RapAbout TV is on a mission to bring the hip hop culture—by way of the DMV (the D.C., Maryland, Virginia metropolitan area)—to the World and has started the process with the development and launch of its online talk show--"RAP ABOUT TV!"
RAP ABOUT offers emerging and established talent in the surrounding area, one-on-one interviews as a platform for exposure and to promote their current/upcoming projects, material, and or merchandise to the DMV and broader audiences.
The show's concept was developed by Chas Diggs, Vice-President, IAMG, who envisioned a campaign to help raise the profile of the DMV on the music scene, especially in terms of hip hop. "The DMV and DMV artists have been overlooked in terms of talent in hip hop—for many years. With the spotlight now on this area, there is more talent looking for avenues and means of promotion, RAP ABOUT TV was the logical progression," explains Chas.
To date, RAP ABOUT has interviewed such talents as hip hop artists, Black Cobain and Lyriciss; producer, Jay Oliver; professional boxer, Demond Nicholson; D.C. activist, Tony Lewis, Jr. and more.
Since Barber Shops in the community usually serve as a place of social interaction and public discourse, RAP ABOUT TV will be primarily filmed on location at a popular community barber shop in Prince George's County, Maryland. Accordingly, guests of the show are invited to come through to "chat it up" with the host, as barbers and shop customers listen to and participate in the discussion. One segment of the show, "Barber Talk," is an open floor format that allows barbers to ask a socially relevant topic of the day.
RAP ABOUT is produced by D. Michele Diggs of I.A.M. Music Group with Abbass Jah serving as host. The new online show airs on the RapAboutTV channel (http://goo.gl/FgTcXX). Tune in and become acquainted with the talent that surrounds you!