DC rap

True Laurels

I Made a Shy Glizzy Madness Bracket Because No One Else Is Brave Enough To

You've seen Kanye Madness and Drake Madness, but I decided to put the Southeast DC rapper's best songs to the test—from "Awwsome," to "Funeral,' to "3Milli".
Lawrence Burney
3.15.18
Premieres

Kelow Latesha Grabs Lil Uzi Vert for Her "Finna" Remix

The DMV rapper adds go-go elements to one of her biggest tracks.
Lawrence Burney
2.24.17
Premieres

PREMIERE: WillThaRapper Gives a Tour of DC and Maryland in His New Video, "Pull Up Hop Out"

The rising DMV rapper speaks on the track's inspiration and his recent success.
Lawrence Burney
10.5.16
Premieres

Jay IDK, Michael Christmas, Saba, and Jimi Tents Breathe Life Into the Posse Cut with "My Wallet"

The DC up-and-comer teams with rappers from Boston, Chicago, and New York for a fun, funny, and smart track off the upcoming tape 'The Empty Bank.'
Kyle Kramer
9.2.16
Scene Reports

Speakers in the House: Can Washington, DC Be a New Capital for Rap?

The DMV is finally developing a substantial hip-hop scene, and its sound, once defined purely by go-go, is evolving in the internet era.
Briana Younger
3.14.16
Premieres

Listen to Chaz French's New Song "A Go!"

The DC rapper drops a loose track switching up the pace in advance of a new project this fall.
Kyle Kramer
9.30.15
Interviews

Cooling with Goddesses and Gods: DMV Rapper Kelow Is Finna Change the World

Meet the 22-year-old rapper whose tape 'Amethyst Stoner' is an unlikely summer standout.
Lawrence Burney
9.28.15
Longreads Or Whatever

GoldLink, Unmasked, Comes Down to Earth Before He Takes It Over

DC's GoldLink is on the cusp of serious fame, but the further his music takes him, the less he seems to put up a facade.
Tara Mahadevan
4.8.15