Meet some of the DMV’s leading music pros and get an inside look at a historic photo shoot featuring the area’s rising Hip Hop players.
HISTORICAL HOP: The best and brightest hip-hop players in the DMV (that’s the District, Maryland, and Virginia for the uninitiated) gathered outside the legendary Lincoln Theatre recently to spread the gospel of Washington’s hip-hop artists and producers. Local up-and-comers are making national waves (did you catch Wale on MTV’s VMAs this fall?) and putting the spotlight on what many consider to be a hip-hop renaissance in the nation’s capital. The photo shoot was organized by local producer Judah, who has been involved in the DMV hip hop scene’s renaissance. Some noteworthy names to remember: Phil Ade, Tabi Boney, Raheem Devaughn, Don Juan, Lyriciss, RAtheMC, Kingpin Slim, Wale,and X.O. (Photo by Anchyi Wei)