oming from where I’m from, a city where everyone moves to one beat of a drum. Growing up becoming a victim to the streets, I had to find a way to transform, the slum image of a D-boi to a positive, chosen one. I turned to music to find my inner peace, erasing the demons that grew like the bottom of one's feet. A soul of moving musical notes begin to turn vocal protruding from my throat. Now the world is hip to my flow and everyone knows who DYRT is: A musical lyricist, A Don, A chosen son. Just a little poem to grab your attention!
So, let’s get into it. Growing up on the East side of
Saginaw, MI to the slum streets of Grand Rapids, Dyrt had a choice. A choice to continue down the path of destruction and be a statistic or prove to himself that he was much better than the world seen him as. Through life curve balls, death, and crime, Dyrt begin to write his pain. Writing turned into musical lyrics and his lyrics became matched with beats and soon became songs. Through music, experience and karma, he learned to channel a positive energy. Which then opened a found talent for the world to hear.
What first got you into music?
My homeboi Derrick Brewer took me to a studio when I was young and from there, I knew music was
my way out. Something about the beats, the sound, and the wave link of the music drew me in. It was natural from that point on. I knew then, at that time I was born to make music.
How would you describe the music that you typically create?
Street music with a touch of R&B. I wanted to gain more of a rhythm. Something the world could vibe out too.
What is your creative process like?
Once I hear a beat that makes my body respond, I begin
to write. Also, my life experiences and short stories bring out my creative side. You know, the flow just comes easy at that point. Everything is authentic!
Who would you most like to collaborate with?
I consider myself as an underground artist so,
I like the feeling of bringing another artist up with me. Someone who is on my level or less than.
Someone who doesn’t have a buzz or the fan base. I’m at a point where I just want to stick with people who see me eye to eye, to make music more organic and real.
If you could go open a show for any artist, who would it be?
Lil Baby, reason being is his
reach is out this world. His music is marketed to not just one age group. And his lyrical ability is
admirable and catchy.
What is one message you would give to your fans/ upcoming artist?
Be the best you,
never fold to the likes of others. Whatever you choose to be in
life, inspire to be great whether succeed or fail. All gas no breaks! Keep pushing for greatness. Be consistent and persistent.
Have you had any stumbling blocks along the way? If so, how did you pick yourself back
I stopped for about 10 years due to life obstacles along with the death of my child. But, in the same token that gave me my strength to jump back into the game. My cousin RushDee Williams (triple platinum producer) gave me some beats to listen to and sample. In doing so that lit fire up under me, it lit a new flame that I didn’t even know existed. Not to mention RushDee's accomplishments, that inspired me too also be great.
How do you feel the internet has impacted the music business?
I feel like the internet took away from originality. The creativity of an artist is none and void. It’s like everyone else is jumping on the same train with the same sound. No one has their own natural version.
What is your favorite song that you have written thus far?
GO Live! I feel like this song will go hard and the world will be excepting of it. As of right now I’m looking to create a dance to go along with it so, that this generation can take it viral on Tik Tok. I believe it’s a song that the millennial and older generation and bop too.
What is the best advice you’ve been given?
Make good quality music, so the world will grasp it. Never sell yourself short by taking the cheap side of things as in the aspect of low-quality music. The people will never respond.
If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?
Skinny jeans! LOL! Let’s go back to a style that’s visually accepted and meant for the music culture. Nothing wrong with creating your own vibe but do it in a tasteful manner. Just my opinion.
What’s next for you?
Continuing to make great music, gaining more knowledge about the industry, bringing new artist to the forefront, and more business endeavors. The music game is not longed lived for some artist, so, I just want to make moves that will be beneficial for my family and myself in the long run.
There you have it! Dyrt... your artist, neighborhood rap game spitter, and lyrical genius with fire music, that will touch your soul. With written songs like ”Pain", "Trappin", "Dreams Come True", "Dollar", and "Bossed Up" just to name a few. Be on the lookout for more music and his hit single “GO LIVE “. You can find his music by pressing here on Youtube. Make you sure to follow his social media pages for more information and upcoming music. @dyrtdog on TikTok, Facebook and on InstaGram