Black Liquid
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Black Liquid

Richmond, Virginia, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2004 | SELF

Richmond, Virginia, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2004
Band Hip Hop Soul




"22 Cool and Connected People in RVA"

How did hip-hop help you navigate your life’s path and challenges?

Hip-hop has allowed me to discover and define my vision and identity. I learn every day. It allows me to be who I am everywhere I go, without hesitation, without deviation. The best part about this is that in turn, it has shown me that success is not what you make but how you share with others what you acquire on your journey – whether it be knowledge, your platform or your experiences – and inspire them to see that so much is possible through hard work, faith and patience. - Richmond Times Dispatch


Black Liquid is a tall, solid dude who somehow manages to emanate both manic energy and a laid back vibe simultaneously. He talks quickly and pointedly, his sentences constantly coming full circle to make larger observations about his personal philosophy. To put it succinctly, he’s all about keeping your nose to the grindstone and using personal success to lift your peers along with you. “Ultimately,” he explained, “my whole platform is based upon empowering others on their path of expression.” Growing up in Richmond, Black found that hip hop allowed him to discover his own sense of identity, one that continues to shape who he is today. He expresses his gratitude by giving back to his community in his roles as a performer, a radio DJ, a promoter, and an educator. - Whurk Magazine


“That’s some Richmond shit,” Black Liquid said, as he watched an unleashed dog chase after two bikes pedaling fast and furious across the West End.

And Black Liquid — a pillar of the city’s hip hop scene — lives and breathes for that Richmond shit. His new single, “RVA,” is a personal and social commentary on the city of Richmond.

“My man Lithium God made the beat, and everyone in the room freaked out when he played it. It has like a 90s house party vibe,” Black Liquid said. “And then I was trying to figure out what lyrics to put to the beat. I wanted to make a statement, not just a house party record.”

He heard the words to the song in his head one day, while playing video games — typical, for Black Liquid. - RVAMAG

"Black Liquid: Richmond Hip Hop Goes Hard To Get Warped???"

Ayo Homie, you ain't heard? Black Liquid might be the hardest working name attached to Richmond Hip Hop. From opening up for notable acts like Bone Thugs N' Harmony to headlining at The National, Black holds it down. It don't stop there neither. His discography is vast and free for download at various locations around the web (like this one). Black reps selflessly for VA hip hop, hosting two weekly radio shows: one Mondays from 11-1am on WDCE (90.1 FM), the other every Saturday from 1-3am on WRIR (97.3 FM). I've been privy to the inner workings of the Richmond Hip Hop scene for a minute, and I gotta say, no one utilizes resources to the fullest like Black Liquid.

But if hip hop is the menu, for Black, Richmond is just the appetizer. He's hoping to see his hard work pay off with a coveted slot on this summer's Warped Tour, and you can help make it happen. Do not attempt to resist! Vote for Black Liquid and make sure Richmond Hip Hop is properly represented on The Warped Tour this summer.

By Dan Anderson - RVAMAG

"GaptoothDiva Radio – Interview w/ Featured Artist of The Week Black Liquid"

"The past year alone has been madness for Black Liquid and his team who has opened for Bone Thugs N Harmony, Snoop Dogg, Icon The Mic King, Doodlebug, Band Belief, and Photosynthesizers, killing 50 other shows all around Richmond Virginia as well as in North Carolina & Washington D.C.

Black Liquid has a video up on VladTV that is currently over 16,000 views, he has made it to the final round of DJ Fahrenheit’s (Young Jeezy‘s DJ) Making The Next Hit (grand prize = $100,000 Def Jam/CTE production deal), he has dropped a FREE CD every month since march, all the while doing 2 radio shows on 2 different radio stations, WRIR 97.3FM & WDCE 90.1FM, every week. for him its always been about integrity, finding a clear path of expression, and he intends to follow this through whole heartedly." - GaptoothDiva


Still working on that hot first release.



Black Liquid is an Independent Hip-Hop Artist, Promoter, Teacher, DJ and radio show host on WRIR 97.3FM and WDCE 90.1FM, where he is also the Hip-Hop Programming Director. He has played Rhymesayers Soundset Festival alongside Travis Scott and Lauryn Hill, has opened for major artists such as Bone Thugs, DMX, Snoop Dogg, Raekwon, Fabolous, and several others but it is his two radio shows & independent event series,Face Melt Friday and BYOB: Beat Battle, that give artists what he gives himself: exposure & opportunities.  As a teacher and public speaker he works to empower the youth in the classroom and beyond through expression, performance, and Hip-Hop.