Local rappers take it to the stage couch

xoLocal rapper XO, shown here at 9:30 club in September, teams up with other area MCs for the Capitol City Music Tour. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson/FTWP)

The Capitol City Music Tour -- a revue of local rappers that crosses back and forth between the District and Northern Virginia through mid-December -- landed downtown at Eyebar, Tuesday. But the MCs never actually jumped on stage; they jumped on couch, spitting emphatic verses from a VIP booth near the bar.

Despite the odd set up, the quick performances still felt intimate and inspired. K-Beta and Angel Lola Luv each delivered poised rhymes from their VIP perch, along with Kingpen Slim, who was pushing his new mixtape "Clark Kent is the Capital City Kingpen." XO provided the nightcap with the unflappable cool of "Time Out" while a not-so-subliminal message flashed on a nearby video screen: "YOUR FAVORITE RAPPER'S FAVORITE RAPPER! UPTOWN X.O."

Consider our brains thoroughly washed.

(A full list of remaining tour dates, after the jump)

The Capitol City Music Tour
Featuring Kingpen Slim, Uptown XO, K-Beta and Angel Lola Luv.

- Wednesday, Nov. 25 at Liv, 2001 11th Street, N.W.
- Monday, Dec. 7 at Pure, 3126 U Street, N.W.
- Friday, Dec. 11 at Velocity 5, 8111 Lee Highway, Falls Church.
- Tuesday, Dec. 15 at Lotus, 1420 K Street, N.W.

Liv and Velocity 5 will host full stage sets from each artist. The dates at Pure and Lotus are "lounge shows," with artists performing one or two songs each.

For more information, visit thebeamup.com

By Chris Richards |  November 18, 2009; 9:53 AM ET Live Last Night , Local News
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For the record, I did the video at eyebar and the message scrolling on the screen said "YOUR FAVORITE RAPPER'S FAVORITE RAPPER"

Posted by: okun | November 18, 2009 1:38 PM

Fixed. Thanks.

Posted by: Chris Richards | November 18, 2009 3:14 PM

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