Durrty Goodz

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Durrty Goodz
Birth name Dwayne Mahorn
Genres Grime hip hop Drum and Bass Jungle Dancehall Reggae
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 featured on the Skibadee mixtape "2 Fast 2 Ferocious " in 2003 which was the first mixtape he was on 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 has been 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 & 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. He also was featured in 2013 on M.S.G's Mixtape releasing "Never Give Up" and that year including " Krispy Kreme" with Logic, Last Resort, Sway, Mighty Moe and Big Frizzle and "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 SBTV and had talks with Popular MC's Like Skibadee and Scruffizer and himself. On Christmas Day 2014 he 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. He also released "Vision" with L Dot Man later in 2016. He announced that he will be releasing a new EP called, "Not To Televised" which is produced solely by YNR Productions Rapper/Producer Micall Parknsun on 8 July 2016. He released the first two tracks from his EPs called BMP and Organise on 24 June 2016. Tru Thoughts have announced that he will drop "Hungry Belly" which is a selection of Grime standout tracks. This will drop on 19 August 2016 and has already received early radio support from Tom Ravenscroft of BBC6Music.

Discography[edit]

Albums
  • 2010: Born Blessed
  • 2011: Overall [4]
EPs
  • 2007: Axiom [5]
  • 2016: Not Been Televised
Mixtapes
  • 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. All Media Guide. Retrieved 2008-02-23. 
  3. ^ a b Clark, Martin (2007-03-21). "This Month In: Grime / Dubstep". Pitchfork Media. Archived from the original on 2008-02-16. Retrieved 2008-02-23. 
  4. ^ Overall (2011) on ITunes Store, Retrieved 2015-06-06.
  5. ^ Axiom EP (2007) on ITunes Store, Retrieved 2015-06-06.
  6. ^ Ultrasound (2009) on ITunes Store, Retrieved 2015-06-06.

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