I started writing poetry when I was around 13 years old. It was an escape from the realities of poverty, violence, racism and all the other isms in this world. I remember taking classes that studied the ryhming patterns of our historical greats. I applied that knowledge to my writings. I was good enough to be offered a production deal but my life at the time was plagued with confusion, malice, and fear.
When I stopped writing I lost a piece of myself that made me whole. I'm back to writing again. I'm now using music as one of the mediums to express myself. For last 7 years I have focused on mastering that skill (life long process) so I can add wieght to my lyrics. My latest adventure is an album called FOREVER TEMPORARY. There's a backstory to this album.
I am forever temporary. The more I lose, the more I find. Everyone I have ever met, loved, hated, laughed and cried with have forever shaped me, no matter how temporary our journeys were together. You have shaped me in a way that is neither good nor bad, positive nor negative. This elaborate pre programmed robot can only respond and adapt to new stimuli accordingly. If I am challenged with a new life obstacle, I can only respond and adapt to my programming. Whether that pre programmed response is anger, love, compassion, confusion, a frown, a smile or an elaborate ruse to make you think I know what the heck is going on.
My music is a mix of EDM, Hip Hop, K-Pop, and Electronica with a melancholy twist to it. It has a worldly, soulful pulse with melodic, emotional, yet energetic vibes.
I've been making music for about 7 years now. I grew up listening to that Motown sound, hip hop, rock and roll, and country. I make emotional, vibrant and eclectic type organic beats. I use cleared samples, homemade samples, and original sounds to make my music.
I have mixed, remixed and/or mastered songs for these labels and talented artists: CRAY-Z MFRS, Capital Cities, Jose James, Journey, Major Lazer, Miami 82, N.A.S.A., DJ DSK, DJ Katch, Prob Cause, Pugz Atomz, Taiwan MC, Alluxe, T.I., B-Real, Xzibit, Demrick, Aiva, Andy Mineo, Lecrae, Crooked I, Public Enemy, Microsoft Surface, Dovely and counting.
I have produced videos and songs for independent artist who have gone on to do very well.
Affordable remixes, album covers, mixes, and full song creation: Fiverr.com/lyroughn
Remix catalog: metapop.com/derriziel-pierce