East Coast Rap
South Carolina has finally found hope within the rap community. His stage name is Dat Boi P but he was born Calvin Keshawn Peake in Union, South Carolina at the Wallace Thompson Hospital. He is currently Independent with his family’s own imprint Hill Fam Entertainment. He is also ½ of the duo 2Smooth. Not only does he rap, but he also produces, being the man behind "Main Lady.” By the age of 6 he was singing on the church choir, and by 12 he began rapping and recording songs. Eventually he began wondering the streets for various reasons including gang banging, using drugs, and even selling drugs. However, he eventually got back on the right path and realized that music was his way of making it out the gutta. Pulling influences from artists like Tupac Shakuar, Notorious BIG, Run DMC, Hurricane Chris, Plies and Mystikal, by the time he was 16, he released his first mixtape "Smokin Session." Dat Boi P still has time to attend school at USC Upstate located in Spartanburg, South Carolina and chase an education. Growing up in a family where morals and beliefs were centrally important, it’s no surprise he adopted these values and sees his education as an extremely integral part of his life.