It comes a time as an aspiring artist when you ask yourself certain questions about what you are doing. Is music something I should be doing? Is it truly a passion? Why should people listen to me? Those are just a few of the random questions I reflect on daily. “Why should people even give a f*** about what it is that I have to say”? It’s easy to say because I’m dope. Because I’m better than 99% of the local joints on the radio. Because I’ve worked my ass from literally dropping out of college up into this point now in my life. I work hard. I bust my ass like its a 9-5 and more. 24/7, 365. No off days. No 2nd option. This is what I want. Being able to move people with my words. Being able to captivate an audience while I’m blessing that stage with every ounce blood, sweat, and tears in my body. BUT…. what happens when, that is not enough? All the man hours you put into crafting these songs, these projects, the funds you’ve spent, the late nights of trying to figure out how to get from Point A to just Point B… what happens when that isn’t enough? What do you do when your sacrifices fall short? Can you accept that defeat? Will you accept life humbling you? This is real life. It’s my life. I can step in the studio everyday for the rest of my life all I want, if my music isn’t reaching a listener, than it’s just a song. Nothing more. If it isn’t captivating an audience, maybe I’m just doing this for fun. Maybe this isn’t what I’m supposed to do. It’s just questions. I’m just venting.
Video shoot for D.Son’s single “Life of The Party” goes down THIS Sunday at Output Lounge… 1758 W. Grand…. 6:00pm… shoot starts at 7:00pm.. come thru.. have some drinks… and be apart of something mad dope! DJ. E.Dub on some tunes….and Special Shoutouts to the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity INC & Epsilon Omicron “Evil EO” supporting and being apart of the video… make sure you are in the building!!!!!!!
Wednesday, December 19th is the culmination of a year of progression. We’re closing the year out strong at The Elbo Room. 2871 N. Lincoln Avenue. Doors opening at 9pm. We start rocking out at 10pm! $5 all night. $3 in advance. The #SonOfTheCity Concert will feature guest appearances from Prez, AbstrakMind, and D2G, as well as a headlined performance from D.Son. DJ Shaun Evans and DJ Philip Eno on the 1′s and 2′s! Check the flyer for all the details. Special shout outs to @WindyCityUG @ProclaimedTruth @ChiCityHipHop @Illisoulife @Only4TheReal co-signing the event. BE THERE!
Facebook Event Invite: http://www.facebook.com/events/413410838729975/?ref=ts&fref=ts
The long awaited visual to the single “Getaway” is officially out. Last week, we released to the public the process and mindset in which we attacked the visual in episode 2 of the #SonRise vlog. It’s something different that we aim to do with the music and vision that we have set forth. Without spoilers, we hope the visual leaves the impact we were intending to make. Shoutouts to LawBeatz for the always incredible production on the track. Much love to the team of SRG, and the vision of Stefan Klapko and Shawn Gee with the will to bring it to life. Be sure to cop the single on your iTunes and Amazon digitally distributed by Island Def Jam. Without further hesitation, we drop the official video, #GETAWAY
Tomorrow, Thanksgiving Eve, the long awaited visual to the single “Getaway” will finally be released via http://www.son-rising.com. Produced by LawBeatz, Shot by Stefan Klapko, and directed by SRG founder Shawn Gee, the visual is a powerful one. Without spoiling it, you can scroll down below to catch the latest episode of the vlog series #SonRise which gives you in depth insight into the making of the video. “Getaway” video TOMORROW, Wednesday, Novemeber 21st, LIVE on http://www.son-rising.com. Cop the single on iTunes and Amazon digitally distributed via Island Def Jam.
Episode #2 of the D.Son, vlog #SonRise has finally arrived. Its POWERFUL. And the BEST one yet. This episode brings you behind the scenes footage of the upcoming video to his single “Getaway” which is also shot by Stefan Klapko and directed by SRG founder Shawn Gee. D.Son gives you insight not only to the video, but the concept in which the video focuses, while also opening up the eyes of those who live in Chicago who may or may not be aware of the issues plaguing the city. Be on the look out for the “Getaway” video to drop Thanksgiving Eve, Nov.21st. You can also cop the mP3 on your iTunes or Amazon as it was recently digitally distributed via Island Def Jam. D.Son’s latest project, #STC:RELOADED can be downloaded and streamed for free on dson.bandcamp.com. If you didnt see the first episode of #SonRise, you can also get the jump on it below:
#SonRise Vlog #1
Tuesday November 13- #SonRise Vlog #2 (Behind the scenes of “Getaway”)
Here is a preview of what the VLOG has in store—–>>>
#SonRise Vlog 2 brings you in depth in the making of the video to the OFFICIAL single “Getaway” which is out now on Amazon and iTunes via Digital Distribution of Island Def Jam. Shot and directed by Stefan Klapko, D.Son and team discuss the direction the video is geared towards as well as give you a direct look into issues plaguing the city of Chicago.
Don’t forget the “Getaway” music video will follow up releasing on Nov.20th via here at www.son-rising.com! Stay tuned in and up to date here on the site…and if your not already, follow the homie D.Son on twitter. @DSonTL
D.Son right here just letting you guys know that we appreciate the patience that you’ve displayed for the wait and anticipation of the “Getaway” video as well as part two of vlog series #SonRise. It’ll all be dropping SOON. Both will of course be premiered here son-rising.com so be sure to tune in when it does. Also much love and sincere thank you’s to everybody who wished me a Happy Birthday. I couldn’t reply to everyone, but bets believe it did not go unnoticed! Mad love to you all. Its a blessing to be in the land of the living for a young 25 years!
“Getaway” video drops SOON!
#SonRise Vlog #2 drops SOONER!
To download the single “Getaway” be sure to hit up iTunes or Amazon (Digitally distributed by Island Def Jam)
We would like to give out much love to the Ultra Lounge for allowing us to throw a dope event. It was an incredible night for Hip Hop and Punk Rock alike. Much love to EVERYBODY who came out and showed love and represented SRG to the fullest. Special thanks to the incredible clothing line “Dapper Dweeb”, #Proclaimed Truth, word up to the dope acts of The Linden Method, Believe You Me, and Prez. The show was a great success and it looked like everyone in attendance was having a GREAT time! Thanks again to all the family, friends, and support that showed up!!
We also want to remind you that tomorrow (Saturday Oct 20.) D.Son will be performing again at Jerrys on Division Ave. If you missed the show last night, be sure to come out and kick it at this one. Free before 10PM. Peep the flyer below!
Also be on the lookout for the “Getaway” video dropping next Wednesday Oct. 24th. Dropping on the same day as D.Son’s BIRTHDAY, so you know it’s going to be something special. The video will be dropped here on son-rising.com so be sure to tune in next Wednesday for that, IT’S DOPE AS ALWAYS!!! Directed by Stefan Klapko. If you haven’t already, head over to iTunes or Amazon to get the single “GETAWAY” that is out now. Distributed digitally by Island Def Jam. Until next time peace y’all! #WEOUTHERE
D.Son will be performing twice this week. First performance is TONIGHT, THURSDAY, (Oct 18) at Ultra Lounge on 2169 Milwaukee Ave. Doors will open at 8PM and the Show starts at 10PM. Its a $5 cover charge ALL night, and LADIES ARE FREE BEFORE 1OPM! Be sure to head out and support D.Son and the team at SRG Management Firm. Success is Certain Music Showcase TONIGHT!!! Peep the flyer below for all the information.
The 2nd show is This Saturday night (Oct. 20) at Jerry’s. 1938 W Division Ave. Free before 10PM $5 after 10PM. Be sure to make it to both of these shows because D.Son will bring it heavy with REAL HIP-HOP!! You will not want to miss these performances! Peep the flyer below.