ThisisDA is a London-born, Bristol-bred UK Hip-hop rapper. With his lyrics covering a mass breadth of different subjects, DA doesn't try to appeal to anyone and subsequently appeals to most. We went to see him as he supported Kojey Radical at The Exchange in Bristol. Click play below to listen as you read.
Watching ThisisDA is like watching a band of 5 rolled into one person (and a DJ). He's his very own hype man, lyricist and creative director with all the energy to match. Mid-show he'll be jumping into the crowd to perform amongst them whilst after he'll be at the merchendise stand full of T-shirts he's produced in collaboration with streetware brand 4BYSIX. All round, ThisisDA is an impressive artistic force and this has earned him appearances on stations like BBC 6Music. you can listen to his live performance with SumoChief on the Tom Robinson Show below.
Listen to his new EP here:
Let's not forget to talk about Kojey. Admittedly, we couldn't stay to watch him for long but it only takes 2 minutes in a room with him to appreciate his humble but strong sense of honest creative expression. His work is definitely spiritual whilst unbiased and delivers such a punch behind his voice yet his over all demeanor seems gentle. Evidently, he's a working balance. Click here to hear his EP on Soundcloud.
Article and photography by Beth Sheldrick
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