Rapper D. Wright releases new LP album ‘Verbally Abusive’

The rapper and producer of hip hop known as D. Wright has released his latest LP album, “Verbally Abusive.” The record contains 22 original D. Wright tracks for an approximate total listening time of over an hour. Like the rest of the official D. Wright repertoire, “Verbally Abusive” has been proudly published as an independent release without the involvement of the corporate music industry. Bringing the best of the old-school sound, blended with futuristic flare and production value in equal parts, “Verbally Abusive” proves that D. Wright is a hip hop artist for the 21st century.

In addition to the considerable talents of D. Wright himself, “Verbally Abusive” also features the emcee skills of Smoke, Tee, Frost, Slick, and Samantha Espo.

Tampa, Florida’s D. Wright cites as main artistic influences Biggie Smalls, Tupac Shakur, Kanye West, Jay Z, T.I., Lil Wayne, Usher, Michael Jackson, and Luther Vandross. Of these, his own style has most in common with the Notorious B.I.G., Tupac, and Jay Z. Nevertheless, much like these legendary artists, his style has less to do with emulation and more to do with putting carefully constructed urban poetry to pared-down back beats which never steal the limelight from the mic.

“I was heavily influenced by r&b, gospel and hip-hop,” Wright says, “but Tampa is so diverse that I hung out with people who listened to all types of music. My family was very music-oriented. I have an aunt who recorded gospel music, a few rappers, as well as a saxophonist and pianist. Rap was love at first sound for me, but it was always just a hobby.”

Rap was a hobby, that is, until such a time as D. Wright got some traction while working with the same Frost who appears on Track 7 of “Verbally Abusive.” They released “Holy Mother Mary,” currently available on Spotify. A few months later, Wright dropped his debut mixtape, “1318 Nassau Street.” Since that time he has shot official music videos and gone on the road with his act.

“It’s a nonstop hustle,” he writes, and mentions how much his grandmother informs his musical aims. “[She] was a huge inspiration because I saw how many people depended on her. She did so many things for people and made sacrifices that never showed a reward. She would say, ‘who cares if you doing good when I’m watching – it’s about what you do when no one is looking.’ In today’s world I look up to people who are happy in life, people who accomplish their goals and improve their lives and others’ for the better.”

And what’s his advice to the next generation of music artists?

“Don’t be something you’re not just to be liked,” he says. “Be true to yourself and be true to your craft.”

“Verbally Abusive” by D. Wright is available online worldwide from over 600 quality digital music stores now. Get in early.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer


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Singer-songwriter Dacota Muckey releases new LP ‘This Is the Music that Heals Your Soul’

The singer and songwriter of folk rock known as Dacota Muckey has released his latest LP record, “This Is the Music that Heals Your Soul.” The album contains 11 original Dacota Muckey tracks for an approximate total listening time of 50 minutes. It has been proudly published as an independent release without the direction of the corporate music industry. Bright, upbeat, and bringing a message of unity to listeners of fun, danceable music everywhere, “This Is the Music that Heals Your Soul” shows Dacota Muckey to be an artist with heart and soul in equal portions.

Asked to cite some main artistic influences, Indiana’s Dacota Muckey cites Nahko and Medicine for the People, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, Trevor Hall, and Papadosio. He has described his music style as having elements of the new-age folk, rock, and jam-band categories. This sound blends modern folk rock with elements of pop for an accessible sound likely to appeal to a broad spectrum of music fans.

This is particularly true for Muckey in part due to the prominent themes of his record.

Asked to comment on the meanings of “This Is the Music…,” Dacota Muckey writes, “The album shares a message of love – not an artificial, theatrical love, but a true one that encompasses both the darkness and happiness that life exhibits. The music pushes the message that we all manifest our own reality, and that we should be thankful for every moment whether good or bad, for it is the reason that drives us into growth.”

Dacota Muckey has been described variously as “a young, all-in-one kind of artist” and one known “to burn every bit of himself up on stage.” A full-time musician, Muckey performs at venues of all sizes and persuasions, including bars, colleges, music festivals, and more. He has several full-length albums of original music available, both solo and with his band, and has been known to use loop pedals in his live, solo shows for a lush, full sound.

“This Is the Music that Heals Your Soul” by Dacota Muckey is available online worldwide at over 600 quality digital music retailers now.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer


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