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Losing his only means of support after the death of his mother led the rap artist, DVine, straight to a homeless shelter.
The place were he pondered the words of his late mother and began to believe and live by them. Guided by her words,
"you can do anything in life," the soon to be rap star steps to the scene with a sound filled with knowledge and wisdom.
All of which he demonstrates in his new release, For The Mother In You, along side A. Mathematics, the producer of all three tracks.
Inspired by the artists of the Old-School, DVine began his artistry writing poetry for the young ladies. He later moved-on
to write rap lyrics and perform. Some of his performances include opening concerts for Shyheim-The Rugged Child,
Helltah Skeltah, Smif-N-Wessun, Black Moon and Wu-Tang Clan. DVine has also performed in such family day events
as the Umoja Festival in Springfield, the Cultural Arts Festival in Middletown, and recently performed tracks from For The
Mother In You at WQTQs Street Festival in Hartford. In addition, DVine hosted WRTCs Hip Hop Count Down radio program
DVine describes his addition to the rap world as a style that is of a simple rhyme and beat that the young and old are yearning
for and will ultimately identify with. He believes that rap is an art that requires the artist to maintain the ultimate confidence and
to stand by their product. When asking Shakiem Beach, DVines Manager and CEO of NuBorn Records, whats his take on the
artist DVine and rap? He described DVine as... "an artist whos professionalism he respects and... an artist who is articulate
in the way he represents himself in song and conversation." Overall, DVine believes the content of his lyrics are just as important
as making sure that they are clean, positive and come straight from the heart. He defines rap as a powerful vehicle that is used to
communicate to listeners throughout the world.
DVines three new tracks on the For The Mother In You release incorporate what he refers to as good and evil--the two forces that
meet and create balance in society. The single dedicated to his mother and all mothers is filled with various levels of emotions.
For The Mother In You, featured in instrumental and acappella versions, send a message and sound of peace, love and respect
among mothers, sons and daughters. A message many suppress. A message of feelings difficult to express. Prayer For The Dying,
the second track, communicates a lyrical description of the forces encountered by many in our society while it moves the R&B hip hop
rap lover to its powerful beat. Put Me On the bonus track, relates a lyrical reality of a rap artists journey and dreams to rap Kingdom.
For The Mother In Yous universal and relevant sound, encourages the listener to battle everyday evil with good intent.
DVines sound is one of a positive balance in its pursuit to empower.
Along with building his rap career, DVine works as a conflict resolver at a homeless shelter. There, he encourages residents to center
their inner strength and focus on the positive aspects of their lives.
by Theresa Leary
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