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Local News: DMV Hip-Hop Releases

By Sarah Godrey

New projects from Nu' the Mayor and ScholarMan; The Five One embarks on a road trip to SXSW.

Nu’ the Mayor, “Who is Nu?' Vol. 1," Hosted by DJ Quicksilva

Nu’ the Mayor teams with DJ Quicksilva, AKA Mr. “Where They Do That At?,” on his new mixtape, which takes listeners on a trip through the life and times of the DMV rapper. Standouts include “Big Bertha,” a hoopty love song to the tune of Rick Ross’ “Maybach Music” and “Me Time,” a sort of testosterone-fueled take on Heather Headley’s ode to the art of relaxation.

(The Five One and Scholar Man, after the jump.)

ScholarMan, “Hiroshima Fusion
ScholarMan, whose previous projects include an album inspired by Russian composer André Kostelanetz, looks to the work of '70s jazz fusion group Hiroshima for his latest EP. The MC/Producer's first big free download of 2010 melds his own music with Hiroshima's eponymous 1979 debut. It also features contributions from K-Mynez, Kahli Abdu, Teisha Marie and Verronica Styles.

The Five One, "Road to SXSW"
The Five One’s latest mixtape isn’t brand new, but downloading it has taken on a new sense of urgency: "Road to SXSW" was created in part to help drum up donations for the alternative hip-hop band’s trip to the Austin music festival. SXSW kicks off next week, so this is your last chance to help members Red, Blue, Green and Gold with gas, food, and hotel accommodations. “Road to SXSW” isn't technically a freebie, but they’d really, really like it if you’d make a small contribution. And who wouldn’t want to shell out a few bucks to hear some of the band's finest remixes and reworkings, including, “Stuntin like Mufasa,” which explores the father/son dynamic of both “The Lion King” and Lil Wayne and Birdman?

By Sarah Godfrey  |  March 12, 2010; 1:00 PM ET
Categories:  Local news  | Tags: Nu the Mayor, ScholarMan, The Five One  
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