MC Hammer (Photo courtesy Universal Attractions Agency)
Hip-hop sensation MC Hammer brings his legendary Hammer House Party to D.C.’s new, state-of-the-art venue Entertainment and Sports Arena in Congress Heights (1100 Oak Drive SE) on Friday, August 23, presented by SiriusXM Fly with special guests Sir Mix-A-Lot, Kid ‘N Play, Tone Loc, DJ Kool, and Young MC.
Pouya performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Aug. 10, 2019. (Photo by @Waufflez – wauffleznotwaffles.com)
The self proclaimed Underground Underdog, Pouya tore through The Fillmore Silver Spring last weekend for one of the final stops on his Liquid Sunshine Tour with his Buffet Boys groupmates Boobie Lootaveli and Ramirez supporting.
Bryce Vine performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Aug. 1, 2019. (Photo by Angel Kim)
“How are you doing, general DC area?” Bryce Vine asked the crowd, a sea of positive shouts and cheers responding. Earlier that night, Bryce mentioned that a Silver Spring show being considered a DC tour stop was strange — and here he was performing at The Fillmore Silver Spring recently. The casual way that Bryce addressed the audience made the statement seem like a passing thought you would share with a friend. It was fitting for his laid back and easygoing persona characteristic of his Southern California origin.
Stunna 4 Vegas performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring on July 19, 2019. (@Waufflez)
Stage diving and bras flying were the themes of the night when the Big 4X Tour made its way to The Fillmore Silver Spring last week. With assistance from openers Blacc Zacc, Fat Dave, and DC’s own Money Marr, Stunna 4 Vegas had the crowd turned up from beginning to end.
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.