In today’s era of Hip Hop, a rising star’s light can dim as fast as they find their glow. There are very few talents that manage to capture an audience and use that moment to gain steady growth. With Dkirk, he manages to do just that, climbing the industry ladder on his way to becoming hip-hop’s next superstar. The 27 -year-old has broken past the Soundcloud rapper stigma as he breaks streaming records with each release. In May, Dkirk debuted his first album, Oceans. The album’s success also landed scouts by industry A&R’s. Dkirk has been very consistent in both 2019 and 2020. He announced that he is planning on releasing a second album sometime this year. Following well-received visuals for “My type,” “Understanding,” Dkirk returns with another dope audio titled “Like that”.
Dkirk is a hip-hop musician from Philadelphia who has adopted a west coast lyrical approach. His talent is what distinguishes him from others. Dkirk is influenced by industry legends like Sean Paul, J Cole, Big Sean, Chris Brown, and others. In his work, you can perceive the impact of Caribbean culture. He’s produced a one-of-a-kind soundscape that’s completely unique to him.Dkirk’s social media presence is expanding on a daily basis. He has around 45 thousand Instagram followers and 38 thousand monthly listeners at the moment. By releasing music on Soundcloud, he was able to accelerate his development. He realised he needed to take his music to a wider audience sooner or later, so he opted to move up to the mainstream platforms (Spotify, Apple Music).
Dkirk, who is 27 years old, has already completed the majority of his musical goals. After being inspired by artists of his generation, he developed a love for music at a young age. It was primarily rocky pathways and dead ends for artists in Philadelphia. Because of the support structure and lack of opportunities, it is extremely difficult to be successful..
Philadelphia legend Meek Mill covered the struggles that most artists in his city go through during an interview with the breakfast club. “Man, I remember how hard my come up was. No matter how hard you fought for your position it felt like the world closed every door on you. I contemplated giving up over 100 times but I knew that was not the right answer. Any rapper from philly watching this interview I want you to know that there’s a light at the end of every tunnel. You just gotta keep pushing and don’t let these struggles stop you from changing your life.”
Dkirk took this into consideration and continues to push forward. Stay on the lookout for Dkirk!