From the late 70s to the late 80s in the Metropolitan area there was this underground mass of people that the outside world viewed as nomads. Nomads were the people who dared to be different than the ordinary, everyday, working class. Looked at as living a life underground or “Pop Life” because they simply did not understand the culture, it was too progressive for the outside world that wanted you to fit in. Yet these people were more often the most creative ones when it came to ideas. Whether it was music, fashion or technology, they dreamed big!
Out of this era would spawn the Internet, cellular phones, hip hop, and electronic music. The music being one of the most influential elements from that time. Creating a movement of its own, it developed a night life culture where people would go out in droves to private parties, common bars, and night clubs to hear this music that wasn't being played on the radio. Take a journey with us, as we welcome the legendary DJ Naeem Johnson (NJ) to Washington DC. He joins Ernest Fountain on the decks to pay homage to this era of Pop Life, the music.