Born in the Bronx and raised in Harlem, the charismatic and quick-witted Dutch New York first expressed an interest in music as a teenager. What began as a pass time quickly became a way of life when inspiration struck in the form of some encouraging words from Jadakiss, who after hearing him freestyle, convinced the young hustler to pursue a career in music. It was the combination of this acknowledgement, and his hope for a better life, that gave Dutch the courage to leave the fast life behind to do something positive, make music.
Armed with a unique style, smooth delivery and an impeccable lyrical abilities, the young emcee has been able to bless the hip hop community with a refreshing sound, while gaining the respect, and support, of anyone who’s lent him their ears. Ever the diligent worker, Dutch has chalked up an impressive array of mixtape appearances, radio spins and crowd-pleasing performances that have his name on the tip of the tongues of critics and fans alike, from Harlem to Miami. From the ipod playlist’s of avid hip hop fans to the computer speaker’s of casual listeners, to social networking sites to the sold-out nightclubs and arenas, Dutch New York has used every resources at his disposal to secure, and maintain. his spot among hip hop’s elite.
What’s next for this gifted rap phenomenon? “I’m just looking to release records, and albums, people will listen to for years to come. I want to make classic albums and be considered one of the greatest emcees” says Dutch. A rapper who’s more concerned with his musical foot-print then he is with fortune and fame? Do these kinds of rappers still exist? Yes, and his name is Dutch New York.
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