Beyond Race Magazine dropped an issue with J. Cole on the cover in late 2009. One of the highlight topics was the "Top 50 Emerging Artists". On that list was, obviously, was J. Cole at number 1 and 7 spots behind him was Derty Den at number 8. Another thing you might not know was that BRM was the ONLY magazine to give a claim that J. Cole was next to blow in 2010. (They also said Drake was next artist to blow in 2009). Read article on Derty Den in BRM 2010 HERE.
Read feature on J. Cole in BRM 2009 HERE.
Its almost 3rd Qtr 2011 and J. Cole is steadily living up to that title. He's struggled with major criticism, not only from myself, but from his fans and the state of NC, he is still proving to be an artist that will not quit without a fight. So goes the same with Derty Den. I know what you're thinking, and although I work for him, im never biased about his music. He would even tell you that. I'll let him and any artist know if I hear something "wack". Although there is no major record label behind Derty Den's name like J. Cole, doesn't mean they aren't constantly contacting him and watching him on the radar. Just like Cole, the pressure is just as strong and just as stressful. Welcome to the Entertainment Business.
"Get It In" on SheBloggin and J. Cole with "Work Out" on Twitter. Den's first release from Limitless was leaked on AllHipHop, "Crazy".
Bun B for President Rmx - J. Cole & Derty from the
Tony Soprano Mixtape