In the early 80’s, D’wayne had a lot to live up to, especially when his uncles were majors players in the game – (the streets). Although his uncles were in the streets, they were also known for playing their oldies and their passion for music. This definitely caught the ear of a young D’wayne Reade and as he got older he always viewed music as a way to express himself metaphorically. From there he became skilled in writing and playing with words.
During the 90’s with most of his uncles locked up or deceased, D’wayne’s mother decided to move out of Bedstuy to a housing project in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn. While D’wayne was in the streets he still held on to his passion for music. He started working with the street team – LOUD. Some how, he would always find or sneak his way into studio sessions and state his opinion on how a song should sound. His opinion was never warranted, but for some reason they liked him and kept him around. Then the opportunity arose to work alongside musicians – writing R&B songs. Unfortunately, this didn’t last long, the lifestyle of a hustler is hard to deter from, especially when you’re good at what you do. So typically, D’wayne ended up back in the streets and gained the nickname “Hollyhood Rich”.
After numerous encounters with the law, in 2003, Dwayne would find himself in a situation that would ultimately lead to some time in jail. When he came home, he decided to focus on his music entirely but not completely astray from the streets. D’wayne returned to Brooklyn with a new plan and attitude. With the help of his older brother and father – “Timmy the Tooth”, he decided to start up an entertainment company named I-80’s Baby Entertainment. This entertainment company would include Mandown Studios, where D’wayne was able to break and develop new artists. Some of the artists you may hear on the radio today. With D’wayne putting the final touches on developing as an artist, he decided to stick with the name “D’wayne Reade”. This also came from following his brother Timmy the Tooth and learning the studies of medicine.
At this time D’wayne felt like the sound of hip hop was very sickly and going in a very different direction. With some of his music influences such as – Tupac, Joe Buddens, E-40, Jadakiss, Creed, and Eminem, D’wayne’s music falls into a category all by itself. This makes a formula (D’wayne’s music) with the sound of a rap band, songs that are disturbed, and lyrics that are relatable. This formula simply balances out chemicals that in turn equals out to – D’wayne Reade.
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