Rap Sheet

• D. King, formerly known as DK, is a Baltimore rapper with an impressive pedigree that includes a stint over a decade ago with Jay-Z's short-lived Carter Faculty imprint, and another stint with the Diplomats-affiliated Harlem group Purple City. Though he's largely kept quiet since the 2006 mixtape King Me, he recently came roaring back on the scene with the single "Never Do" from his upcoming EP, and an appearance on the "Sway In The Morning" show on Shade 45.

• For fans of sampledelic instrumental hip-hop, we recommend Baltimore producer J-Who? Worldwise's new release Records Of Death, less an album than a beat tape full of breakbeats that DJs and MCs are encouraged to use. The album is available on Amazon and CD Baby, and also streaming at https://soundcloud.com/j-who-worldwise.

• This month Baltimore rapper E-Dubble (pictured) is releasing a collaborative EP with the "soul trance" band 27 Lights. Both will perform at the 8x10 on Friday, April 25, along with fellow hometown MCs Greenspan and OG Dutchmaster.

• The prolific teenage rapper Bink Baghdad released the Fuck Ya Favorite Rapper EP in March, and recently announced on Twitter that this month he'll release the fifth installment of his Fuck Rap mixtape series.

• King Los' on-again-off-again relationship with Bad Boy Records is once again off, as he recently announced. He was previously with the label from 2005 to 2008, and signed back on in 2012. He recently released his latest solo mixtape, Zero Gravity 2, and guested on Kid Ink's major label debut My Own Lane. Currently Kid Ink and King Los are on a national tour, which stops in Maryland on April 18 for a show at the Fillmore in Silver Spring.

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