D-Trick

D-Trick

BandHip HopR&B

Listening to D-Trick is like watching a poker player with ADHD having an anxiety attack, while drinking his fifth Red Bull, and breathing deep breaths trying to calm down before realizing that he hasn’t even looked at his own cards.

Biography

The name D-Trick is a right of passage rather than the stereo typical Rap Music stage name. This was not a name immediately accepted by the artist who once went by his birth given name Dedrick. Once part of a group, Dedrick broke away on what he thought were good terms. Fortunately for Dedrick these were not good terms, because the group of artists he was once teamed with decided to put out songs about him with his name in the chorus. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that they were not doing love songs about Dedrick. So with the sounds of “F*$K a D-Trick” still ringing in his ears, Dedrick decided that if they were going to promote him, he would be what they created. On that day D-Trick was born.

Through out life, D-Trick has been no stranger to adversity. Having much experience in the area, he has developed an art of making subliminal songs that many take personally, while being smarter in a genre of artists that typically try to be harder.

With roots established as a battle rapper, D-Trick is usually taken for granted for his appearance, but when the first words come out of his mouth the opponent and the crowd both know there is more to him than a clean cut image. His stage presence is much larger than his five foot nine inch stature, with energy that shadows anyone he shares the stage with. Live shows are spontaneous, and his need for attention often keeps the audience hanging on every word. Before any introduction is made, D-Trick opens with an acapella spit fire verse that has the crowd rushing the stage before the first song begins.

With BassHead Productions, D-Trick has performed countless shows from Chicago to Orlando, traded the number one spot with Akon’s “Don’t Matter” for two weeks on the one hundred thousand watt station HOT 96, and has released two CD’s. “The Blue Collar Project” can be found at every download site, and “Industry Takeover”, released by BassHead Entertainment this year is 95% D-Trick and has a buzz bigger than an alcoholic on Saturday night. Include this to 2 mix tapes, D-Trick and BassHeads are on their way to being “almost famous”.

Future projects include Step Your Game Up, Volume 2 mix tape, and another D-Trick solo project titled Royce Jackson.

Discography

The Blue Collar Project (2004)
C.W.B. Blood Sweat & Years (Mixtape 2006)
Witness The Underground (Mixtape 2006)
Step Your Game Up (Mixtape 2007)
Industry Takeover (2007)

Set List

We perform all original material and have enough to cover roughly two hours in length. We have songs prepared for shows that have language restrictions, and we also have songs that we perform if there are no restrictions. We have done charities where we had to be on our best behavior and others where it was expected for us not to be. There is much communication with the audience and often times we involve the crowd as if they were performing with us.