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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

DIAMOND DISTRICT DOCUMENTARY & TRACK


Get to know new DC Hip Hip group "The Diamond District"

Filmed by T. Purnell for Packing Light Productions & Humble Monarch
Edited by Humble Monarch

[FROM VIMEO]
The District of Columbia is home to our nations politics and some of the wealthiest African Americans in the country. It is also home to one of the nations largest income gaps with some of the highest crime, murder and STD rates. It is the culmination of these statics that defines DC Hip Hop. Oddisee (producer/MC from Prince George's county, Maryland) formed this group with solo artist, XO and YU. The idea was to create a mid-90's boom-bap themed record for the DC, Maryland & Virginia metropolitan area. XO, (born & raised in North West DC) defines what it is to be a black male raised in the district, with lyrics that have a way of philosophizing that street life. Oddisee defines the experience of growing up in black middle class Maryland. Bordering the poverty his and many other families fled to escape, they found the troubles of the inner city came along with them. YU, having been raised in the district, Maryland & Virginia, shows that DC culture exceeds it's 10 mile radius. "In The Ruff" is the DMV's soundtrack. its street savvy, politically conscious lyrics and grimy beats depict life in and around our nations capitol.

DIAMOND DISTRICT :: "WHO I BE"


3 comments:

Anonymous March 18, 2009 at 6:14 PM  

HIP-HOP AINT DEAD IT JUST MOVED TO THE DISTRICT!

Anonymous March 19, 2009 at 3:23 PM  

i think the dmv needs them to succeed in order to see success in this rap game

Ajani Truth March 21, 2009 at 8:17 PM  

This is just pure dopeness. 3 of my favorite folks from this area together making quality music that's accessible and has that DMV flavor.

I'm pretty excited.

Ajani Truth...the dopest photographer you know


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