by Felicia Jones and Ray Baker
Last Friday, The Affiliates presented Underground Kingz, a benefit concert with featured performances from Fat Trel, Smoke Dza, Marlee D, Phil Ade, Baltimore’s own Emex, and featuring Big. K.R.I.T. at the Fillmore in Silver Spring. The crowd was filled with many fans of the underground hip hop scene, evidenced by the audience’s ability to rap along with many of the lyrics. This was not the place for music goers who only listen to the radio. This event was for just what the name suggests – the underground.
Among local music fans in the audience was philanthropist Tony Lewis Jr. With the help of our good friend Ray Baker, host of Real Talk with Ray Baker on WHUR voices, Tony reveals the projects that he’s working on and what’s next for DC!