Performers & Special Appearances
Reesa Renee is an artist, musician, songwriter, and lyrical poet from the DC Metropolitan Area. Her voice skims through the soulful sounds of the jazz era and then fast-forwards your musical clocks to the more modern sounds of the R&B greats of today.
Since launching her solo career in 2011, she has become the second person to win the prestigious Amateur Night at the Apollo in the last three years, with her original song, "Got Me Loose". She has performed alongside musical veterans such as Eric Roberson, Raheem DeVaughn, Chuck Brown, Roy Ayers and Wale.
Even more, hometown radio personality EZ Street speaks highly of her as does her greatest inspiration, Jill Scott.
Learn more about her music and career on her website.
Hip Hop recording artist Dyson Alexander aka DaWeapon01 hails from the DMV and was born and raised in Prince George's County, Maryland. He is also a multi-sport athlete whose love for music at a very early age led him to begin recording songs at eleven years old.
His signature sound and refreshing style has gained him popularity and recognition as one of the most talented young artists in the region. Dyson’s personality, vibe and sound is a direct reflection of his raw talent.
His current single “Poppin Bottles” produced by Producer_Crazy (a co-producer of Timbaland's artist BK Brasco's the "18th Floor Thompson Hotel Edition" EP) is receiving rave reviews. Dyson has also been working with K-Rucka, whose credits include DMV heavyweights Fat Trel and Shy Glizzy.
His debut EP is scheduled to be released in 2015 and includes tracks from production powerhouses Producer_Crazy, K-Rucka, J-Buttah, Carl Rushing, and Bruce Gardner.
Tulani is one of the most unique emerging artists today--she's a powerhouse
singer, songwriter and harpist. In her burgeoning career, she's toured with some of the best from Lady Gaga, John Legend and Musiq Soulchild around the world.
In addition, she's appeared on the BET Rap It Up Tour, and on NBC’s hit show, “America’s Got Talent,” where she quickly became a fan favorite. Tulani also received praise and accolades for her performance at the Ludacris Foundation's Tribute to Quincy Jones.
William "Smooth" Wardlaw's Tribute to Luther Vandross
William "Smooth" Wardlaw embodies the sound and style of Luther by wrapping it up with his own distinctive sound. He possesses a striking resemblance to the late, great Luther Vandross from mannerisms to voice. Check out his performance of classic Luther songs below: