The determination and focus applied to his chosen craft led Derrick Douglas to adopt the alias “e.d.g.e” (Eternal Determination Grants Everything). As an only child, e.d.g.e’s interest in music was deeply rooted in his upbringing, taking influences from reggae, dancehall, funk, rock, and soul music. His high school years found him concentrating on creating verses in-between studies, which eventually became a full-time obsession. In 2002, e.d.g.e released his first solo mixtape, entitled “Captain Nasty’s Introduction Vol.1”. The reviews recieved from his first project led e.d.g.e to record both “All-Star Flow” and “I’m Here To Save You” in 2004, “Consider This A Privilege” and “Year Of The Flow” in 2005 and 2006, respectively, and finally “Clean Sneakers & Dirty Politics” in 2007. As a part of Central Soul Entertainment alongside Webmatic, Jaykin and DJ Krisp, e.d.g.e. has shared the stage with artists such as Common, Talib Kweli, Naughty By Nature, 2 Live Crew, DJ Kool, The Roots, Raekwon, Mobb Deep and Diamond D. His metaphor-heavy wordplay style ranges from mixtape punchlines to in-depth and introspective songwriting. E.d.g.e.’s influences include MC’s such as Jadakiss, Royce The 5’9’‘, Grafh, Elzhi and Saigon. Far from a plagiarist, his style sounds unique, rather than a carbon copy of his influences. In late 2008, he became the newest member of The Camp, and is set to release a mixtape entitled “Superiority Complex” and an as-yet untitled album, both in 2009.
Edited by JustPlans on 21 Apr 2009, 19:04
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