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Meet DelMariyo Whitfield

Today we’d like to introduce you to DelMariyo Whitfield.

Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
I’m just a third coast soul with a prominent west coast influence. I grew up in a hardworking household with both parents & two siblings. I wasn’t really good at sports, so I never showed interest or tried out for school teams. By the time I was 13-14, I stole (true story) a microphone from my middle school on the last day of 8th grade & from there, I started taking music 100% serious.

Please tell us about your art.
It’s hard to put myself into just one box, but my main craft is music & my classification is “rapper.” Growing up everybody was already in some sort of lane whether it be academics or sports, but in a weird way I had a harder time trying to find mines but once I recorded my first song & it stuck, my calling became clear. I like to preach positivity & perseverance in my raps as well as paint pictures for the listener to get a concrete understanding of what I’m expressing. My goal isn’t to be the most famous or most loved artist but to be one of the few influential & empathetic.

What do you think about the conditions for artists today? Has life become easier or harder for artists in recent years? What can cities like ours do to encourage and help art and artists thrive?
It’s tough being an artist these days. A lot of the things that were left in the dark due to lack of awareness can now be viewed ANYWHERE. Bigger cities definitely have a greater impact on making or breaking artist it’s just people have egos but never want to work with each other

How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
My music is up on ALL streaming services (i.e., Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal, etc.) I also have videos up on youtube (DELRAPS.)

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Image Credit:
Lenzo (Austin, Texas)

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