The Faces Of Richmond Hip Hop

by | Jan 17, 2019 | PHOTOGRAPHY

*This article originally appeared in RVA Mag #35, on the streets now at all your favorite spots.

On a chilly late-fall day in early December, a crowd gathered on West Grace Street to document a banner year for Richmond’s hip hop community. Including lyricists, producers, DJs, battle rappers, and muralists, as well as assorted friends and family, the results show an artistic community in full flower, and a group of movers and shakers who won’t stop until they make their mark on the city — and the world.

Photographer Branden Wilson plans things out.

NameBrand of Association of Great Minds

Thoughtz surveys the scene

Monday Night checks the exits

Visual artist Nils Westergard

What a muralist’s footwear looks like

Charged Up Enterprises CEO Noah-O

The result of the session was the photo that ultimately graced the cover of RVA Mag #35. It features over 30 of the leading figures in Richmond hip hop circa 2018.

Photos by Branden Wilson and Matt McDaniels. Words by Marilyn Drew Necci

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Since 2005, the dedicated team at RVA Magazine, known as RVA Staff, has been delivering the cultural news that matters in Richmond, VA. This talented group of professionals is committed to keeping you informed about the events and happenings in the city.

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