with Lul Big Brother, Bucky Malone, Frail Boys, and Jus O
Songbyrd and Veli Brand Present
Downstairs, All Ages
DOORS: 8PM // SHOW: 9PM
THE NEW BREED TOUR
New Breed is an event series curated by the Veli Brand geared towards shedding light on emerging, and fairly undiscovered talent in the city. Started in Philadelphia, the New Breed series became a creative hub for tastemakers, artists, and fans alike to come together and check out talent they may have never seen before.
The series now hits the road for its first tour, and D.C. is the first stop!
Mixing spirituality with trash talk, her most artful rhymes push in different directions while still holding the center. That’s the goal — or at least one of them. After growing up in Prince George’s County, magnetized by hip-hop and go-go, Kelow says she’d like her music to reflect not only who she is, but who she’s becoming. “I grew up very wild, but always had conscious people around me,” she says. “So I want to keep going with my generation, but I also want to show that I’m growing as a being. We’re all going to get older. . . . And the older crowd, they’ve already lived the foolish life. They’ve already lived everything we done seen.” The Washington Post's Chris Richards on Kelow.