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DyMe-A-DuZiN is the latest New York City spitter to flip Internet hype into a deal with the majors, with the 20-year-old bow-tie-rocking Brooklyn-based MC having recently signed to Warner Bros. Not yet hip to DuZiN's raps and reckless flaunting of capitalization? Check out his latest mixtape A Portrait of Donovann mixtape and learn what to expect from the DyMe kid.
1. He Rolls With Brooklyn's Finest
DyMe is a fully-dues-paid member of Brooklyn's Phony Ppl collective and has also moseyed his way into the Beast Coast machine that radiates out from the Flatbush-based trifecta of Pro Era, the Underachievers and the Flatbush Zombies. Peep the remix of Dyme's "New Brooklyn" to witness the chemistry.
2. Maturity Is Attractive
At least according to the song "MILF," which finds a youthful DyMe recounting a hook-up with a "super fine" older women who's possessed of a "body like Nicki and a face like Cassie." Although if we're being nit-pickish we're not totally convinced 26-years-old is mature enough to qualify for official MILF Island registration.
3. Industry Vets Co-Sign Him
Rolling with Warners means DyMe is under the ambit of veteran rap A&R figure Dante Ross (who recently helped hurry Action Bronson's career along and produced "New Brooklyn"), while he's also received approving nods from Plain Pat and Emile, the duo whose past conquests include the Dream On label with Kid Cudi.
4. He's Got Bars
DyMe rocks a rap flow that comes off as effortless; he's confident kicking run-on lines and never sounds like he's struggling with the nuances of the production he's spitting over. "Swank Sinatra" shows and proves his ability, as he holds his own with new generation heavyweight Joey Bada$$ and the deceased Capital STEEZ.
5. He's Open To Getting Open
Despite the surface swagger that coats DyMe's raps, he's not afraid to offer listeners a glimpse into his emotional side. Check "Memories," produced by hit-man Harry Fraud, to hear him seeking solace in liquor as he reflects on fair-weathered females who ignored him until his profile bloomed. Also of note: DyMe manages to rhyme "rich women" with "garlic pasta got shrimps in it."