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DJ B-Money: Where You At? (DC)


After a year hiatus, I have been back in the lab. Now with a bit of an outlet to move music, here’s some of that new D.C. ish. The musical sample is from Backyard Band’s “Rock Creek.” I would love … Continue reading

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Diggin’ in the crates: Tabi Bonney’s 2009 effort was ‘Dope’


Need some feel good music for the waning days of warmth? Tabi Bonney’s 2009 release “Dope” fits the bill, a fantastic brick-city soundtrack to our last gasp of Native American summer. Apologies to Tabi, of D.C.’s Langdon neighborhood. Though a … Continue reading

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Wale’s greatest hits


Since crack Redskins columnist denistheruski is so confident in his team’s ability to beat the Rams this weekend that he didn’t feel the need to write anything, let’s go with something fun this weekend: A chronological “best of” playlist from … Continue reading

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Silver Spring exports its violent Chuck Brown concert to D.C.n


Silver Spring needs to protect itself from go-go playing terrorist attack. Thus, Chuck Brown will play in D.C. on Friday in a simulcast (93.9) album release party rather than stain the reputation of a block that boasts the indelible McGinty’s … Continue reading

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What the hell are you talking about: Jay-Z


A few years back, a popular mix circulated among Internet-savvy hip-hop heads called “I’m not a writer, I’m a biter.” The mix plays various well-known hip-hop lyrics, Jay-Z’s near identical follows. A very simple example: B.G.: Cash Money is an … Continue reading

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Local spin(s): Awaiting second Beam Up from Kingpen Slim


Update: Here is the link to “The Beam Up 2.” Also, check out Kingpen’s twitter account; he is  going crazy today and loving the attention. Good for him. Among the DMV’s rap corps, D.C. res Kingpen Slim’s flow might skew … Continue reading

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What the hell are you talking about throwback: Ja Rule. Plus two hot tracks


Ahh, the days of Ja Rule’s radio dominance. Ja and Ashanti, the Bonnie and Clyde of rap. Today, most of the younger generation will discover him in the form of featured appearanced on actually talented artists’ records. In other words, … Continue reading

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