“4 Stars out of 5 With all due respect, the rap scene throughout Northern Colorado isn’t exactly a prevalent force. Admittedly, the beards, bikes and beer culture of our Vanilla Valley seems to demand more from the bluegrass and jam band genres. Local artist Dirty D, however, presents a new look at local hip hop with his recent release of Dirty But So Clean. The album is ridden with talent and lyrical aptitude, each track surrounded by thought and solid beats. The high level of production and time put into the album is evident from the start, with “Pony Boy” and “Dirty University/Too Cool For School” making up the most memorable and captivating of the album’s best tracks. Samples range from The Marvelettes’ “Mr. Postman” to dubstep excerpts, representing Dirty But So Clean’s wide realm of influence. With a résumé that includes supporting artists such as Tech N9ne, Murs, Bone Thugs N Harmony and more, there is no doubt that Dirty D has the ability to make a name for”
“With 97 stops pegged, the tour needs the best possible opening acts to capture the energy of the audience and keep the momentum going – a daunting task to some, but also a rite of passage. Strange Music caught up with some of the upcoming opening acts on the Hostile Takeover 2012 Tour, here is what they had to say. Opening up for the 5/17 show at The Aggie Theater in Fort Collins, Colorado is Dirty D. Tell us a little bit about yourself – how long you’ve been in the game, your inspirations, and your aspirations.... ”
“He is known for his clever lyrical word play and captivating hooks making him stand out amongst the crowd . Encompassing a strong versatility with music while constantly perfecting his craft has aided Dirty D in forming a musical style that many can enjoy. Through his determination, professionalism and raw talent, he has had the opportunity to work with the likes of Tech N9ne, Paul Wall, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Twista, 2 Live Crew, Ill Bill, Tha Alkaholiks, Rehab, Zion I, Murs, Black Pegasus, Dead Prez, A.M.B , Bizzy Bone, Krizz Kaliko, Dirt Nasty and the list is continuously growing.”
“When I listen to Hip Hop or Rap, I like to hear three specific elements; a potent gangsta component, lyrics that enlighten my mind and make me think, and bass and beats that provoke me to give my man a lap dance he will never forget. It has been a while since I heard such a fresh, professional composition of this caliber coming out of Fort Collins..... click to see full article.”
"He has a talent for opening songs, as evidenced in "track 5." I'd never had known this was local rap or even colorado rap. It sounds true to some of the biggest rap markets in the country." "The production of this CD gets an A plus..." Click for the full article.