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Asheru and The Funk Ark | Funky DC

HAD to share this joint from the homie Asheru, a DC native, educator, and very influential MC (on a global level), who also created the theme song for Aaron Macgruder’s The Boondocks animated series; just released the latest video “Funky DC” from is most recent album “Sleepless in Soweto.”

Listen and learn more here.


CAN I KICK IT? – Kung Fu Flics + Classic Hip-Hop


Earlier this year I talked to 2-Tone about the idea of doing a SHAOLIN JAZZ event series in DC, as all of our lectures, events, etc. take place outside of the DMV (which is where we’re based), and the idea of screening Kung-Fu films and playing classic hip-hop came to mind.  Its a simple concept akin to all lovers of hip-hop and Kung-Fu flics (there’s always been this very organic connection between the two) – those week or weekend nights where everyone gathers at one friend’s crib to eat, watch, drink, listen, freestyle (not all in that order) and the idea of doing CAN I KICK IT? was birthed.

Join us for the launch of CAN I KICK IT? – a unique, monthly event series catered to lovers of Martial Arts flicks, the music inspired by the films, and everything else in between.  Starting Thursday June 26th (and taking place the 4th Thursday of every month) @ Marvin, 8pm-12am, CAN I KICK IT? will consist of two films being screened throughout the venue with attendees also enjoying a soundtrack of Hip-Hop, Funk, Soul and cinema soundbites mixed live by DJ 2-Tone JonesSHAOLIN JAZZ artwork and additional visuals on display as well.

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“Dreams” by Darren Harper

Just caught this from the homie Darren Harper aka D-Streets (Famous Stars and Straps).  Be sure to keep your eye on this cat.  Music and skateboarding aren’t his only hustles….


I know its been a minute since the last one but check out some behind-the-scenes shots from MAKE NO!SE #3.  The subject of which is Shane Pomajambo – owner of art gallery Art Whino – one of the only area galleries to exhibit pop culture, street art, and graffiti.

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Can You Dig It – Aniekan Udofia

Hit up the homie Aniekan Udofia’s latest show – “Can You Dig It,” which is his ode to the 70′s.  And if you know anything about this artist you know that the 70′s IS this cat’s steez.

No crowd shots of this one – let’s just say that its time for me to get a new digital camera so these shots were taken with my Blackberry, which has no flash?

At any rate, congrats to Aniekan on an extremely solid show, looking forward to “The Sickness 4: Reloaded,” and for more pics click here Read the rest of this entry

“Party Rockers”: Master of the Mix Viewing Party: Episode 1

Check out the first in a series of video recaps for Party Rockers – the Smirnoff Master of the Mix viewing parties here in DC.  Thanks for my face-time Kat!

Temporium – Progress 2

Stopped by Temporium on Sunday to check out the AM Radio’s progress and snapped some of shots of some of the other build-out taking place.

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Hommy (got to be the coolest name) from DC Shoes (Life Collection) is supporting a project I’ve got coming up.  Can’t wait for this one to drop, as I’ll be working with a variety of  Wash, DC’s influencers/creatives.  Stay tuned…

11pm Rush Hour (Metrobus) – Wash, DC



I’m pleased to announce the arrival of CityLife, a unique online community who’s focus is highlighting the best that the Washington, DC area has to offer.

CityLife has been 2 years in the making and, as anyone in the internet business will attest to – there’s so much more involved when building a website, on any level.

Click the link below for our official press release and visit and take a look around, as consumers and merchants alike can create accounts for free.

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