DNG (Dedicated ‘N Galvanic), is a rapper & producer from The Hague City (Netherlands). Inspired by various US rap artists at the beginning of the so called Golden Era of Hip Hop, DNG started rapping and making beats himself at the age of 14. After being part of several short lived rap crews in the local underground rap scene DNG released his first demo tape (“Gattin’ Down”) in 1999. This was also the year when he teamed up with three other gifted and hungry mc’s from the Lake Side Area to form the rap group Coup deVillz. Being part of Coup deVillz - with whom he rocked many stages – however didn’t stop DNG from also working on solo material. In 2006 he released the “MiniMeMixtape” and his first animated video “Lil Nut”. With two independent albums under their belt the rap group eventually split up in 2009.
Still passionate about the creative aspect of writing and producing, DNG prepared himself for another independent project and finally released his debut album Regardless in 2011 on his label Bloodstream Music. The album featured guest appearances from his former partners in rhyme Slowgo and Cavy G as well as female vocalist Imen and horn player Michael Varekamp and was also complimented with 5 videos directed by Vin Rock. Even though it has been quiet after the release of his debut album, DNG has been working on new material. “I know it’s quite tempting in this era of social media to blog about every step in the creative process just to keep your name ringing but I prefer to stay low key. Once I publicly announce something regarding my music, it’ll be about finished product.” In case one wonders if the rapper will release another album or EP, DNG has decided not to bring out his new music in aforementioned formats “Based on my personal situation, I’d rather drop singles instead of another album.”
As far as his goals for the future, DNG keeps it simple and plain.
“The meaning of the first letter in my name as well as my label imprint are self-explanatory. I’ve been doing this for quite some time and I’ll probably never stop making music. For now, I’ll just have fun with it, throw some new music out there and see where it will take me.”
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