D. Black, aka Damian Black, was born into a family of
late-’70s/early-’80s hip-hoppers. His father and mother were members of the
Emerald Street Boys and the Emerald Street Girls, respectively, who are locally
recognized as being Seattle’s first hip-hop groups. Raised in South Seattle,
Black first went by the stage name Danger when he began recording rhymes in his
preteens. When Black was about 13 years old, Seattle DJ/producer and local mainstay
Vitamin D moved his studio into his stepfather’s basement, which presented
Black the opportunity to develop skills in production. Some of Black’s first
official releases were produced under the Seattle veteran’s tutelage.
In 2004 when he was
only 18 years old, Black was named CEO of Sportn’ Life Records by his
stepfather. As he built the label’s roster, Black established his reputation in
the city with popular underground mixtapes and singles, such as “You Need
a Thug” and the Jake One-produced “This Is Why.”
The Ghana Bwoy, D-Black comes out here guns blazing and
headhunting at everyone on this Hip-Hop banger. “Take Your Stone” is the title
of this masterpiece which was produced by SlimDrumz.
D-Black on the track goes at the heads of MUSIGA, GHAMRO and COSGA, questioning them about advising other artists, stating facts, a little braggadocio and more.