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Shouting out D.C. pretty easy, believe me


D.C. MP3. ABC. It’s an easy city name to rhyme. Certainly more versatile lyrically than words like Washington or the District. Hell, it rhymes with any word that contains a hard “E” sound. It’s also a big city with a … 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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Local spin: Wale’s More About Nothing


Wale was waving the DMV flag for the entire region just a few months ago – he still might be, but he is now established, not buzzing. This summer, the Largo rapper comes hard with his first work since major … Continue reading

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What the hell around you talking about: Drizzy Drake


Love him or hate him, Degrassi alum and crossover pop wet dream Drake is musically gifted, though he’ll always be wheelchair-bound Jimmy to me. He came up with Weezy, can sing his own hooks, is young, and even looks a … Continue reading

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Local spin: Phil Adé’s The Letterman


Despite being relatively new to the game, Phil Adé’s second mixtape efffort, “The Letterman” (click to download) is a steady improvement over his first disc, the catchy “Starting On JV.” Mixed by DJ Don Cannon (CANNON, Cannon, cannon…), the beats … Continue reading

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