with all the criticism of hip hop music today, it is refreshing to hear a positive voice in the vast crowd of emcees. a voice striving to be deeper, and is seeking to impact the minds of his listeners. a voice that is combining positive lyrics with an original production style.
often compared to emcees like "talib kweli," "common," and "mos def," "dlux" delivers spoken-word-hip-hop-poetry music (say that 3 times fast) with a purpose and passion for positive changes in the individual and the community.
it all began with the beats, according to dlux. the music attracted him to the world of hip hop. the syncopation, smooth melodies, and the sound of the drums inspired dlux to learn how to create his own beats.
he graduated from fisk university, majored in music (concentration in piano), and completed an audio engineering program at school of audio engineering (sae). combined with the knowledge of record production and the comprehension of music theory,
dlux is able to blend various musical influences to make beats that are fresh, original, and highly enjoyable to the listener.
lyrically, dlux started as, and still considers him self to be, a poet. in high school, he wrote poetry to express his views on self empowerment, community issues, and spiritual understanding. he steered away writing rhymes because at the time only those individuals who were "hard core" could rap, and dlux could not compromise his integrity.
he was not a hard core criminal type. he was a decent kid with good grades and strong family support. in college, dlux found the desire to rhyme. instead of becoming hard core, he decided to speak about the same subjects that he has written about in his poetry. this is the birth of his style as a spoken-word-hip-hop-poet.
with a production style, all his own, and lyrical style that goes deeper than most, dlux seeks to reach hearts and minds to encourage change for the better. he plans to use the support of his music to invest in programs for community and individual betterment and start a foundation of his own. dlux truly has the desire to make a difference in the world, and his music is the highly potent fuel that will propel the vehicle of positive change.
dlux the light
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