Album: Lightshow – Kalorama Heights

Featuring Appearances From YFN Lucci and Big Shaad, the HipHopDX-Premiered Album’s Title Refers to the Wealthy Washington, DC Neighborhood Home to the Obamas


Critical Praise for Lightshow:

“Lightshow’s voice packs a palpable controlled chaos that makes everything he says sound urgent” – Complex

“Lightshow is regarded as a hometown hero in Washington DC. Following the Southeast DC rapper on social media, you can see that when he makes an appearance at a local high school or performs at DMV area venues, crowds of young people go crazy, jumping around and screaming his lyrics.”Noisey

The Album:

A fiercely energetic and hyper-talented emcee, nobody reps harder for the District of Columbia than Lightshow. Proclaiming his excellence and detailing stories from all walks of life in his hometown, Lightshow shares Kalorama Heights, his latest album, premiered by HipHopDX. Named after the wealthy neighborhood in Washington, DC that is home to the Obamas, Kalorama Heights is a love letter to Lightshow’s city, detailing his come-up and chronicling the day-to-day life of the less-fortunate as they strive to make it in the nation’s capitol. Boasting appearances from Big Shaad and YFN Lucci, who guests on the Karen Civil-premiered banger No Info,” the album is an inspiring adrenaline rush, propelled by Lightshow’s unshakeable energy and preternatural ability to string words together in an infectious cadence. With previously released singles such as the aspirational “Shoot For The Stars,” premiered last week by ELEVATOR, and the banging, Shane Alexander-produced single “Burberry Umbrellas,” Kalorama Heights is an ideal introduction to Lightshow and will propel him to the next step on the ladder to stardom.

“I don’t gotta go to Beverly Hills, I can be right in my city,” said Lightshow in a recent interview with The Washington Post. “If it’s good enough for Obama, it’s good enough for me.”

Born and raised in Washington DC, more specifically 10th Place Southeast in Congress Heights, Lightshow started rapping at 11-years-old, recording his rhymes over the instrumental outros of his favorite hip-hop tracks. As a teenager, Lightshow made his bones as a recording engineer, assisting in recording sessions for DC rappers such as Shy Glizzy and Wale. It was Wale who gave Lightshow his first break, recruiting him to appear on “Georgetown Press,” a track from Wale’s 2012 mixtape Folarin. After his Wale feature, Lightshow started to gain traction as a rapper outside of the DMV, recording several mixtapes including The Way I See It, hosted by DJ Khaled. Last year, Lightshow released Life Sentence 3, which featured an appearance from A$AP Ant and boasted “Need A Lighter,” Lightshow’s collaboration with 21 Savage, which earned over 7 million streams on Spotify. LightShow looks to continue his upward trajectory with Kalorama Heights.

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Kalorama Heights

“No Info” ft. YFN Lucci:

“Shoot for the Stars”:

“Burberry Umbrellas”:

“Need a Lighter” ft. 21 Savage:

Life Sentence 3