DMV Spotlight

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WPGC’s Tony Redz will showcase the best of the best up-and-coming artists in the DMV. The award-winning “DMV Spotlight” will feature the next big stars rising out of the area and provide a platform to help the area’s music scene progress. With so many superstar Hip-Hop and R&B artists already established from D.C., Md. & Va., it’s only right we shine the spotlight on who’s next…

To be considered, send a clean .mp3 audio file, a short bio and social media links (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Bandcamp) to

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DMV Spotlight: Tray Chaney

The DMV Spotlight highlights actor and rapper Tray Chaney.


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DMV Spotlight: Kane Is Able

After 10 years in the underground rap music scene, Landover Hills rapper and producer Kane Is Able shows off his skills on this week’s Spotlight with WPGC.



DMV Spotlight: Runway Avenue

The DMV Spotlight highlights Runway Avenue, a DMV rapper who turns his personal struggles into music.


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DMV Spotlight: Nelson Frank

The DMV Spotlight highlights the multi-talented R&B singer, producer, and GRAMMY nominated songwriter Nelson Frank.


Solo D dropped by the WPGC studios to talk with Mr. Peter Parker. (WPGC file photo)

DMV Spotlight: Solo D

We feature Miami native and DMV hustlin’ emcee extraordinaire Solo D & his new song “Double Tap That.”


Our own Mr. Peter Parker with Don Juan. (WPGC file photo)

DMV Spotlight: Don Juan

After moving to Capital Heights, Md. at 14, Don Juan fell in love with Go-Go at an early age and made sure his stamp was solidified as a passionate supporter.


Norfolk's own Visto with Mr. Peter Parker. (WPGC file photo)

DMV Spotlight: Visto

In an exclusive interview with WPGC, Visto talks about his major mix tape, his exposure from The Washington Post and working with all the biggest rappers in the D.C. area.


Our own Mr. Peter Parker with Southeast Slim (right) and Nooch (left). (WPGC file photo)

DMV Spotlight: Southeast Slim & One Way Nooch

This week’s Spotlight is on a true local legend, Southeast Slim — who is a very influential artist in the D.C. area.


Mr. Peter Parker is seen with Nike Nando (left) and then with Mugsy Malone (right). (WPGC file photo)

DMV Spotlight: Nike Nando & Muggsy Malone

Two DMV Spotlights for the price of one this week. First up, the man with one of the coolest names in the business: Nike Nando.


Mr. Peter Parker with Gerreddi. (WPGC file photo)

DMV Spotlight: Gerreddi

Starting his career in the previous CD/street marketing/hand-to-hand era of mix tapes, Gerreddi has transitioned well in the world of digital media.