March 25, 2014
Nas’ upcoming concert at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts sold out months before the March 28 show, but fans shouldn’t fret too much. The Kennedy Center added another show on March 29 and Georgetown University will present a conversation between the Brooklyn rap icon and renowned author and scholar Michael Eric Dyson on March 27.
Sept. 4, 2012
Local emcee and produce Awthentik is checking people on their “Proper Priorities” in this week’s Music Mix of the Week.
Aug. 20, 2012
“Check My Resume” is just one of the tracks on DMV rapper Substantial‘s latest album Home Is Where the Art Is.
Aug. 15, 2012
DJ 2-Tone Jones and Gerald Watson breathed life into a project last year that blends the rap of Wu-Tang Clan with modern jazz.
Aug. 13, 2012
Local D.C. emcee Maimouna Youssef, a.k.a Mumu Fresh, released her video today for “Meet Me In Brazil,” or “O Encontro No Brasil,” from her album, The Blooming – released last fall.
Aug. 6, 2012
This week’s Music Mix is an ode to the 1980s. D.C. emcee Incwell released his Colinco Visions album this summer with songs featuring 1980s samples mixed with hip-hop beats.
July 14, 2012
More than 15 local artists joined jazz musician Robert Glasper and revered rappers from Detroit’s underground scene in paying tribute to late producer James DeWitt “J Dilla” Yancey on July 14 at The Fillmore in Silver Spring.
July 16, 2012
This week’s track is an old one, but it’s one of the songs featured on local MC Javier Stark‘s Faces of Change album that was released earlier this year. Starks and another local MC B. Steady from the Lost Bois play a lyrical back-and-forth over Eugene McDaniels’ 1960s classic “Compared to What.”
June 11, 2012
Mighty Joe and Isaiah Insanate Mensah make up the alternative hip-hop group The Other Guys. “Fearless” is from their latest album, Joe & Insanate’s Excellent LP, released in April.
April 24, 2012
Maimouna Youssef sits down with DC Music Live to talk about returning to the D.C. music scene, making “honest” music and what continues to inspire her.
April 23, 2012
Local rapper DretheGypC has released a new video from his Loyal 2a Fault mixtape, scheduled for a July 4 release. The indie rapper describes why once listeners hear D.C. rap they’ll “Neva Go Back.”
April 16, 2012
Philadelphia’s own “Legendary Roots Crew” turned out the historic Howard Theatre during its first of two performances in the District on April 15 and 16.
April 13, 2012
The Howard Theatre kicked off its opening week with a show by D.C. rapper Wale and will close out the week with performances by Yasiin Bey and The Roots this weekend.
April 12, 2012
The Weeknd will grace the stages of 9:30 Club for a rare live performance on April 26.
April 9, 2012
Saviours & Punishers is a bonus track on D.C. rap group Gods’illa’s latest album,CPR: The Blend Tape.
April 7, 2012
Grammy-nominated vocalist Maimouna Youssef, whose latest single, “I Got A Man” and rap trio Gods’illa are among the local hip-hop artists featured in the chess-themed Clash of the Kings concert on April 20.