- OrginWashington, DC
- GenresR&B · Rap
Brotha Los plays multiple instruments, and as one of the DMV’s premiere lyricists, this emcee has contributed a great deal to DC’s hip hop scene. Los helped organize ‘Hip Hop Explosion’, which was a weekly event held at the iconic Kaffa House (@1212 Ust., N.W) in the mid to late 90’s that was featured in the Source magazine for hip on the scene.
The event drew national acts to the Kaffa House the likes of Helter Skelter, Bahama Dia, the Lyrics Lounge, and Common, just to name a few. It was also one of the few classrooms for Ust University, which featured local acts Opus Akopen, Poemcees, Amphibians, Chemistry, Mudd Kids, Freestyle Union, Black Indian, 13 Degrees East, Organic Symmetry, Team Demo, Black Mongoose and Chris Styles.
Brotha Los was part of a music collective called Live Society – an improvisation hip hop band. Live Society consisted of Joe/drums Theory/bass, D-man/keyboards, Brotha Los/keyboards. Live Society was featured in the Source magazine’s prestigious ‘Unsigned Hype’ category for an EP project that featured emcees Lil Blaque, Black Indian, Smoke and Shaheed, and this garnered them national attention.
Additionally Brotha Los contributed to the Infinite Loops’ “First Contact” EP – a DC collective of emcees often compared to a Wu Tang type in terms of sheer size and talent.
His SoundCloud page is available at Soundcloud.com/dcbrothalos