Noble People x Fête Records

‘DMV’ is the first overarching documentation of the burgeoning rap scene in the DMV, an area comprised of Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia, that’s famous for its cultural and ethnic diversity.

The 25-minute project identifies the legacy of the go-go genre and its lasting impact on the local urban music scene, namely its use of live bands, unyielding work ethic, and its preference for soulful and uplifting beats paired with heartfelt lyricism.

Through interviews with the rising artists and figures in the local industry, ‘DMV’ draws parallels between seemingly disconnected movements, highlighting the importance of collaboration in order to once and for all put DC, Maryland and Virginia on the map.

Featuring: Jay IDK, Lightshow, Chaz French, Phil Ade, Innanet James, Dre The Mayor (368 Music Group), Saba Abraha, Mikeyy, Sir E.U, and Yudu Gray Jr. (House Studios)

Director Undine Markus

Producers Abhimanyu Janamanchi // Undine Markus

Director of Photography M. Holden Warren |

Second Camera Cam Robert |
// Nicolas Castro |

Additional Photography Rodrigo Villordo |

Editor Undine Markus

Colourist Joseph Liam Reddy |

Supervising Sound Editor Robert Braileanu |

Additional Sound Editing Bruno Verhaar |

Associate Producers Niu Image, Refuse Society, Andre Hopson

Special thanks to Wood Wood |

Noble People x Fête Records