Hailing from small town Enfield, NC, rich in strong values, history and culture, we
find one of the South’s hottest up-n-coming Hip-Hop stars.
Towering the scene at an enormous 6′3 and weighing slightly over 300lbs, Derty
Den aka Big Gates is a force of nature destined to be reckoned with. His word
play comes rich in metaphors and prophetic insight and endears all who hear him.
As a true student of the game he prides himself on being an official “Master Of
Ceremonies”. Taking the weight of such a title to heart, Den aims to create a sound
that amplifies the “good in the hood” as opposed to showcasing negatives. He is the
true definition of what North Carolina music is and the voice of an average young
black male who made something out of nothing.
“I’m a diamond in the rough! I want to show that the South is more than just
yelling and stereotypes. I study the music industry very closely.”
If anyone is capable of finding the right balance of party and meaning in this
musical climate, without a doubt, Derty Den is your man. His energy, swagger and
flow demands a response from his listeners. His true life depictions and storytelling
of Rap has earned him “Best Southern Artist” credentials at the Underground Music
Awards 2008, “Best Lyricist” at the 2009 North Carolina Underground Music Awards
and winner of the 2009 Carolina Music Awards for Best Male Artist. Den was also
selected as the top 50 artist to blow in 2010 by Beyond Race Magazine.
(*Note- BRM is the only Magazine that selected Drake to blow in 08).
With his unmistakable southern style and his hard Carolina grind, Derty Den is
his way through to the next level of his career by working with a variety of producers
DJs on his projects. Den’s recent single “Hey Shawty” where Den is speaking on his
for southern cuties has Den expanding to even greater markets.
Derty Den’s most recent LP, “Carolina Aint Enough”, dropped over 7500 LPs in NC
alone, and is now available for Digital downloads on iTune, Amazon and other Digital
networks. His current NC project, recently released title “Tony Soprano” Mixtape, is
receiving highly rated reviews and is in hopes to excel as well.
His never-ending grind keeps the Carolina native’s music being heard nationwide
and even outside the US Hip-Hop market. He’s been covered in publications like The
Grind”), Ozone Magazine (“Patiently Waiting”), Juice Magazine (“Rep Your Hood”),
Hip Hop Weekly (“Indie Grind”) and consistently featured on AllHipHop.com ,
MTV.com , ThisIs50.com , and HipHopDX.com – just to name a few. This consistency
is surely proving that people should watch out for this Carolina star in the making, if
they haven’t already started paying attention.
In July Derty Den won Carolina Music Artist of the Year then in September, brought
home the Southern Music Entertainment Summit Best Male Artist over NC Native
and Roc Nation artist J-Cole. His relentless work ethic and passion for the genre has
himself submerging and standing out in a league of his own!
Derty Den – “Everyday”
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