Author Archive for PJ Urquilla

Million DJ March

This weekend, DJs from across the nation will be gathering in D.C. for the Million DJ March. The event will feature a panel discussion, a celebrity basketball game, and performances on and speakers on the National Mall. The organizers hope the event will help unify DJs to assert their rights in the entertainment industry. What [...]

Rock the Bells

Sunday's Rock The Bells show at Merriweather is looking to be a defining moment in the future of the hip-hop tour. In the contracting entertainment market, the economy of scale may be the solution to present this many quality underground hip-hop acts on one stage. It also signals a new era where classic performers join [...]

From the Block to the Blogs

X.O. is an MC from uptown D.C. off Georgia Ave. He's been tearing up the D.C. hip-hop scene since he was a high schooler, straight murking sessions at the legendary Tru Skool cipher at Capitol City Records. A self described "De La Wu/Tupac Pun" he's a witty, innovative lyricist who puts the D.C. street life [...]

Beat Grinder!

The Tru Skool Beat Grinder producer battle is back tonight at Liv and will have some of the area's finest hip-hop producers engaged in head-to-head battle for local bragging rights. The event is known to bring out the real beat junkies and has become quite an institution in the regional hip-hop scene.
Ten contestants will step [...]

Godisheus: New Millennium D.C. Funk

I recently had the opportunity to catch a sneak-preview rehearsal of Godisheus, a new band on the D.C. scene. Formed by veteran D.C. hip-hop artist Head-Roc and the MVP Band, an all-star lineup of some of the heaviest hitters on the go-go scene— Dwane 'Kiggo' Wellman on drums (Chuck Brown, 3LG), Dwayne 'Super Bad III' [...]

Immortal Technique in D.C.

I just got word that Immortal Technique will be making an in-store appearance at DJ Hut on Saturday June 28th and 2 PM. Tech is in town supporting his latest release, The 3rd World, featuring DJ Green Lantern, Pharoahe Monch, and local favorite AKIR.
Over the past decade, Immortal Technique has solidified his position as [...]

July 26-27: A DMV Hip-Hop Winning Weekend

Get your calendar sync on—turns out the weekend of July 26-27 is going to be pretty packed with hip hop events in the DMV. Rock the Bells at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Sunday the 27th and The Capital Hip Hop Soul Fest on Saturday July 26 at Marvin Gaye Park in D.C. Hosted by Liberated [...]

Dilated Peoples Show at Club Five Canceled

I was really looking forward to this Saturday's show at Club Five featuring Dilated Peoples, The Alchemist, Aceyalone, 88 Keys, TAMU, Flex Mathews and TEFLON. Needless to say, I was bummed when I saw this in my inbox:
From: Tamu
To: undisclosed-recipients
Sent: Mon Jun 09 12:07:24 2008
Good afternoon,
I regret [...]

Brooklyn Zu

I was looking for info about an upcoming show at The State Theatre when this one particularly event listing jumped out at me:
Tuesday July 8 ODB's Brooklyn Zu
A cover band, an ODB tribute? What could it be...?
Turns out ODB's Brooklyn Zu is the the continuation of the late Dirty Bastard's side project Brooklyn Zu which [...]

D.Dot – Putting the D in The DMV

"D. Dot" – Dimensions (Produced by Theory)
Free MP3 Download courtesy of the artist.
Dimensions (aka One2, aka Dimes) is a veteran D.C. hip-hop artist best known for his work with the Infinite Loop—a powerhouse collective that defined D.C. hip-hop in the mid to late '90s. Currently on his grind with The Package—a hip hop trio featuring [...]