic collab with reigning Atlanta stars Waka Flocka Flame and Roscoe Dash about [...]