This VA artist is definitely not one to be slept on. Check out more about this entertainer!
Out of South Arlington Virginia comes the DMV’s most unique & diverse artist, whose eclectic taste and distinctive style of blending genre’s such as Rock and Electronica into both modern and old school Hip-Hop set him far above the average local artist. His name? 3 letters form the moniker which local club-goers have been chanting for years: DIA2iLL!
Considered one of the most prolific live entertainers the DMV has to offer, Dia is never one to disappoint; be it in the studio or on a brightly lit stage. Known for his ingenious use of props, eccentric costume changes, beat boxers, break dancers, and the occasional live band; a Dia live show is quite the experience to behold. It goes without saying that Dia is in a league of he’s own.
Dia has received generous amounts of attention and appreciation by the sense of humor and creativity he brings to each show. Nowhere is this more evident than in his costume choices. In one such memorable show, Dia shocked the crowd by showing up on-stage in full on boxing gear. Dia states “A lot of people are wearing fake jewelry; I might as well be obvious with my costume.” Later that month, Dia would go on to release Cipha Training Day on youtube. The video was a spoof of the Rocky training montage, featuring 2Face ya Wild Boy as the artist’s driven coach. This video was posted on many blog sites and was well received within the hip-hop community.
Dia also temporarily released his single Alive, a song that came as the result of blending Hip-Hop with Rock and was produced by Miggz. With only word to mouth promotion Dia successfully got 3000 downloads in a short amount of time.
In 2011 Dia would go on to be nominated “Best Live Show” at the 2011 DMV Awards for the first time in his career. Later in the year he would be brought on board to catapult a youth empowerment program called TPAS (Teen Performing Acts Showcase,) which would give teenagers from local schools the opportunity to perform and network with artistic communities within the DMV. Prizes such as free studio time, blog spots and photo shoots were given to the performers.
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