City Paper is not for tourists
If it seems like it’s been a quiet month for DC area rap, that’s only because every last rapper in the city was waiting until today to drop their tape. First up is Kingpen Slim’s long awaited The Beam Up 2. Slim has the best (and most Districty) rap voice in the District and so far this is sounding like his most consistent tape to date, mostly sticking close to the sort of triumphant soul beats that he sounds most comfortable on. Also dropping today: a new outing from underground female favorite RA The MC as well as solo tapes from up and comers Fat Trel and Black Cobain, both of Wale’s Board Administration. I haven’t had a chance to listen to those three yet because I am not a machine. But, yes, all indicators point to them being mixtapes.