@Judahonthebeats Choose Wisely Video

Monday, October 26, 2015

Friday, October 23, 2015

[RECAP] Coors Light reFRESH with DJ Mustard and Fabolous

Event: Coors Light Soundtrack reFRESH
Date: Friday October 16, 2015
Location: Baltimore Sound Stage
ForTheDMVOnly took to the road to cover the Coors Light Soundtrack reFRESH in Baltimore Maryland. We didn’t quite know what to expect besides that the prolific hitmaker DJ Mustard was spinning some of his many hits that took over much of the airwaves in 2015 and that New York lyrical young OG Fabolous would be performing songs from his lengthy catalog. Pulling up to the event on the surprisingly warm Friday night you could see the line of hipsters, hip hop heads and corporate execs wrapped around the Baltimore block waiting for entry.
Upon entering the event, it was evident that Coors Light created its own urban hip hop world inside. From an array of Light-beams shooting across the venue to mobile real time photo stations set up around the venue. The Coors light reFRESH team even introduced event goers to a new technology I dubbed “Digital Spraypaint” station.
After about an hour of the house DJ playing jams, out came the host for the night, Baltimore native and Radio DJ, DJ Quicksilva. It didn’t stop there, Dj Quicksilva brought out his co-host Lil Mo. Their energy and cohesiveness was nothing new as they co-host Baltimore radio together. They kept the crowd upbeat and engaged as they awaited DJ Mustard’s set.

 Coors Light DJ Collective member, DJ QuickSilva, performs at the Soundtrack reFRESH Baltimore finale.

 Lil Mo hosts the Coors Light Soundtrack refresh finale at Baltimore Soundstage.

Dj Mustard hit the stage and got right into spinning his hit records. Mustard also blended in some of the most iconic hip hop records into his set to keep the crowds energy fresh and interested.  

 DJ Mustard spinning at Coors Light Soundtrack reFRESH at the Baltimore Sound Stage.

After a brief break following Mustard’s set, the man of the hour Fabolous hit the stage with his most recent street banger “Lituation”. Fab’s energy and movement around the stage commanded all eyes on him. He ran through some of his most recent records of his Young OG project and even took it all the way back to some of his hits off his platinum selling albums such as Street Dreams. Fabolous pulled Lil Mo on stage to perform “Can’t Let You Go” and the crowd went crazy. It was the perfect way to end a wonderful night of reFRESHed hip hop culture presented by Coors Light. 

 Fabolous performs his hits at the Baltimore Coors Light Soundtrack reFRESH finale.
Lil’ Mo and Fabolous perform their hits at the Baltimore Finale of Coors Light Soundtrack reFRESH.

Thank you to the good folks at Coors Light for having www.ForTheDMVONLY.com out to cover the event.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

GRAP LUVA - 7 Minutes of Sound - SP1200 Beats @HEVnamedmeGRAP & @REDEFrecords @Dart_Adams

@myshoesreece - Thrist Trap and Promo Vid

Refinement. Poetic Boom-Bap nuanced with fly elegance. For The Fly and Thee Enlightened. Born and raised in Hagerstown MD, in the middle of everything unexpected, one of the most lyrically inclined MC's that you've never heard of raises his flag. Elements of great  flicks (like the character of the kid from Fresh), layers of knowledge & literature, The 48 Laws of Power, The Alchemist, and every book ever written by Malcolm Gladwell all dwell within the soul of what seems to be the child hip-hop doesn't even know it birthed. This is how Wu t-shirts end up standing behind podiums and how Nas's army jacket from It Ain't Hard To Tell is found in business schools around America. How the hood gets introduced to that fly shit. And how the world comes to see that there's more to these rappers than meets the eye. The Fly & Thee Enlightened x TheGreaterGood...

@CutlassReid - "Industry Jack Move"

Jay Wyse - "What We Do"

David Vines - WildFires (Ode To Baltimore)

@misserikkaj - Supposed to Love: Behind the Scenes

Davy Fresh - Stop (music video)

Dugee F Buller - Radical

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Muggsy Malone - 2015 BET Cypher Verse

@Tnyce - Trap Niggas (Dir Q.Lord)


Millennium Jazz Music -Directions EP

"Go Go" by ICBTeam: Freshaun aka K-Gritty K.o.s.-M.o.

Laelo "SHE SAID" Directed by Raw Footage Media

@BSFOverMany @PAKKRiLey @HighKarateJu @ShadAmir - "MF Tired"

[NEW Video] RYNE - "Caviar" @legacyovermoney

HipHop Trio The Package are back as A.R.K. with their New Release

DMV hip-hop trio The Package is now known as  A.R.K. (Anthony, Richard, and Keeyon, the government names of group members: Dimensions [on rhymes], Theory [on beats] and Noyeek [on rhymes]). After garnering thousands of views with (Hot 97's own) Peter Rosenberg-directed video for "Making Waves" (the lead single from their last album "New Golden Era"), followed by Theory successfully placing beats on projects for emcees such as Dungeon Family's own Backbone (ATL), the A.R.K. has returned with their sophomore album "Trials, Tribulations, and Triumph", released August 2015.  

"You were my lifeline/Never left/when I wasn't in my right mind" is the type of polysyllabic bar with emotional resonance and wordplay that exemplifies the level of lyricism present throughout this entire album. The production is equally potent throughout the record, including amazing chops of D'angelo's "How Does It Feel" ["Lady (remix)"] and The Rolling Stones' "Start Me Up" ["Don't Start"], along with interpolations of Paul McCartney's "Great Day" ["Mosaic"] and a range of other beats crafted on Theory's vintage instrument collection.

Besides the eleven A.R.K.-only records representing the bulk of the project, the album features three collaborative cuts: "Frontlines" featuring Rhymesayers affiliate Quadir Lateef, Beat Konductaz' own L-Betta, and Dimensions' teenaged son Infinite, in addition to two posse cuts with The A.R.K.'s old crew, veteran DC hip-hop collective Infinite Loop [the aforementioned "Don't Start" and "Fall Back"].

@marnixchange - FWM [OfficialTrillLiveVi$ual] (Shot.By: LVCHLD)

Cal Cutta - Dont Wanna

Cal Cutta gives a clear warning to the dangers of falling in love over the impeccable production of this M-Phazes instrumental. M-Phazes executes the epic sampling of "I Don’t Wanna Fall in Love" from Jane Child's original pop classic, and Cal Cutta capitalized to make a Great song.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Kingpen Slim and Lambo Anlo - I'm The Plug (Freestyle) #NEWWXVE

@VAMUSICREAL - Dreams Are Made Of : Series 1

Emperors - @Mackstrumental @PoeMack @chrisprythm @AyyOhhKayy @ItsMinnixMan @MaestroREACH @MoonShineMoney (prod. by Chris Prythm)

UllNevaNo x [w] "Adventure Rhyme"

Baltimore emcee UllNevaNo and Manhattan Kansas producer [w] have released a few singles such as as the conceptual "Press Run", and the infamous posse cut "MGNTK" with Logic Marselis and Illien Rosewell.  The duo finally gives the masses Adventure Rhyme, bringing listeners on a sound wave of adventures from joints like the imaginative "Catching Z's" where Neva is dreaming, and "Thank you Cali" where Neva pays homage over [w] soulful loops sharing his last year experience of when he was on tour in LA.  There is also cuts from DJ illMEASURED on "Undeniable", and random instrumentals in between songs. UllNevaNo shows that he can make good records with any producer he works with being that this whole project was created similar to his "Instant Messengers" EP with Logic Marselis via email.  Adventure Rhyme shows that Neva and [w] have great chemistry from the beat choices to an overall a solid standout project.

@AhlonIsMusic - Im All In (prod. by The Trackuttuz)

Thursday, October 1, 2015

D.R.A.M. - Cha Cha (@JDVBBS Remix)

@NinjaNimbus: Shot + Edited by me // ContraBANDZ Chronicles (C): @hunnithobbes

Jay IDK KILLS Sway In The Morning in front of Big Boi! @Jay_IDK @Phantogram @BigBoi @RealSway

Dyce Ft Vega Balboa "Ridin Round" l Shot by @pyrextv

Coming From The Bottom by the Cornel West theory

@330_music -

Since the arrival of the 2010 mixtape, Sorry I’m Late, 330 has become one of the most sought out female hip hop artists to date. The Harrisburg, PA native now DC based emcee, began her hip hop career in the dorm rooms of Howard University. Freestyles, ciphers and writing rhymes became her passion, though she continued her education at George Washington University, graduating with a law degree. Heavily influenced by culture and travel, a semester in France introduced 330 to the beauty and variety of language and cadence. “We would have crazy cyphers in French, English and Wolof. That definitely influenced me. When they rapped in Wolof, they had constant flow. It was amazing. I try to incorporate that.” This artistic layering is what makes 330 a force to be reckon with on the mic and many noteworthy figures in hip hop have taken notice. "I don’t want to be a preacher, I want to make it fun. I want my listeners to think about how ridiculous we sometimes are and how powerful we always have been. Then I gotta find the right beat to match."

Super Nike Nando - "Tumblr Heaux" featuring Havana Seoul (Produced By Terio)

@BigLayth - Winner