Home / Tag: DJ Class
05.22.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
�It seems only fitting that I dedicate my annual Memorial Day Mix entirely to Baltimore club music, since Baltimore's house-derived strain of rap music has been on the cusp of national notoriety for months now. If you're not familiar with Baltimore club, consider this a quick primer. The selections lean toward the obvious, with infamous old cuts like "Hands Up, Thumbs Down" (from the late, lionize...
04.29.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Before he left the New York Times for the New Yorker, the great Kelefa Sanneh wrote a 2007 eulogy for the Song of the Summer, contending that media fragmentation has made it all but impossible for one single to reign over the season the way hits had done in eras past. "As entertainment options multiply, even mainstream pop is starting to look like a niche market," he wrote. Harsh words, coming fro...
04.09.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
For all the fervor, Baltimore club music, a regional strain of house-infused rap music, has seen little light outside of its native Baltimore, but that looks to be changing this year. Genre pioneer DJ Blaqstarr's status is growing nationally, while Baltimore club may have a potential star in a plucky rapper (and sometimes M.I.A. protege) named Rye Rye. And now, this month, the scene has what might...

0|1