Duval Chamberlain, known as D. Chamberz, is an up-and-coming artist from the “Last Stop in New York,” Coney Island. Through his raspy, assertive voice you can hear his passion in every song. Whether it’s joy or pain, love or hate, flossin’ or wisdom, D. Chamberz brings an authenticity to Hip Hop that is sorely missed. He uses his knowledge of the street to his advantage, he watches the market...he studies the competition...and he makes strategic moves to take over his lane.
Some might think D. Chamberz glorifies “the streets” like many hustlers-turned-rappers before him...but in fact he gives you the best of both worlds: the real “street” emotions and experiences and the wisdom of someone who’s on to bigger and better things. Some of his influences include such rap greats as 2-Pac, DMX, and Kool G Rap, while he also claims he is influenced by Ron Isley, and Isaac Hayes. Anyone who has heard his music would say he sounds like a great blend of early Cam’Ron, and early DMX.
He has worked with countless New York City pioneers, ranging from DJ Clark Kent to DJ Cutmaster C to Lil’ Fame of M.O.P. He has also worked with many relevant artists in New York City today, including Esso, Math Hoffa and Mike Beck. His team is full of today’s best in the battling circuit, consisting of Math Hoffa, Liaison, Goodz, Hanz, and Cortez. Not only does D. Chamberz make noise in the battling circuit, but his performance is refined and tested. Whether it’s rocking stadiums (2005’s Hot 97 Summer Jam), open mics (Drahma Magazine, Mental Supreme’s Training Camp, Don Hills), or his memorable appearances on Smack and Don Diva DVDs, D. Chamberz simply “has it” : the right combination of skills, charisma, and a relentless work ethic. He has been featured on some of today’s biggest hip-hop sites including 2DopeBoyz, WorldStarHipHop and OnSmash. You can follow Chamberz at http://www.twitter.com/dchamberz_sch, or at http://www.youtube.com/tharealdchamberz