Meet The DMV: Kwan-Chi

A little about Kwan-Chi

Tell us a little bit about yourself

My name is Jakwan Johnson, but I go by my stage name “Kwan-Chi”. I am an up and coming artist from VA, and can be found on IG & Twitter @Kwan-Chiii. Following the release of my first single ‘Big Money’ and gearing up for a 2018 cross country tour to hit cities like Washington D.C., Baltimore, New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, and more.

He just dropped a surprise EP Happy Birthday

Check it out, the review is coming soon

Three things we don’t know about you?

Three things that ya’ll don’t know about me:

  1. I got my start in music learning how to write poetry as a kid and even ghost wrote for a couple people. But a lot of people don’t know that I’ve already made money.
  2. I’m the most die hard Nets fan you’ll ever meet. Prolly the only Nets fan you’ll ever meet too lol
  3. I’m one of the reasons why Theophilus London got in trouble/banned at ODU lol Doing dumb stuff in my younger days.

Define you in five words?

Define myself in five words…Motivated, driven, humble, introverted, and loyal

Favorite DMV customs?

I don’t know if I really got any favorite DMV customs. Its been so long since I been back in the area, I done got used to living in the 757. But I’m still a woodbridge kid at the end of the day.

Top five biggest musical influences?


  1. Charles Hamilton
  2. Casey Veggies
  3. Dom Kennedy
  4. Lupe Fiasco
  5. And of course Jay-Z

Define the DMV.

The DMV is romance, adventure, love, hate, grit…..Its it own story in itself. Its all connected. You get some jealousy, you get some love….but its whats makes the DMV what it is. But its still VA all day.

Artists and media personalities in the DMV

To be honest, I don’t know that many media personalities out here like. But off the top of my head of people I see out here really grinding….Bri, Niq, John, Michell, Tracy, and my man’s Smoot! He really be out here networking with people.

As far as artists that Im really fucking with…The whole LUC Music, TGB, 5enses, iPm, Masego, OG.eniu$, Kali, Opal. Its a bunch of people out here really getting it, just can’t remember off the top of my head but y’all got a fan over here.

Any Shout outs?

Shout out to all the people that’s supported me thus far and all the people that haven’t heard me yet. God willing you’ll hear about me soon. Of course shout out to all of LUC Music, TGB, 5enses, and my brothers….Y’all always keep it real with me and make me wanna try harder. Shoutout to my hardest critic too lol she keep it the realest with me and always calling me out.

Name ten artists you want to work with?

My top 10 artist I wanna work with…

  1. Gee Smiff
  2. Yeaimbd
  3. $pacely
  4. Al Feury
  5. OG.eniu$
  6. Masego
  7. Brandun Deshay aka Ace Hashimoto
  8. Dom Kennedy
  9. Casey Veggies
  10. Noo$e

Granted I done worked with most of them already, I just wanna keep working with them.

Spell out your name with a word that describes you.








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