Big Mechoo Wants To Send Up a “Groovy Night” for Everyone Unable to do So

25-year-old rapper/singer Big Mechoo hails from the 56th St NE neighborhood of DC. He started singing and writing music for the church when he was Christian homeschooled.
Since falling in love with music at the age of 10, Mechoo—whose name takes after Meek Mill touting, “And I be popping bottles in the club feelin like Meecho”—released streaming spectacles “Barbie” ft. Fat Trel & Rico Nasty, presented by Fatboy SSE, and then “Johnny Bravo,” solidifying his position in the DMV rap scene.

Amanda Dove’s Crossover.TV Backstory of “Violet Night”

More to Watch The Alchemist Episode 3 of Backstories by Avik Ray and Rich Russman of Crossover.TV features Amanda Dove, frontwoman for DC area garage blues/rock band Dad Legs along with NaTuRal.e and Sinna Star. In this episode, Dove talks about her love song to the night “Violet Night” inspired in part by Jack Kerouac ‘s […]

One Way Out Speaks Freedom in Black Lungs (and a Broken Heart)

My first introduction to One Way Out was as an open-mic host at Villain and Saint in Bethesda, MD, which closed its doors on September 30, 2019. That would mean I had the pleasure of catching their music careers beginning to develop at the ground floor, before many of them had turned eighteen, similar to my exposure to Southern Maryland rockers Flippin’ Eyelids. Today’s young rock bands have a leg-up on previous generations in that their parents have been watching a two-decade or longer restructuring of the music business, which has yet to settle into its ‘final’ form. The family units that manage these young artists and develop them into career minded individuals are much more aware of their intellectual property, and the ability to harness the various benefits that technology and connectedness afford.