This Saturday, we’re all looking forward to hitting the Black Cat to catch a headlining set by Diamond District, D.C.’s own hip-hop supergroup, comprised of emcees X.O., Y.U., and emcee & producer extraordinaire Oddisee, who recently announced his decision to relocate to New York City to continue his grind.
Additionally, the stage will be set ablaze by socially conscious, activist hip-hop crew The Cornel West Theory. No word on whether or not their namesake will be joining them on stage for this set, but either way their energy will not be diminished.
Last year, the band laced us with their Sockets debut, Second Rome, an aggressive social commentary invoking the likes of Gil Scott-Heron and Public Enemy — so much so that Chuck D has counted CWT among his favorite groups.
In advance of the show, CWT has been kind enough to share a brand new mixtape with us, and you can download it from us right here. The mixtape features nine new tracks, all recorded by Edie Sedgwick, and a couple of tracks of previously unreleased material. There is even a taste of their live show with one live cut recorded at the Black Cat back in January.
Enjoy, and we’ll see you at the show on Saturday!
Diamond District play with The Cornel West Theory, Damu The Fudgemunk and DJ Underdog at the Black Cat on Saturday, July 31st. $12
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