The rapper from Denver, CO known as D-Town Jr. has released his debut LP record, “Rose from the Ashes.” The groundbreaking, titanic hip-hop album comprises 15 original songs and a bonus track for an approximate total listening time of one full hour. It has been proudly published on the BlockArt Entertainment independent record label without the influence or financial support of corporate music entities. Explosive, aggressive, consistently brilliant and even moving, “Rose from the Ashes” has all the qualities of a Grammy-Award-winning hip-hop release.
In addition to the staggering amount of talent D-Town Jr. brings to the mic on his “Rose from the Ashes” debut, the full-length album also features the talents of a small army of his friends and collaborators. These include (in order of appearance): Short Cirkit, Micky Monday, Eric Underwood, Fully Loaded, Kutt Calhoun, Jon Young, Mic Check, Dyani Annmarie, Ran$teez, Liizayuhh Atlas, Irv da Phenom!, JI B. Hood, Ashleigh Munn, Lil' Soulja, and D-loc the Gill God.
This burgeoning roster accounts for much of the LP's texture, depth and charm, a stylistic choice which is entirely deliberate on the part of D-Town Jr. While a great many rap artists enjoy the tradition of placing as many featured rappers on their albums as may look fashionable, D-Town's “Rose from the Ashes” is nothing short of a talent scout's dream, a gathering of hip-hop geniuses the likes of which indie music rarely sees, if indeed such a crew as this has ever been assembled before.
Regarding this, D-Town Jr.'s current bio states that the rapper “has dedicated his career to shining light on the talented artists who go unnoticed because superficial and materialistic artists take up all the spotlight.”
D-Town Jr. cites as main artistic influences only Eminem and Tech N9ne, each of which has clearly left indelible impressions on the rapper's own characteristic modes of writing and delivery. Fans of either Eminem or Tech N9ne will be exceptionally enthusiastic about “Rose from the Ashes,” which is like hearing a new kind of rap that is reminiscent of Marshall Mathers without being derivative of him.
At the heart of D-Town Jr.'s debut LP are razor-sharp lines and rhymes, each of which evidences weighty consideration and the verbal adroitness of a true urban poet.
Asked to describe the themes of his first official album, D-Town Jr. writes, “This album is a very personal journey. The metaphor behind the title is me rising from the ashes of who I used to be and becoming the man I'm meant to be.”
D-Town Jr. has been writing music since the age of ten and entered a music studio for the first time at 17. Today he celebrates the release of his “Rose from the Ashes” debut LP at 22 years old.
“Rose from the Ashes” by D-Town Jr. is available online worldwide. Get in early, hip-hop fans. Very early.
Lead Press Release Writer
“Rose from the Ashes” by D-Town Jr. –