Dame Dilla is a rapper raised in the infamous Cabrini Housing Projects of Chicago. Dame was raised by his mother and shared his home with six other siblings. He began rapping at eleven years old with his older brother. Life in the projects wasn't easy. In 1993, Dame Dilla and his family relocated to the Uptown Neighborhood on Chicago’s North side. The Uptown neighborhood was no different. Like many other young black males in the community, Dame Dilla was enticed by the lures of the streets. Dame Dilla's experiences on those streets would one day have a major influence on his lyrics and sound.
In 2012 Dame Dilla began to release his music on various digital platforms and social media sites. In 2016 Dame dropped his hit single “Freddy Krueger” which earned him the 5th place spot in the well established Coast 2 Coast Live competition. In 2017 Dame returned to Coast 2 Coast Live and won 1st place after dropping his follow up single“Momma House”. His efforts landed him two single distribution deals with Zaytoven Beats/Digital Dope and a 4 State Tour as Featured Artist With with the Coast2Coast Live team.
In 2018 Dame Dilla was booked for Season 5 Empire by 4 Star Casting/20th Century Fox to a major speaking role with Terrence Howard. Dame Dilla was also featured on Beats (Netflix Mini Series) and The Chi Season 2. In 2018 Dame Dilla released his solo EP which included the songs “No Features” and “The Money Way Is The Only Way". Dame Dilla's efforts have landed him gigs as the opening acts for artists like Cardi B, Black Youngsta, G Herbo, Lil Durk, Camron, Lil Bibby, Pnb Rock, A Boogie W Da Hoodie, Project Pat, 3-6 Mafia, Kirko Bangz, Juvenile, Bump J, Snow Da Product, Dipset, Styles P, Mozzy, Twista, Crucial Conflict, Do or Die, El HITTA, OJ Da Juice Man, Kodak Black, 147 Cal Boy and many more.
Keep an eye out for Dame Dilla's new project “Outstanding Member”.
”I want to give what I feel is the unheard voice of Chicago. I feel the real story of life in our city, the love, the poverty, the history, the hate, the reality of life here should be shared with hip hop and I am the perfect narrator.”