Chris Richards

Pop music criticWashington, D.C.


A ranked selection of notable new recordings we heard in July.

  • Jul 28, 2015

The British rapper never left the scene. In fact, he has only gotten better. See for yourself at U Street Music Hall.

  • Jul 23, 2015

And is his version of “Classic Man” the song of the summer?

  • Jul 23, 2015

Philadelphia rapper plays Jiffy Lube Live with his girlfriend, Nicki Minaj, on the hip-hop queen’s Pinkprint Tour.

  • Jul 17, 2015

He’s helping to revive a dead trend: songs on movie soundtracks where rappers summarize the plot in rhyme.

  • Jul 16, 2015

REVIEW | In the first of two sold-out gigs, she played to the crowd — “45,000 of my friends.”

  • Jul 14, 2015

Maryland-born singer, playing the 9:30 Club on Thursday, has responded to critics by releasing more music to fans.

  • Jul 12, 2015

The 22-year-old’s new hit feels like the work of an expert.

  • Jul 9, 2015

CRITIC’S NOTEBOOK | The term doesn’t mean what it used to, mainly because it may no longer mean anything at all.

  • Jul 9, 2015

Homegrown D.C. singer unveils her new album at Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage.

  • Jul 3, 2015
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