Best DMV Diplomat

DJ Heat
The DMV hip-hop scene has lots to offer, but news about it rarely appears on national rap blogs. For that reason, DJ Heat says, she launched in 2007 as an outlet for local rappers to have their music heard. Three years later, Heat’s website is considered the region’s go-to place for all things hip-hop—because it’s got everything, more or less unfiltered. Heat also co-produces The Big Tigger Morning Show on WPGC-FM and works with two local MCs: She’s managed Pro’Verb since January and has DJed for D.C. Don Juan since 2009. Pretty soon, Heat says she’ll be making her own music. “I have all of these beats and sample ideas in my head that I need to get out,” she says.
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