In celebration of the President's re-election, the Redskins' incredible season, and just a great weekend to be back home --
Peter Rosenberg from Hot 97 and MTV 2 is inviting the best in DC hip hop ( and beyond) to jam, perform, and party at The Howard Theatre in DC!

Featuring:

Oddisee
The son of Sudanese and American parents, Amir Mohamed was born and raised in the United States capital city of Washington DC, spending hot summers in Khartoum learning Arabic and swimming in the Nile. Growing up amidst the sounds of New York hip hop, his father playing Oud, Go-Go, and gospel, Amir took his first steps as an MC producer in the analog basement studio of his legendary neighbor, Garry Shider (Parliament Funkadelic).

Known in the music industry for his independence, Oddisee consistently debunks the scatterbrained artist myth - doing everything from booking international tours to photography to marketing and promoting himself and even other artists.
Oddisee 

Diamond District
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.
Dimond District 

Sean Born
On his new album Behind The Scale
The DMV rapper has been building the album for the past few years and is ready to reveal his work! You may remember Sean Born from his appearance on the Apollo Brown produced "The Trenches" with Hassaan Mackey on the Daily Bread album. The rugged new project from Low Budget's Sean Born is gauranteed to knock people back with its brash lyrics depicting street life at its gritty coldest alongside the heavy soulful production of Kev Brown, Oddisee, Dunc of DTMD, Quartermaine, and Kenwood.

A gritty 90’s style album for those who grew up on Illmatic, Midnight Marauders, Only Built for Cuban Links, Moment of Truth, and Ready to Die. Sean Born & Kev Brown bring reality rap at its finest. Behind The Scale is unfiltered real sh*t on tape.
Sean Born 

Plus performances by:
Kaimbr, Quartermaine, DJ Roddy Rod + The Low Budget Crew

 

 

  • Sean Born
  • Diamond District
  • Oddisee