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Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 05/20/2005

Rap in Springfield

By washingtonpost.com

For whatever reason, the D.C. region hasn't produced its fair share of rap and hip-hop artists. Certainly not in comparison with other cities of similar size. It may have something to do with there not being enough quality hip-hop venues. So it's good to learn that local promoters Rum Punch Media in conjunction with Off the Ground magazine are making an effort to change this. They have made arrangements with Jaxx in Springfield, mostly known as a heavy-metal haven, to put on an increasing number of rap shows.

Obviously, the top hip-hop acts can always play the arenas and stadiums, but Rum Punch looks like it is focusing on underground or second-tier artists who are often more interesting than their big-name counterparts. Hopefully, they'll continue to make room for D.C. area hip-hop artists on some of these bills. On Saturday, the lineup at Jaxx includes local rappers O.U.O (Of Unknown Origin), as well as Copywrite, Detroit's Royce da 5'9" and the king of bitter rap, R.A. the Rugged Man. (Sample lyric: "Everybody I've met in my life was fake and I never met nobody I didn't learn to hate.") The music starts at 10 p.m.

-- Joe

By washingtonpost.com  | May 20, 2005; 12:54 PM ET
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Hi My name is Kenny Brown I represent a Talanted hip-hop/reggae group name Top Dog Crew or T.D.C. i was wondering how to get in contact with run punch media my email is sirkennethbrown@aol.com and my phone is 301-806-8286

Posted by: kenny | July 6, 2005 12:20 PM | Report abuse

Hi My name is Kenny Brown I represent a Talanted hip-hop/reggae group name Top Dog Crew or T.D.C. i was wondering how to get in contact with run punch media my email is sirkennethbrown@aol.com and my phone is 301-806-8286

Posted by: kenny | July 6, 2005 12:20 PM | Report abuse

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