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Monday, October 13, 2014

@innerloopbeats @scrillaventura @grussle @casitodelfresco - Inner Loop - S.I.L.K. (Official Music Video)

The Washington Metropolitan area, affectionately known as the DMV – which stands for the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia respectively – has its share of top Hip-Hop talent. In recent times however, producers from the region have struggled to stand apart from the rappers that dominate the landscape. The production trio of J Scrilla, Casito and Grussle all aim to flip that perception.

Where Inner Loop will succeed in winning ear drums is how each producer cover various ground in their styles.

J Scrilla, a veteran DJ out of Northern Virginia, has been one of the more active names on the underground with acts such as Heltah Skeltah, Killer Mike, Nipsey Hussle, Roc Marciano, Mobb Deep and countless others blessing his tracks with their vocals. Inspired by legends the Bomb Squad, RZA, and DJ Muggs, Scrilla's ear for the aggressive and melodic is unmatched. And in the live setting, Scrilla's infectious personality adds to the entire package. With his focus on having a one of a kind sound, J Scrilla is well on his way in carving his name in the annals of history.

Casito, a D.C. native who was raised in nearby Prince George's County, takes a more polished sonic approach. With an ability to grasp the youthful sounds of today coupled with uncanny musical complexity, Casito's best years are ahead of him. Influenced by the late, great J Dilla, Alchemist and the legendary Quincy Jones, Casito has provided soulful backdrops for Pastor Troy, Wais P, G-Two, and Trademark Da SkyDiver. Casito simply wants to be known for his consistency and bringing an authentic approach with his production. Based on his body of work so far, he's achieving that and will do far more.

Grussle, also from Northern Virginia, has been a buzzing name on the local scene with expert showings in various beat battles and showcases. Simply put, Grussle is the soul selector of the Inner Loop conglomerate. In a game where samples and loops are often a rarity, Grussle puts the lost art of the chop back up front where it belongs. This isn't to say Grussle is a one-trick pony, as he's just as capable as his compatriots to change his style at a moment's notice. Counting 9th Wonder, DJ Premier, Oddisee, Madlib and other dusty-fingered beat-smiths as influences, Grussle can proudly line up with any of the aforementioned and go head-to-head.

Together, the Inner Loop production squad have a collective goal: to become the go-to producers in not only the DMV region, but throughout the vast expanses of Hip-Hop period. From neck-snapping bangers, to soulfully layered sounds, and to that unadulterated filthy, nasty funk, Inner Loop most definitely has all lanes covered.

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