His flow is silly and lyrics preposterous, and Derty Den’s attitude is so North Cackalacka. Hailing from small town Enfield, NC, Derty has establish himself as one of the South’s most promising Hip Hop artists in recent years. From being named “Best Southern Artist”at the 2008 Underground Music Awards and “Best Male Artist” at the Carolina Music Awards in ’09 and ’10 to being recognized as a rising talent by the likes of AllHipHop.com (Breeding Ground), The Source (Independent Grind), and Ozone Magazine (Patiently Waiting), Derty is now on the cusp of greater feats.
Also known as Big Gates, Derty’s word play comes laden with slick metaphors and versatile cadences. His debut mixtape,Legend in the Making, and follow-up mixtape, Heatwave hosted by Don Cannon, set the stage for his more critically acclaimed mixtape, Tony Soprano Mixtape (4.5 Stars – MTV Mixtape Mondays) and Carolina Ain’t Enough (5 Stars – Don Diva Magazine). Currently, Derty is finishing up his first street album entitled Limitless which is tentatively set to drop in July featuring production from platinum producers Ensayne Wayne, Black Jeruz, and Hittman. He’s been consistently covered in highly respected publications and websites and the buzz is steadily growing. Derty’s consistency is surely proving that people should watch out for his inevitable rise to stardom.