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October 14, 2008

Inside Deep Flow Studios

amotionWhen it comes to Baltimore hip-hop, nobody reps it like Amotion (pictured).

The 27-year-old founded Deep Flow Studios, which includes a recording studio, online radio station, cable access TV show and event promotions.

She's a pioneer in the city's hip-hop community. Here's a link to my profile of her, which ran in today's paper.

"I'm doing really well," she said. "In the scheme of other 27-year-olds who went to college, I don't know about that. But they're probably not having as much fun as I'm having." 

Ace Sun photographer Monica Lopossay shot some seriously awesome photos, too.

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 2:13 PM | | Comments (5)
Categories: Local music


I've heard of Amotion and she's definitely on the ball...but in my book, the rep for Baltimore Hip Hop is Al Shipley (City Paper, Government Names). If it's hip or hop and going down in Bmore, Al knows and he tirelessly spreads the word.

Jeff -- you're right, Al Shipley (who I quoted in the piece) is a huge proponent of Baltimore hip-hop. But he primarily covers the news, and Amotion primarily generates it. Both help the scene tremendously.

And my wording is over the top in the lede to this blog post. What I was trying to say was, Amotion is one of the movers and shakers of the local hip hop scene. I think I just got a little carried away.

The full article is great! Maybe it'll open the eyes of the people who don't even realize there's a growing hip hop scene here in Baltimore.


I like your article but I've seen Amotion, the pictures used don't do her justice.

Thank you so much for the article, Sam! It was the best to ever cover myself and my company! And thank you for your comment to, JP Believer

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