Defiance during summer of 2016 brings the unexpected. Being coined a grinder for his magazine hustle. Defiance surprised the industry 2 years prior at the West Coast Unity Night with the skill to spit bars. Unaware of the background that Defiance had as an emcee prior to publishing magazines, he gives listeners a hunger to want to hear more. Defiance leaves with a considerable impact, attendees ask to hear a full length project, the following year he delivers with the release of Paid 2 Be Free.
Defiance is the founder of Imperial Hustle Media and IMC Music Group. He created a publication based on music and substance to give an outlet for independent musicians. Defiance moves further into the music business and soon puts his ambition for music on the back burner as his business becomes priority. In the midst of this journey he works with the likes of Freeway Rick Ross, Drae Jackson, Nappy Roots, Aone Super Producer from Maybach music Group, Kokane, DJ King Assassin, Ras Kass, Horseshoe Gang and many more. Defiance developed his background in music in the Inland Empire rapping with local artists between Temecula to Riverside.
“I just wanted to be a cornerstone for those that needed an outlet to reach the people”, says Defiance.
Defiance drops “Paid 2 Be Free” the mixtape that penetrates personal and social issues crossing a journey of adolescence to manhood.
“This is a real life street romance what goes on between the drugs, guns and prostitution” Defiance relays.
Defiance is a West Coast artist but Chicago born, with a California state of mind. It’s written all trough Paid 2 Be Free. If you haven’t had a chance to listen to the mixtape take time and listen. A new artist with an old history, his mixtape recounts the dues that had been paid for the project to become free.
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