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Wale and K’Naan Tonight at the Troc

April 6th, 2010 · No Comments

3623059 Wale and KNaan Tonight at the Troc

Yesterday’s 11-1 Opening Day thrashing by the Phillies means another long, hard season for baseball in the nation’s capital.  Not so for hip-hop, where Nigerian-born and District/PG County-raised Wale has been blowing up go-go tinged mixtapes for several years.  I saw him rep the DMV (that’s DC, Maryland, and Virginia) on the Rock the Bells tour two years ago.  Now he’s back with a debut album, Attention Deficit, that didn’t actually drop until November ’09, but close enough.  And you can hear him tonight, with another African-born, North American-bred MC, the Somali-Canadian K’Naan.  Below is the track he guested on “Attention Deficit,” plus his soon-to-be-global World Cup anthem.

Wale ft. K’Naan – TV In The Radio by gregzinho

K’Naan- ‘Waving Flag’ (Live)

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Vinyl Capital

February 4th, 2009 · No Comments

dc vinylshow3 Vinyl Capital

c/o co-sponsor Neal Becton at Som Records, who has a real passion for all sounds Brazilian.  I played his Brazilian Rhythms party last summer, back when the weather in the mid-Atlantic felt more, well, Brazilian.

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D.C. What It Do (Inauguration Special)

January 17th, 2009 · 1 Comment

PH2009011604748 D.C. What It Do (Inauguration Special)

No, I’m not going to the inauguration like some of the other crazy 51:51 bloggers (ahem di1 casi g ahem).  However, I do have some hometown pride that D.C. is not just going to be the political center of the world, but also the party center, at least for this one weekend.  The city council is even letting the bars stay open later (first 5 am, now 4).  But if you don’t have any luck at the bars, be careful: downtown is a prostitution-free zone.

For anyone who might be taking the train, bussing, driving, or shit even walking down to D.C. this weekend, here’s a what it do for the city’s biggest weekend ever.





And to think, four years ago I went to see Noise Against Fascism.  How times have changed.

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