North Carolina’s talent pool is like a pot at it’s over boiling point. Which brings the artist named Drastikk fresh out the heat with a new single titled “It’s Up”. After a brief hiatus, the rapper returns late summer in a time when North Carolina is flourishing with talent throughout the industry such as Da Baby, J Cole, Stunna 4 Vegas, 83 Babies, and Petey Pablo. The anticipation has built and with the August 20th release date, the single is available on all streaming platforms along with a brand new music video! Drastikk is definitely one of the next artists to watch from the NC music scene.
The single “It’s Up” is an uptempo track produced Big Lonnie of Beatz Go Fed Productionz. It’s a cross between a club bounce and anthem sounding song. The backdrop is laced with deep bass and a krazy piano melody which helps as Drastikk smoothly rides the beat with his sharp and clever vocals. The song is a trigger to get people in a good mood whether at home, at the park, in crowds at the clubs, or in the car headed to work.
Born March 15th 1986 in Henderson North Carolina (population appox. 15,000) the rapper named Quentin “Drastikk” Dunston was the youngest of two boys. Drastikk began writing music in middle school but didn’t get to record until his freshman year of high school. He grew up listening to hip hop’s greatest artists of the late 90’s and early 2000’s golden-era era. His influences range from 2pac, Notorius BIG, AZ, Nas, The Lox, Outkast, early Cash Money Records, Cam’ron, Jay Z, Beanie Sigel, State Property, Canibus, Cassidy, Dipset, 50 Cent & G-Unit, up to Nipsey Hussle, YG, A Boogie, Don Q, Dave East, Cassanova, Kendrick Lamar, Da Baby, J Cole, Chief Keef, Fredo Santana (RIP), Journalist, and many more upcoming artists. Drastikk’s style is versatile enabling the rapper to write commercial radio friendly songs, club anthems, or still connect on a conscious level when rapping about the poverty and struggles he’s faced with everyday in Henderson, North Carolina.
Song quote: “Sometimes under pressure, you create a diamond.” -Drastikk