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