• Check out my latest song

    “Northern Hospitality”

    Produced by Andrew Triple A!

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    I’m really excited for this one.

    We shot the video last summer at a beach near Amsterdam.

    Summertime vibes!!

    Listen on Spotify
    https://open.spotify.com/album/3GBz5XwRhTyPU2NetUyVBP

    It may not be May yet but “Summertime has arrived you can feel it in the air…” declares D.O. on the new single “Good For The Summer” from LDM, NTRIKIT, iLLvibe and D.O. Gibson.

    The track is an international collaboration amongst artists from the Netherlands, US and Canada. The four connected at New Skool Rules – Europe’s largest Hip-Hop conference – in Rotterdam, Netherlands in 2015.

    They would reconnect in the summer of 2016 to shoot the video for the song at Bloemendaal – a pristine beach located thirty minutes from Amsterdam.

    The track began as a single for Lloyd De Meza aka LDM – a longtime fixture in the Netherland music scene. US producer NTRIKIT approached LDM to make a remix of the song. They knew they had something special on their hands, but felt that it was missing one thing – a guest rapper. Instead of getting one, they got two – they reached out to friends D.O. Gibson and iLLvibe to contribute vocals.

    “As soon as I heard it, I knew it was a smash. I wrote and recorded my lyrics in the span of a couple of hours,” says iLLvibe.

    2017 will see the four reconnect at New Skool Rules in May with a performance at the conference that they originally connected at.

    “You attend conferences to build relationships with artists and people in the industry, but most people don’t follow up so nothing happens. We wanted to show people the power of collaboration,” says producer NTRIKIT.

    While a collaborative release, each of the four artists has something major planned for 2017 with a steady stream of releases.

    “We are supportive of each other,” says LDM “We all want each other to win.”

    The proof is in his lyrics, “Flex, Relax, No negativity on deck,” sings LDM.

    “Good For The Summer” is available on all digital outlets via Heavy Aux / Fontana.

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    Excited for this years Black History Month tour!

    02 – St Brigid Stouffville
    03 – St John Vianney Toronto
    04 – St Thomas More Mississauga
    07 – Milliken Mills Markham
    15 – Evelyn Gregory Library* Toronto
    16 – Stonebridge Markham
    17 – Milliken Mills Highschool Markham
    21 – McGregor Park* Toronto 4:30 pm
    21 – Bedford Park Toronto
    22 – Yorkdale Highschool Toronto
    22 – Jane/Sheppard Library* Toronto 1:00 pm
    23 – St. Raphael Brampton
    23 – Victoria Park Toronto
    23 – Osprey Woods Mississauga
    24 – Woodbine Toronto
    27 – Father Clair Tipping Brampton
    27 – Our Lady of Providence Brampton
    28 – Macklin Toronto
    28 – Rick Hansen Mississauga

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    Check out my new video on Black History!

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    I came out with this a few days before the election…
    Never really thought he was going to win though lol

    or on Facebook…

    https://www.facebook.com/iamdogibson/videos/10153911391916003/

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    Excited to release a new project!

    On This Grind is the soundtrack to the podcast of the same name.

    On the podcast I talk about life lessons learned from the music business.

    On the soundtrack I take some of these concepts and rhyme about them.

    Check it out here:

    Soundcloud

    Spotify

    Itunes

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    Click here to read a PDF of the article

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    Hoping the Jays make it to the World Series!

    Check this freestyle I did on them here…

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    Check out the new lyric video for my track “Follow Me” feat Rezza Brothers!

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    Was just thinking about how ten years ago in August 2006 I recorded some of my favorite songs…

    It kicked off that first weekend. It was the start of a long weekend and I came back to the studio after getting my eat on at Scarborough’s Ribfest. I started working on a track called “Defy the Odds”. The final version features my man Mac Graham singing the chorus, but in the studio I was doing a rough job and sung the hook myself – glad that one didn’t make it out haha. We ended up being awarded a MuchFact grant for the track which meant we were able to make a professional broadcast quality video. Teamed up with my man Kunle and was great to see it play on Rapcity and Much!

    I worked on another song the next day after coming back from Caribana. I had a new Slakah beat and loved it as soon as I heard it. Reminded me a little of Kanye’s “Heardem Say”. I called it “Young Brother”. I started singing the hook to this one too, but thankfully Jason Simmons came and changed things around. He did a great job. A few months later and the song was in heavy rotation on Flow. It even ended up one of the top songs on the radio that year.

    The final standout track from the month happened by accident. I was falling asleep on the couch in the lounge in the studio. Slakah came out and said how he had a new beat. I woke up, checked it out, and was digging it. I started scribbling some rhymes and recorded them. Didn’t think much of it. But the next day we were like “This is dope!” We called it “Get Free”. It was one of the first releases we did as Art of Fresh and has been a favorite to this day!

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