Tom DeLay

What's up with hip-hop

StarrZ (pictured), whose buzz in and outside Baltimore hit a new level with the release of last year's Best Mixtape Ever, has joined the small club of rappers in the city with major label affiliations, recently signing a Universal Music Group contract. He also recently shot the video for "Dope Trilla," the lead single from the upcoming mixtape Live Forever, Die Dope.

Judah's Juke Joint, the weekly local hip-hop showcase at the Now Child Soundstage, will have a special "420 Edition" this Saturday, April 20, presented in conjunction with WEAA's long-running Strictly Hip Hop program. The headliners of the show are A$AP Ant (the Baltimore representative of A$AP...