Dayon Greene (Photo courtesy Leoht House)
Dayon Greene recently shared the video for “Big Steppa” off his 2020 debut album, Me.
Inspired by his love for soccer the visual is an homage to the game (“If you not playing to win, what you playing fo?”), but much could be said off the field. Where power and precision collide, Dayon intricately weaves parallels from the sport to his experience as an artist. On the cusp of stardom, the DMV rapper shows what staying the course gets you.
Kandisha and Falcons (Photo courtesy Sacks & Co.)
Producer Falcons and LA rapper Kandisha debut a new song, “Ride,” and its accompanying video.
The track was inspired by Black Lives Matter protests across the country, and recorded after the two artists attended a march together in Los Angeles earlier this year.
Priest Da Nomad (Photo still courtesy ADST Media)
Priest Da Nomad releases his new single and video “Motivation,” from his current album The Manhood Project, which reminds us that human beings all over the world are embracing the concept of caring for one another through everyday acts of kindness, and providing inspiration in so many ways!
Gorillaz with ScHoolBoy Q (Art courtesy Nasty Little Man)
It’s no secret by now that Gorillaz are making some of the most alluring music of the pandemic. With the animated band’s Song Machine project, 2-D, Murdoc, Noodle, and Russel are turning out banger after banger with special guest stars.
Gorillaz’s latest is no exception as the band team with American rapper ScHoolboy Q for “Pac-Man.”
YungManny (Photo courtesy Audible Treats)
A prodigious talent with charisma to spare, YungManny switches between off-beat flows and candy-coated melodies with ease. Flashing his million-watt smile as he causes havoc in his town, Manny shares “The Road,” his latest video.
Lil Tjay performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring on March 4, 2020. (Photo by Chris Castillo)
Tione Jayden Merritt, better known as Lil Tjay, lit up The Fillmore Silver Spring recently on tour in support of his debut album, True 2 Myself! Chris Castillo got some pictures of the new sensation.
G Herbo performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring on March 3, 2020. (Photo by Chris Castillo)
Herbert Randall Wright III, better known as G Herbo, released PTSD, his fourth album via Machine Entertainment Group and Epic Records a few weeks ago. Only a few days ago, G Herbo commanded the stage at The Fillmore Silver Spring. Chris Castillo was there to shoot the show.
Young Dolph & Key Glock perform at The Fillmore Silver Spring on March 1, 2020. (Photo by Shedrick Pelt)
Class is in session! Welcome to the No Rules Tour, led by Memphis OG Young Dolph and his cousin-slash-protégé Key Glock. A trap-rap classroom that teaches us how to stay down for the homies, never forget where you came from, ask for forgiveness instead of permission, and above all else, KEEP IT REAL!
Almost a year removed from their 2019 street-certified surprise collaboration Dum & Dummer, a project inundated with gritty punchlines and witty banter over 22 tracks, the two Ten-a-key (Tennessee) rappers enthusiastically embarked on a nationwide tour with a stop here in the DMV recently at The Fillmore Silver Spring.
Cam’ron (Killa Cam) celebrates the release of his album Purple Haze 2 at the Howard Theater on Feb. 20, 2020. (Photo by Shedrick Pelt)
Every community has its ghost, myths, and legends. Moments and people on the timeline, whether good or bad, that define the way of life for the folks that live there. More often than not the historians that safeguard these precious stories, re-envision them using soliloquies and rhyming quips to narrate the epic events.
England has William Shakespeare — and Harlem, New York, has Cameron Giles, aka Killa Cam.
Trippie Redd performs at Echostage on Feb. 16, 2020. (Photo by Chris Castillo)
Atlanta rapper Kodie Shane joined Trippie Redd on a tour stop at Echostage recently on the heels of releasing a new single, “No Rap Kap,” featuring Trippie. Chris Castillo was there to shoot the show, which also featured BlocBoy JB!