The Break Presents: Denzil Porter
Breakout: "Kanye West"
Also Check: "Haymaker"
Name: Denzil Porter
Reppin’: Uptown Bronx, NY
My style and/or skills have been compared to: I have been compared to a lot of people, so it is kind of hard for me to pinpoint some names. I have been compared to Lil’ Wayne all the way up to a one man Tribe Called Quest. I’m constantly being compared to other storytellers like Lupe Fiasco, Kanye West and Common. Due to the energy I put in, my performances have been compared to Busta Rhymes, Wu Tang, Big Daddy Kane… I have heard it all.
My standout records and/or moments have been: Back in 2006 when I was in high school, I dropped a record called “Boogie Down” which was and still is the anthem for Uptown Bronx, NY. Myspace was the trend at the time so the song was on a mass amount of pages and had over 35,000 plays. In 2010 I released “Intuition," a song/video that opened eyes and sent a lot of attention my way due to its AIDS awareness. “Intuition” gained a lot of support from philanthropist and was posted on hip-hop sites and AIDS awareness sites helping the video gain over 50,000 views. Just recently in September, I released a song titled “Kanye West”, which gained a lot of attention not only because of the controversial title, but the punch lines and storytelling were something people have never heard before. This was the playful, comedic feel of music that some have not felt since the 90’s. My first mixtape under my changed name, Denzil Porter, was released November 22, titled Home Made Music, just in time for Thanksgiving. This is my most recent stand out moment as it is getting me a lot of recognition and gaining me a lot of credibility as an artist.
I'm gonna change the game by: I’m hoping that I can bring back a lot. If I can change the game by just being myself then that’s a huge accomplishment, but over the years I have been noticing a fluctuation in hip-hop fans that are satisfied with what they hear. I’m hoping that I can be a full package that can be a feast to the ears. I’m hoping I can appeal to the “masses” rather than the “some” that will like it. Being that full package: lyrics, songs, story telling, being politically aware, being able to step into all genres and stay true to the culture, painting pictures with words; hopefully I can make the unsatisfied people satisfied again. So I guess I’m going against the current and hopefully there will be more artists that will follow my lead and shine like they are supposed to.
I'd Like to Work With: If I start listing the people I would like to work with I may write a whole book. I can name a few producers like Alchemest, Rockwilder, Just blaze, Daz, Dre, Manny Fresh, Kanye West, Q-Tip. My dream collaborations are with Mary J., Common, Beanie Sigel, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Outkast, and I can go on. I told you, I can write a book with reasons for all of them too.
My goal in hip-hop is: My goal in hip-hop is simple; to get my music out there while introducing everyone to the culture I was exposed to growing up. My goal is to be one of the biggest entertainment icons that the world has ever seen through hip-hop. It is a huge goal, but you have to think big to win big even if it just sounds like a dream.
I'm gonna be the next: I’m going to be the next breadwinner from New York City. Once my music expands and gets heard by the masses I know they will love it. Young and old, I am very confident in my music and am seeing it now with my recent project. As soon as everyone joins the movement, we will be moving like monster trucks, get in our way and we will drive over that and keep it moving. What is next from that only time can tell.
To check out more of my music: To check out more of my music, go to www.denzilporter.com and while you are there, sign up for my mailing list to stay up to date with my progression to success.