Video: D.Black – King5 News Segment Local News Station Features Seattle Rapper, Gives Insight Into Inspiration Behind The Music
Seattle rapper D.Black’s newly released album, Ali’Yah, is a departure from what the mainstream media have come to expect from a hip-hop artist, and a recently aired news segment highlights precisely what makes D.Black unique, refreshing, and inspirational. Seattle’s King5 News shows that instead of reciting stereotypical rap tales of drug sales steeped in profanity and misogyny, D.Black presents an album that is profanity-free and spiritual. This was not always the case, as D.Black used to rhyme about these aforementioned topics early in his career. Following the birth of his daughter and his spiritual enlightenment, D.Black experienced a revelation to incorporate more positive messages into his art. Those messages are sprinkled throughout his new release Ali’Yah, the title of which alludes directly to the emcee’s heightened inspiration and musical journey. Equipped with the support of his family, D.Black’s new approach to music is being welcomed by the mainstream media. D.Black’s new album, Ali’Yah, is available now via Sportn’ Life Records/MYX Music Label.
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Be sure to check out “Keep On Going,” the first trackfrom D.Black’s new album, featuring and produced by Vitamin D. The beat was also recently taken by 50 Cent from an old Vitamin D beat CD and used for the track “London Girl,” which is featured on 50 Cent’s War Angel LP
Born and raised in Seattle, Washington, D.Black’s musical roots are deep, with his mother and father both involved in pioneering hip-hop groups in the Seattle music scene. In 2006, D.Black released his debut album, The Cause & Effect, a huge regional success, allowing the emcee to share the stage with Nas, Freeway, Bun B, Clipse, Paul Wall, The Boot Camp Click, and more. After being mentored by Vitamin D, a staple and veteran of the Seattle hip-hop scene, D.Black began making a name for himself by working on projects with producer Jake One. One such collaboration resulted in D.Black being featured on Jake One’s White Van Music, on the track “God Like,” helping to cement the Seattle emcee as a household name beyond the Pacific Northwest. Jake One and Vitamin D were also both instrumental in helping D.Black create his new album, offering guidance and production on the record. D.Black’s new album, Ali’Yah, is nowavailable everywhere via Sportn’ Life Records/MYX Music Label.