D.C. rapper Yung Gleesh, self-proclaimed "shitbag," released the video for his latest single "Water" last week. Directed by Will Hoopes, the video has the lighting, flash transitions, and ominous images you'd expect from a slasher flick. Gleesh, ever the comedian, plays a menacing type, with his usual monotone accompanied by the occasional demonic echo. While playing [...]
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Pat Is Dope vs. Danny Brown
D.C. blogger and all-around hip-hop head Pat Is Dope hasn't gotten much attention from DMV Beats, and that's unfair. He serves up a steady stream of content on patisdope.com and has more than 190,000 followers (!) on Twitter. Surely they're not all stripper/porno bots. Pat's rep stems, in part, from [...]
With Chuck Brown in his eternal resting place and Ian MacKaye settled down and playing only occasional dates with The Evens, how has D.C. music moved on?
In 2013, the answer was clearer: This is a hip-hop town, at least more than it was before. The area now has three significant hip-hop exports: trap-rap up-and-comer Fat Trel, [...]
Regular DMV Beats readers should already be familiar with Darius "Prinz-D McCall, who calls himself the First Deaf Rapper (I gave him shine here and here, in particular). His profile continues to grow, though: In mid-October there was an in-depth piece on WAMU-FM, and then a few days ago Spin magazine made him the cornerstone [...]
DMV Beats: Pacman and Peso, Youngin, Yung Gleesh, Prinz-D, Knox Hill, Wale, and a Must-See Fillmore Show
Escape to North Korea
Where to begin with this one? Earlier this week, DCist ran a story about two local rappers Pacman and Peso—from Congress Heights and Landover, Md., respectively—who want to broaden their horizons by filming a video in North Korea. With the assistance of Forest Hills Tenleytown Music Group label co-founder Ramsey Aburdene and [...]
If Black Indian's 2011 comeback I Tried To Tell You was all about re-establishing the D.C. rapper's relevance, then his new mixtape, Indian Summer, is the sound of a veteran MC progressing on his own terms. Two local producers—Don "Dunn It" Cox and Choppy Chop Beatz (Damyon Richardson, aka Choppy Chop-e Sound)—dominate the credits, [...]
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. [...]
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At Halloween parties across the land this weekend, the people who once dressed up as Sarah Palin or a teary-eyed Glenn Beck will come up with costumes that spin off the one-liner of the season: Mitt Romney’s "binders full of [...]
Keeping tabs on D.C. hip-hop is miserable. You have exciting prospects and well-oiled brands making moves, and then there’s everything else: Twitter thugs, DatPiff trolls, YouTube street fighters. There’s a wealth of kids with enough digital means to routinely indict each other on camera in beef-driven clips (let's grow up and all get this money, [...]
Earlier this week, Yung Gleesh, a co-founder of D.C. bounce-beat group TOB, released the second rap mixtape in his Cleansides Finest series, Raw and Uncut [Lost Tapes]. It follows the same jackin-for-beats model, this time with unwitting contributions from dudes like in-house Wiz Khalifa producer Johnny Juliano to Brick Squad regular Zaytoven to this Imogen Heap that for [...]