“In The Doghouse” featured raucous performances by the rising crop of talent from D.C., Montgomery County and Prince George’s County.

Walakalala opened the show, and set a hectic pace for the night. Kasey Jones and Al Hostile, of Silver Spring’s 800 collective, almost turned Songbyrd Music House upside down, and later joined 3-0Whop’s Mike of Doom and OGK who performed new as well as familiar songs. Matt McGhee joined the crews on stage as a surprise guest, amidst several mosh pits that eventually gelled into one larger human vortex.

Nappy Nappa closed out the show with a more experimental set than I’ve seen before. At several times he sat down to get his hair cornrowed, turned his back to the crowd to face the DJ table, and, towards the end of his set, emerged on the floor, surrounded by the crowd. See the entire photo set below.