Last week, 'CIT4DT,' a music video featuring three Baltimore county teens rapping a goofy, pointed anti-Donald Trump song went viral. Over a stark though springy beat¿swiped from Detroit rapper Rocaine's song 'Chicken Chicken'¿Dooley, TLow, and Lor Roger threaten Trump ("We got a chopper in the trunk/ For Donald Trump") and trade terse insults, dozens-style: Dooley, a online comedian with a substantive following, raps, "Boy, ain't even white/ You yellow/ You say you'd date your own daughter, you a sicko"; Tlow reminds people of what happened to Trump in Chicago when protestors shut down his rally; and Lor Roger says he's got some hollow points for the GOP frontrunner if Trump doesn't rein in his rhetoric.
Years before he was host of "Noisey," Viceland's new music show debuting tonight, Zach Goldbaum was just another teenager growing up in Montgomery County, cheering on the local rock band Good Charlotte.
Two recent Baltimore rap songs, President Davo and Young Moose's 'Rainy Days' and Lil Saint and Lor Chris' 'I Hate Y'All Niggas,' wrestle with Freddie Gray's death months later, along with the day-to-day stress of living in Baltimore.
International stars like Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift and the Weeknd led the pack Monday morning, when the Grammy Awards announced its nominees for the 58th ceremony (taking place Feb. 15 in Los Angeles). But a couple of artists originally from Maryland were recognized as well.
The news reads like it is a good time to be Wale, but during a frank phone conversation last week, the rapper -- who headlines Baltimore Soundstage on Friday -- sounded defeated, unhappy and uncertain about his future in music.
This past weekend, the security check-lines for the inaugural Moonrise Festival ¿ which took place on Saturday and Sunday at Pimlico Race Course ¿ looked like a sea of tie-dye, furry boots, baggy pants and T-shirts emblazoned with various DJ logos.