Washington, D.C., has long been the site of the country’s greatest ambitions for progress. The 2011 Washington Auto Show not only symbolizes the brightest and boldest dreams of the auto industry but marks the show’s transformation over the years. The Washington Auto Show ® has not only become the largest public show in Washington, D.C., it’s also the premier address for showcasing the latest innovations in sustainable technologies and drawing the most influential leaders in the industry.
This year, hundreds of thousands of visitors, including many environmental and automotive visionaries, explored the more than 700 new makes and models from over 42 manufacturers at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
The 2011 show marks a new era for Washington, D.C.’s largest public show. With its doubled time frame, from five to ten days, it was an even bigger bonanza for area residents to enjoy the fully stocked, two-story convention center with an automotive showcase many describe as “new-car heaven.” Take a walk with GOTDRO.COM's Asia and Da D.R.O. as they show you some of the most popular cars featured.
Asia and Da D.R.O. attended the Gentleman Jack Arts, beats, + lyrics tour for the very first time. This art exhibition is definitely one of a kind. A line formed out of the Andrew Mellon Auditorium beginning at 9PM. There was a 45 minute wait before you could gain a glimpse of the party goers inside. Patrons were impatiently squeezing into the building, clinging to friends and loved ones. After the quick frisk and purse check, patrons proceeded to the registration table; two drink tickets per guest and on to the party. Gentleman Jack definitely threw a great party.
The tour offered a multimedia fusion of urban art, live music by Kendrick Lamar and the original themes of hip hop; graffiti, dee jaying, emceeing, and break dancing.
Over 25 artists from around the world were featured including V.Flowers, Dubelyoo, Mad Clout, Flux, Michi, Shannon McCollum, Gilbert Young, City of Ink, Occasional Superstar, Wak, and Ernie Paniccolli.
Hip-hop freshman, Kendrick Lamar, entertained the crowd with his high energy performance. The Compton native has received a rare co-sign from hip hop legend Dr. Dre and also graces the March cover of XXL magazine annual “Freshman Class” issue.
Washington Wizards unveiled their new look. Brand new logo and uniforms that’s reminiscent of the throwback bullets red, white, and blue. John Wall, Jordan Crawford, and Hamady Ndiaye were in the building signing autographs. Also signing autographs were past Bullets greats Rich Rinaldi, Kevin Grevey, Rick Mahorn, Elvin Hayes, Bob Dandridge, Phil Chenier, and Gheorghe Muresan.
Sneaker Con is the premiere Buy/Sell/Trade convention offering sneaker heads of all ages a chance to get their hands on the newest, rarest and most coveted footwear currently on the market. The convention traveled to the nation’s capital, Washington DC, marking the first ever Sneaker Con to travel outside of New York City. The one-day event featured over forty vendors featuring vintage sneakers and clothing from the past three decades, along with all the hottest and most sought after recent releases.
GOTDRO.COM's Asia and Da D.R.O. paid a visit to club LIV for the 2011 Battle of the District. Hosted by House Studio DC, the Battle 4 The District talent search takes place every Monday in February. It is a multi-round elimination music competition scored by a panel of local celebrity judges. The winners were rewarded with a $5000 production package and a chance to work with Grammy Nominated producers and engineers.
GOTDRO.COM's Asia and Da D.R.O. accompanied Devin and the Coughee Brothaz while in DC as they promoted their new album FRESH BREW. Their last album “Waitin’ Our Turn” was released in 2007 so this was definitely a treat to say the least. This is not however a first for GOTDRO.COM as we were lucky enough to cover Devin and the Coughee Brothaz in 2010 in San Antonio, TX. You can purchase the new album exclusively through iTunes and other digital retailers.