You’ve probably seen all the $#!t I’ve been talking online about how vicious this concert will be. Frankly, if you break it all down, August 12, 2011 can be seen as a historic day in DC as far as hip-hop is concerned. Before we booked this concert, the 9:30 Club (voted one of the top venues in the nation by Billboard Magazine a couple weeks ago) had no hip-hop concerts until like November. The spot is 1200 people, and honestly, most hip-hop shows these days can’t pack a venue that size unless it’s a mainstream superstar or it’s free.
We’re trying to break that mold, starting with this #DontWuwwyDC show. In addition to Kendrick Lamar,#DontWuwwyDC will feature four other artists: ScHoolboy Q, Phil Ade, Phil Da Phuture, and Ashton Travis. The coolest thing to me is that none of these artists are remotely similar in style, content, and sound. They all bring something unique to the table, and that’s one of the big reasons we decided on these five to showcase their talents. I’m almost more excited to see them all interact and connect behind the scenes than perform the show itself. Almost.
Haven’t done your research on these artists yet? All good! We created “Hello, World” to introduce you to ALL five of the artists so you can at least sing along to the hooks at the show. If you like what you hear, do some more digging and grab their various projects from blogs, iTunes, wherever. The music should convince you more than my words. Grab the compilation, either by clicking the incredible artwork above (s/o to my man Angelo Logan for that, by the way. Hit him up for any graphic needs!), or the link below. Let us know what you think, and feel free to pass it along to people. Oh, and MAKE SURE TO GRAB YOUR TICKETS CUZ THEY’RE MOVING LIKE HOT CAKES!