Dedicated. Diligent. Persevering. Not only are those words synonymous with success, but they can also be used to describe one of Ohio’s best rap duos, Da Kreek. Don’t believe it? Check the stat sheet.
Since 2007, brothers DTown and Mello Dee – MCs and producers, respectively – have continued to build a strong reputation throughout the Midwest. The brash duo has earned a total of eight Ohio Hip-Hop Awards nominations, including four for Best Group. In 2008, their energetic, in your face performance style won them the 101.9 Home Jamz competition, followed in 2009 with an Ohio Hip Hop Awards Showcase title. Their aggressive crossover performances have landed them on stage with national recording acts WIz Khalifa, B.o.B. Soulja Boy, Kirko Bangz, Rick Ross, Day 26 and Machine Gun Kelly.
All this success hasn’t happened over night, though. Fortunately for Da Kreek, the one thing that rivals their work ethic is the quality of their diverse musical catalog. Influenced by Method Man and Redman’s Black Out album, the brothers began writing rhymes in middle school. In 2008, they released their debut album STILL ILL, followed by Clock In: Flight Shift in 2011. The time between albums was used to develop a sound distinctly different than the norm for mainstream hip-hop, while they also ambitiously built a vibrant viral presence as evidenced by the support of their 2012 visual release for their hit “DumbFlyStupidFresh.”
While their resume is already stacked, Da Kreek promises to deliver big in 2013. An album featuring production from DTown and Mello Dee, Clock In: Grind 2 Fly, is already in the works. A Midwestern headlining tour built on the success of their We Got Flow and Midwest Monstars tours will also be used to promote the new album and engage their enthusiastic fan base.
Be on the lookout for Da Kreek news and exclusive material at www.dakreek.com.
Achievements and Accolades
- 2007 Ohio Hip Hop Award Nominees
- 2008 101.9 Home Jamz Champions
- 2008 RushmoreDrive.com Sponsorship
- 2008 Ohio Hip Hop Award Nominees
- 2008-2009 HHB Series Award Winners
- 2009 Def Jam Recording Contract Finalists (Home Jamz)
- 2009 Ohio Hip Hop Awards Showcase Winners (Youngstown)
- 2009 Ohio Hip Hop Awards Best Live Performance Nominees
- 2009 Ohio Hip Hop Awards Best Group Nominees
- 2010 Ohio Hip Hop Awards Best Group Nominees
- 2010 We Got Flow Tour Headlining Act
- 2011 We Got Flow Tour Headlining Act
- 2012 Ohio Hip Hop Awards Best Group Nominees
- 2012 Grind2Fly Festival Headlining Act