Yesterday we lost a DMV Legend: William “Ill Will” Walker. Many people in the Washington, DC metro area may know Ill Will as a DJ at WKYS 93.9 and from hosting many area parties and shows.
Have you ever met a person who just had a fantastic spirit and a wonderful outlook on life? That was Will. I don’t think there is a person I’ve ever met who has any bad to say about him. He was seriously one of the realest men I’ve ever met. He was so sweet, genuine and thoughtful to everyone. He supported EVERYONE and made it clearthat he wanted everyone in the DMV to be successful. I never once heard a word of negativity come from his mouth, I just because he always knew how precious life was. I always knew he had health problems but last week he suffered from 2 heart attacks and yesterday he succumed to his illnesses.
It’s so sad to know he’s gone. On behalf of the entire family here at Crabzinabarrel.com our deepest condolences go out to is family and friends. We can’t imagine what they are going through right now. We love you and miss you so much already. Ill Will was a DMV legend, stand up guy and second to none. R.I.P.
Saturday, April 17, 2010 the crabzinabarrel.com family was at the Historical Society of Washington DC for the pre-viewing of the DMV documentary “Bridging The Gap” a documentary on the history of DC hip hop presented by Judah (@JUDAHontheBEAT), Sophia Nelson (@TheHistorianDMV), and Dre (@dre_abb_video).
Although the screening was just 20 or so minutes long we definitely liked what we saw. The documentary did a great job of capturing the view points of some of the founders of the DC hip hop scene, spotlighting the achievements of artists like Black Indian, Section 8 Mob and Stinky Dink. They didn’t only focus on the past but incorporated the opinions of newer artists like X.O. and Luegar. Some noticeable attendees at the event were rappers WhiteFolkz and Dana Renee.
After the film there was a 30 minute Q & A session in which Judah, Sophia, and Dre answered questions about the film and DC hip hop in general. This event was only a preview and not the finished product so we are looking forward to seeing the final cut. When it is done you can expect to hear about it here first on crabzinabarrel.com. Check out more pics and video from the question and answer session when you read the rest of the entry!!!
The DMV has been dropping some real good music lately. Check out Godsilla EP the Pre-Lease. This EP should go in your collection if you’re from the DMV or if you love real hip hop. This is something for you all until the album drops. Support the DMV and support hip hop!