A rising star on the Hip-Hop scene, D-Eazy updates gangsta rap with honesty, confidence and a strong dose of faith. â€œMy goal is to keep my lyrics positive, now more than ever,â€ he says. â€œI do that by showing that when weâ€™re ready for change, we can evolve and turn negative situations into positive ones.â€ He keeps his point of view on street level: â€œA lot of rappers put down people who donâ€™t make a lot of money or live the lifestyles they do. The message Iâ€™m trying to get across is that there are a lot of people struggling just to make it through one more day…â€
D-Eazyâ€™s work combines old school rap influences with elements of R&B and alternative rock (Korn, Limp Bizkit, Rage Against the Machine, Linkin Park). Â His natural flow and razor-sharp rhyme sense tap into a lifetimeâ€™s worth of experiences.
Born Desmond Robinson, D-Eazy grew up in Moreno Valley, a community just south of Los Angeles. He credits his third-grade teacher with encouraging him to develop his natural talents as a poet. By his early teens, he was using his writing to help escape the harsh reality of the streets. Â Emulating role models like Ice Cube, Eazy-E, and LL Cool J, he channeled what he saw and experienced into rap lyrics that rang true and cut deep.