A great feat indeed for an Anglophone hip-hop artist who burst onto the scene in late 2008 with his group effort with Kwaku-t which saw them release their ‘TARGET PRACTICE’ Album with songs like ‘Move’ and ‘Breathe’.
Following the success of that Album, D-Black & Kwaku-t decided to try their hands at solo albums which resulted in D-Black setting up a proper business structure for his own label “Black Avenue Muzik” , securing a distribution deal with Sony Music via Rockstar 4000 , recording over 35 songs with an an incredible line up of producers and features from 2 Face Idibia, Wyclef Jean, Samini, Sarkodie to Kwabena Kwabena and more , picking his 20 best songs out of the lot and releasing his highly acclaimed debut solo album “Music, Love & Life” on the 25th of September 2010. This album launch was dubbed the biggest one Ghana had ever experienced that year.
The “Music, Love and Life” Album by D-Black , 5 months after its release just received 5 nominations at the upcoming 2011 Ghana Music Awards for “Album of the Year” ,“Hip-hop / Hiplife Artist of the Year”, Collaboration of the Year, Hip-hop Song of the year and Song writer of the year.
D-Black whose story is a grass to grace one, from financial difficulties his family faced growing up with a single mother following the 1996 split of his parents, being expelled from secondary school, kicked of a label and surviving on his own in a bid to follow his musical dreams today now carries the torch for Ghanaian hip-hop all over the world. He’s performed at the 2010 Bet Hip-Hop Awards Cypher, The 2010 Channel O Awards ,shared stages with Jay Z ,Memphis Bleek, Busta Rhymes, Lloyd,
Fat Joe, Omarion, Stevie Wonder,Ja Rule, Rick Ross and collaborated with many African musicians including Nigeria’s 2 Face, P Square, Ice Prince of Oleku fame, Kel , Sauce Kid and Banky W, Zimbabwe’s Buffalo Souljah, Segal from Gabon, STL and Wyre from Kenya, HHP, Kwela Thebza and Loyiso from South Africa As well as with Wyclef Jean, Jim Jones and Memphis Bleek from the U.S.A . D-Black has been nominated a total of 20 times since he began his musical journey. May God continue to guide and bless him to lift higher the name of Ghana.
The Music Video for the third single off D-Black’s Album following the first and second singles Somebody ft. Kwabena Kwabena and Get on da dancefloor ft. Dr. Cryme respectively is set to be released on the 26th of March 2011 and is titled Asabone(Dirty Dancin’).