The DMV has some legitimately dope hip-hop artists! A few like Wale, Logic and Fat Trel have broken into the mainstream. Now people around the world want to know what else the DMV has to offer. Thankfully, the answer is: a lot! These are my favorite DMV rappers who get the most spins in my iPod and on my radio show “The Hip-Hop Corner” on WMUC Digital, UMD radio. I’ve made a lot of changes to this list as time has passed and I update it every now and then. I don’t feel that it’s right to rank these artists because I don’t want to play favorites. Plus how do you categorize dope music?! Here are my favorite DMV rappers in no particular order:
Wale, Phil Ade, Chaz French, Fat Trel, Logic, Shy Glizzy, DTMD, Gods’illa, Muggsy Malone, Tabi Bonney, Black Cobain, Gold Link, Oddisee, Uptown XO, yU, Ra the MC, Lyriciss, Thraxxx, Phil Da Phuture, Fatz Da Big Fella, Lightshow, Bear Witnez, Garvey the Chosen One, Chris Barz, Gordo Brega, Castro, Lambo Anlo, Pro’Verb, Obii Say, Sir EU and the late great Avionadramida.
So go ahead and browse these artists on the web and get put on to some dope music! I didn’t say these are the greatest rappers in the DMV but they are my FAVORITE. I have relationships with lots of rappers in this area and I hope I didn’t offend anyone by leaving anyone out. Note: I do not consider Baltimore to be a part of the DMV. There may be DMV artists who did not make this list because I have not heard of them. If you think that is the case, tell me about them! Artists, if you think you deserve to be on this list, email me your music! firstname.lastname@example.org (This list gets updated every now and then.)