Alex Acosta

Noochie "Confidence" (Alex Acosta, dir.)

The secret is out, and everybody in hip-hop nation knows: Washington, D.C. has got it going on. If you’re a fan of beats, rhymes, cultural ferment, and musical creativity, the country’s capital has become the place to be. Wale, GoldLink, Shy Glizzy, Chaz French, and other audacious new voices from D.C. have become national figures. To that list, go ahead and add another name: Noochie, an OY Music emcee whose scalding verses and deft wordplay have set the DMV (that’s shorthand for D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia) on fire.