Wednesday, July 22, 2009 x Grey Goose Presents Rising Icons - DC Edition

Complex and Grey Goose Entertainment teamed up to present Rising Icons, which aims to recognize your favorite music artists, DJs and producers whether they've entered the big time or one track away. I wanted to bring attention to a few cats in the DMV who not only are extremely talented in their own right and making major strides for themselves and the area but are also some of the coolest dudes I've met within the last year. I really liked how a producer, rapper and DJ were selected because it shows the range of talent we have to offer so make sure you spread the word people!

"Born and bred in Washington DC, Judah has been on a quest to put "The DMV" (DC., Maryland, Virginia) area on the musical map. With over 10 years of working with an array of artists locally and nationally, he has made a serious mark in the hip hop world. In the past, Judah has had the opportunity to influence and work with artists such as Pastor Troy, Wale, Stat Quo and many others and will continue to produce even more hits for local rising stars in 2009."

Vote for Judah HERE

"Tabi Bonney is originally from West Africa but was raised in Washington DC, the son of afro-funk superstar Itadi Bonney. The independent emcee has been creating a major buzz for himself ever since his 2006 debut single “The Pocket”. The record became an instant national hit and was played on every major video outlet in the U.S. including MTV’s “Sucker Free”. Tabi is one third of an electro pop trio called The Crybabies who's debut album is slated for early 2010. His solo release Dope dropped this past January. The video for the album's single "Rich Kids" aired on MTV jams & MTV U. It was directed and produced by Tabi's production company: Cool Kids Forever Films. He also has clothing line called Bonney Runway which is available online at Look out for Tabi's new single "Nuthin but a Hero" destined to become a summer anthem for cool kids everywhere. Tabi Bonney is a brand to be reckoned with!"

Vote for Tabi Bonney HERE

"The Mayor of Adams Morgan Daryl Francis aka Supa Qool DJ Uncle Q has been a major contributor to the burgeoning DC scene for almost a decade. Graduating from University of Maryland in 2000, the Brooklyn native decided to forego a promising career in investment banking to pursue his musical aspirations. Having been a DJ since the age of 10, the future impresario would add to his plate the titles of recording artist (under the name Quartermaine for his Hip-Hop group Critically Acclaimed), event promoter (Uncle Q's Living Room and Collector's Edition) and radio personality (The Peter Rosenberg Show with Daryl Francis). Most recently, Q has graced the decks of some of DC's star-studded nightspots (The Park, Josephines, Layla, Marvin's) and currently maintains a Friday night residency at Bourbon. He is also editor-in-chief of the rapidly successful website"

Vote for DJ Uncle Q HERE

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