When the official history of D.C. Hip-Hop is stamped, Likeblood is guaranteed to be in the books. Seeing a rise in fame at a time that Rap in the city wasn’t yet the norm, the Uptown D.C. collective (Binessman E, Mbea and — now officially — Ben Rockin) paved the way for a lot of the artists you see tearing up the District today. More recently, Likeblood have found themselves in a state of reinvention, evolving into an entity of rappers, producers, videographers and the like.

Above, we got to sit down with the iconic group (legendary is also a proper word for these guys), during which they spoke on the success of hit records like ‘Money Over Here’, how they came together, touring the country with Raekwon, the rise of artists like Ben Rockin, (the new album) 4th Quarter and much more. In addition, we’ve also included their recently-released 4th Quarter documentary below.

Trust: Likeblood is just getting started.

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