Earl Simmons, better known as DMX, debuted with his 5X Platinum album, …And Then There Was X, in 1999. The rapper last released a full album in 2012 with Undisputed, but he has been making new music recently. In January 2017, DMX released a new song “Bain Iz Back,” and he is coming to the Howard Theatre for a show on Friday, Jan. 26.
Steve Aoki released Steve Aoki Presents Kolony, his fourth studio album and a #1 debut on the Electronic Album charts, last summer via Dim Mak Records and Ultra Records. Now, the Grammy-nominated DJ and producer will launch his North American Kolony Tour here in DC at Echostage on Saturday, Feb. 10!
Harlem rapper Dave East, born David Brewster Jr., released Paranoia: A True Story, his debut extended play (EP), last summer via Def Jam Recordings and Mass Appeal Records. He kicks off a tour on Jan. 16 in New York City, and then finds himself at Baltimore Soundstage for a show only a few days later on Jan. 19.
Leading up to Christmas, Parklife DC was in a lot of book stores as our contributors browsed books and multimedia for Christmas gifts. Prominently displayed in many of those bookstores was the tome F*ck, That’s Delicious: An Annotated Guide to Eating Well by Action Bronson and Rachel Wharton.
It was a further demonstration of how Action Bronson, born Arian Asllani, has turned his lust for life into a successful second career. Already well regarded for his rapping, the musician pivoted to food in the past few years, bringing to bear a contagious enthusiasm that makes him at home both on stage and in the kitchen. That enthusiasm was on full display when Action Bronson visited The Fillmore Silver Spring on Dec. 22.
Victor Wooten is one of the best musicians on this earth. On Saturday, a packed 9:30 Club got to enjoy Victor’s talent on full display.
Lil Uzi Vert, born Symere Woods, released Love Is Rage 2, his debut studio album, in August via Generation Now and Atlantic Records. In the wake of the release, he’s been on tour, and he stopped by The Anthem for a sold-out Christmas party on Friday! Chris Castillo got pictures of the show.
Fat Trel, born Martrel Reeves, performed at U Street Music Hall on Thursday, and he blew the crowd away. Parklife DC’s Chris Castillo was there to capture the action.