The only source of light is a mellow glow on a metro head. Whether bald, strawberry blonde or redhead, the light shines through on top of the dome.
But there’s also a type of soft glow of that keeps you awake. It’s the strange glow of stoic pride that screams with confidence ‘I got this.’
Stay the course, sitting among the living glow of neighbors, tethered to the sterile glow of handheld devices, all the way underground into the train’s magnetic flashlight.
The glow of independence, the weird-colored glow of elegant ideas, all arrive trademarked by the fluorescent glow of the train’s exit. The powerful glow ends. Doors open.
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Jazz visionary and French horn player Brother Ah aka Robert Northern presents the release of three unheard albums courtesy of Manufactured Recordings. Today, he runs a hit radio jazz show on WPFW (89.3 FM) in Washington D.C. while teaching his philosophy of “sound awareness” to anyone from the East Coast elites to 5-year-olds who enligthen him with fresh beats.
Beats, rhymes, and pieces. That’s what you’ll hear from prolific musician Oddisee, a native of the Diamond District. He’s back again with his third release in a dozen months with The Iceberg, an album that sees him grapple with the issues related to culture, race, and politics. The White House barred him from performing at Obama’s Farewell for his “controversial” lyrics on the track ‘Lifting Shadows.’
If the tune ‘NNGE’ is any indication, Oddisee is prepared to sharpen his words to meet these darker times.
“I grew up witnessing many protests come to Washington DC. This song continues that tradition by using words of encouragement over production inspired by the native sounds of DC music.” — Oddisee