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High Times Interviews Mustafa Akbar

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Photo by Josh Brick

Mustafa Akbar came up in the Eighteenth Street Lounge scene in Washington, D.C. in the mid ‘90s. “The Lounge,” as he calls it, is actually one of Teddy Roosevelt’s old mansions. Perched upon DC’s 18th Street abreast of iconic Dupont Circle, the multi-level enclave became Thievery Corporation’s stomping grounds and home to ESL Music, an incubator of DC funk and soul infused electronica and global force in downtempo music.

It was 2001 when ESL artists Thunderball debuted Akbar signing on their album Scorpio Rising. The album released on September 11th, 2001– imagine how bittersweet, yet somewhat fitting for a D.C. label whose output includes poignant political anthems like “Amerimacka” and “The Richest Man in Babylon.” Notwithstanding, Akbar’s debut on ESL set the stage for features on numerous recordings, collaborating with artists, producers and record labels the world over, including numerous appearances on Kraak and Smaak’s Jalapeno Records. He’s since formed his own group, Nappy Riddem, a conscious reggae band supported by Fort Knox Five’s record label Fort Knox Recordings, who’ve logged yearly performances for DC’s National Cannabis Festival. And today, Akbar has a new single out, “Trust,” debuting on Brooklyn indie music imprint SpinSpinNYC…”

Read more via High Times: http://hightimes.com/culture/music/nappy-riddems-mustafa-akbar-is-d-c-musics-greatest-voice/

Washington D.C. | Nutritious Returns to Eighteenth Street Lounge 6.20.15

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Nutritious returns to the legendary Eighteenth Street Lounge, a restored mansion that was once the home of Teddy Roosevelt and the current headquarters of Thievery Corporation, in D.C. for an evening of revelry. He’s headlining the Gold Room.

Saturday, June 20th

10pm til 2am
RSVP to party(at)spinspinnyc(dot)com
Eighteenth Street Lounge (ESL)
1212 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20036

Washington D.C. | Nutritious Returns to Eighteenth Street Lounge 5.3.14

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Nutritious returns to the legendary Eighteenth Street Lounge, a restored mansion that was once the home of Teddy Roosevelt and the current headquarters of Thievery Corporation, in D.C. for evening of revelry.

Saturday, May 3rd                                                                                                                       
10pm til 2am
RSVP to party(at)spinspinnyc(dot)com
Eighteenth Street Lounge (ESL)                                                                                              
1212 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20036

Join Nutritious for an evening of revelry at Eighteenth Street Lounge in DC on December 28th

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Nutritious returns to the legendary Eighteenth Street Lounge, a restored mansion that was once the home of Teddy Roosevelt and the current headquarters of Thievery Corporation, in D.C. for another evening of revelry (this time he’s rocking the outside patio).

Saturday, December 28th
10pm til 2am

RSVP to party(at)spinspinnyc(dot)com

Eighteenth Street Lounge (ESL)
1212 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20036

Nutritious Returns to Eighteenth Street Lounge on Saturday, April 4th | Washington D.C.

Nutritious returns to the legendary Eighteenth Street Lounge for another evening in the Main Room.

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