Positive Conscious Hip Hop – the description best fitting San Lorenzo, CA based independent rapper / producer DeeZystep.
Sounds straight from the soul; musical arts to uplift & enrich people’s lives and get the masses in their feelings, challenging people to think deeper while grooving.
The Vibe: imagine Common, Omar LinX & Cise Star met over some Mr. Carmack / Nujabes beats, on a mission “impossible”: get the people on their feet dancing AND active in their community. Now take that, throw it into a box existing in no particular time period, and mix with influences from just about every genre & culture out there. Except imagine the box is open, has no sides, and isn’t a box at all.
Look – a wild DeeZystep appears!
The Inspiration: old school & new wave rap and electronic, groovy funk & soul jams, Soulection, the Gorillaz, local artists, anyone helping anyone, his older brother Brandon Ocasion.
The Goal: share positive conscious hip hop with the “average” person living everyday struggles, seeking light in the face of despair, working hard to come up & out on top with a smile on your face.
DeeZystep is part hopeful messages over smooth beats, part down & dirty hype, part indie music advocate, and all around friendly Bay Area native.
Take a listen & join the family!
“Life’s a journey; walk with me.”