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DJ B-Money: Northeastern Pioneer

More loopage, but dang if Khari’s bass line doesn’t sound so good over and over. And I realize the Clipse isn’t really a D.C. group, but it is extremely difficult to find any local rappers’ acapellas. Tabi, X.O., Phil Ade, … 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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A rapper’s list of DMV hometown nicknames

Adapted from a recent online conversation with thesnerd Bodymore, Murdaland.The Rotten Apple. Pittsburgh, Pistolvania. As an aspiring rapper, it is important to make your hometown seem as tough as possible. So for all you rappers coming up all over the … 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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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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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 isĀ  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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