Filmed completely at Paid Dues 2013. First Dirt set the stage for acts like Mobb Deep, Souls of Mischief, Scarface, WC, Sugafree, Binary Star, Vinnie Paz and many more. This crew is more than just a music group. They handle the business with the same finesse and professionalism as they do on stage. These guys deserved this slot and did not take it lightly.
Music + Video Production: Leksbeat
First Dirt started as an idea. It has transformed and evolved into a movement, a lifestyle, and a team. First Dirt is a collective of 3 hip hop emcees (Timothy Rhyme, 60 East, Rymeezee) and 3 producers (Leksbeat, Phil The Pain, Nay The Producer) hailing from all over the nation. This gives the group a unique blend of music and personalities.
What makes this team stand apart from the rest is their philosophy and approach. while backstage at Rock The Bells, Rhymesayers Ent. artist Brother Ali gave First Dirt some advice telling them that they need to make music that is so open that it makes them uncomfortable to make it. That gem transformed this group into a musical must for music lovers across the board.
First Dirt is currently in the later stages of putting together their first collaborative project as a group and the results will speak volumes on the depth of this roster. With a blend of soulful hip hop, mixed with catchy hooks and content driven wordplay, this recipe is undeniably worth some attention. With award winning emcees, passionate producers, a nationwide tour, and performing at Paid Dues under their belt, First Dirt does not look to follow in anyone’s footsteps or fit into a carved out mold.
With mainstream radio becoming less and less diverse, the need for strong, talented, and independent music is at an all-time high. If you miss the days where hip hop made you dig a little deeper and challenge you, First Dirt is that missing voice.
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