Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Great video by local musician Tarica June about gentrification, education and more; filmed in our area

See why hundreds in DC (and beyond) are discussing the new video for Tarica June's politically-charged song "But Anyway".
Posted by Tarica June on Saturday, March 5, 2016

I've been meaning to post this for a while: Tarica June, a local rapper, recently released a video for her song "But Anyway" that was filmed in our neighborhood. It's a pretty political song, focusing on gentrification, juvenile justice, jobs for youth, local politicians and other issues.

And it shows local places all over the area: the Petworth Metro, Howard U., Upshur Rec Center, the mural on Kenyon Street, Meridian Hill/Malcolm X Park, Highlands Cafe in Brightwood, the 7th Street skate park and a lot more.

The song, which features samples from the DNA remix of Suzanne Vega's "Tom's Diner" and Spandau Ballet's "True," is from her 2014 mixtape S.O.C. Mixtape Vol. 1.

It's definitely worth a watch and a listen.

It's on Youtube too, but I think the Facebook video has better sound quality.

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