There is a new generation of hip hop kids in Richmond and we are paying attention.
There is a new generation of hip hop kids in Richmond and we are paying attention. Crawling through cornfields, creeping down Broad Street, roaming the back alleys of the Fan, these young bloods are creating new sounds and videos that matter. Here are a few on our radar – give them a listen and keep sending them our way. Special thanks to Black Liquid.
“On A Mission” takes you through the day in the life of T.R.E., a young man dealing with reality and the everyday struggle as an artist trying to make it in this world. No flashy stuff here–we see him in the barber chair, in an abandoned location, and even with a lady friend on the back seat as he rides a bicycle, all the while rhyming in every scene over a mellow instrumental. READ MORE
There is so much good hip hop being produced in the RVA area these days. It’s tough to even keep track of it all. Teleport Team make it even more complicated by moving back and forth between RVA and the Hampton Roads area–but every time they show up on my radar, I’m reminded all over again of the talent they’re bringing to their work. READ MORE
Rapper A6 & director G of The Life Company have come together to bring you a video for the aggressive record “Southeast.” 2 minutes and 34 seconds of 40 ounces and fast cuts, from shots of A6 lamping with his people to him walking around giving a performance, which for the most part is in sync with what he is talking about. READ MORE
Here we have a rough looking Dank D stepping into R.J.’s barber shop to get cleaned up. The haircut in question: a high top fade. The message of the record: the journey that is self improvement and refinement. READ MORE
What do you get when you put together a guy who seemingly loves the 90’s, footage from Menace II Society, and a beat that sounds like Black Moon? Segga Spiccoli’s “Lord Knows,” from his Life As I Know It mix tape. READ MORE