For the last few years The Delegation (formerly known as The Whole Damme Delegation), a self-proclaimed “Hip Hop Noire” band has been steadily climbing up the popularity precipice, spreading their unique sounds around the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area, or what is commonly known as The DMV. The band led by fellow University of Maryland alumnus and Undergrounduates emcee Navid “The Swami” Azeez has been producing and hosting events and concerts around the DMV every month for the last few years and this year is no exception. Comprised of Navid “The Swami” Azeez on vocals, samples and production; Evan “The Locksmith” Ignatz on the keyboard; Sammy “The Drum” Morehead on the drums, Artit “As, One” Sriboonruang on the turntables and production, and Liora “Lil Lio” Valero on vocals, The Delegation delivers an eclectic experience that only an audio-visual melting pot of rhymes, sights and sounds could brew.
After performing at DMV venues like Penn Social (DC), Brass Monkey (Baltimore) and Fat Tuesday’s (Virginia) last month, The Delegation is bringing more musical madness with Deli Style Wraps – their monthly performance and open mic cipher jam – at Zeba Bar in DC on Friday March 8th and for Navi The Swami’s birthday party at Zeba Bar on Friday March 22nd. Traditionally, Deli Style Wraps allows for an hour and a half performance from The Delegation and then an hour and a half freestyle open mic jam session backed by the band. This is one audio acid trip you won’t want to miss. This event is totally free and open to the public for music lovers 21 and over. Interested in getting down with The Delegation for Deli Style Wraps on 3/8? Click here! Want to help The Delegation celebrate Navi The Swami’s bday on March 22nd? Click Here!
Check out some highlights from last month’s Deli Style Wraps featuring yours truly.