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DC native hip hop artist Wale premiered his video for the single “Pretty Girls” off of his first LP Attention Deficit on 106 & Park last night. Apparently there was some controversy over whether or not the video featured enough browner skinned women, but I honestly thought it showcased a good spectrum of skin complexions and non-video-model-traditional body images. But hey, some one’s always going to have something to say. Check it out!
Published by Angel on Monday, January 18, 2010 at 1:43 pm.
DMV Helps Haiti Benefit Concert
As a part of the DMV’s concerted effort to raise funds for earthquake strickened Haiti, DMV Helps Haiti has put together a benefit concert featuring the best and brightest hip hop talent from the DMV area, including Wale, Tabi Bonney, DC Don Juan, Phil Ade and more. The 9:30 Club (815 V St. NW) generously donated the space, employee wages for the night, and advanced tickets service charge to the cause.
All ticket sales will be donated to Yéle Haiti, a non-profit organization founded by Wyclef Jean for the betterment of Haiti, and Partners in Health Organization. The event is hosted by Chris Cole of BET College Hill South Beach.
For tickets click HERE. They $20 regular admission, and $100 VIP access. See you there!
Published by Angel on Tuesday, November 10, 2009 at 9:47 am.
Wale Album Release Party
The DMV and the entertainment industry are buzzing about the release of my homie, rapper Wale’s first EP, Attention Deficit which hit store shelves today (November 10th). The DC native is apart of the new school of rappers and musicians that are taking the reigns from the more seasoned artist, and was recently selected as a BET Rising Icon.
Now you can get in on the Wale action if you live in the DMV area. Tomorrow (November 11th) he’ll be signing CD’s at DTLR in the Mall in Prince George’s (3500 East West Hwy) at 6 o’clock pm. But most importantly is his album release party! You can come out and celebrate his success with him tomorrow at Ibiza Nightclub (1222 First St. NE) from 8-11 o’clock pm.
And of course I’ll be in the building supporting him! You should too.
Published by Angel on Friday, November 6, 2009 at 9:43 am.
100 Black Men of Hope: Community Initiative
It’s always been so important to me to pay it forward. Public service helps us to remember where we came from as people and why its a must to give back to those who are less fortunate. Giving a hand helps shatter the proverbial glass ceiling between what society calls the have and have nots.
In that spirit, this morning (November 6th) from 9am-2pm; 100 African American men will volunteer at the Imagine Hope Community Charter School (2917 8th St. NE, Washington DC) to promote community service and involvement. The event is presented by Suite Nation (a group by my good friend Ian Callender), Real Mango Juice and Commun LLC.
Also sponsoring the event are Target, Capital Custom, my homie Interscope artist Wale, NBA player Kevin Durant, professional skateboarder Darren Harper and Island Flavors Caterers. Interested in volunteering? You can still email email@example.com