D-Light

About D-Light

Originally from Connecticut, D-Light grew up right around the corner from where hip-hop was born. Becoming a poet at a young age, he learned to use words as a way to express his feelings at any given moment. His inspiration is the world around him. The great lyricists of the mid to late nineties provided D-Light with the motivation to put his poetry into verses over beats. Moving to Orlando, FL in 1999, he instantly became a staple in the strong underground scene. Joining MC battles and talent shows to earn a reputation, D-Light has been rocking stages for much longer than many MCs have been writing or rapping period. This has given him the ability to open up for hip-hop heavyweights like Joell Ortiz, AZ, and C Rayz Walz. His groups in the past, Urban Legacy and Locksmiff, have also built up a strong resume of out of town shows culminating in a 10 city tour from FL to NYC in 2007. D-Light and his groups have pushed out well over 10,000 copies of their CDs in just the last few years alone. A solid fan base indicates the popularity of the music. Armed with a new solo album "Let There Be Light" and a universal, blue collar appeal, D-Light is poised for a shot at the majors. With many show dates being lined up, fans will have a chance to see this seasoned performer soon. He has blessed almost every venue that comes to mind in the Orlando area, from the Social to Tabu. His music has been heard on 102 Jamz and Rollins College Radio. Further strengthening his fan base across the country because of numerous appearances on Sirius Satellite Radio, D-Light is getting the spins he deserves. His intro for the Cipha Sounds Effect on Shade 45 was recently added to the rotation. His raw, lyrical style and strong messages have resonated with hip-hop fans who miss the days when the music really stood for something. D-Light tends to stray away from the monotonous trends of the mainstream music scene. However, his music comes off more powerful than preachy. With the energy and work ethic to sustain the kind of longevity that is rarely seen in today's MCs, D-Light is a breath of fresh air for hip-hop. Stay tuned!

Influences

Jay-Z, 2Pac, Nas, Eminem, Big L, Big Pun, DMX, Snoop Dogg, Talib Kweli, Common, Pharoahe Monch, Kanye West, Kurupt, Royce da 5'9", etc. etc.

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