If you’re planning to attend the Under the Influence of Music tour at Jiffy Lube Live, prepare to be met with a cloud of smoke. That’s to be expected from headliners Wiz Khalifa and A$AP Rocky, who have been known to drop a weed reference or 12 on their tracks. Also worth rolling a joint [...]
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Released in April, "Work Hard, Play Hard" from Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa was a formulaic brag, on which he rehashed several overdone motifs: swag, living fast, and stacks of cash. "I got so much money I should start a bank," he rhymed, "So much paper right in front of me, it's hard to think."
That track [...]
Soon after Wale took to Twitter with the news that fans could download his latest mixtape, the download page crashed. The Eleven One Eleven Theory had been uploaded to HulkShare, a site that Jay-Z's Life and Times blog linked to when it debuted the mixtape. The influx of traffic overwhelmed Hulkshare's file servers. Even after Wale tweeted [...]
All week, Arts Desk profiles area artists heading to Texas for the South by Southwest Music Conference, March 15-20.
On last year’s exceptional summer mixtape, The Letterman, DMV rapper Phil Adé made his intentions and aesthetics perfectly clear:“I’m the only 21-year-old that raps like he’s 30.”
Adé’s flow is mature and smoky. Catch his guest verses alongside area MCs [...]
Remember that time Questlove became The Dismemberment Plan's biggest fan when the D.C. indie rockers played some songs on Late Night? At the time, the Roots drummer tweeted:
If we got dsmbrmtpln for The Roots Picnic would longtime fans support? These mofos are tight!!!!!
Turns out he wasn't fooling around. The lineup of The Roots' annual festival in [...]
A venue's age policy shouldn't be news. When the people behind U Street Music Hall change theirs, however, it apparently kinda is. Since it first turned on its lights last March, the venue has been the only dance club on U Street NW open to 18-and-over crowds, but today it announced a tweak to that [...]
I don't really follow football, but I do believe in good sportsmanship. So I'm hoping the Steelers fan who got booted for life from U Street Music Hall Saturday night is feeling extra shitty today, following the team's 31-25 loss to the Green Bay Packers in the Super Bowl yesterday.
Check out this amazing series of [...]
At least that's what people in Chicago are calling the transnational snowstorm currently wreaking havoc across two dozen states, Kriston Capps noted last night, proving that there are in fact more creative blizzard nicknames than the stupid Snowpocalypse crap that us East Coasters keep recycling. Seriously, check a New York-based friend's Facebook page; they've got [...]
Wale Says Words, Records Raps.
Wiz Khalifa and Yelawolf torn down the 9:30 Club last night as part of the appropriately named Deal Or No Deal Tour. Both artists made unceremonious exits from major deals in recent years only to rebuild their buzz from scratch on the underground. Deservedly so, judging by last night's performance.
Wiz, the headliner and overwhelming [...]