Guapdad 4000 strikes a pose at Songbyrd Music House on Oct. 9, 2019. (Photo by Chris Castillo)
Akeem Hayes, better known as Guapdad 4000, soon releases his debut studio album, Dior Deposits. Meanwhile, Guapdad 4000 dropped by Songbyrd Music HOuse recently for a show with P-Lo, and Chris Castillo took some pictures!
Wale performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Oct. 9, 2019. (Photo by Shedrick Pelt)
“Woooow… That’s Craaaaazy” was the phrase I repeated over and over to myself, as the night built for the anxiously awaited return home for DC’s prolific son Wale! This was what it’s supposed to feel like when you’re a hometown hero. The Fillmore Silver Spring was supposed to have a line wrapped around the block. You’re supposed to bring out the homies Q Da Fool & Young Chris. What would normally amount to a ton of pressure, didn’t phase Wale. He just feels the strength: He loves his city and it loves him.
Styles P performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Oct. 4, 2019. (Photo by Shedrick Pelt)
As a graduate of the School Of Hard Knocks, the course Science of Speech was probably one of my favorite classes. The importance of linguistics when presenting an idea or just involving yourself in casual conversation cannot be emphasized enough. Pairing complex thoughts and ideas into 16 bar verses has been studied for ages but only perfected by an elite few. Honorary professors Talib Kweli, Styles P, and Dead Prez are among those blessed enough to harness the power of speech, which they did at The Fillmore Silver Spring recently.
Snoop Dogg performs at Jiffy Lube Live on Sept. 27, 2019. (Photo by Chris Castillo)
Snoop Dogg, known to his friends as Calvin Broadus Jr. (well, they call him Snoop too actually), visited Jiffy Lube Live to mark the 25th anniversary of his debut studio album, Doggystyle. Chris Castillo of Parklife DC went along to take some pictures!
Lightshow performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Sept. 20, 2019. (Photo by Chris Castillo)
Earlier this year, DC rapper Lightshow released If These Walls Could Talk 2, a follow-up to his 2015 mixtape. He recently performed at a big show with friends at The Fillmore Silver Spring, and Chris Castillo got some pictures.
The Lox Performs at Howard Theatre on Sept. 17, 2019. (Photo by @Waufflez – wauffleznotwaffles.com)
Legendary New York rap group, The LOX stopped through Howard Theatre recently for a classic hip-hop show in celebration of the 20th anniversary of their platinum debut album Money Power Respect. With assistance from opening act Tony Moxberg, Jadakiss, Styles P, and Sheek Louch gave the crowd all the bars they could ever ask for performing classic solo and group records such as “We Gon Make It,” “Knock Yourself Out,” and “Mighty D-Block.”
Meek Mill and Future perform at Jiffy Lube Live, Sept. 17, 2019. (Photo by Shedrick Pelt)
“Legends are made, not born.” Enter Meek Mill and Future — two of hip hop’s most powerful artists, crisscrossing the nation on a 20+ stop summer tour, that could only be done justice under the banner of Legendary Nights.