Derez De’Shon

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“Some artists become stars seemingly overnight, living out the dream that they’ve always wanted. Others are pushed to success by their circumstances and the people around them. Atlanta product Derez De’Shon is an example of the latter, opting to make music for his neighborhood to appreciate, only to find himself with a Billboard 100 hit and a gold plaque for his track ‘Hardaway.'” – XXL

It could be any struggling community in America. However, the deck remains traditionally stacked against the residents of Clayton County, Georgia. Marred by a crime rate 73% higher than the state’s other cities and towns, prospects for success rarely exist—especially the sort of success Derez De’Shon achieved on a quiet and organic come-up since his arrival in the game.

Little more than two years ago, he found himself homeless with his three children, bouncing between the floors of friends and family. By 2018, the rapper received a platinum certification for his Top 5 Urban Radio hit “Hardaway,” a gold certification for “Fed Up” (which also soundtracked a spot for Equalizer 2), and clocked 500 million-plus total streams for Pain: the mixtape that spawned both. He garnered the sought-after “Social Star Award” at the 2018 BMI Awards and appeared on Wild N Out and BET Music Awards 106 & Park Special, making his television debut. He credits that success to a sense of resolution only earned through the toughest of trials and tribulations.

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Sean John Names Derez De’Shon a Face of Spring ’19 Campaign
ATL People’s Champ Derez De’Shon Mobs With Mozzy in the “Whaddup Doe” Vid

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