DC Hip-Hop...


The Chocolate City was the embodiment of Go go and R & B, so the idea of hip hop was laid to rest. Chuck Brown, Rare Essence, and others were prominently featured throughout the city and the origins of Go go paved the way for the emergence of hip hop in the District. When I moved to Virginia years ago I had no idea D.C. would be a breeding ground for rap music especially since most of music that I heard from the District revolved around Go go or R & B singers (Nonchalant, Raheem DeVaughn etc). Most of the music that I listened to either came from Southern Virginia (Clipse for example) or the Richmond area (Skillz, Born Unique, etc). The DMV is a breeding ground for hip-hop thanks to Wale, Marky, Tabi Bonney, Ra the MC, and more. I have included a list of artists representing the DMV please feel free to add to the list.

ARTISTS REPPING THE DISTRICT
Wale
Marky
Tabi Bonney
XO
Ra the MC
Izzy Battle
Carty-Yeah
Kingpin Slim (get well fam)
Godisheus
Asheru
The Package
Mo Betta
A.P.
Head-Roc
Multiple Man
TAMU
T.E.F.L.O.N. (shouts out to Eric waddup champ)
Epidemik (mixtape is FIERCE)
R.E.U.B.
Koyaki
K-Beta
Ardamus
Flex Mathews
Priest Da Nomad
Storm the Unpredictable
Brother Maniac
Mello-D & the Rados
Oddisee
Low Budget Crew
Lyriciss
Nando McFly
Scholarman
Enoch the 7th Prophet
Cayan
Magnum Dollar$
Bishop
Benji
D Omen
G*Two
Panacea
Judah
Thad Reid
Ray Dugga
Tae Barz
EMP
Lady A

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  1. haha adding Lady A...thank you woooooooo

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  2. Damn - I didn't know Asheru and Wale were from DC. You learn something new everyday - I'm more of a beat guy and this list seems more MC oriented, but are you down with Damu? I've seen you around on Strictly beats for a minute, And your from DC, so that's prob. a dumbass question on my part. Just had to throw that in there cos dude is mad talented.

    BTW I added this page to my Blogroll - Not expecting it in return, I don't do it for that reason, but come check out my spot ( http://dntz.blogspot.com ) and if you deem it worthy feel free to link to me. I'm on this shameless self promotion tip; going through a divorce, raising my 4 year old son on my own, holding down a job and getting blinted daily. It's a juggling act and we all got a part to play.

    Anyway, enough. Props, man,

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  3. Wale is up at the mound
    and X.O. is next most def.

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  4. waddup fam...thanks for the love...D Ntz, Damu is a beast on the boards...the list that I compiled is a emcee friendly list...hehe

    P

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  5. Wale is definitely at the forefront of the D.C. movement, he is one of the best if you ask me, Kokayi is great also, I saw him when he opened up for KRS-One, he killed it, I know Asheru from The Boondocks, need to peep more of his stuff...

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  6. yea...the list you compiled in ON POINT! I have seen or heard 90% of the Emcees on the list and they are all on the come up! Our Hip Hop scene is definitely nothing to play with!!!

    @ gogoluver: XO is quite nice! His flow is crazy!

    THE GREAT DEBATE WILL BE OUT DEC 1! KEEP YOUR EARS OPEN!

    RBMG

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  7. of course Lady A...thank you for putting me on to a new talent...

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  8. Take Lady A off til she does a collab with me...*smh* At the way she ignores my musical advances...shooo I got bars man. lol

    Nah seriously tho nice list like Lady A I know the majority of them the ones I don't I'll find tho...I could easily add to this list an I probably will a bit later.

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  9. please do Mo, like I said I have heard most of the people on the list and I know that I am excluding people...

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  10. Ima definetly have to check out some of these, great site by the way p.

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  11. Appreciate being included on the list!!!

    magnumdollars.wordpress.com
    myspace.com/magnumdollar

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