Using his wit and word play, up and coming rapper D. Cross is breaking onto the Vegas rap scene with his new project Both Sides of the Fence. Pulling out a few big features from Boosie, Sauce Walka Rugar Rico and others, D. Cross combines it all with dope production for a big project Vegas can get behind.
Despite a somewhat limited underground scene, D. Cross has quickly made a name for himself in the city of bright lights by offering Hip-Hop fans real knowledge in the game of life and the streets.
Starting from humble beginnings, D. Cross hustled his way to a small fortune on the Hip-Hip scene in Vegas where support for local rappers and Hip-Hop in general is limited due to the politics of the big venues and Las Vegas’ superstar nightlife. .
“Indie artists have to find their own way and direction. I got started just being surrounded by rappers and I was into dance when I was young. As I got older I picked up on music, I started playing with it and I eventually got better,” D Cross explained.
But while his career was just taking off D. Cross learned the hard way that when you are successful jealousy and envy follow.
“There were people that I thought were solid and they ended up betraying me. I helped people out ten-fold and I noticed if you become somebody’s crutch, they will still use you even when the doctor says they can walk. I put those kinds of stories in my music and I think people will relate to that,” he explained.
While there have been a few rappers to break out on the Vegas scene over the past few years, their market is still wide open.
“There’s a bunch of rap in Vegas that was basically story telling and we didn’t really have anyone that was popular. There’s really no Hip-Hop scene out here due to the politics, so I had no direction. Then I started working with some rappers that are bigger outside of my city and it all started to make sense.”
That was just the case when D. Cross linked up with Boosie Bad Azz after he brought the legendary Baton Rouge, Louisiana rapper out to Las Vegas for a big time show.
“I was dealing with a promoter after I did an album release party there that ended up bringing about 700 people out. From there he connected me with Boosie and we booked him for a show,” D. Cross explained. “Once we did that show, we left the club and went to my studio and recorded a song. He was a real dude and I’ve met a lot of stars being in Vegas, but he was honestly the realest dude, he was just cool. He did a verse and the video and then after that he took me on tour in Texas, then to Miami and a few other places.”
D. Cross looks to continue that positive motion with the release of his project and the single featuring Boosie Bad Azz called, “Watch Out.”