Nas performs at Les Ardentes Festival in Belgium on July 11, 2013. (Photo by Kmeron)
It has been 25 years since the release of Nas’s debut, Illmatic. The New York emcee recently reminded fans at Wolf Trap why many consider it the best hip hop album ever. Nas brought Illmatic’s vivid street tales to the Filene Center and created a truly cinematic experience with the help of the National Symphony Orchestra.
Blink-182 and Lil Wayne (Photo courtesy Blink-182)
California punk trio Blink-182 recently dropped “Generational Divide,” a fast new song. New Orleans rapper Lil Wayne released Tha Carter V, his 12th studio album, last year. The two have come together for a joint tour that lands at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Sunday, July 21.
Nas (Photo courtesy Wolf Trap)
Rapper Nas released Nasir, his 11th studio album, via Mass Appeal Records in 2018. But the hip hop artist is on tour now to celebrate the 25th anniversary of his album Illmatic, and he’s doing it in style. Nas performs the album with the National Symphony Orchestra at Wolf Trap on Sunday, July 14.
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performs at the Howard Theatre on June 13, 2019. (Photo by Shedrick Pelt)
Welcome to the main event! This is a story. A story about a movement. A movement that is changing our world. This grass roots movement begins like most do, with a team. And as the team grows so does the legends. Legends of men made from machines. And others who’ve braved the coldest summers. Stories of the dead rising. And fearless leaders who came out of a cage to thrive and spread the gospel.
Nav performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring on June 17, 2019. (Photo by Chris Castillo)
Canadian rapper Nav dropped by The Fillmore Silver Spring recently on his Bad Habits Tour. Chris Castillo was there to take some pictures!
Ghostemane (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)
Eric Whitney, better known as Ghostemane, released N/O/I/S/E, a full-length album influenced by acts like Metallica, Nine Inch Nails and Marilyn Manson. He followed that up with an EP, Opium, this year, and now he performs at U Street Music Hall on Wednesday, June 19.
Xavier Wulf performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring on June 7, 2019. All photos copyright and courtesy of AJ Waugh (@Waufflez).
Chants of “WHO!?” rang out around The Fillmore Silver Spring recently when Xavier Wulf’s The Hollow Squad Tour rolled into the DMV.