@Judahonthebeats Choose Wisely Video

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

@chris_bo202 - I Come From The Dirt Mixtape

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Wordsmith - Coco in December (Official Music Video

@awthentik - "God Willing" (Official Video)

Da Tryfe Mc FT 410Troub "Love My City" Dir. by Pyrex tv

@Rob_Regal - Number One/Made Me Interlude


@DamondBlue1 - "Keep it 100" Feat. @FatTrel & A.C.

@LXisMusic - (Official) - Moving On

@MadeInTheDMV Thank You & Recap

Your Story. Our Culture. #MadeInTheDMV

Thank You
As we are winding down from the December 6 launch of #MadeInTheDMV and gearing up for the campaign in the New Year, we wanted to take the time to thank you for your participation in what has been called "one of the most monumental days in DMV music history." Words can't express how grateful we are to have had your support and trust in our vision for #MadeInTheDMV, and the contributions of your time, knowledge, and experience have made an immediate impact on the atmosphere and energy of our music scene.

Our Story
We initially set out to create a platform to inspire, cultivate, and build. We knew, like many of those outside of our area, that amazing talent in all aspects of the music industry live and work here, but bridging gaps, changing attitudes, and instilling a sense of pride would be key in growing into the next music mecca we have the potential to become. In personal conversations and awareness of your personal efforts, we knew that we weren't alone in our belief in our region. We found ourselves overwhelmingly personally inspired by you all and your willingness to teach and share and our attendees' eagerness to learn.
Putting together #MadeInTheDMV was no easy feat. Aside from the time and logistical challenges of putting the events together in less than 45 days, we faced uncertainty and challenges. We were told that people aren't interested in learning. We were told that the experienced and successful won't openly share. We were told that people would not come to an all-DMV artist showcase without a major headliner. We were told that we faced the risk of getting shut down if we were able to draw a crowd because of disorder. We were told that we can't put on a quality event without a budget and make it free to attend. We were told that no one really cares, and that the DMV will never have a "real industry." 
Despite the doubt, we put in inhuman hours and pulled every resource and favor from our friends, colleagues, teams, and families. With your support and involvement, doubt turned to encouragement and expectation, and we built a marketing campaign that generated over 60 graphics, over 6,000 #MadeInTheDMV hashtag posts on Instagram, over 100 auditioners, over 500 registrations for the conference, and over 1500 registrations for the show. Even with the buzz, we faced uncertainty about whether the Internet support would translate into reality.
On a rainy Saturday morning at 9 am, the R.I.S.E. parking lot and our first panel was packed. The rain continued all day, but so did the overwhelming spirit of support and the endless stream of artists, creatives, executives, entrepreneurs, influencers, and supporters. We reached capacity for both the conference and the show, and the only news we made that day was good news. Our final numbers were over 300 in attendance for the conference, 800 for the show, and $2000 raised for charity non-profit, Will Rap 4 Food, Inc.
We are truly honored and humbled by your support and contributions in helping to make #MadeInTheDMV a success. Together we made a powerful statement to local businesses, the region, and perhaps most importantly to each other that there is not only a need, but also a desire to grow and build, and that we can come together as a community in a positive manner in support of one another.

Special Thank Yous
We would like to thank our partners and sponsors: IGotIt4Free, Will Rap 4 Food, Sports Zone, Chix, Fractograf, Hennessy, Reebok, Center for Arts and Media, Bottom Feeders Music, Coliseum Apparel, JukiTV, Best of Both Offices, Hip Hop Since 1987, Create DC, Sam Bone Group, High Definition Society, Haven House Music, My Promo Voice, RealTALK DC, HATFest DC, Humanities DC, R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center, and DCCAH.
We would like to especially thank the Will Rap 4 Food team, Bryonna Younger, Kim Lomax, Shantae Sturdivant, Allia, DJ Marauder, J Cudder, and Cory Moore for going the extra mile to help provide logistics and coordination support.

The Way Ahead
Following your dreams isn't easy and #MadeInTheDMV is about celebrating our successes, empowering and inspiring others with our stories and experiences, and creating a collaborative culture. As the saying goes, "True leaders don't create followers, they create more leaders." WE are the leaders. No one else is going to build our own scene like we, ourselves, can collectively – those of us who live, work, and create right here in the DMV.
We hope to collectively build on the platform and momentum you helped to create. We will continue what we started with #MadeInTheDMV by hosting workshops, events, collaborating on projects, and more. We hope to grow the campaign into broader topics and participation given more space and time in the future. #MadeInTheDMV was created to help mutually support each other, so please keep us updated on your projects and endeavors.


Please check out some of the #MadeInTheDMV recap articles:

Byrd, IGotIt4Free
Melisa Duncan, Will Rap 4 Food | Maniiifest

Monday, December 15, 2014

@MardyMilli "Boyz N The Hood " @DJTREEGOTTI

JackBoi Tony "Topic":Video

@VistoHLK "On Fleek Tonight" Official Video

@ReesaRenee - "Invisible" Video

@RobbieCeleste - Tales

@DeronDMV tells FRESHdaily Inc. why DMV artists have it rough

FreshDaily Inc: What would you say has been the hardest part so far in pursuing music?

Deron: The hardest part has been being able to funnel the money needed to keep everything going and stay consistent. It’s so expensive to record, let alone put together a marketing and promotional campaigns and pretty much positioning yourself in the market to be successful has been the hardest part. When you have the capital to do it, it’s easy and you can make things happen really fast. But when the money slows down or when things get a little too costly that’s when you can see your consistency start to fade off and you have to build back from step 1 once you get the capital to make moves again.

Read the rest of Deron's interview here

Da Rookiez - Cop Killerz (You Can be Next)

DC's @BornIMusic Releases Powerful New Record - "I Cant Breathe"

@yung_gleesh - WASABI trailer Dec 17th Release /// LA Performance ft. Chief Keef Tadoe

@whosethisa1guy - I'm Livin' (Official Freestyle Video)

@theknoxhill - Game Theory (Official Music Video) HD

Sahve' vol.1 by Nu' The Mayor

Wednesday, December 10, 2014


NEW MUSIC: "N Dey Know" by: @Yella_Jesus

@Erie_Ave - One Shot (Official Video)

Diamond D (DITC) Remixes Diamond District (yU, Oddisee, XO) | Free Download

@STEFisDOPE - Real Shit

Zay gunna-Last Hope

#NewMusicVideo @phLLFthyBoiiURG (1/2 of @phLLFthy) "Gucci Regardless" check it out!

Mo Records Presents Studio Files a various dmv artist mixtape.

Rome Cee - Glimpse

Rome Cee is a hip-hop artist based in Baltimore, MD. He has a versatile flow and raps about Life topics over soulful beats. His influences have been cited as Nas, Notorious B.I.G and Wu-tang Clan. Since early 2010, he has released several albums independently via Bandcamp.com and other websites. His release, The Extra Mile in 2011 featured the likes of Brooklyn rapper Sean Price and easily placed Rome as one of Baltimore's City's "Most Promising Rappers" as quoted by Baltimore Sun writer Wesley Case for B Magazine, the city's local magazine, which Rome Cee appeared on the cover for the month he was featured. In early 2012, Rome released The Grey Area which features a wide array of producers spanning from the U.K. to Baltimore, MD and has garnered attention from local media outlets and national websites.

Maryland Emcee @Jay_IDK @MarcNfinit Follows Up His Well Received Visual For "Two Hoes" With The Boom-Bap Infused Cut "Hungry"! (2014)

Audio: Jay IDK - Hungry

If you don’t know Jay IDK (see what I did there?), better get acquainted because the up-start emcee is showing growth with every release and building his fan base exponentially. Today the DMV native returns to his boom-bap roots via his brand new MarcNfinit produced cut appropriately titled “Hungry”.

With just a few weeks left in 2014, I can comfortably go and record and say the quick-strike release is easily one of the best rap songs to drop from the east coast this year. Satisfy your hip-hop appetite and stream “Hungry” after the jump!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

@MadeInTheDMV this Saturday!!!!!!!!!!!

Your Story. Our Culture. #MadeInTheDMV
On December 6, 2014, IGotIt4Free and Will Rap 4 Food, Inc. will present #MadeInTheDMV Music Conference and Showcase, which will highlight, educate, inspire, and unite the DMV arts and entertainment community, while providing undiscovered talent with national exposure opportunities. You are invited to audition for the #MadeInTheDMV Show with panelists from MTV, WKYS, WPGC, Broccoli City and more.

You are invited to attend the #MadeInTheDMV Show to support our talent and participate in voting for the DMV's next hit record along with panelists from MTV, WKYS, WPGC, Broccoli City and more.

Attendees will enjoy a live musical experience by the DMV's top talent. There will be giveaways from participating sponsors and drink specials from Hennessy (must be 21+ to drink).

Attendance is FREE with registration!


#MadeIntheDMV Show Industry Judging Panel: 
  • MTV Journalist Rob Markman of MTV News, Sway in the Morning, and RapFix
  • DJ Quicksilva of 93.9 WKYS and BET’s 106th & Park
  • Producer Tone P, BET-nominated producer for Wale, J Cole, Meek Mill, and more
  • DJ Heat of 95.5 WPGC and Core DJs 
  • Jermon Williams of Broccoli City and Broccoli City Festival 
  • Dre the Mayor of CCCLXVIII (368 Music Collective), brand architect and ambassador for Reebok and more

Artists who are selected to perform at the #MadeInTheDMV Show will perform their next hit or breakout record before our industry panel and crowd. Our industry panelists will provide feedback, and along with the crowd, vote on the DMV’s next hit record(s). Our panelists and sponsors will provide additional exposure opportunities for performers to include media features, future performance opportunities, and a complimentary producer’s session, so your voice is necessary to let them know who's #MadeInTheDMV!


#MadeIntheDMV Show Industry Judging Panel: 
  • MTV Journalist Rob Markman of MTV News, Sway in the Morning, and RapFix
  • DJ Quicksilva of 93.9 WKYS and BET’s 106th & Park
  • Producer Tone P, BET-nominated producer for Wale, J Cole, Meek Mill, and more 
  • DJ Heat of 95.5 WPGC and Core DJs 
  • Jermon Williams of Broccoli City and Broccoli City Festival 
  • Dre the Mayor of CCCLXVIII (368 Music Collective), brand architect and ambassador for Reebok and more

If you are selected for the #MadeInTheDMV Show, you will perform your next hit or breakout record or producers will participate in a beat battle before our industry panel and crowd. You will be provided feedback by our industry panelists who will vote, along with the crowd, on the DMV’s next hit record(s) or beat(s). Our panelists and sponsors will provide additional exposure opportunities for performers to include media features, future performance opportunities, and a complimentary producer’s session.

Registration Fee: 
The $50 fee includes a charitable donation to Will Rap 4 Food, Inc. Registrants will be invited to a live audition, to be judged by DMV music professionals and influencers.

Requirements for Audition: 
Must be 18+. Bring a performance track of 1 original song or your beat on both CD and USB. During the audition, you will be provided with a maximum of 5 minutes to perform your song or play your beat. You will be provided feedback on your performance at the audition by our preliminary panel. Audition will be held on multiple dates, times, and locations (to be announced) to ensure all registrants get the opportunity to audition.

Show Selection Criteria: 
You will be judged on the following criteria:
  1. Showmanship (determined by audition)
  2. Commercial potential/marketability of song (determined by audition)
  3. Relatability (determined by #MadeInTheDMV event presenters)
    • #MadeInTheDMV is about telling our stories and inspiring each other! Create an Instagram video and tell us who you are, why you are #MadeInTheDMV, or anything else to inspire us to choose you and tag #MadeInTheDMV or @madeintheDMV. Posts will be promoted via our social media. Be creative!
  4. Fan engagement (determined by social media presence and fan registrations)
    • Have your fans tag #MadeInTheDMV or @madeinthedmv along with your name
    • Have your fans register for FREE show entry here and include your name in the "Artist You Are Supporting" box

Show Decisions: 
  1. Finalists from auditions will be selected based on Selection Criteria 1 & 2 (listed above).
  2. Following the audition, you will be notified of your selection and invited to attend as a VIP of the #MadeInTheDMV Show on December 6.
  3. Performers will be selected and announced at the show based on Selection Criteria 3 (listed above). You must be present to be selected for performance.

Benefits and Prizes: 
All show performers will receive the following:
  • Feedback on your records by the industry panel
  • Feature on bestofbothoffices.com
  • Promotion on @MadeInTheDMV social media sites

Select performers will receive the following based on individual panelist preferences:
  • Allhiphop.com “Breeding Ground” feature
  • Producer Tone P will select a performer for a one-on-one session and custom production
  • Jermon Williams will select performers for the 2015 Broccoli City Festival

What’s Next? 
  1. Register for the Audition.
  2. Create your #MadeInTheDMV Instagram video.
  3. Have your supporters register for FREE entry to the Show and include your name in the comment field.
  4. Have your supporters include your social media handle and hashtag #MadeInTheDMV or @madeinthedmv
  5. Show up, show out, and show love!

@InsaneLyrically - - Hate On Me

Devin White debuts new single on WPGC 95.5 !

DMV Recording artist Devin White is set to debut his new single, "Diamonds in the Rough" live Wednesday, December 10th on Washington D.C.'s own WPGC 95.5. DJ Tony Redz sits down with White for an on air interview about the new record and musical influences of the approaching project. 

"The new record is all about freedom of expression. As I get older I realize that my musical voice is specific only to me, and I'm having fun with that. Creating things on my terms how I want them done and said." Said the singer, "Diamonds [in the rough] is a great record... One of my best. I can't wait to get people's feedback once they hear it." 

The interview goes down live Wednesday, December 10th at 9pm only on WPGC 95.5 

"Diamonds in the Rough" will be available digitally December 10th.

Additional music available for download or streaming here.

Stream/Download: SmCity - "Empire Falls" (Album)

@Khalaezzygame @Chuku100 @TopShottaFi - Khalaezzy Game Feat. Lightshow - F.S.B (Official Music Video) Prod. By DJ Strapz

TomorrowsMillion Nellstalgia

@marnixchange/ @LeonThaDon_ - I'm Hip

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

SmCity - Riding Off In The Sunset Feat. Emanny (Prod. By Harry Fraud)

@LewSid1 - Boy Meets World (Prod. By Ka-Meal)

@eMeX - Made Me Prod.@tREEt_s

 eMeX drops "Made Me" for a mere glimpse into the troublesome thoughts and lifestyle for a young Baltimore City native. eMeX gives us pain, aspiration, and thought-provoking lyrics over an airy tREEts production which complements the words with ease. One of the realest tracks we've heard from eMeX, "Made Me" serves as a testimony that eMeX's hunger and fire is genuine and worthy of a listen. Look out for more of eMeX's insight into his #PHGLife with exclusive releases through his team's free PHG Music App Here: itunes.apple.com/us/app/phg-mus…

NEW VIDEO: Wordsmith - I Got a Promotion Feat. Paul Rivers Bailey

Diamond District - "Ain't Over (Black Milk Remix)"

The new album "Redux" will be out December 16th.
Pre-Order Now and you will recieve two songs before release date:
Black Milk's remix of "Ain't Over" on 12/2 and
Diamond D's remix of "Erything" on 12/9.
production by
Large Professor, Diamond D, Apollo Brown
 Black Milk, L'Orange, Paul White
 Quelle Chris, DJ Skizz, 14KT, Jonwayne
Nottz, Doppelgangaz, Oh No.

Zae kinchen mixtape Teen Spirit

Griffin Produces, Writes, And Mixes New Project

A 19 year old student from Huntsville, Alabama, currently residing in Washington, DC, Griffin creates a project that speaks to the youth and the OG's about creating a new way of thought and forming a new path for life. With influences stemming from Hip Hop, Indie Rock, Pop, R&B, Jazz, and Blues, Griffin's New Renaissance is a great, inspirational listen for any music lover.