The Maybach Music Group rapper made history last night (Jan 13) by performing at The White House prior to President Obama’s last State of The Union Address. By showcasing songs like ‘Chillin’ and ‘LoveHate Thing,’ he became the first rapper … Continue reading Watch Wale Become First Rapper to Open The State of The Union Address
The organizers created the project as one of twelve (12) site-specific workshops at Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life. The conference was held in Baltimore from September 30th through October 3rd and was planned and facilitated by dozens … Continue reading The Story Behind Baltimore’s #MyAmerica Mural on Penn & Gold
On Tuesday September 29, 2015, renowned go-go artists Sweet Cherie, Shannon Browne, and Kato Hammond talked with students in Mr. Yarborough’s jazz class at Duke Ellington High School of the Performing Arts (DCPS) as part of an initiative called “Teach … Continue reading Teach the Beat: Go-Go Goes to School: Artists and Scholars in the Classroom | Sept 29, 2015 [Video]
Words by Peter Relic When your handle derives from the name of Bruce Lee’s character in The Green Hornet, chances are you’re one cool dude. Washington, D.C. native Kevin “Kato” Hammond more than fits the bill. Growing up in the … Continue reading Mass Appeal Magazine Publishes Kato’s Personal Top 10 Must Hear Go-Go Songs
CHECK OUT THE VIDEO TRAILER CLIP BELOW: Your browser does not support iframes. Continue reading The #Unsung: Chuck Brown and GOGO episode airs Wednesday on #TVOne, June 24th at 8:00pm EST/ 5:00pm PST.
by Alona Wartofsky In 1996, Kevin “Kato” Hammond discovered the Internet at his day job at the Newspaper Association of America, where he worked as a database operator. He tried searching Netscape for “go-go music.” Nothing came up. He searched … Continue reading Check out the Washington City Paper article about the new book
Although DC native Ras Lidj has been the force driving the Regggo music movement for quite some time now, many people still may wonder exactly what it is. In the video clip below, filmed live at the Carter Barron, Ras indoctrinate a solid and precise definition of its sources and inspirations, as The DEEP Band melodically takes you on a Regggo music journey. CLICK BELOW TO WATCH VIDEO CLIP: Continue reading Ras Lidj Breaks Down The Regggo Movement – [Video]
In the tradition of the autobiography/memoir, TMOTTGoGo’s Kato Hammond opens up for the first time about the inside stories of his life growing up in the legendary musical genre of Go-Go — which is still going strong today. In Take … Continue reading Take Me Out To The GoGo – An Autobiography By Kato Hammond
By Channing Joseph/MTV Hiding his sexuality was never an option for Travon Warren, even when he was very young. “My mom knew it first,” Tray, 23, told MTV News. “She said, ‘I knew from the day I held you.’” But … Continue reading Check It: This LGBT Gang Fought Hate With Fists Until They Found Fashion And Film
A lot of indie artists are confused about the difference between ASCAP, BMI, SESAC and SoundExchange. I’ll attempt to break down the most important differences between these groups and elaborate towards the end about other considerations and other royalty collection … Continue reading What’s the difference between ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, and SoundExchange?
TMOTTGoGo now offers its online magazines in digital format that you may check out and enjoy on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. This is a free monthly digital magazine for the music enthusiast and Go-Go culture lover as a whole. … Continue reading TMOTTGoGo Has Gone Digital
by Wade Sutton, Rocket to the Stars I am writing this article fully aware of how likely it is that the comment section below will turn into a blood bath. This is a very touchy subject with a lot of … Continue reading Why Bands Need to Stop Bitching
Let’s face it: We all know the hustle. Sometimes we find ourselves trying to market our music more than we actually have the opportunity to play it. If a tree falls in a forest, does it make a sound? If … Continue reading 5 grassroots ways to create collective hype on social media
When the Benedict College president officially conferred the title of graduate on Monica Watts and her classmates on the morning of Saturday December 13, the Southeast Washington native pumped her right fist above her head in triumph… Earning a B.A. … Continue reading Monica Watts: From S.E. Gang Life to Benedict College B.A. Graduate