Sign up for our free newsletter
Free D.C. news, delivered to your inbox daily.
This week, the Breaks heads out to Maryland with Ace Cosgrove and takes a mellow ride with the 1978ers.
Meet Ace Cosgrove
This week, on-the-brink Gaithersburg rapper Ace Cosgrove delivered the video for “Golden Chills,” a flashback to those fall Saturdays from your late teens (complete with casual weed-smoking and impromptu basketball games) that you wished would never end.
Directed by Guru MG, the video features the lanky Cosgrove getting high, roaming through the woods, and showing off his ball-handling ability. It immediately took me back to my younger days, when I would I wear basketball shorts under my jeans in case a game broke out at random. (Ah, nostalgia.)
Musically, “Golden Chills” perfectly captures the essence of a chill weekend thanks to mellow production from Black Diamond. It’s reminiscent of the mid-to-late-’90s and uses simple visuals to complement the sound as opposed to trying to make some bold, artistic statement.
This kid has a lot of promise. Check out the rest of his UsvsRobots project below.
A Trip Back to 1978
Whether it’s with Diamond District or his other group, the 1978ers, yU is always making great music. The latter released a video for their “OneNine7-T-8” this week. Directed by Jay Brown, the video finds yU and Slimkat reflecting on the good old days while cruising through the city. The live instrumentation on this track is killer, but the way yU uses his drawl like an instrument is equally impressive.
Their People of Today album is out this Tuesday, November 11, but you can pre-order it on iTunes here.