Date and Time
Friday, November 30th, 2012 at 9:00pm
DMV’s On the Rise Showcase w/ Nick Harrison Nick Harrison, born on May 18th, 1989, is a hip hop artist from Maryland. As a kid, Nick had an infatuation with music. He was given his first microphone at the age of 6 years old and began writing poetry at the young age of 11. Throughout his teens he continued to write poetry and song lyrics as a hobby and as a way to get away from everyday chaos. As a kid, Nick was seen as an outcast to many so he would write to pass the time and used writing as escape. Rehearsing and writing nearly everyday sharpened Nick's skills as a lyricist. At the age of 16 is when he realized that being a Hip Hop artist was the only thing that as important.When he was 17, he was introduced to producer and close friend, DJ Dyn-O-Might. Dyn-O-Might took him under his wing and showed him some of the ins and out's of the industry. During this time, Nick, with the help of Jones, created his first official mixtape "The Resume" that was released in early 2009. This mixtape gained him local recognition. In 2011, Nick teamed up with close friend/business partner, Jerron Collins, to start something known as "VerseOftheWeek" where every Friday, Nick would drop a new verse and video to popular hip hop songs. This gained him a good amount of exposure. VerseOftheWeek is set to make a comeback on August 3rd 2012.Nick has worked with the Legendary DJ Kool, performed in venues all over including the world Famous Roxy Theatre in Hollywood California, and has shared the stage with Shady Records hip hop group, Slaughterhouse. His newest project, "Legend of the Moochers" is set to be released on August 31st 2012.JASON CERDA | official site | facebook | twitter | youtubeHis name is Jason Cerda. A D.C. native, Cerda combines his Puerto Rican roots with R&B and Pop inspirations to master his great performing ability. His high-energy shows and gravity-defying choreography have helped him shape his image and become the powerful entertainer he is today. Singing in both English and Spanish has given him the ability to reach a wide fan-base both in the United States and internationally. His sleek physique and beautiful smile have not gone unnoticed either. A humble and very attractive young man, he was voted one of DC's sexiest bachelors.Jason began performing at the young age of 5 and cites Michael Jackson, Usher and Prince as key role models. One of his most cherished starting points was serving as a back-up dancer for Platinum recording artist Mya and pop-culture sensation Cali. He has recorded with producer Max Methods and Hugo Diaz of the Diaz Brothers. In present time, he is collaborating with producer/engineer J.P. Evans of Armey Antz Productions.Jason was among the top 12 finalists among thousands in Ne-Yo's search for a new member of the Compound family. In 2008, he opened for T.I and T-Pain at George Mason University's Patriot Center. He has performed in some of D.C.'s and L.A.'s hottest nightclubs, including Ibiza, Ultrabar and Sevilla Nightclub. In 2009, Cerda won the annual Battle of the Bands contest held by El Zol 99.1, a major local D.C. radio station. He has also been featured in a number of interviews with the radio personalities of La Nueva 87.7 and his music has been on rotation by popular demand. However, his broadcasting does not end there. In Spring 2010, Telemundo did a live broadcast interview with Jason, which aired on national television.Cerda was chosen as a finalist for Cirque de Soleil out of 2,000 worldwide applicants and by the end of August 2010 he had completed his summer tour of shows and appearances through the east coast. His fan base expanded dramatically through Europe and the Middle East, as well. In Lebanon, the Middle East's number one tourist destination, DJs had Cerda's music playing at the hottest nightclubs and beach resorts all summer.What's next for J.Cerda? Having just returned from his first international tour in Tokyo, Japan in the beginning of August, he is moving forward with his U.S. tour with scheduled shows all over the east coast. With more than a handful of performances set to blast the tour, the buzz about Cerda is quickly becoming more than a white noise. Fans from his hometown D.C. area to major populations in East Asia and Europe, Jason Cerda is more than a small time artist; he is an entertainer ready to take over the world!CHRIS BIVINS | twitter |Chris started out in the entertainment industry at a very young age. His very first toy was a microphone. He was charming them early and landed several commercials, print jobs, and film parts.His passion for dance won him many trophies throughout the DMV. He kept the crowd wanting more, and later on he gave it to them. He added singing and songwriting to his repertoire. His first singing engagement took place in London, England.Chris is blessed with many talents and wants to share them with the world. When he is not in the studio or performing, he is out and about working on film projects.ACE PRIMO | official website | facebook | twitterACE Primo, often referred to as "Primo", was born on October 17, 1995 in Washington DC. At 10 years old, he began to experiment with his word play over instrumental tracks and found his love for hip-hop. He draws inspiration from hip-hop artists such as Jay-Z, Eminem, Drake, J. Cole and TI. As a rising artist, he is continually capturing the attention of a multitude of young teenage fans across the country, as well as industry executives. Participating in events with Charity Organizations, Radio Stations, Teen Summits, Boys and Girls Clubs and various youth organizations helped to nurture and strengthen his love for music.His strengths lie in his creativity, sharp intellect, charming personality and his unique ability to paint pictures with words. It was his combination of skill and pure talent that later captured the attention of Super-Producer Rodney Jerkins which lead to his signing with DARKCHILD RECORDS in 2010. As expected, major media outlets such as ThisIs50.com, XXL Magazine, MTV, MTV Rapfix, and WorldStar HipHop has taken notice and have since released multiple features and identified him as a rising artist to watch.In 2012, Ace Primo starred in "Loss of Life" movie. This is an independent horror film about a group of teenagers whose night ends in horrific tragedy. He also released his first original body of work, 'Davinci: The Art of Lyricism'. This project depicts his untouchable talent as an exquisite songwriter and phenomenal lyricist and is demanding the attention of many industry heavyweights. Furthermore, it landed him a feature on multi-platinum artist Nelly Furtado most recent album "The Spirit Indestructible".ACE Primo is also known for the energy he brings to the stage during his live performance. Performing across the country in notable venues such as Roxy Theatre, Tiger Arena, Columbia Convention Center, Reliant Arena, Nokia Theatre, and DAR Constitution Hall. Also, performing in large tours such as Scream Tour: Next Generation 2011, Holiday Scream Tour, and the Stop The Bullying School Tour. ACE Primo is definitely destined to become the new voice of a new breed.