|Birth name||Dwayne Mahorn|
May 11, 1981 |
|Genres||Grime, hip hop|
|Labels||Polydor Records, Universal Records, Awkward Music|
|Associated acts||Crazy Titch, Boyz in da Hood|
Durrty Goodz (born Dwayne Mahorn, May 11, 1981), is an English rap and grime MC sometimes known as Durrty Doogz, from London. Mahorn was signed to Polydor Records in 2005, but left due to a lack of creative control.
Durrty Goodz is known for his versatility, which can be seen in his ability to rap on grime, hip hop, bashment and R&B beats, although grime is the genre many of his fans favour him rapping over.
He was named Best MC by the London pirate radio station Kool FM, which lead to recognition in the London underground music scene, and was signed to Universal Records soon after. Mahorn made appearances on local radio programmes, mixtapes, and 12-inch singles as well. He has been featured in Logan Sama's radio segment on Kiss 100 London.
Mahorn's brother, a grime artist as well, known as "Crazy Titch" (real name Carl Dobson), was accused and later convicted of murdering 21-year-old Richard Holmes, and was sentenced to 30 years without parole. Mahorn spent nearly a year in prison until November 2006, when he was acquitted.
Durrty Goodz returned to his career in 2007, releasing the Axiom EP. This was followed by the Durrty Whirl mixtape in 2008, a re-release of the 2004 release, available for free download on the official Durrty Goodz website.
In 2009, Durrty Goodz released Ultrasound, a Pre-Album in the build-up to the debut album. This was followed by a free album entitled Born Blessed released in 2010. Durrty Goodz then began work on his debut album, entitled Overall which was released in May 2011.
In 2011, Durrty Goodz featured on an all-star grime single titled "Pull Up 2011" alongside producer Dexplicit and other artists such as Big H, Big Narstie, Dot Rotten, Black the Ripper & Shizzle. In October 2011, Durrty Goodz announced that his second album entitled Foundation would be released soon.
On March 11, 2013, Goodz released the free mixtape Young Legend followed by the sequel Young Legend 2 which was released on March 31, 2014 as a free download.
- 2010: Born Blessed
- 2011: Overall
- 2007: Axiom
- 2003: It's Real Vol. 1
- 2009: Ultrasound
- 2013: Young Legend
- 2014: Young Legend 2
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