Derek Anthony, orginally from Van Nuys, California, is not your average rap artist. Described as the party-starter and a storyteller, he’s really just a conscience thinker with the gift of a poet. Already CEO of two companies (Misfits Entertainment – a record label and Smash Brothaz Entertainment – a promotional/marketing firm), this artist is out to prove he’s got more than just a beat and a rhyme. At the age of seven he moved across the country with his family to a small town in Long Island named Amityville; a suburb of New York. By then, his father (who wrote gospel lyrics for a church choir) had already introduced him to music. It wasn’t long before he picked up a pen and started writing lyrics of his own. By his tenth birthday he began experimenting with recording and, from that point on, he knew he was going to be a star. Before long, he was reciting his lyrics in front of large audiences. Realizing his relationship with the entertainment industry was fate, his passion for music began to grow… and it’s been all about music ever since.
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