There’s more to Washington D.C than politics. Speeding past the elephant in the White House, today we demystify one of the country’s most confounding cities.

Hosted by R&B and television sensation Luke James (Star, The New Edition Story), In The Spirit catches up with BET host Gia Peppers, actor/producer Jessie T. Usher, and Grammy nominated singer Raheem DeVaughn to discover who really governs the culture of our nation’s capital.

The answer: the city’s creatives.

Peep the above video for part one of our time spent in D.C.