While popping and b-boying in late 70s and early 80s under the name Presto, Derek "D Spawn" Turner was exposed to the pioneering days of the growing hip hip scene in the midwest.
Although trying his hand as a graffitti artist and dancing in Southside Minneapolis break dance crews The Renegades and later The Breaking Angels was his passion, he wrote his first rhyme in 1984 and soon thereafter, "3 To Get Ready" was formed with the legendary Minneapolis DJ King IXL.
In the late 80's, Derek plugged in with Sean Daley (aka Slug) whom he encouraged to embrace writing and emceeing, a collaboration that began as Mental Subject that later became Urban Atmosphere. In 2001, Rek Tha Heavyweight emergered and with his sophomore effort, "Timeless."
D Spawn strives to see unity in hip hop through socially conscious writing, recognizing there is massive responsibility in the messages hip hop culture conveys, the aim is to preserve the integrity of the genre as a voice of the streets.
D Spawn: The ever evolving shape shifter and anti-hero. Poised and ready to take over the human dimension.
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