better one year late than two. also yes not every song was recorded within city limits. some artists r also repeated. tbh dont really know what the rules are to this.


  1. Fat Trel, “Devil We Like… Boss Major
  2. Shy Glizzy, “I Come From Nothing… Tha Rich Kids
  3. Boobe, “White Bitches” f/ Juicy J … Rio
  4. Lightshow, “Still… YB on da Beat
  5. Yung Gleesh, “I Kills It
  6. Yung Ru, “Intro… Tonio Bell
  7. Uptown XO, “Flowers… AB the Pro
  8. Boosa da Shoota, “Who Dat… Young Clip
  9. OG Hamp, “Blast from tha Mack… Kash
  10. Marley Escobar, “Paranoid
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  12. Uptown Pacco, “Up Down
  13. PWild, “Want Work” f/ Lightshow” … Young Clip
  14. Missy Love, “Beautiful Hooligan
  15. Lightshow/Shy Glizzy, “Irons… YB on da Beat
  16. Alfa Diallo, “I Be High” f/ Ras Nebyu … Ibrahim Keita
  17. Black Cobain, “Public Enemy” f/ Shy Glizzy … Beat Billionaire
  18. Oddisee, “Ready to Rock… Oddisee
  19. Young Moe, “Tired of Being Broke” f/ Fat Trel … Mr. Tetrizz
  20. Oochie, “Quarles Street Shawdy… Lolo
  21. Deuce Dagger, “Co-Defendants” f/ Chugaloo Roc … Young Clip
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  23. Mike Brown da Czar, “Young & Thuggin Shyt… j5ive
  24. Slutty Boyz, “Trick Bag… Young Clip
  25. Niccolo Solo, “Hero
  26. Suavey Nino, “Rubber Band Wedding Ring… Young Frank
  27. Garvey the Chosen One, “Roller
  28. Dew Baby, “Peel Back… Cool on da Beat
  29. Rabbit, “Murda Biz
  30. Chris Bo, “Goonz… Big Moon
  31. Freakmite, “Since 95… Versatile Beats
  32. 4DaFame, “I Got Dat Work… Jee Juh

if u wanna download alla that
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Ras Nebyu, “Futuristic Black Man” (2013)
prod Black Jesus

ras neb might actually get his coup d’etat with this new age i and i he’s got black jesus n ibrahim keita turning out.

Doughboii, “She a Geekah” f/ Louie Black (Internet, 2013)

idk if Dough’s “Hugo Boss” n “Mind Fuck’d Up” are already posted on here somewhere but idc here they are again.

Doughboii, “Hugo Boss” f/ Trapp (Internet, 2013)

Doughboii, “Mind Fuck’d Up” (Internet, 2013)
prod. King Trice

Dew Baby, “ATM” (DC1135, 2013)
prod. Young Clip

A couple recent Clip-SB joints that kinda flew under the radar even tho Dew Bae’s is on worldstar under DRINKS CHAMPAGNE OUT OF STRIPPERS ASS CRACK.

Word is Oochie’s pushing his tape back again, ol self-shelving face ass. we’re gonna hear rawse on clip’s work before Oochie’s project ever comes out. “Trap Shyt” is great tho.

Oochie, “Trap Shyt” (DC1135, 2013)
prod. Young Clip & Da Tayloso

PWild, “From The Streets” f/ Deuce Dagger (DC1135, 2013)
prod. Young Clip

Yung Gleesh, “Its Sad Boy” f/ Yung Lean (2013)
prod by Young Sherman & White Armor

its best-of season again already n i still have my 2012 list floundering in drafts (my dc one; my at-large joint is only like six pages back). ill getem all up soon i hope, in between all this not at all rap related work in front of me, but smh its obvious I’ve been lackin this year. I’m still sitting on all these pics n notes that were meant for the city paper, stuff ranging from this past summer’s glizzy day to that time keef was supposed to perform at the star two summers ago n all sorts of stuff in between.

Its gotten to the point where I’m considering forwarding it all to tha gawd sarah godfrey n seeing if she can spin gold w my straw. her piece on Polo n bounce beat that ran last week is already essential litra-ture for anyone following the area’s gogo or rap scene:

Polo and TCB didn’t just create a new sound; they inspired an entire new universe of go-go. The rototom-dependent subgenre was initially maligned—some called it “noise,” others argued that it wasn’t go-go at all. Criticism of bounce beat was similar to what was said about the trap rap bubbling in other cities around the same time: It was blasted for its sometimes suggestive lyrics, its thwacking beat, its tempos that vacillated between syrupy and frenetic.

The brash style not only changed the way people danced and partied but became the music for a new chapter in D.C.’s story. If the swing sound carried a generation of Washingtonians through the rough ’70s and ’80s, a time when funk, jazz, and soul was a much-needed salve, bounce grounded them in the ’00s and ’10s, helped them keep their bearings at a time of shifting city demographics, when go-go’s epicenter realigned as the sound of black Washington, at least from the ’70s onward, was pushed to the suburbs.

The clash is real out here n nobody’s safe. Even within this new guard of gogo things weren’t ever a united front especially btwn old heads n young, as Polo describes in this 2008 interview w/ Fam. idk the whole story btwn TCB n TOB — its rare that anyone ever does — but its pretty obvious that “situation” or whatever still carries weight even among ex-TOB dudes.

And then, from the newly emerging rap side of things, there’s this hour long collection of street footage n block anthems from hoods all over DC that’s been advertised by these british promoters w/ local ties, Team Major/OMF, as a “documentary exposing Shy Glizzy”, who in a straight up shakespearean twist also happen to be the same dudes who took CHIEF KEEF of all ppl for more than $230,000 over a London no-show a couple months ago. enemies of enemies. lmao to alla that.

Anyways, i never meant for this get this long. All i originally wanted to do was post this “Sad Boy” edit i cut together sans Yung Lean’s disposable ass. Maybe one day, whenever noisey n wavriel’s Facebook illuminati crew stop fukkin around, Lean’s existence will make retrospective sense as the lone Södermalmian to appreciate n encourage fellow Södermalmians Yung Sherman n White Armor early on. Till then, Nas’ collab w/ Supreme NTM will stay the closest I’ll come to even trying to understand european rappers n their accents, n those dudes put out like a half dozen albums w/ sony.

prod. Yung Sherman & White Armor