Posts Tagged ‘wes felton’

The Breaks: The Week in Local Hip-Hop

A Northeast rapper echoes D'Angelo's "black lives matter" statement.

ToDo ToDay: Quraishi, Puff Pieces, and Black Alley

In the early ’80s, a young Afghan high school student now known simply as Quraishi fled his country ahead of impending battles between the Soviet Union and the Afghan mujahedeen. He traveled through the Afghan mountains before ending up in New York City with dreams of becoming a guitarist. But when he heard that religious [...]

Wes Felton’s Son, 10-Year-Old Tobias, Drops A Precocious Debut EP

How did you celebrate your elementary school graduation? Maybe you got some ice cream afterward, or some R&R at the community pool. But did you record an album with your dad? Well then, your celebration wasn't as cool as Tobias Felton's—the son of D.C. mainstay W. Ellington Felton—who released his own EP, The Prestige, to [...]

One Track Mind: Wes Felton, Imagine the Future

Standout Track: No. 7, "The One," a sultry-paced slow jam from Wes Felton's recent album, Imagine the Future. On this track, the Deanwood native, who also goes by W. Ellington Felton, channels Aaliyah in an ode to his soul mate ("Your love is a one in a million," Felton sings. "...it goes on and on [...]

Watch: W. Ellington Felton, “Walked Away”

"Walked Away," much like the other songs on W. Ellington Felton's recent LP Imagine the Future, is very personal. The local music vet—who's collaborated with Raheem DeVaughn and turned in dope performances at the last two DC Loves Dilla shows—co-wrote the song with his lady, and she directed the video, Felton tells Arts Desk.
In the clip, [...]

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