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Rapper Pink Moni is Unapologetically Taking the DMV by Storm: ‘I Love the Skin That I’m In’

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DMV-based rapper Nia Monaé, who goes by the stage name Pink Moni, is one to watch. Monaé exudes confidence, inspiration, and natural talent. Her style is uniquely creative, and the DMV is lucky to have her as she is sure to soon blow up. Already, Monaé is a 3x Wammie Award winner and has made a name for herself as the first, youngest, and only female rapper to win a music competition in Baltimore. She has amassed thousands of views across her social media, including going viral on TikTok several times. Learn more about Pink Moni’s journey with contributing writer Emma Page in recognition of Black History Month, including why the rising talent loves the skin that she’s in.

Chuck Levin’s Washington Music Center Celebrates 65 Years of Music Retail

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Go Beyond the Artist in this week’s feature with Adam Levin of Chuck Levin’s Washington Music Center, exploring the essential role of the local music store, in this series highlighting the individuals and organizations that are amplifying the DMV music community, often from behind the scenes.
“Everyone loves a star!” Or, so I’ve heard the saying.

In past times, the complete view of the team of people that worked to bring an artist to the national or internation stage was mostly obscured; the wizards behind the curtain that you need “pay no attention to.” With the rise of the DIY music industry came the global stardom of Taylor Swift.

Down In The Reeds Festival in Washington DC Highlights The Healing Power of Music

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Down In The Reeds Festival returns to The Parks at Walter Reed in Washington D.C. on Saturday, October 8, 2022. The day-long Fall celebration brings together a mosaic of entertainment and activations reflective of DC’s cultural diversity. This year the universal power of drumming and rhythm will resonate throughout the festival with the inclusion of Bhangra, Eastern Indigenous Powwow Drumming, Go Go, Funk, West African Drumming, Traditional Bolivian Dance, Jazz, and World Folk. A combination of performances and workshops will be led by…

Easy Sleeper Kick Off a Dreamy New Music Friday

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Recent Articles Easy Sleeper with ties to Washington D.C. leads this week’s New Music Friday with their reverb-friendly chill track, “Dream Prison”. Joining us this week is another earworm by Crocodylus, a funky new jam by Soul Teller, a selection from the new EP by Pet Owner, as well as a selection from the new […]

DC Music Summit Continues to Reach Superior Heights

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One side effect of listening to the music of Dior Ashley Brown is, at least in part, a better understanding of the contagious energy behind the DC Music Summit, the event and organization she founded. Celebrating its fifth year, DCMS (for short) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that supports local musicians and the DC music industry by fostering inclusion, community engagement, professional development, and networking. Both DCMS and Brown’s music command the presence of something altogether powerful, uplifting, and convicting.

Dubbed the “Hip-Hop Polymath” by the Washington Post, Dior Ashley Brown defines art through a wide lens of intersections and correlations.