During the 1970s, the District of Columbia proudly bore the moniker "Chocolate City" as it was the first majority black city in America. With respect and admiration, Southeast rapper Nappy Nappa looks like he's coming straight out of the Chuck Brown Go-go. He's been spotted wearing his trusty, white Nike Blazers, Kangol hats, berets, zipped up (or down) track jackets, and most confidently, bell bottom pants at the local scenes like Uptown Art House and Backbar.
Nappy Nappa boasts credits including The Washington Post and The Fader, as well as featuring in ITR's 'Sounds of D.C.' playlist. This evening he adds another, performing on Adult Swim's Bloodfeast live stream, a daily show "exploring the mind through perspectives on art, sexuality, psychology, spirituality, and relationships."
Nappy Nappa stopped by 'Rough' for a brief performance. Photographs by Maxwell Young
Nappa's 30 to 45-minute set begins at 10pm and is being broadcast from Atlanta. Fans of the "rawdog" can view the show by downloading the app here.
Rapping, "I done spilled mumbo sauce on my 993s in the CFP/Dawg, I'm too D.C./Said I'm too D.C," there's no telling what homegrown aesthetic Nappy Nappa debuts for the internet. Tune in and support the national push.