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Band/Artist Name: Ardamus
Recommended if you like: I have been compared to Ice Cube, Jay-Z, Rza, Raekwon, Hieroglyphics, and etc. If you have never heard of me, I'd say something like a mix between the Gorillaz
Band Members: Ardamus - emcee/beatmaker/producer
What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : I am currently in Northeast within the Fort Totten area.
At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: (1) I randomly ran into Ian McKaye from Fugazi in front of Kaffa House on U Street years ago when it was open. A bunch of us were free styling outside of the venue because we were supposed to have a hip hop night there but we couldn't since there was a band playing inside. Ian comes outside and watches us freestyle and he's intrigued by it. I talk to him and I got his contact and he called leaving a message. I lost his phone number and didn't run into him years later. One of my good friends was roommates with the drummer, Jerry Busher, from Fugazi. Then me and him became good friends and worked on some music years later. And eventually, I ran back into Ian and if I recall he remembered from that night.
(2) When I used to live in Anacostia, I got robbed a few times. One time, I got robbed and I was completely broke and devastated. Within the next few days, there was a rap battle at Velvet Lounge some people I knew were throwing. All the frustration built up in me and I won the battle and some money for the week that night. Crazy I know.
(3) Most people don't know this but some people know that legendary DJ Harry Hotta is literally my brotha. Known the guy for years. We constantly try to work on our Art Hotta project and we argue so much about music that it sometimes never happens. LOL. But we always hang out and shoot the breeze. But we fight because he'll dog me about how music I may put out and not getting into some of the newer stuff. We eventually meet on common grounds but the conversations are always funny and they get funnier over the years.
Anything else we should know, or you want to share: I want to do a tour so if people are interested in helping me crowd fund this ordeal, let me know. LOL. Also, I am part of Delegation Music which includes RNL, Edword Asis, and Prowess The Testament.
Official Website URL: ardamus.bandcamp.com
Facebook URL: www.facebook.com/arda.mus
Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1N7VLoN0DVpiL1ipHKHNoo
Main Genre: Hip Hop
Other Genres: trip hop, bossa nova, jazz, future bass, indie