Awesome US deal

Auckland hip-hop talent David Dallas, formerly known as Con Psy, has partnered with American label Duck Down Records in a publishing, distributing, and marketing deal. The half-Samoan artist reached No. 1 on the New Zealand hip-hop charts with his 29 album Something Awesome, and will now focus his sights on the American market. “Most of the artists that I look up to and like come from America,” Dallas said. “I want to do stuff that’s to the level of American artists, but I don’t want to lose my identity and I don’t think I do.” Dallas’ Big Time video has featured on American rapper Kanye West’s blog. His duo Frontline, received the New Zealand Music Award for Best Hip-Hop Album in 26 for their album Borrowed Time.


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