Thursday, April 21, 2011

Diamond District: Music out of the DMV thats not Wale or Go-Go

I discovered Diamond District recently. They hail from the DMV (DC, Maryland, and Virginia) so its my obligation as a resident to publicize them. They are a little different from the DMV "prodigal son" named Wale, so its refreshing to discover something new from this area (Not knocking Wale, he's a favorite here on 5ivebruhs ). Wale is heavily influenced by Go-Go music, and his lyrics tend to be autobiographical. He utilizes allot pop culture references for his metaphors and samples. These guys are more influenced by Jazz Hip-hop, and alternative hip-hop coming out of new york in the 90s.  They are similar to Mobb Deep in that sense; street chroniclers with dark beats and grainy sound bites.  Check them out below:

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