DC rapper Lightshow releases his new mixtape, If These Walls Could Talk 2, today, Friday, Aug. 23! And he’s bringing some friends for a big show at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Friday, Sept. 20.
Parklife DC’s Chris Castillo recently accompanied interviewer PhillinMe to chat about Lightshow’s new music.
Watch the video interview with Lightshow, filmed at Nando’s H St. NE, DC, on Aug. 18:
Lightshow’s new 15-track mixtape features collaborations with artists like fellow DMV native Wale, who teamed up with Lightshow on his latest single “Your Side, My Side.”
Stream “Your Side, My Side” by Lightshow featuring Wale on Spotify:
As the CEO of his independent record label 86 America, Lightshow is committed to creating a platform for local artists on the rise. He also doesn’t shy away from discussing sociopolitical issues such as gun violence (Lightshow himself is a survivor) and the affects of gentrification in his community. With his effortless flow and thought-provoking lyrics, Lightshow is quickly emerging as one of the most refreshing talents in hip-hop.