TheRealDieSloe / Bio

Die Sloe started off finding his love for hip hop in California, when the artist was in the 3rd grade. Since then, he had a stint in Colorado Springs before moving to Iowa for good in 1999. He never attempted to make music until the summer of 2002, when he and fellow roommate DJ Smiley begun messing around in a makeshift home studio. It was at that point that Die Sloe was officially born. Unfortunately, things happen in life, and the artist had many ongoing legal issues to have to contend with. This put music on the backburner for several years. In 2005, he welcomed his first born, a son, into his life. He also had a daughter in 2007. In 2008, with assistance from DJ Smiley, they released his first solo album, titled "Never Say Die", and managed to sell over 500 copies with minimal promotion and live show opportunites. At this point, Hip Hop was nothing more then a side hobby that had only garnered a minimal amount of time and effort. It was in this same year that Per Capita Entertainment was born. In 2009 and 2010, Die Sloe went the route of promoter first, artist second, by bank rolling and promoting 2 outdoor 2 day music festivals in his current town of Decorah with business partner Jordan Meltzer. It was at this point that DJ Smiley and Die Sloe went their seperate ways, with a different taste of music being the catalyst in the seperation. Die Sloe in 2011 started another venture, this time a mobile food unit, in which he became self employed during the summers and was able to maintain said business up to this day. The business LLC was titled "All Hot Dogs Go To Heaven". Finally, away from the rap game for too long, in the summer of 2012, he decided to go "all in" on this dream of making a living off of the music he grew to love, and has since hit the ground running with 2 upcoming projects for the public. The first, titled "The Iowa ChainSaw Massacre", is a mixtape that releases on November 30th. The second is his second official album titled "DIowa". Die Sloe has come a long way, honing his craft from the basement in the underground. His body of work, while a bit light, promises to be a thing of the past. Die Sloe is now fully motivated to take over the Hip Hop scene of not just Iowa, but of the Midwest in general. His emphasis is lyric based, but also has an aggressive yet versatile delivery that is cleverly switched not just from song to song, but even bar to bar. For those of you that have been waiting on Die Sloe to officially make music a priority, he vows his lack of activity is a thing of the past. Get ready for new, raw material that is sure to make his fellow statesmen look up and take notice.

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Die Sloe
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Decorah, IA
David Polansky