Saturday, April 28, 2018

My Rhymin' is My Vessel...

“My Rhyming is my Vessel / between my paper and my pencil/ the coincidental sends messages to your mental/ far from being gentle/ I decrease the quantity/ bring in the quality/ and lay down facts of equality/ My rhyming is my Vessel...” 

My rhyming is my vessel… is the tool in which I am used to receive messages, from the divine to carry out my purpose.

Between my paper and my pencil… are the  tools in which I use to create,  it's how I’ve gotten away, went deeper inside, was honest with myself about who I am, what was wrong, what was right, Where I embraced my divine feminine and masculine, my sexuality, my conflicts, my frustrations, my ethnicity, my purpose, my joy, my disdain, my sorrow, my confusion, my complexion, my truth.

Sending messages to your mental…We are supernatural beings having a spiritual experience,  it’s something to embrace. That we could receive channeled messages pushing us more towards our dreams, goals, desires, life purpose...

Far from being gentle…Seeing ourselves as the super beings, waiting less for death and in more in a rush for life.  A life enjoyed on our terms, vast and expand, tapping into the opposite, awkward, unusual, unlike, different, to see how much our superpowers can be revealed, showing us more of who we are or who we can be. 

Decrease the quantity/bring in the quality… lettin' go of the bull shit.  Bringing more things of quality, that serve us. 

And lay down facts of equality… we all can access it. 

With Luv - 
                    dAb a Vessel 

Friday, February 2, 2018

Dior Ashley Brown Presents...My Vessel

My Vessel (A Hip Hop Musical Stage Play), directed by Jared Shamberger is a dynamic performance that combines Dior Ashley Brown’s one-woman play with music by a live band. Dior discusses her life in D.C., coming into womanhood, creating theatrical work, and her evolution as a female emcee. My Vessel delves into women’s issues by focusing on Dior’s experiences with repression and success in her immediate community and the wider community of Hip Hop culture.

Friday, January 12, 2018



Dior Ashley Brown  - Vernacular (RED) available now!

Production: FBF Productions
Video Creator/Edit: Skies The Limit Entertainment

Follow DiorAshleyBrown

Friday, October 20, 2017

Get Your Tickets Now For... Dior Ashley Brown Presents...

Photo Credit: @DominicGreen


Dior Ashley Brown presents is a multi-layered performance of her own written theatrical work and hip-hop music. She will honor women, by exploring the repression and succession of women in her culture and that of Hip Hop.

This is a PAY-WHAT-YOU-WISH event. Please make your payment through the donation option when you register. We recommend you pay $15 per person. Cash or check payments welcome at the door.

Friday, March 3, 2017

DC Music Download presents the "Sound of the Citys Festival- D.C. Music Industry Night (Panel Discussion)"

Photo Credit: @PHZ_Sicks
DC Music Download presents the "Sound of the Citys Festival- D.C. Music Industry Night (Panel Discussion)" 

So.. I have been flying into these exciting and information rich panels, which leave much room to expound on the current state of the local DC Music Industry. And I have been learning that if artists or art administrators want to see a creative change in our local industry, your involvement is necessary.

These panels include artists, creative spaces, press and more, who are looking to build and expand the Capital's art-scene. Some folks who are transient come from other cities where music is embraced differently and share and or create communities in D.C. based on that knowledge, so I find myself constantly learning the of innovative and constant opportunities that can be created even through music alone, ways we all can thrive.

I will admit sometimes the truth it not an easy pill to swallow, and all of the information/resources sometimes don't specifically welcome some of my many communities.  But the truth being heard and diversity in the spaces are necessary, DC Natives do exist, and need to also make our presence known. I want to see creative/vocal individuals speaking about the lack of outreach to the amazing wealth of resources, and "icy doors" that say "we're open," but aren't really. Such as particular genres of local music not being allowed in certain spaces. Folks have to come out and speak for that cause and others, so these places, spaces, resources we need may be built and or considered. This is OUR CITY, let em' know we're here.

It's Ya Girl,

Dior Ashley Brown

Learn more about the Festival here:

Wednesday, December 7, 2016


This past week, members of the creative community got together and created a video message to Donald Trump "Dear Mr. Trump."

Many of us have been wrapping our heads around the future impact to the creative community of this new administration.  So far, he has demonstrated via his platform (twitter), that he has no problem in trying to discredit and/or devaluing art he doesn't agree with.  This is a very dangerous thing, because if those who come to DC to work within his administration (and their staffs) follow this mandate, you'll find pressure for artists to "censor" their art, and that is unacceptable.  

From education to healthcare, members of the creative economy are deeply concerned with what is to come.  The video below is simply a message to the President-Elect as to what we expect from him as a temporary guest in our city.

Some of us gathered to form "REformanceArt," artists who "Perform to Reform," a goal to not only entertain, but to empower our audiences along with each other.  We're looking to organize as a PAC, taking the creativity we put on stage into the strategy rooms of campaigns nationwide.

This Friday 12/9, we will have our official launch, along side the formalization of the Capitol Hill Jazz Jam & DC Jazz Lobby.  The event will take place from 6pm - 9pmat 21 Gessford Court S.E. at the home of David Weiner.  We will also solidify our planning committee for the Artist Led "Peace & Power" March we want to have January 16th.

Please SHARE the Video on Twitter, Facebook, and with your contacts.

*Here's an example of a tweet/post you can utilize (Copy & Paste):