Butch Dawson: Get Money

West Baltimore-based rapper, producer, songwriter and Telfar model, Butch Dawson once again showcases his precise, rhythmic delivery within the single, “Get Money.” “It’s about getting money any way possible and just the perfect montage to get money to,” Butch says. “The inspiration came from a Kendrick Lamar cadence on ‘ELEMENT.,’ and I created the beat around my vocals. This song feels like an anthem for Baltimore …

Interview: Recording Artist Naeem

Formerly known as Spank Rock, Naeem Juwan sees his newest record as an opportunity to reflect and grow

Baltimore-born Naeem Juwan (who began as part of the duo Spank Rock, then retained the name Spank Rock as a solo artist, and now records as Naeem) never intended to shed his initial moniker. Spank Rock albums released in 2006 and 2011 and EPs in 2007, 2012, and 2014 established a specific style: raucous, club-influenced party rap. But, Naeem grew, and his interests shifted. Public perception, however, …

Word of Mouth Baltimore: Food and Drink

Duck confit and fig-onion jam pizzas, pop-up oyster bars and more in our look at Monument City's new eats

by Emily Bihl For a city whose cultural points of recognition are commonly “The Wire” or John Waters, Baltimore is a constantly evolving town that has a lot to offer visitors and locals of all types, as we learned in our video guide to the city a few years ago. During a recent trip there, we stopped in to check out some of the newer …