Born and raised in the birth place of hip-hop, Boogie Down Bronx native Darq says he’s been rhyming since the early age of six. However, didn’t take the art seriously until he was about 19. Influenced by late great legends such as Big Pun and 2pac, Darq credits Eminem with being his overall inspiration as he explained, “he knocked the doors open for white rappers to be accepted.” Darq further adds “He’s the greatest lyricist dead or alive in my opinion.”
In 2010 under Too Much Entertainment, Darq dropped his first mixtape titled “Risking it All Willingly” Currently he is gearing up for a first quarter release of his latest mixtape called Back to Risk it Part II. Which will be released onNew Yorkbased Sons of Liberty Music Group. Darq says this mixtape which will be laced with heat, will also serve as a tool to promote his forthcoming album titled “The Last of Us”. This project, which will be his first official full length album is slated for a fall 2013 release.
“This mixtape will embody all of the things I didn’t say or wasn’t ready to say on the first mixtape.” Says Darq, as he explains during that time how he was still finding himself as an artist. “On this one, there is still the raw energy, raw music, raw feeling and raw emotion and that’s why I called it Back to Risk it Part II”. He feels everyone gave him one hundred percent on this project. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the sentiment on his first release as he shares how he had to fight for a lot of the records he wanted. “I had to make a lot of B level beats A quality.” He also said completing Back to Risk it Part II was a lot smoother as it only took one year to record as apposed to Risking it All Willingly which took three.
In the future Darq wants to focus on further developing his brand. He’s looking to tour, perform over seas and is adamant about pursuing his acting career. Darq also wants to expand his fan base further than the tri-state area and Philadelphia.