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True Genius Requires Insanity is the top independent portal for the Washington, DC and Baltimore music scene, as well as a boutique project where gifted scribes craft premier commentaries on recorded sound.

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On November 22nd, Kanye West released My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, the most hyped album in recent hip hop history. Pitcfork gave the album a perfect score, as did Rolling Stone and a slew of other top musical guides of note.... more

TGRI Radio returns for Season two as editor in chief Marcus Dowling sits down with staff columnist and noted pop aficionado William Bruce West to discuss the nature of pop songs and what exactly makes one great on this episode of the... more

Join TGRI Online co-editors in chief Marcus Dowling and Chris Kelly as we discuss the hottest sound in the past decade on the international underground, the Dave Nada invented, chopped and screwed Dutch... more

Join's co-editor in chiefs Marcus Dowling and Chris Kelly alongside noted local DC DJ Bills for a discussion of the deep, hard and profound sound of dubstep. It's been the hottest and most influential sound on the EDM... more

Outside of the rising production credits of DJ Pierre and Murder Mark, the story of 2010 in the retooling but perpetually party rocking genre of Baltimore Club music is the rise of James Nasty. Playing U Street Music Hall's Halloween party... more

Sonya Collins? You don't know who she is? Well, she was formerly the head of DC's Glass House blog analyzing music and culture before becoming a brand representative for Arnaud de Brignac champagne in New York City. Successful... more

Steven "Stereo Faith" McPherson is a DC music institution rapidly rising to the same venerated veteran levels of those he admired as a youth in the city, HR from Bad Brains, Chuck Brown, Henry Rollins and so many more. A musical... more

On September 25th at U Street Music Hall, DC DJ Will Eastman celebrates a decade of Bliss, his signature dance party that has become a DC staple and is one of the longest running indie dance parties in the United States.... more

Join TGRI's Editor in Chief Marcus Dowling, and president Winston Ford for an intriguing 45 minute discussion of the nature of hip hop music in 2010!
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