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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Judah Gives you....The Return of DCMumboSauce.com @DjheatDC

Back in 2007 I started a blog dedicated to showcasing upcoming music talent in the DMV. I named it DCMumboSauce.com, in honor of the area's distinct flavor and thus me highlighting our musical flavor. The site gained a wonderful following, and major publications like Complex and The Washington Post even linked back to it when doing stories on DMV music. We were one of the first sites to post music from a then unknown GoldLink, and did early interviews with Fat Trel, Shy Glizzy and more. In 2014 I stepped away from running the site because my heart simply wasn't in it, and I was also going through a turning point in my life. Fast forward to 2017, and I've had a change of heart like The Game! I am pleased to announced the all new DCMumboSauce.com !! 

Helping to kick off the website are two exclusive interviews! One is with Dew Baby, who many of you may have heard alongside Fat Trel and Wale on the song "Loyalty" from Wale's Festivus mixtape. But did you know that the song was not Wale's? Dew Baby gets very real when talking about that situation. It's rare for Dew Baby to do interviews, so I am glad he took the time out to talk to me: http://dcmumbosauce.com/dew-baby-gets-candid-dj-heat-music-ebm-situation-slutty-boyz/

The other interview is with DJ Anonymous, who is building a brand in the area that I would like to say is the DMV version of Roc Nation. Don't believe me? Check it for yourself: http://dcmumbosauce.com/dctop20/

One of my main reasons for bringing the site back is that I noticed a lack of coverage, and also a gap in coverage when it comes to all aspects of the DMV music scene. There are more than just trap rappers in this area, but they seem to get the most coverage by the local music "media" (yes, I use that term loosely lol. To my REAL journalist friends, this does not include you lol). Also, the ugly practice of local artists paying for interviews and website posts is still going strong here. And there are also a lot of people that have stories that need to be heard (the next interview I am unveiling this week will definitely tug at your heart strings). I plan on giving my area the proper shine that it deserves. No politics. No payola. Strictly DMV music culture.

I hope that you check out the site! Be sure to follow DCMumboSauce on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram as well. We have a tweet from today that is going viral. :) If you or any DMV based artists that you know would like to submit music, hit up dcmumbosauce@gmail.com.  And as always, thank you for always supporting me in all that I do! Have a blessed week!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Judah Gives you........ JDVBBS X RDGLDGRN - Karnival (Remix)

JDVBBS teams up with fellow Reston, VA natives RDGLDGRN and puts adds his own island flavor to bring the Karnival remix to life. Combining coastal atmosphere with their Capoeira rendition from the band's NPR TinyDesk concert, JDVBBS creates the perfect track to accompany a party on the beach.

Judah Gives you...... 1203 Music Group Presents "Authentic"

"Authentic" Featuring Sixxxfive, June Dakid, A.P Fres$h and WeworkinT (All From The DMV)is a straight up smash hit. The song features production from Cash Money AP who lays down a hard hitting beat along with a melodic background. you can hear the MC's taking turns while dropping bars about living life and being true to one's self.

Judah Gives you ....... June Dakid - Ain't Going Nowhere [VIDEO]

June Dakid returns with the last official release from his "Still Living" album. "Ain't Going Nowhere" is June's take on the struggles of being in a relationship with a jealous women while also showing a different side of his artistry.. The song was produced by YS on the Track, the video was shot by Sacred Legacy Productions and Muva Passion is a DMV based model that plays the girlfriend.

Judah Gives you..... @dabigfella @AnwanBigGGlover @GARVEYTHECHOSEN #TrapHouse

Judah Gives you...... @troofforever - Sing to ya [VIDEO]

Here is the official music Video release of TROOFFOREVER's new single "Sing to ya" from his TBT 2 project released earlier this year. Available on soundcloud right now.

Judah Gives you....... @Jay_Wyse - "Back 2 The Basics"

Jay Wyse returns with the backing of fellow Baltimore artists YG Teck & FMG Dez. Take a listen as they collectively take you, "Back 2 The Basics". Attached below is the soundcloud link.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Judah Gives You.... @TL_301 - Sicko

Judah Gives You........ Davy Fresh - Every Dark Night...

Every Dark Night... would be Davy Fresh's statement to hip hop that he can hold his own. With in house producer, The Product taking full control of production adding classic samples and lamenting it with its hip hop feel helps take Davy into a realm where he lets his audience into his story more than ever. The album has features from FKMG label mate, MioTiga, who make every appearance memorable as Davy Fresh, MIoTiga, and The Product make FKMG collaborations sound magical. This is album is a representation of what it means to dream and hope to inspire other dreamers and creatives.

Judah Gives You....... @PoeMack -All Hell VIDEO

"All Hell" is the newest video single from Rawsole Records artist Poe Mack. This raw boom bap cut was produced, recorded, and mixed by Mack himself from his "All Me" album available on RawsoleRecords.com , ITunes and all major digital outlets.

Judah Gives you......@seslim202 @emp_sie @emp_split VICES MIXTAPE

HQR is pleased to present to you Vice$ a compilation album by Southeast Slim and EMP Live. Vice$ is the second compilation album of 2017 written and performed by Southeast Slim and EMP Live (The first 2017 album was $outh $ide $ociety); ten original tracks inspired by the worldly things that we find ourselves drawn to aka our Vice$.

Judah Gives you........ @Shyne_on_meDC - "Smile More" VIDEO

Shyne On Me delivers a heartfelt track displaying transparency in the struggles he's faced on his journey through life on his latest single "Smile More". The artist sheds light on his dealings with low self-esteem issues, drug abuse, generational curses etc, and attributes his deliverance from these dark factors to his new found relationship with Jesus Christ. This is his first installment released from his upcoming project, the 'Haters Will Say Its Photoshopped EP' due to release in August 2017!

Judah Gives you........@iamSubstantial - Follow The Master (Prod. The Other Guys) [Music Video]

While on tour in Germany, Substantial took time out to film a new music video for The Other Guys-produced single, "Follow The Master". 7" vinyl is still available for this single and the whole album can now be copped on vinyl as well!
The Past Is Always Present In The Future vinyl details: Pressed on all black wax, this Double LP has been remastered exclusively for vinyl. Only 500 copies available, 50 of which have been autographed by Substantial. Pre-order yours now to get it on June 30th.

Judah Gives you......June Dakid (DMV) - The Influence (Tupac Tribute)

Judah Gives you.....Why Mumbo Sauce Is the Key to D.C.'s Subculture | Food Grails

Friday, June 16, 2017

Judah Gives you...... @SuperKelow - Yeah (pro by @jnatbeats)

Last heard on the intro of Goldlink & Shy Glizzy's "Crew" visual, Kelow Latesha returns with the DMV slang-heavy cut "Yeah." Serving as the debut leak off the PG County - Maryland native's forthcoming Flight Attendant project, the monotone release follow's her Lil Uzi Vert assisted "Finna" remix and was produced by JNATBEATS (responsible for DJ Drama's Billboard-topping single "Wishing" featuring Chris BrownSkeme & LyQuin).

With a stellar Trillectro performance, over half-a-million streams on Soundcloud, and a nod from COMPLEX as "One To Watch" on her resume, it's obvious the XXL: The Break alumnus is well on her way to hip-hop greatness. Stream "Yeah" below and be sure to read her feature in i-D Magazine's 2017 Spring Issue! 


Also, be sure to catch her live in Baltimore @ The Crown for their Pride Month Edition of Queer-ology on June 17th!

Judah gives you .......... @TheRealStyme - Wind It Prod. SlickBoyBeats

Already making major waves in the D.C. area and beyond, recording artist Styme just released another single in anticipation of his upcoming studio album "Congratulations." "Give Me Dem Racks", his first single off the album, was so well received that he decided to give fans another record, this one for all the beautiful, untamed ladies that we love so much. It's titled "Wind it", a feel-good island jam that’ll keep anyone from sitting still. Give this new track a spin and let us know what you think. 

Judah Gives you.....Davy Fresh - "Unfinished" (feat. MioTiga)

This is Davy Fresh's single "Unfinished" accompanied by singer/songwriter, MioTiga for Davy's upcoming album, Every Dark Night...The song is produced by DJ Krisis and the music video was directed and shot by Saladin Ali. Every Dark Night... is set to hit stores on June 23, 2017. The visual was released exclusively first on One Love Massive's site. You can check the article out below. 

Judah Gives you..... @2JaysLeft- Righttt (Prod:2Jaysleft)

Monday, June 5, 2017

Judah Gives You..... Prime - Transformation [Mixtape]

Judah Gives You..... Roe Summerz X Edley Shine African Girls (Ethiopian Girl) Visual Audio

Judah Gives you...... @youngsirdmv - Bad N Boujee/Exchange

DMV based hip hop artist, Young Sir, has a new double video recently released.  Off of his "PhivAyum" freestyle mixtape project--he made visuals for the fan favorites from the project, "Bad and Boujee" and "Exchange."  We are hoping you support the  vids on your blog.  I've included links to the new music vids, the mixtape, Young Sir website, social media info and the press release. 

Judah Gives you......... @2ficmusic - Reasons

Judah Gives you....... DB Bantino "GOT IT" OFFICIAL VIDEO

Judah Gives you......... @JammaWun- Out of Sight VIDEO

JUDAH Gives you..... @ScrapDiBiase - Disrespecful

Judah Gives you...... Mr. Major - Where Did You Go / Number 1 feat. Phil JaXon (produced by. JS aka The Best)

Judah Gives you..... @KnowDeron - Lie To Me

Judah Gives you....... @YAZUmusic - Versus

Judah Gives you....... @CarolynMalachi: Summer Cool VIDEO

Judah Gives you........ @DeuceCaliber - Juice

Judah Gives you.... @StunnaLorenzana- The Silver City Surfer

Sunday, May 14, 2017

JUDAH Gives you ........ LEAN VIDEO @Stelothegod @SirNijelHimself

LAWS, consisting of Hampton Roads natives Stelo & Sir Nijel Himself, deliver their official debut in the form of the Breant Hearn-filmed visual for "Lean." The video interpretation of the dynamic duo's Frelli Parks-produced track highlights the pairs raw lyricism, aggressive energy and catchy lyrics, allowing the song to effortlessly be brought to life on the small screen.

Peep the gritty clip below and be sure to look out for the single via iTunes later this month. LW75 coming soon!

Judah Gives you....... @HBTheEngineer (Feat.WillThaRapper)-Thuggin (Offical Video)

Judah Gives you....... Davy Fresh - "JAY Z" (music video)

This is the music visual to Davy Fresh's single, "JAY Z" produced by The Product. The music visual which was released exclusively on DCTOP20 is now available on YouTube. The video was shot by Saladin Ali, who captures Davy Fresh on a average day in Northeast DC. The single is featured on Davy Fresh's upcoming album, Evey Dark Night... which is due in stores this June. Stream this single out now on Soundcloud.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

JUDAH Gives you......Young Goldie - MASK OFF (Freestyle)

JUDAH Gives you...... Extortion- @SmoochieBlanco (prod. by Novej)

JUDAH Gives you..... @jwillbaby - I Do /Dance for me


Judah Gives you.... @JayIDK signs partnership with Adult Swim. via DCTOP20

A huge “Congratulations” goes out to Maryland’s very own Jay IDK. Billboard announced that the native rapper recently decided to partner with Adult Swim. The spitter and the Cartoon Network programming group plan to create “visual content in conjunction with the release of his upcoming album.”

Monday, April 24, 2017

Judah Gives you....... Judah X @Shyne_on_meDC - SUNDAY SERVICE E.P.

Judah Gives you...... @redheadpg - "Red Carpet" (feat. Breana Marin) [Music Video]

Judah Gives you....... @2jaysleft - RIGHTT (Prod: Produca P)

Judah Gives you....... @1203musicgroup1 And @junedakid - What You Want

Judah Give you..... @BuckyMalone703 - Mission (Prod By:ICYTWAT) Official Video (Dir By:Felipe Brothers Productions)

Judah Gives you.... @misserikkaj - Dream Lover [Chisum x Erikka J]

Judah Gives you... @StunnaLorenzana - Stunna Vision Episode 3

Judah Gives you...... @dopeSMOOTHIES - WAVERUNNERS [ALBUM]

Following the release of the visual for "S.D.S.," PG County representer dopeSMOOTHIES unloads WAVERUNNER. Appropriately titled, the versatile wordsmith effortlessly glides through the HDBi-produced sea of sounds - while touching on the topics of love, lust, inequality and insecurity. Incorporating pop culture favorites like Ice Cube's FRIDAY and Street Fighter, the 9-track body of work proves to be not only well rounded sonically but culturally. 

Stream WAVERUNNER below and purchase it via iTunes here. Please include the video for "S.D.S," if you decided to support the project on your platform!



Judah Gives you..... @KingPen Slim | Santorini Greece Freestyle |

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Judah Gives you.... @JusPaul202 x @@cannibalmusic - 13 Album

Collaborative album between singer Jus Paul and producer Kid Cannibal, the two merge funky rhythms and bubbly beats with pop and R&B sensibilities
Stream or download the entire album from your favorite service here:

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Judah Gives you.... MGNTK. 30 OZ (REWORK) prod by [w] @ullnevanohiphop @waynejvalentine

Judah Gives you... @YungLysol - FLOWER '17

"MD, DMV, Rapping like ya'll need me...I could tell you bout this work but you would not believe me" Yancy E presents his first full-length project…"Flower 17”. The eclectic, storytelling raps, laid over heavy blended 808s and punchy trip-hop drums, are complemented with warped voice melodies and harmonizing. Creating a whimsical and colorful set of textures The “rap Thundercat" Yancy E gives all his confident and carefree energy with 14 tracks in 53 minutes on "Flower ’17".


Judah Gives you........ @drewisfamous @adrianstresow @CruzAnthony95- FEELINME.

17 year old Roanoke, VA, rapper Drew Famous links up with 18 year old
Dallas, TX, artist Adrian Stresow for the Anthony Cruz (credits: John
Givez, MURS) produced single "FEELINME." This is Drew's third single
of 2017. The single was mixed by Adrian Stresow and the artwork was
done by Kevin Hackett.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

@fameishiphop - Used To (Feat. 12TilDee) (Official Video)

Judah Gives you..... @GRINDPAZE @super_miles - Bored Games Ft. Dolomite

Judah Gives you...... @Wordsmith - The Promise

Judah Gives you...... Davy Fresh D.R.U.G.S. (feat. The Product)

Judah Gives you.... @RPCFPOkumu - Shaq-Fu Ft. Doug Funnie (prod. Shortfatty)[EXPLICIT]

Judah Gives you.... @BigFlock187 x Rico Nasty -They Won't Believe You

On Thursday March 30,2017 Maryland Rapper Big Flock was sentenced to 45 months in federal prison for possession of narcotics and firearms . A break from the 20 years he was originally facing.Big Flock's original arrest stemmed from a music video that was released(not of his own), which lead to his house being search where they found drugs and guns.
Flock stood before the court reading a heartbreaking letter apologizing for wasting every one's time , accepting responsibility and apologizing to his daughter the person he loves the most. The US Attorney General suggested that all young drug dealers read Flock Letter to The Youth and said he had read a lot of letters but Flock's was different,however he could not give Flock special treatment because he had such a big platform ; including that the government was even aware of all the RTs&Likes that Flock has received on the letter and wanted to use this as a example to young folks. 
Big Flock is in very good spirits and will continue to release music , videos, including his recent  collaboration track They Won't Believe You with upcoming female emcee Rico Nasty who is most notable for her record "Hey Arnold" ft Lil Yatchy and was recently featured on The Fast Furious Soundtrack . The record is produced by MK and will be featured on Big Flock's upcoming project "Sonny 2" .

Friday, March 31, 2017

Judah Gives you...... @KingpenSlim - Disconnected VIDEO

Having been called the "best overall indie to mainstream project put out by a D.C. Based rapper to date" by Brightest Young Things, KingPen Slim returns with more visuals off his highly impressive album, Life After Doubt. Like the videos for Thank God, Bad Guy and D'mons before it, this visual is once again shot by Jay Gregory and features a lead role played by Kacey Williams of the popular band, Black Alley. Fitting the concept of the song perfectly, the visual finds Slim tryin to get his girl's attention after she changes her number on him. #Sadderday. Watch the visual for "Disconnected" now and stream Life After Doubt (Deluxe) on all digital retailers.

Judah Gives you...... @artenessb @artenessmusic - Go Hard For You Video

Judah Gives you...... @fuckakuma - BLUNTFIRE

VA up-and-comer, Akuma, is staking his claim in the game with his unique and raw style for his first official release. Akuma unleashes his demons over 808-heavy production for this headbanger titled "BLUNTFIRE". Still mysterious to most, many see similarities to that of XXXTENTACION and Denzel Curry. Here is a preview track of what he has in store for 2017 and beyond. Enjoy!

Judah Gives you..... Deron "Lauryn Hill" Video

Judah Gives you... NOAH-O + Dj Mentos "Raindrops"

Judah Gives you @AARASHmusic - No Love In Virginia (Mixtape)

AARASH is a 23 yr old artist from Northern Virginia. Born in Alexandria, raised in Springfield. No Love In Virginia is his first new project in a few years. The project consists of four freestyles/remixes which serve as a warm up towards what's to come. You can follow him on Twitter/Instagram @aarashmusic to keep up with new music and events.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

@LoveArteNes - "AGAPE" EP

These six songs are my inner most thoughts and experiences. Love has taught me so many things and I just want everyone to be able to take this journey with me through my music.This has been a dream of mine for so long. Take some time to share this album with those you love and I thank you to everyone that has ever supported me! ENJOY!!


@madeinthedmv - Trunk Show with Upscale Vandal, Dukki . M.Harris and more

MadeInTheDMV Trunk Show & Conference will feature the top DMV fashion companies and brands, each showcasing merchandise directly to media, artists, fashion industry professionals & influencers, and other invited guests. Live panel discussion and classes will feature
  • Mike”Upscale Vandal” Carmago (Billionaire Boys Club - En Noir - Pharell Williams - Roc Nation)
  • Monique Harris (Marketing and Sales Consultant)
  • Antoine Anderson (Celebrity Wardrobe Stylist)
  • Stokey Cannady (CEO of The Stokey Project - Shoe City Marketing Manager)
  • Dukki (Owner of MajorDC)
  • Legreg Harrison (Co-Owner of The Museum DC) and more
  • ArtshowOGK (Owner of Mink Apparel)
  • Jhaz The Hatman Tailor and more

MadeInTheDMV Trunk Show & Conference is in partnership with DC Department of Parks and Recreation Teen Program and is an effort to raise awareness for the agency’s fashion program. All funds and product donated will go towards the DC Department of Parks and Recreation’s Adult and Teen Fashion Programs.

What is MadeInTheDMV Trunk Show & Conference?

trunk show is an event where vendors present merchandise directly to store personnel or customers at a retail location or another venue such as a hotel room. In many cases, it allows store personnel to preview or purchase merchandise before it is available to the public. The term is derived from the common practice of merchandise being transported to these events in trunks.

Classes Panels & Demonstrations include :
  • Streetwear vs Couture
  • The Ins and Outs of Manufacturing 
  • Fashion Trends
  • How to land accounts
  • Fashion Marketing & Branding
  • Trade Show Awareness
  • Consumer Demographic Analysis
  • Fashion Industry Job Search
  • Fabric Sourcing
  • Sewing
  • Screenprinting and more!
For More Information visit www.madeinthedmv.com

@IamSubstantial - Black Of All Trades (V2) (Prod. The Other Guys) [Music Video]

DB Bantino - Low

Wordsmith - The Promise

Zoey Dollaz’s “Bad Tings” ft DB Bantino

@troofforever - Sincerely Yours (Ft. Whitney Sweetwine)

D.C.'s Lightshow talks 21 Savage collaboration, being signed to Wale and more

@mrmajor_gmp - I'm That Nigga feat. Phil JaXon (produced by. JS aka The Best) (Official Music Video)

Saturday, March 4, 2017

OG ILLA (@HLGNLIFE) - "Sour Power"

(Richmond, VA) OG ILLA is a rapper, producer, visual artist & entrepreneur born and raised in Richmond VA. Birthed to a teenage mother who lacked the resources to properly care for her children, he and his two older sisters were placed in foster care at the age of 10. As a foster child, OG carried from his early upbringing a love for Hip-Hop, Pop, Gospel and R&B music that his mom would play constantly around the house during his childhood. 

After spending a year homeless, ultimately living in a friend’s laundry room, OG decided to start utilizing his passion and turned it into a profession. OG ILLA linked up with Aura HD and opened a studio/music video production company. Starting his own promo company, Broad Street Elite, he partnered with Kingdom Nightclub & was put in charge of the Hip-Hop/Nightlife department. This helped him become a pioneer in developing the Hip-Hop scene in his hometown. He began event coordinating his own shows, special events, and parties with tons of notable independent/major artist; allowing him to establish a name for himself within in the music business.

OG ILLA debuted his first album independently on The Source Magazine and is currently working to develop his brand and expand his craft/fan base. He has dedicated himself to his music and has continues to overcome the obstacles of being an indie Hip-Hop artist.

OG ILLA shared stages with many hip hop artist such as: Riff Raff, Lil B, Ace Hood, Action Bronson, Hopsin, Dizzy Wright, Los, Vinny Cash, Kid Daytona, Jarren Benton, Phil Ade, Lil Wyte, Cory Gunz and numerous other independent artist.

@kevinrossmusic - Pick You Up VIDEO

Female Artists of the DMV Unite to Remake The Panther Soundtrack's "Freedom" (Video)

Just like in 1995 when the best female artists in the industry united to create the monumental song from the Panther soundtrack with a goal of empowering women, a similar mission was set forth in this DMV version. 

"The idea came into fruition shortly after the presidential election and the emotional outrage seen across the nation after that," says Resurrecting Queenz founder Kenilworth Katrina. "The goal was to continue to provide a message of hope and unity, as well as to celebrate individuality amongst women. During a time where freedom seems to be moving further from our grasps while division moves closer, it was important for us to convey on this track what many in the country were feeling."

"Freedom" marks the second track from the Resurrecting Queenz. In 2015 they first gained notoriety with their remake of the hip-hop classic "Self Destruction".

@troofforever - Throwback Thursday 2

 TROOFFOREVER has Released the second installment to his "Throwback" series. Rapping over classic hip hop beats of his era. The first installment "Throwback Thursday" had a great reaction from his fans and others. This one is no different. Check it out now, available on SoundCloud.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

@1203musicgroup1 - Your Turn to Ball

CA (Chop x Oz) "BeastMode"

@ScrapDiBiase - Freek

@RockOutTarris @RockOutBlou Mr & Mrs. feat. @dopeSMOOTHIES

@ullnevanohiphop @illien @camcamtv - 12's Over The Wire (Official Video) HD

@Omar_getem X TAZY - ROCK MY WORLD

@Oddisee - NNGE (feat. Toine)

@ENTATYMusic - Come Over

@iworkmusic - The Growth

@officialbizdmv - Official Business

@JSakaTheBest - Movements (Official Feature Film)



On March 24, Motown Records will releaseThe Awakening,the debut album from Kevin Ross - winner of ASCAP's 2016 Rhythm and Soul Award and a former BET "Music Matters" Artist. Fans who pre-order the album HERE will instantly receive the first single, "Long Song Away," plus the track "Pick You Up,"which you can listen to HERE 
 Ross will be a special guest on Ro James' upcoming XIX tour. The North American run kicks off on March 2 at the Howard Theatre in Washington, DC and includes shows at The Middle East in Cambridge, MA (March 5) and The Promontory in Chicago, IL (March 9). Tickets and VIP packages are available at www.rojamesxix.com.
Ross is partnering global music and entertainment platform, TIDAL to give his fans access to exclusive content and tickets giveaways for his upcoming XIX tour. Beginning on March 1, TIDAL will exclusively release the first episode of Ross' docu-series, I AM KEVIN ROSS. Members can watch the four-part series on TIDAL.com.
Soul Tracks observed, "The Awakening...brims with autobiographical lyrics and a desire to recalibrate Motown's fabled hit-machine approach with a modern twist." With over 11 million in audience, "Long Song Away" has already jumped into the Top 5 at Urban AC radio and has almost two million streams on Spotify. View the official video for "Long Song Away" HERE. "Pick You Up," with its finger-snapping, street corner doo-wop, finds Ross giving a pep talk to himself, mindful that he must keep his eyes on the prize in order to overcome the obstacles in his path.
The Awakening also includes his 2016 collaboration with Chaz French, "Be Great (Intro)" which was heard in "Grey's Anatomy," and a remix of the track that features BJ the Chicago Kid. When the official video for "Be Great" premiered, Billboard noted, "With racial tensions and cases of police brutality often dominating headlines, R&B singer/ songwriter Kevin Ross flips the lows into high notes with a powerful visual for "Be Great."
Ross grew up in Washington, DC in a house filled with the music of such artists as Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Prince and Patrice Rushen. "If it felt good, it was played," he says. After covering a medley of Stevie Wonder's hits for a Motown Tribute in high school, Ross won a partial scholarship to the prestigious Berklee College of Music.
Moving to Atlanta, he spent his first year after college pinging back and forth from studio to studio. It was hard, but it paid off - within the year, he scored his first big placement with Jamie Foxx. Signing with Motown Records, he released his solo debut EP, Dialogue in the Grey. In addition to opening for Maxwell and Ne-Yo, Ross co-wrote Trey Songz's certified Platinum single "Touchin, Lovin" feat. Nicki Minaj.
Ross makes timeless music with timely appeal, stripping away social media posturing and obsession with material things and speaking to what really matters in life. "People get so obsessed with money or the look of it. We forgot about truth," he says. "We forgot people hurt, that they want to feel something. We can't just have two songs a year that make us feel."
The Awakening - Track Listing
1. Be Great (Intro) feat. Chaz French
2. Don't Forget About Me
3. One I Love
4. Long Song Away
5. Dream Remix
6. Genesis Pt. 1
7. Don't Go
8. Look Up feat. Lecrae
9. Pick You Up
10. Be Great (Remix) feat. BJ the Chicago Kid
11. Easier
12. Her Hymn
13. Genesis Pt. 2
14. In the Name of Your Love
15. New Man
Kevin Ross - Tour Dates
(Opening on Ro James XIX Tour)
3/2 - Washington, DC @ The Howard Theatre
3/3 - Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
3/5 - Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East
3/7 - Toronto, ON @ Mod Club Theatre
3/8 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues - The Cambridge Room
3/9 - Chicago, IL @ The Promontory
3/10 - Kansas City, MO @ Voodoo Lounge @ Harrah's Casino
3/11 - Memphis, TN @ 1884 Lounge

For more information on KEVIN ROSS, contact:
Capitol Music Group
Joanne Hunter
or visit