Over the past couple years, the metropolitan area of Washington D.C., also known as the DMV, has been in the national spotlight with a bunch of new and exciting rappers. However, the majority of those on the frontline are from either D.C. or Maryland. Often forgotten, Northern Virginia hasn’t had a new artist to not only break into the game, but be proud to state where they originated.
From...the 703 (Woodbridge, Virginia)
Getting his start after drawing inspiration from Lil’ Wayne & Young Money, Con progressed his artistry as one of the original members of the 5enses music collective which has birthed young stars such as Leon Knight, Noo$e, Vesta, WaveIQ, & Shaboozey. With influences spanning from Eminem to T.I. to Linkin Park, Con’s aggressive tone and unorthodox cadences make him a standout presence in the Northern Virginia scene. A tenured artist, Con has self-released various projects including his full-length album “Land of the G’s” which included his biggest song to date aptly titled “703”. This anthem sparked a new wave of creativity in the Northern Virginia area and served as Con’s planting of the flag in the DMV.
With an electric stage presence to match, Con has shared the stage with some of the biggest names from the DMV and beyond including Goldlink, IDK, Rico Nasty, Flatbush Zombies, & Jarren Benton. However, his standout performance would have to be his award-winning set at the VibeOut Festival put on by VirginiaGotNow & Pinch Harmonics in 2017.
Con is currently working on numerous projects including separate collaborative albums with producers Induhgo & Gray Soul. He is also an original member of the Lovelace Media-powered “bohrdom” podcast, created by frequent collaborator Niq Bohr.