This is the first in a series of informational videos, we’re dropping, that provide more detail on as well as give a live glimpse into our SHAOLIN JAZZ engagements. Shot and edited by Ralston Smith, SHAOLIN JAZZ L!VE is one of our first signature engagements that brings to life our mixtape via a live performance of music from the SHAOLIN JAZZ catalog. The performance is led by SHAOLIN JAZZ co-founder DJ 2-Tone Jones who is backed by his fellow band members of the critically acclaimed Sound of the City band.
There’s no sophomore slump here folks. Diamond District pick-up right where they left off (from their debut offering “In the Ruff”) with “March on Washington,” an album that expands on their social commentary, and musical and lyrical range. As a native Washingtonian I’ve seen DC area rap music go through a variety of stages and its refreshing to see Diamond District, in addition area MCs and producers such as Asheru, Ajene’, Sean Born, and a list of others building on this legacy of DOPE music, not to mention being included in an exclusive class of artists and groups (worldwide) that define what GOOD rap music sounds like.
Download “March on Washington” here.
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.
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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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?
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…
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 www.citylifecard.com and take a look around, as consumers and merchants alike can create accounts for free.