Rare Essence and Backyard Band to Perform at SXSWLegendary D.C. Go-Go bands Rare Essence and WPGC's own Big G and the Backyard Band will perform at this year's South by Southwest Festival.
Watch Rare Essence's 'Tryna Go' VideoRare Essence has dropped a new single and accompanying video called "Tryna Go," featuring Raheem DeVaughn and Dee Boy.
Watch Interviews with Rare Essence and Aniekan UdofiaRare Essence, “The Wickedest Band Alive,” celebrated the release of its first studio album in 15 years at DC Lottery Live.
WATCH: Killa Cal & Tony Redz New Video for 'The Go-Go Show' featuring Lil' RoddyFresh from his SXSW performance this year, Killa Cal of Rare Essence teams up with WPGC’s own Tony Redz and Lil' Roddy for the eclectic new single “The Go-Go Show“ produced by JS aka The Best.
Recap: Rare Essence Becomes First Go-Go Band to Perform at SXSWCheck out a recap of the performance.
Help Send Rare Essence, Black Alley & DC Loves Dilla to South by SouthwestRare Essence, Black Alley and DC Loves Dilla are headed to South by Southwest, but we need your help.
UPDATED: 11 Go-Go Songs Every Music Fan Needs to HearMany things have come from the DMV area but the most notable is the great genre of go-go music. In the late 60s and early 70s, D.C. was the hotbed for a brand new sound of funk that infused with early hip-hop and R&B. Forty-some years later and it is still a dynamic genre for D.C., Maryland and Virginia.
New Year's Eve Celebration w/ Rare Essence ft James Funk
DJ Flexx Talks to Whiteboy of Rare Essence! Plus DJ Storm's Rare Essence Mix!