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Soulful rising star and D.C. native Art Auré has a voice and energy that are unmatched. A singer-songwriter who attended the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, she recently released her motivational single “Keep On.” She spoke with City Paper about the message behind the song, and provided a glimpse into her musical influences. Washington […]
It all started with an Instagram post. Back in the summer of 2018, Snoop Dogg shared a brief video of himself seated in a car, blunt blazing as he cranks to Rare Essence’s go-go classic, “Hey Buddy Buddy.” Bicoastal discussions ensued, and months later, when Snoop brought his stage play, Redemption of a Dogg, to […]
In the recent documentary Basketball County: In the Water, Suitland’s own Kevin Durant talks about how go-go’s distinctive beat shaped the way that he and other basketball stars from Prince George’s County move through the game. “Go-go is the music that played before games in the summertime, and it’s a rhythm and tempo we play […]
Music has always spoken words that sometimes our own mouths could not utter. As the world protests the ongoing injustices against Black people, we need some healing. So, I have curated a playlist that focuses on this moment in time while simultaneously celebrating the beauty of Blackness and showcasing talented local artists. When finding the songs […]
Rapper Pinky Killacorn has performed with top go-go group Backyard Band dozens of times, so when someone started echoing her lines during the band’s recent show at Geno’s Ball Park, she assumed it was one of the band members, most likely BYB rapper Carlos “Los” Chavels. Then she looked down. Holding down the mic was […]