Night Train 357 (pronounced “three-five-seven”) is an emcee combining wordplay and subject matter that’s not often touched upon in the Hip-Hop world. For Train, his music is about replay value. His metaphors are designed to ensure you rewind so you don’t miss a line with pop culture references, a wide range of socially conscious and personal topics, and a touch of nerd rap! He’s not trying to be cool. He’s the cure for the common cool.
Wammie Award-Winner for Best Rap Album in the Washington DC Metro Area
Rapping is one of many ways Train chooses to express himself creatively. He’s a creative in the true sense of the word from visual arts, performance arts, and even martial arts. The name Night Train 357 is a way to pay homage to his late father, the original Night Train 357, a bass guitarist and CB radio enthusiast from the Washington, DC Metro Area. His performances are the epitome of high energy and lyrical prowess influenced by the mainstream and underground music scenes of the mid-to-late 90’s. His drive for perfection in the arts is unmatched coming from a long legacy of creative minds, fuel by hardship, strong values, determination, and enjoyment of the journey over the destination.
“Go buy the record! It’s GOOD! And hit the gym! He has bars for days” — Dale & Eric, Optimus Primecast: Retrospective Podcast
Night Train 357 has performed with Black Sheep, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, Cappadonna, Slick Rick, Nonchalant, and the late great Biz Markie, as well as working with the best and the brightest in the DMV music community. He was nominated for several Wammies (Washington Area Music Awards), winning Best Rap Album for The Nightlife LP!
Train brings a Hip-Hop Nerdcore style akin to CZARFACE, Wu-Tang, and Redman. His newest EP, Mics of Cybertron, is coming soon!