East coast MC Dizasterpiece has had a crazy couple of years. His independent release, Regression Towards The Mean dropped, racking up over 100k plays on Spotify and leading to a series of tours and notable shows with Immortal Technique, Joey Valence, Cappadona, Pete Rock & CL Smooth, R.A. The Rugged Man, Cage, Chris Rivers, Danny Diablo, and Dropout Kings, all in the last three years.
Because of the hype, labels came calling. Dizasterpiece decided to sign with management and booking, to make sure he had a team in place before signing a label deal. “I wound up signing with two separate management companies and booking agencies and have now exited those contracts early,” explains Diz. “We got a few labels’ attention and it was all aligning nicely. I got some flattering offers, but they just weren’t the right options at the time and my gut said to stay independent and wait a year, as I get my reach and numbers up.“
Regression Toward The Mean marked a transition in Dizasterpiece’s style, with more guitar-driven, hardcore, and metal elements throughout. “Regression Toward The Mean is probably my best work so far, lyrically and production-wise. This album was in the making for a long time and I am very pleased with the way it came out and the reactions I’ve gotten.” Diz used the critical and fan response to the album as a barometer for his future direction. “What I was doing with that stuff was testing the waters to see how people react to it,” explains Diz. “Turns out… People really loved that stuff so now I can full-blown do what I wanted to do for the next record without any doubts or discouragement!”
Using what he’s learned from the past few years, and allowing his previous album to set the tone moving forward, Dizasterpiece has entered the studio to begin working on his next album. “The next record is going to be more of a 50/50 Rap Metal structure in the writing like I’ve wanted to do for a long time, but will still keep everything in the sound that people already dig,” he explains. “Still phat, gritty East Coast hip-hop beats, and aggressive and intricate rhyme schemes. But just more heavy guitar, real drums, singing and screaming blended into the mix.”
DIZASTERPIECE is a passionate, creative, realism-driven lyricist and hip-hop emcee from New Jersey, with strong roots in the punk and hardcore community. Unlike traditional hip-hop artists, who usually take the path of creating endless mixtapes, Dizasterpiece took the unconventional route, treating this project like every other punk/metal band he was in growing up. He recorded a record, began booking shows, and touring independently, playing rap shows, metal/ hardcore, and indie rock shows, while gaining momentum on his own which led to landing gigs with notable artists such as He is known for his high-energy live performances and his unique stage presence.
Dizasterpiece is performing a one-off show on July 29th with viral sensation Joey Valence at the Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center in Harrisburg PA.