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“Legends Still in the Game”
By Eddie Kayne
Before hip hop was accepted in the DMV GO-GO reigned supreme.
Darnell Floyd formally of the legendary Rare Essence assembled an all-star ensemble of A list Go-Go musicians (Mickey) formally of Rare Essence, (Jamin’ Jeff) from North East Groovers, 911 (Ms. Kim) from Rare Essence and (Scooby) from Lissen and Chuck Brown Band.
In 2017 people constantly say Go-Go is dead, yet Team Familiar defies that myth by packing shows weekly. They’re staying ahead of the curb marketing their music more and more using the internet. There making serious moves with their latest single “Stay in Your Lane”.
Who is Team Familiar?
Team Familiar is the 3rd generation of the band since D. Floyd left Rare Essence. First there was 911, then the name changed
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"WHERE HAVE ALL THE SOLDIERS GONE"
By Ronel X
Growing up in the 80's there was always someone you could count on to speak for the people. Nowadays with the current state of music you can barely count on understanding what's being said.
Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole have both proven that consciousness is still wanted in music. However, they are overshadowed by numerous rappers that think otherwise. Even with positive messages in their music I don't see where either one of them has taken a clear stance. This leads me to my topic… WHERE HAVE ALL THE SOLDIERS GONE.
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STREETS ARE TALKING
"WHY HIP HOP CULTURE NEEDS MUMBLE RAP"
By Khaliff Davis
Lately, a new class of hip hop artist has come under fire for purportedly taking “[the] culture for a joke.” The culprits? A broad category of rappers, mostly young, that prefer harmonious, heavily slurred rapping patterns over the gilded ‘90s flow of lore. The bashers use the now popular moniker “Mumble Rap” as the nebulous unifier to berate the artists arbitrarily placed within the subgenre. “It’s bad for the culture!” they say as Lil Uzi Vert, Kodak Black, or even Lil Wayne attract throngs of followers through their indiscernible garble. Aesthetically speaking, if the aforementioned were to be compared to their predecessors, a viable argument could be made. It’s true. Playboi Carti’s “Magnolia” and Big Daddy Kane’s “Smooth Operator” are dissimilar in style and in subject matter. READ FULL ARTICLE
GETTING IT IN
By Eddie Kayne
Washington DC is best known for politics. Yet, its gentrification hasn't stopped the great city from becoming a premier music mecca. With artist such as Wale, Shy Glizzy, Gold Link, Tabey Bone, Chaz French, Will Tha Rapper, Light Show, Noochie and 3oh Black leading the charge, the underground has been creating more and more street stars.
Bilal can attest to that! Three years ago, while being locked up he had one of the biggest records in the streets. He returned home to the mean DC Streets looking to re-emerge on the hip hop scene, only to be hampered with another setback. An attempt on his life left him with a gunshot wound over his right
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REACH THOUSANDS WITH US...
By Khaliff Davis
With so much music being released, it’s hard to prioritize what is worth your time. Each month, Uncharted Territory highlights good artists that might have slipped past the radar of rap lovers everywhere.
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