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3 The God Way w/ Priest Da Nomad and Uptown XO

Ages 21 and up
Saturday, July 09
Doors: 7:30pm

Doors at 7:30 | Show at 8

What’s a dynasty? And what does it take for a team to become one? A dynasty is built, piece by piece from the ground up. 3 The God Way consist of Humble Monarch Recording artist Kaimbr, Sean Born, and Let The Dirt Say Amen. Individually they have a rich culture that not only spreads through the legendary Low Budget Crew and The Cornel West Theory.

Each member of the group is known based on their strong set of skills and great character. When you can gather a group of all stars who not only know how to lead, but also know how to assist so that everyone can shine in the process towards victory. Once you’ve done this consistently, you’ve now become a dynasty. That’s exactly what 3 The God Way is a dynasty in the making. Coming off the success of two classic projects, Nino Green, and 2021 best hip hop album “Bullets” along with becoming the face of the Wammies for “Bullets”. “We’re already on a run. We racing for the chip.”

Priest Da Nomad aka Mr. Moov Sumthin, is one of the pioneers of independent DC Hip Hop and the U street arts scene in the mid-1990s. He was one of the first indie artists from DC to press up and release 12inch vinyl singles and receive mix show radio air play without being signed to a major record label. Priest made a lot of noise throughout DC as a solo artist and as a member of the Freestyle Union arts organization, dedicated to the art of freestyle and improvisational rhyming, performing up and down the east coast. Priest has been written up in publications such as the Source, Billboard magazine, Sister to Sister, Rap Pages, Blaze, Washington Post, Washington Times, and Washington City Paper (cover story) and has made appearances on BET’s Rap City, WUSA Great Day Washington and DC area mainstream radio stations WPGC 95.5, WKYS 93.9, WPFW 89.3, Sirius XM Shade 45, and Chuck D’s Rapstation platform! His 2019 album, “The Manhood Project” was extremely heralded and garnered four historic music videos which re-launched Priest back in the forefront of indie Hip Hop out of the DMV. His just released 2021 album, “Out Da House” is a post Covid-19 turn up and continues to show Priest’s production greatness and consistency!

One of DC’s most innovative and enduring artists, Uptown XO has established himself locally and nationally with inspirational songs that touch on hard issues from family and culture to race and gentrification. Born Jamaal Walton, XO grew up immersed in the culture of the District of Columbia, inheriting a love of hip hop from his parents who were both musicians. Formally launching his career in 2009 with his first mixtapes, he quickly became a staple on the city’s rap scene, hosting his own weekly showcase where he built a community of likeminded talented artists. After signing with former Roc-a-fella Executive Kenny Burns’ label Studio 43, he released the classic Monumental and 1.1.10 projects, with Spin Magazine calling Monumental 2 one of their top 50 mixtapes of the decade. He went on to join Diamond District with whom he toured the world and made high profile festival appearances at SXSW, A3C, and Trillectro. XO continued on his own solo career, highlighted by his 2013 album Colour De Grey, which HipHop DX praised for its “agile rhymes and detailed storytelling.” Following that up with a series of collaborations with Aleem Bilal, he has kept up a steady output of fresh material, maintaining his reputation as one of the most vital rappers in DC.