Snapshots: The Internet @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 12/3/18

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Syd fronts The Internet at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Dec. 3, 2018. (Photo by Chris Castillo)

The Internet downloaded into The Fillmore Silver Spring for two nights of funky music on the Hive Mind Tour earlier this week, and Chris Castillo caught the jam-packed action on the first night.

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Live Review: Freddie Gibbs @ U Street Music Hall — 11/27/18

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Freddie Gibbs performs at U Street Music Hall on Nov. 27, 2018. (Photo by Victoria Ford/Sneakshot Photography, www.sneakshot.net)

Pressure makes diamonds — and as far as hip-hop goes, Freddie Gibbs is a cut above the rest. The versatile emcee dug deep into his discography during a recent performance at DC’s U Street Music Hall. The Gary, Indiana rhymer’s performance catered to both his gangster rap fans and underground hip-hop aficionados.

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Music Park: Phony Ppl @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 11/21/18

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Phony Ppl performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Nov. 21, 2018. (Photo by Will Colbert)

Can abstract soul and hardcore hip hop exist in the same space? It did for a night when the two opposing aesthetics were paired for a show at The Fillmore Silver Spring. Brooklyn hip-hop soul band Phony Ppl opened for gangster rapper Pusha T on Nov. 21, allowing Phony Ppl to capitalize on the buzz from their latest album mō’zā-ik (2018) and expand their fan base.

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Music Park: Redemption of a Dogg w/ Snoop Dogg and Tamar Braxton @ Warner Theatre — 11/9/18

IMG_4279 Snoop Dogg (right) watches his younger self navigate the perils of stardom in “Redemption of a Dogg.” (Photo courtesy Je’Caryous Johnson)

Snoop Dogg alongside with Tamar Braxton and friends recently came to the Warner Theatre to host a play about Snoop’s upbringing before and after reaching the legendary status he holds now. The semi-autobiographical musical, “Redemption of a Dogg” (written by Je’Caryous Johnson), is a moving and surprisingly affecting play that is well worth your time.

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