Darq

Darq

BandHip HopR&B

Gritty Hip Hop w/ a crossover appeal and strong focus on lyrics and melodies

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Biography

The textbook definition of the word dark is defined as the absence of light or knowledge. Christopher Williamson p/k/a Darq would have to be looked at as the complete opposite of that definition for a number of reasons. First and foremost, with his stock quickly rising on the New York underground scene, it’s clear to see that the lights are on and all point to whatever Darq has going on; be it shows, mixtapes, street albums or videos. Secondly, after hearing songs like “Fly Away” and “Oh No,” it’s difficult to believe Darq is without knowledge. Lastly, unbeknownst to those who have never met him, Darq is Caucasian, a fact that, given his namesake, has proven to be both a gift and a curse. Never one to back down from controversy, Darq takes it all in stride.

Growing up in the Bronx, Darq and his family were no stranger to hardship. At an early age, homelessness struck and Darq and his family were forced to move into a shelter on Andrews Avenue in the Bronx. With adversity showing no prejudice, it was this melting pot of cultures that first introduced Darq to music. At the age of 13, Darq used his pen and pad to get love and respect from an artform that didn't necessarily love him back. Refusing to be denied, Darq began to form heartfelt and passionate rhymes about life, family and the streets of the Bronx, which he had been schooled to by his older brother. Darq's witty wordplay and energetic delivery would soon gain him the respect he yearned for. But with the good comes the bad; the same streets that Darq had come to know, love and rhyme about would lead him astray and down the path of drug addiction and juvenile detention centers. Wanting to make sure Darq didn't follow in his older brother's footsteps, Darq's mother moved the family to Philadelphia. Although he was seperated from what had been his home for "x" years, Darq also realized the path he was headed for. He quickly took to his new locale and began to use Hip-Hop as a bridge between The Bronx and Philadelphia. With the birth of his first child, the dream became the reality and Darq knew now more than ever what he needed to do.

Now with a new team in place, the mission remains the same. Having rocked, won, or been a Featured Act in virtually every Unsigned Artist showcase in NYC, Darq is currently working on the follow-up to his debut "Eternal Darqness," called "Classic Material," Darq has worked with brilliant up and coming artists such as vocalist Amy Davis on "Fly Away" to veterans like Cuban Link on a track rightfully named "BX." Also be on the lookout for his mixtape series, "Darq Days" which showcases Darq's abiltily to take well known tracks, remix and improve upon them. Never one to rest on his laurels, Darq is also in front of the camera and behind the scenes for the upcoming Indepedent film "Street Lure." Either you love him or hate him, but ignoring him is not an option; the Darqness is spreading.

Discography

DARQ

DISCOGRAPHY

Shows

Overtime Concert, Master Moo Showcase, Cali Showcase, Faces In The Crowd NY
, Faces in the Crowd Philly, Desert Storm Showcase, Graveyard Shift Showcase NY, Under Lock and Key Showcase, Foundation Mag Showcase CT, Bruce Wane Showcase, iStandard Producer's Showcase NY, iStandard Producer's showcase Philly, NAN showcase, Unsigned Shines Showcase NY, Unsigned Shines Showcase Philly, Elegant Hoodness Parks Tour NY, Rap Fanatic Magazine Showcase, Respect Your Grind Showcase, UNI Awards Showcase, March Madness Philly, March Madness NY, Get Your Buzz Up, 50 Mics in New York, CT, and Miami, Elegant Hoodness – Miami, Protégé Mag showcase and many more!

Venues

Lehman College, T NY, Crash Mansion, Bowery Poetry Club, Rebel, Snitch, Vesta, Pyramid, Sultana’s, Mingles (CA), Karribeans (CA), Fluid (PA), Flow (PA) and Chelsea Hotel (FL)

Collabs

"BX" w/ Cuban Link
"Fly Away" F. Amy Davis
"Playing Games" F. TYM
"Who I am" F. Dave Vegas
"In Love" F. Sidney Joseph
"Good Lovin" F. Richie (???)
"Me and You" f. Melena (Kansas City, MO)
"Money Pile Up" f. Woah (Chicago)
Songs with Limited Edition (from the Bay Area)
Songs with Codizzle (NY and West VA)

Mixtape Placements

Graveyard Shift Hosted by Bedtyme357
Microphone Bully Mixtapes (3)
Hip Hop Minded
Elegant Hodness Top 10 of 08
Elegant Hoodness Park Tour Mixtape
Darq Days Vol 1
Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes Vol 92 Hosted by Jay Rock
DJ Pimp ‘Straight From The Streets’ Vol 3.5
Microphone Bully ‘The Digital Hustle’

Radio Interviews

Hate Money Radio 07 and 09
Don Demarco Radio Show 09
DWI Radio Show 09
DTF Radio 09
MixxxKings.com Radio (Pun Tribute) 09

Press (DVD/TV/Online/Mags)

Rap Fanatic Magazine
Protégé Magazine
DC Drama
Nan TV
Flo TV
Microphone Bully TV
Who Mag TV
Video City TV
Product of Society TV
Hoodgrownonline.com – Aug 09
GetYourBuzzUp.ning.com- Aug 09
Mogulstatus.Blogspot.com- Aug 09
Rapmullet.com- Aug 09
iStandardProducers.com- Aug 09
DreamBigHustleHard.com- Aug 09
HipHopRuckus.com- Sep 09
Yoraps.com- Sep 09
Spate TV- Sep 09
HHLO.net- Sep 09
SbakerMediaGroup.com- Sep 09
Sour Diesel DVD Cypher- Sept 09
CosmicBrutha.com- Oct 09
OfficialLastwordOnline.com- TBP 09
CosmicBrutha.com- Oct 09
Hip Hop Weekly- TBP 09
TheOvun.com- TBP 09
Video City- TBP 09
Whatz Really Hood- TBP 09
Illroots.com- TBP 09
Hood Idol DVD- TBP 09
Coast 2 Coast Magazine- TBP

Awards

Hood Elegant Artist of The Year 2008
UMA Nominee for ‘Most Promising Male’ 2009
Winner for ‘Most Promising Male’ 2009

Video/ Audio Posts

Vlaze.com
Blastro.com
Vimeo.com
Viddler.com
Blip.tv
NuPlay.Tv
Clevver.com
Singingfool.com
Revver.com
Truveo.com
Motionbox.com
Video.aol.com
GetYourBuzzUp.ning
iStandardProducers.com
Mogulstatus.blogspot.com
Soulpitchmediastreetwire.com
Illroots.com
GlobalGrind.com
Yoraps.com
Eautoblog.com
Damegrease.ning.com
Monova.com
Fulldls.com
Coast2coastmixtapes.com
Torrentsroom.com
Allhiphopsports.com
Godfathertrilogy.blogspot.com
Mixlawax.blogspot.com
HipHopDx.com
AllUrbanNews.com
Beastieboyblips.dailyradar.com
Ulmann.blogspot.com
WeLiveThis.com
GhettoLegends.com
DifferentKitchen.blogspot.com
Showhype.com
Sonrika.com
Mippin.com
AllHipHop.com
UrbanBlog.com
AllMusicIsFree.com
Blogmad.com
Mahalo.com
Mixx.com
Mp3albumsss.blogspot.com
Musicaalbums.com
Hoodgrownonline.com
Bayontop.com
Teamafficial.blogspot.com
Fleetdj.blogspot.com
Soundmaven.com
Centraldorap.com

Online Profiles

www.musicbrokerz.com
www.showcaseyourmusic.com
www.unsigned.com
www.reverbnation.com
www.overplay.com
www.versusmedia.com
www.isound.com
www.Jamnow.com
www.thisis50.com
www.purevolume.com
www.dbbworld.ning.com
www.thesixtyone.com
www.dreambighustlehard.com
www.fizzkicks.com
www.coredjs.com
www.myfabolouslife.com
www.hitlab.com
www.wordonthestreetsmag.com
www.whosenextonline.com
www.zoomoozik.com
www.urbanbuzzfactor.com
www.hypetunne.ning
www.indiecharts.com
www.jamwave.com
www.indie911.com
www.last.fm
www.slicethepie.com
www.imeem.com
www.MymusicSite.com
www.bandizmo.com
www.getyourbuzzup.ning.com
www.igotmuzick.com
www.theblastbydigiwaxx.com
www.talentscoutconnect.com
www.Ilike.com
www.talentscoutconnect.com
www.exploretalent.com
trunkhustlers.com

www.twitter.com/DARQBXKID
www.myspace.com/darqness
www.facebook.com/darqness
www.youtube.com/user/DARQRAW
www.sonicbids.com/Darq

For any press inquiries, exclusives and general info
iStandardPublicity@gmail.com

Set List

8-10 min set