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spoiledBROKE! Spotlight: Couto Brothers


We recently been put on to the dope work of a couple of guys called the Couto Brothers. They are a pair of prolific artists who design both clothing and graphics. They have a very unique style that can be attributed to their unique lifestyles. Born in Brazil and having lived in China and India, their influences come from cultures all over the map and it shows in their work. Check out their most recent video documenting their travels in Amsterdam below and take a look at pics some of the graphics and clothing they’ve designed after the break…


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MIXTAPE: RiFF RAFF – BiRTH OF AN iCON


Last week, Riff Raff, aka Jody HighRoller, revealed the artwork for his first release on the Mad Decent label. The mixtape has dropped today, featuring some of his greatest hits with Action Bronson and Chief Keef, and some new tracks as well. Download the mixtape via the link below.
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sB! INTERVIEW: Lupe Fiasco x Photo + Video


The spoiledBROKE! Team met up with Lupe Fiasco this past week when he payed a visit to D.C. nightclub, Ultrabar. He spoke with us about his upcoming album Food & Liquor II and where he is right now as an artist. Check out the video below:


FASHION CARTEL: everything GXXD x 2012 Summer Collection (Part 1)


A long awaited satirically “religious” brand based out of Maryland, everything GXXD, is launching this Sunday, July 8 with a Summer collection including tees and jerseys. The brand was created by Marshall Tan of the University of Maryland, and the lookbook features himself and Colleen Beach, also from UMD. Check out the lookbook after the break, and pick up items from the collection at 6PM EST this Sunday from their webstore. (more…)


EVENT: DC Record Fair Father’s Day Edition @ The Fillmore



The DC Record Fair will be held at The Fillmore Silver Spring on this Sunday, Father’s Day, June 17. The event is organized by music blogger Jon Meyers of the Vinyl District, Som Records vinyl shop owner Neal Becton, local DJ Chris Knott, and DC Soul Recordings founder Kevin Coombe. The fair will showcase talent from local DJs throughout the day, as well as feature vendors selling vinyl, vintage clothing, used book, and handmade crafts. The music school Beat Refinery will also be giving out DJ lessons.

Early bird admission from 11AM-NOON will be $5 and regular admission from NOON-5PM will be $2. Take some time out this Sunday with your pops to check out this dope event!


sB! INTERVIEW: B.o.B & Dean’s List x Photo + Video


A few weeks back, the University of Maryland held its annual spring concert, Art Attack. This year featured Boston-based hip-hop group The Dean’s List and Grammy-nominated rapper B.o.B. We got a chance to hang out with the college crowd and have a talk with B.o.B about his career. Take a look at the video below, and photos after the break…


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sB! INTERVIEW: Nike Nando x Photo + Video


We met up with DMV artist Nike Nando a while back to discuss his upcoming project, Spread Love, the follow up to his Top-10-of-2011 mixtape Love Day. Check out the the video interview below…


VIDEO: Logic – Young Sinatra III



Logic, who’s last project was named our top DMV mixtape of 2011, has release a new music video for a track from his upcoming mixtape due to be released in the coming months. The track is titled “Young Sinatra III”, continuing his series of songs inspired by Nas’s Illmatic track “Life’s a Bitch“. Check out the video above.


VIDEO: Uno Hype – Olde English (Feat. Hassani Kwess)



Take a look at the new video from up and coming rapper Uno Hype from Maryland. The track is titled “Olde English” and features another new local talent Hassani Kwess.


sB! INTERVIEW: Marky P x Photo + Video


We met up with DMV rapper Marky P last week to talk to him about his past two mixtapes, Composition 101 and Second Semester. He also gave us the scoop on his upcoming project Composition 102 and his growth as an artist. Check out the video below.


spoiledBROKE! Top 10 DMV Mixtapes of 2011


Now that we finished our top 10 mainstream albums of 2011, we thought we would go more in-depth for our list of the top 10 mixtapes that came out of the DMV this year. Check the list after the break.

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spoiledBROKE! Top 10 Albums of 2011


Now that 2011 is coming to an end, the spoiledBROKE! team came together and voted on our favorite albums of the year. Check out the list after the break.

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MIXTAPE: HD – Loyalty B4 Royalty


After a successful first single released a few months back, up and coming group HD, consisting of DMV rappers Marlow and TroyBoy, have released their first mixtape titled Loyalty B4 Royalty. Listen to and download the tape below…

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NEW: PaperMonster x Choke Urban Creation Umbrella


PaperMonster and Choke Urban Creation have teamed up alongside A1one and Cabiao to bring together a set of artist designed umbrellas. Each umbrella comes in an artist designed packaging and features a one button auto-open/close design with each design viewable from above or below the umbrella. Check out more photos of the umbrellas after the break… (more…)


MIXTAPE: The Weeknd – Echoes of Silence


The Weeknd has released his third free mixtape of the year, the follow-up to his acclaimed albums House of Ballons and Thursday. Nobody was expecting this one, especially with his first track on the project which is a remake of an MJ classic “Dirty Diana”. We aren’t complaining though. Peep the full tracklist above on the cover or check it below along with the download link…

1. D.D.
2. Montreal
3. Outside
4. XO/The Host
5. Initiation
6. Same Old Song
7. The Fall
8. Next
9. Echoes Of Silence

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VIDEO: Drake – The Motto (Feat. Lil. Wayne & Tyga)



Check out this Drake’s new video for the song “The Motto” from his sophomore album Take Care.


VIDEO: Steph Castro – Private Affairs


Check out this new video from Steph Castro for his song “Private Affairs”. Also see him perform the song live here.


VIDEO: Nike Nando – The National Asshole


Check out this new Nike Nando video for the song “The National Asshole” from his mixtape The CarryOut 3.


AUDIO: Logic – The Dream


Check out his brand new track from DMV rapper Logic, who we recently interviewed. The track is a refreshing rework of the song “Lovers’ Carvings” by UK producer Bibio. Listen to the song below.


sB! INTERVIEW: Logic x Photos + Video


The spoiledBROKE! team attended the Fall Concert at the University of Maryland to see DMV rapper Logic perform. Hundreds of his fans came out to see him and the concert was a major success. We met up with Logic after his set to talk about how his music career has been developing and his plans for his upcoming mixtape. Check out the interview below and take a look at photos from the concert after the break.

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AUDIO: Marlee D – Hands Up


Marlee D has just released the first single for her upcoming mixtape Marlee’s Modern Life, set to be released New Year’s Day. Listen to the track here.


EVENT: “Marlee’s Modern Life” x Exclusive Listening Party


Last night, the spoiledBROKE! fam was invited to an exclusive listening party thrown by Marlee D for her upcoming mixtape Marlee’s Modern Life, set to be released on New Years Day. Check out some photos from the event below, and also check out the exclusive interview we did with Marlee inside.. (more…)


VIDEO: Logic – Live On The Air



Check out his dope video of up and coming rapper in the DMV, Logic, freestyling over the “Flava in Ya Ear” beat at the University of Maryland radio station.


LIVE: Kingpen Slim + Nike Nando + Steph Castro x WMUC Radio Station


Last week, many local rappers and producers gathered for a free performance at the WMUC Radio Station on the campus of the University of Maryland. The spoiledBROKE! team attended and shot a few of our favorite performances, those of Kingpen Slim, Nike Nando, and Steph Castro. Check out the videos of the performances below.