D.P. Da Prophet
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D.P. Da Prophet

Richmond, Virginia, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2010

Richmond, Virginia, United States
Established on Jan, 2010
Solo Hip Hop Soul


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"Richmond, VA's Da Poet Da Prophet pays homage to Nas and the historical, authoritative Illmatic LP - enlisting Rapper Big Pooh and Masspike Miles." -


"Rap renegade Da Poet Da Prophet puts together a record this time around with that true classic sound." -


"RVA native D.P. Da Prophet who’s skating on the success earned from his previous works, which include but are not limited to his feature in Hip-Hop Weekly Magazine, MTV, vH1, VEVO, HotNewHipHop, & other major & credible blogs, returns to the music scene with a new offering. He connects with a Hip-Hop legend, Rapper Big Pooh, & R&B sesnsation, Masspike Miles, for his latest cut Illmatic Dreams. mimicking the cover art from the classic Nas joint, Illmatic, D.P. gives the masses his rendition of what Nasty Nas channelled through the project with a more triumphant sound. The old school meets the new with this one." - Niyah Nel

"Respect Magazine"

"Recruiting Big Pooh and Masspike Miles for assisting features, Virginia native D.P. Da Prophet‘s new track ‘iLLmatic Dreams‘ finds him keeping it as real as can be going over classic production from SteveNBlinG. The rising emcee makes it known to all his fans that he intends to represent himself through his music forever and give life to those listening. Sit back, relax, and stream the soulful record below." - Kurt Sculac


"The song features a maximalist, horn-laden arrangement, reminiscent of the lush orchestral flourishes Jon Brion contributed to Kanye West's Late Registration." -
Song Title: Falling - Trevor Smith

"Reality Is Real"

"Richmond, VA artist D.P. Da Prophet enlist the likes of Rapper Big Pooh and Masspike Miles to deliver soulful homage to Hip Hop legend, Nas, with “Illmatic Dreams”. This track doesn’t disappoint one bit, and everyone delivers on this joint. Press play, peep!" - Leon


"The piano though! Da Poet Da Prophet does the work on this work inspired by Nas (one of his heroes). Repping about “Illmatic Dreams” but making it through life viewed as America’s nightmare. To stand fast and be Black & Proud; it’s a struggle. Feel that in this song. Guest voacals from Rapper Big Pooh. Masspike Miles on the hook. Produced by SteveNBlinG. Dope! Richmond (Virginia, USA) stand up! Da Poet Da Prophet is staying strong repping y’all." -

"Crystal Annick"

"D.P. Da Prophet (Da Poet Da Prophet) pulls inspiration from one of his biggest influences, Nas for his new release “Illmatic Dreams” featuring Rapper Big Pooh and Masspike Miles. The VA emcee raps over the SteveNBling-produced track as he talks about his Illmatic Dreams and facing what one might come across while being black in America and trying to stay true to themselves. If you’re looking for a new track to add to your motivation playlist, this might be it." -


"His lyrical skill and ability to pick good production made his 5-track EP, “Forgive But Never Forget”, something that stayed on repeat throughout my weekend" -

"RVA Magazine"

"The first track, "Illmatic Dreams" featuring Rapper Big Pooh and Masspike Miles, is about music inspiring you to express yourself and succeed, about Hip-Hop being a positive motivating force in life. I like it." - Black Liq

"Kel & Mel Reviews"

"With so many artists, even the veterans, starting to sound alike and rap about the same things, it’s refreshing to hear somebody come with their own point of view." - Kel & Mel

"Vann Digital"

"Forgive But Never Forget which is a good display of lyricism for your ears contains a mix of different subjects so nobody that gives this project a listen will be left out." -

"AZ1 Promo Review"

"On the intro to his EP "Illmatic Dreams" he 1st takes that household hip hop song title from one of history's greats and transforms it into an innovative piece." -


"Something for the ladies that doesn’t parade around superficial expectations… I can support that all day." -
Song Title: Falling -


"The nutrients are intense in Falling, the new song by D.P. Da Prophet off his EP Forgive But Never Forget." -


"A name to pay attention to is D.P. Da Prophet, who is getting it in this summer." -

"Examiner Indie Spotlight"

Give us some background info as to who you are?
"I am a writer at heart. Started out just writing my emotions on paper which turned into poetry and eventually into songs. From there I taught myself to record, mix & engineer. Once I realized I had a good ear for mixing I went to school for it. I am not a producer as in playing instruments etc. but I am always involved in the creative process of making the record. " -

"Hype Magazine Interview"

What do you want people to get from your music?
"I want them to get what they need. When you listen to music what you play depends on your mood so I want to have music prepared for all of it." -


Still working on that hot first release.



D.P. Da Prophet was born in the Capitol of Virginia, known as the city of Richmond where locals call it RVA. Growing up he has always been captivated by music but it wasn't until age 12 where he realized that music would be what he was destined to live through. While writing poetry to vent, his poems soon turned into verses and his verses soon became songs.

He acquired such a diverse background in Music Entertainment by attending Recording Engineering & Music Business School in FL, becoming an A&R for a thriving Indie Label back home and working with Wal-Mart’s Wholesale store Sam’s Club on a project for the future of the children. Spending an excessive amount of time around ATL’s music scene, helping to handle bookings & features for major artists and living in the studio all night played a hand in D.P.’s rewarding career as well.

Prophet has made it on MTV, MTV Hive, MTV Canada, VH1, Yahoo Music, VEVO and several major blogs such as HotNewHipHop & Hype Magazine. Da Prophet was also blessed to get the opportunity to be promoted nationwide in the 2013 XXL Freshman Issue. Canada, Germany, New Zealand, London, & of course the US are some of the many places he has been interviewed.

With a growing fan base D.P. Da Prophet graced the Indie Grind section of Hip Hop Weekly magazine, as well as released his EP Forgive But Never Forget which you can buy or stream from all digital stores. His music was ranked in the top 5 percent out of 100,000 records when reviewed by over 200 people, male and female ages 16-50 which shows he has serious commercial market potential (via SoundOut). If you don't know Da Poet Da Prophet by now soon you won't be able to escape the music.

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