Posts Tagged ‘Undergrounduates’

After spending years on rapping hiatus, NYC bred foodie, University of Maryland alumna, veteran Undergrounduate, and Hip-Hop freestyle phenomenon Lex Rush is gearing up to release her debut EP; but she needs your help. Lex is asking for donations and contributions to help pay for mixing and mastering of the many hits she’s compiling for your listening pleasure. Check out her Indiegogo and listen to some of my favorite songs and freestyles featuring Lex below and be sure to donate to help this project come into fruition. The campaign ends July 7th and trust me, Hip-Hop needs this project!!!





Deli Style WrapsFor 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.

TD1After 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.

#5 Our Football Team Has Kick Ass Under Armour Uniforms

#4 There is an S.G.A recognized Hip-Hop Club on campus: UMD Undergrounduates

#3 There is a radio show that provides free concerts every Friday: DMV Live Radio

#2 Many talented alumni and current students attend UMD: Jim Henson, Peter Rosenberg, Connie Chung, Aaron McGruder, Abel Battery, DP, The Official, Kriss Mincey, Kayla Taitz, Shegaw Productions, Camille Michelle Gray, Simisola, Ike DA Kid, and many, many more.

#1 I graduate from UMD in December! Yeeeeeaaaaahh!