Decennium Spin: “The College Dropout,” Kanye West

“Through the wire, to the limit to the wall, for a chance to be with you, I’d gladly risk it all…” #dropthuglife Junior year of high school, despite – and, in a contrarian way, due to – the re-election of George W. Bush, 2004 was an amazing year in an equally-understated way. Off the heels…

BlinkkPiece: Ke$ha – “Sleazy” (Remix) ft. Andre 3000

2011 keeps getting better with each passing play… off the heels of Ophiuchus comes the tale of two outkasts, as Andre 3000 joins Ke$ha on her bombastic “Sleazy” remix. Sit back and listen to the sounds of Southern scorch – nom: sonic Jambalaya. “Sleazy” was a Cannibal standout, coming in after “We R Who We…

The Masquerade de Maîtresse Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj is the pre-eminent female MC of Generation Now. She’s a massive attack on the senses; scorching eardrums with fire-breathing vocals, and blinding corneas with neon-shine vestments – and it’s all at once. She’s so pink you can taste it – a Blow Pop, scattered, chopped, and cooked up by a local street vendor…

Playlistic :: Music Monday – June 29, 2009

Last night was the 2009 BET Awards, and while the formal ceremony fell short of a proper Michael tribute, the subtext paid brilliant homage to the King of Pop and his legacy. If nothing else, the world has been reintroduced to true pop music and culture in the aftermath of Michael’s death. Music television and…

Distriction Playlistic: Wale’s Latest & Greatest

Mr. DMV is rolling through 9:30 tonight; after trekking the country, he’s bringing Go-Go home again. So before the District — or at least the DC blogger/DJ twitterati — flood V St., a brief latest and greatest … Latest: Wale enlisted the help of Lady Gaga, The Factory 2.0 herself, for “Chillin’,” whose well-anticipated video…