Durrty Goodz

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Durrty Goodz
Birth name Dwayne Mahorn
Genres Grime, hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper
Years active 2001–present
Labels Polydor Records, Universal Records, Awkward Music Tru Thoughts
Associated acts Crazy Titch, Boyz in da Hood, Skibadee Akala

Durrty Goodz (born Dwayne Mahorn), previously known as Durrty Doogz, is an English grime MC from London. He is known for his versatility across his tracks with a flow that fuses many styles, from dancehall to reggae to hip-hop and bashment, evoking artists as disparate as Ludacris, Kardinal Offishall and Pharoahe Monch.[1] He is known for his lyricism, flow and wit on the mic.

Biography[edit]

He was first featured on the Skibadee mixtape 2 Fast 2 Ferocious in 2003 but a year prior, a bootleg mixtape had circulated online entitled It's Real, Vol. 1. He was also featured on many sets on radio stations.

Mahorn was signed to Polydor Records in 2005, but left due to a lack of creative control.

He was named Best MC by the London pirate radio station Kool FM,[2] which led 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.[3] He featured in Logan Sama's radio segment on Kiss 100 London in 2011.[3]

Mahorn's brother Crazy Titch 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 on remand in prison in relation to the same incident until November 2006 when he was acquitted. Durrty Goodz recorded a track called "Letter 2 Titch" about the incident.

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 2008, he was featured on Devlin's mixtape Art of Rolling on the track "Soundbwoy Murder".

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 2010, he released a visual of "Gunshot" and "Childhood" from his Born Blessed mixtape. He released "Marijuana" in the same year. He featured on a Jailtales on the BBC in the same year.

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 and Shizzle. In October 2011, Durrty Goodz announced that his second album entitled Foundation would be released soon. He also appeared on Fire in the Booth with Charlie Sloth twice that year and did a Fast and Furious freestyle. He also did a freestyle for BBC Radio 1xtra. He released a visuals of "Oi Wot You Lookin At" and "Don't Ask Me".

On 11 March 2013, Goodz released the free mixtape Young Legend followed by the sequel Young Legend 2 which was released on 31 March 2014 as a free download. Also in 2013, he was featured on M.S.G's mixtape Never Give Up, on "Krispy Kreme" with Logic, Last Resort, Sway, Mighty Moe and Big Frizzle and on "It's Alright" with DJ Ironik and AYO Beatz. He also released "City Rock" with Killa Mosquito under the name DG Da Guru. He was invited to host Lyric Lab with SB.TV and had talks with MCs such as Skibadee and Scruffizer.

On Christmas Day 2014, Goodz released the mixtape Vintage 3000 for free and released visuals for the song on the EP. In December 2015, he was featured on LinkupSeason with Chip, Swiss, Black the Ripper, Flowdan and Rocks Foe. In 2016, he released "Vision" with L Dot Man. On 8 July 2016, he announced that he would be releasing a new EP titled Not Been Televised which was produced solely by YNR Productions rapper/producer Micall Parknsun. He released the first two tracks from the EP called "BMP" and "Organise" on 24 June 2016. Tru Thoughts announced that Goodz would release Hungry Belly which is a selection of grime standout tracks. This was released on 19 August 2016 alongside early radio support from Tom Ravenscroft of BBC6Music.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 2010: Born Blessed
  • 2011: Overall[4]

EPs[edit]

  • 2007: Axiom[5]
  • 2016: Not Been Televised

Mixtapes[edit]

  • 2003: It's Real Vol. 1
  • 2009: Ultrasound[6]
  • 2013: Young Legend (Free Download)
  • 2014: Young Legend 2 (Free Download)
  • 2014: Vintage 3000 (Free Download)
  • 2015: Vintage 3000 Vol. 2 (Free Download)
  • 2016: Hungry Belly

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hancox, Dan. "Durrty Goodz". FACT Magazine. 
  2. ^ Thomas, Vincent (2008). "Durrty Goodz". AllMusic. Retrieved 23 February 2008. 
  3. ^ a b Clark, Martin (21 March 2007). "This Month In: Grime / Dubstep". Pitchfork Media. Archived from the original on 16 February 2008. Retrieved 23 February 2008. 
  4. ^ Overall (2011) on ITunes Store. Retrieved 6 June 2015.
  5. ^ Axiom EP (2007) on ITunes Store. Retrieved 6 June 2015.
  6. ^ Ultrasound (2009) on ITunes Store. Retrieved 6 June 2015.

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