Darrell “DC” Crenshaw
“I don’t want to let the streets over take me. Hustling isn’t the way to support a family or my education! Fighting to keep the streets from over taking me…it seems like music caught me in a major way! I find musical and lyrical inspiration in everything I do nowadays. I eat, sleep and breathe hip hop” -DC
Hip hop lyricist DC sets himself apart from other rappers as a ‘new original’ with his smooth style, fluid structures and smart lyrics. DC draws proven hip hop crowds while breaking through to new audiences including women, tweens and adults.DC’s passion to put Arkansas on the map in the hip-hop industry was inflamed by the sudden and tragic death of his cousin and lifelong rapping partner, Cyle Boykin (Yung Squady). The painful loss of the young man DC viewed as his very own brother drove DC’s career commitment into high gear spawning tracks like “THA MOVEMENT,” “RELO,” and “I’M A HUSTLA.” Drawing over 100,000 views on WorldStarHipHop.com for his risky video for “Sex Music” in collaboration with Tank. DC has also toured with Travis Porter. His most recent release “Master Of My Fate” has done exceptional on various music downloading sites like DatPiff.com & LiveMixtape.com. DC has taken up the motto “I Am My Brother’s Keeper” because he plans on taking care of Cyle’s son along with extended family.
Life hasn’t been easy for DC, with a Dad who left him at age seven, stole his mom’s money and hung around only often enough to disappoint. Still ‘it’s all good’ for DC who suggests, “when you grow up and all your friends are dead or in jail, maybe the only rebellion left is success.” DC never shook his mother’s favorite rap, “know the streets and the books.” Today, DC slips between cultures working his way through college (with a 3.8 GPA) while simultaneously drawing a growing number of followers.
DC forms lyrics both poetic and gritty in a world that’s more than a little bit busted up. His wit and versatility mean DC can kick it in the hood or speak truth to power at the Whitehouse. But his struggle is universal, to afford to stay in college, care for his family and live large his dreams.
A phenomena just waiting to burst out on the international market, a mind haunted 24/7 by music, DC is ripe for filling venues to capacity – poised and ready to catapult to the next level.
To get more information about DC or to discuss bookings and sessions, please contact: Ivy Crenshaw @ (678) 824-4118