We caught up with D.O. to talk about what motivates him, the music business, the meaning of life, and much more. Listen to the podcast and read the highlights after the jump.
The homie D.O. aka Defy The Odds caught up with Crazy Al Cayne TV down in Atlanta at A3C and laid down a dope freestyle in the car, showcasing the talent that earned him a Guinness World Record for longest freestyle. For more from D.O., check out his latest album, Heavy In The Game, as well as our interview with him, where we discuss the album, his encounter with Kid Cudi, and his small-town upbringing, among other things. Check out the video below.
Fresh Fridays, y'all! D.O. just dropped this gem today in another Friday edition leading up to the May 15th release of Heavy In The Game, and this may be my favourite one yet. We already heard a preview of "Shut It Down" in the music video for "Small Town", and now we get the full version. Both D.O.'s and Rochester's verses are tight, but Rochester steals the show in this one for me with his Iverson punchlines. Jahronomo Inc. provides the horn-driven production for the two. Be on the lookout for Heavy In The Game coming soon. Stream and download "Shut It Down" below. Download: D.O. ft. Rochester - "Shut It Down" (Prod: Jahronomo Inc.)
In another edition of D.O.'s Fresh Fridays series, we get the third and final video part of Northstarr Entertainment at SXSW. Northstarr Entertainment was featured for 3 live appearances at this year's festival in Austin, Texas. Famous, Slakah the Beatchild and D.O. all went down and represented hard for Toronto while showcasing their skills. Check out part 3 below, including a performance by Famous at 2:48. Check here for part 1 and part 2.